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Megan Vaughan

Travis Kelce Joins Taylor Swift Onstage at Wembley Stadium!

Last night at Wembley Stadium in England was a BIG one- Taylor Swift played another one of her “Eras” Stadium Tour gigs, and it brought everyone from Sir Paul McCartney to Tom Cruise…and Taylor shocked fans when she brought her current boyfriend- Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs- onstage with her as part of the act for her song “I Can Do It With a Broken Heart”:

Pretty cool, right?

I mean, you don’t have to be a Swiftie to appreciate it.

Also, Dave Grohl of The Foo Fighters- who just happened to be playing London last night as well- may have taken a shot at Taylor Swift:

Ooooffff… to be fair, Dave has sung Taylor’s praises in the past. So, I’m thinking it’s not as dramatic as the media is making it out to be.

Still, London was clearly the place to be this past weekend… Foo Fighters AND Taylor/Travis?

Hot Bloody Damn!

George Strait Covers Tom Petty’s “You Wreck Me”

This past Friday, a musical treat dropped known as “Petty Country”- a Country Music tribute to the late, great Tom Petty.

I’m a big Tom Petty fan, so, naturally, I was pretty jazzed about this.

A few stellar covers by Dierks Bentley, Chris Stapleton, Dolly Parton and Lainey Wilson with Wynonna Judd have already been released. We got the rest of the tracks on Friday with the full album, and here are some of my personal favorites:

First off, you can’t go wrong with george Strait. That’s just a fact of life:

Also, Midland, one of my favorite Country bands did a badass cover of “Mary Jane’s Last Dance”:

Or… how about The Eli Young Band covering one of my favorite Tom Petty tunes “Learning to Fly”?:

I have always said that the Eli Young Band has so many musical parallels with Tom Petty’s style, especially with “Even if it Breaks Your Heart”, so it wasn’t a stretch to see them nail one of Petty’s best.

Seriously, it’s a super cool tribute to Tom Petty, and I’m sure he would have heartily approved.

Here’s the full track listing:

  1. “I Should Have Known It” by Chris Stapleton
  2. “Wildflowers” by Thomas Rhett
  3. “Runnin’ Down A Dream” by Luke Combs
  4. “Southern Accents” by Dolly Parton
  5. “Here Comes My Girl” by Justin Moore
  6. “American Girl” by Dierks Bentley
  7. “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” by Lady A
  8. “I Forgive It All” by Jamey Johnson
  9. “I Won’t Back Down” by Brothers Osborne
  10. “Refugee” by Wynonna Judd & Lainey Wilson
  11. “Angel Dream No. 2” by Willie Nelson & Lukas Nelson
  12. “Learning To Fly” by Eli Young Band
  13. “Breakdown” by Ryan Hurd feat. Carly Pearce
  14. “Yer So Bad” by Steve Earle
  15. “Ways To Be Wicked” by Margo Price feat. Mike Campbell
  16. “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” by Midland
  17. “Free Fallin’” by The Cadillac Three feat. Breland
  18. “I Need To Know” by Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives
  19. “Don’t Come Around Here No More” by Rhiannon Giddens feat. Silkroad Ensemble
  20. “You Wreck Me (Live)” by George Strait

“Petty Country” is available now at

Kelly Clarkson Covers Miranda Lambert’s “Tin Man”

Well, Kelly Clarkosn has gone and done it again.

Every weekday on her “Kelly Clarkson Show” talk show, she does a segment called “Kellyoke” where she covers another artist’s song, and turns them into her own.

This week, she did a cover of Miranda Lambert’s “Tin Man” – one of Miranda’s best in my opinon- and just completely owned it.

As per usual.


How gorgeous was that? “Tin Man” is one of those songs that no matter where you are at in life, when you hear it, it just stops you in your tracks and makes you want to cry. Truly masterful songwriting, and Kelly definitely did the vocals justice.

 

Here’s another fantastic cover Kelly did this week of one of Shania Twain’s biggest hits:


Just beautiful.

Can Kelly finally drop an actual Country album, please?

If Beyonce did it, then, hell, Kelly sure deserves to!

Also, I want her to cover Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters.”

Can we make that happen as well?

Catch “The Kelly Clarkson Show” weekdays on NBC.

Post Malone Feat. Blake Shelton “Pour Me a Drink”

Post Malone is about to make a big mark on Country Music. Heck, he already has. He and Blake Shelton just dropped the perfect Summer party song called “Pour Me a Drink”, and while not exactly a lyrical masterpiece, it IS super catchy and fun, which is kind of the point.


I have a feeling that will be in heavy rotation on Country Radio this Summer. It reminds me of Mid-2010’s Blake Shelton when he was in his heyday.

Post Malone will release his full-length Country album “F 1 Trillion” on August 16th.

You know you’re excited,

Admit it.

Lainey Wilson “Out of Oklahoma”

Happy First Day of Summer!

Let’s celebrate with new music from Lainey Wilson, shall we?

Lainey has a new song that she wrote for the upcoming “Twisters” movie soundtrack called “Out of Oklahoma”, and I think it’s one of her best yet:


LOVE IT!

Lainey’s vocals, style, and writing are perfect modern Country, and I am definitely adding this one to my personal playlist.

“Out of Oklahoma” will be featured along with tracks by Luke Combs, Shania Twain, Miranda Lambert, Red Clay Strays and more on the “Twisters” movie soundtrack with comes out the same day as the movie on July 19th.

The soundtrack alone will be worth seeing the movie for!

Mariachi Band Covers Creed at Texas Rangers Game

This is random- and awesome.

At the Rangers/Mets game last night, a mariachi band stole the Mets thunder at Globe Life Field when they busted out in an amazing version of Creed’s “Higher” on the sidelines in the 6th inning.

It’s kind of a jam:

I really want to see the full version of this, but all I can find is this 30 second clip.

It’s a pretty damn good 30 seconds, though.

I’m hooked.

I have a feeling the rest of my day is going to be going down the mariachi band covers rabbit hole on YouTube.

See ya!
 

Post Malone Teases the PERFECT Father/Daughter Dance Song

Damn, Posty can’t miss.

Yesterday, for Father’s Day, he posted another teaser- this time a song that will be at all the weddings when it’s released. It’s called “She Ain’t Yours” and it gave me the chills:

 

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I’m not crying. It’s totally allergies.

Righhhhht…

Post Malone is a girl dad, and I love that he has this song on his upcoming project. The little snippet that we have is perfect, and I can’t wait to hear the rest.

Actually, I can’t wait for this entire project.

The more Post Malone puts out, the more I really like him and respect him as an artist.

He also has a new song with Country star Blake Shelton called “Pour Me a Drink” out this Friday.

If ever there is an album that can beat Taylor Swift’s “Tortured Poets Department” (which is in it’s 8th week at #1), Post Malone’s Country album will be it.

Bet.

Luke Combs “Huntin’ By Yourself”

Happy Father’s Day!

Luke Combs has you covered on your soundtrack.

This past Friday, Luke released an album full of “Dad Songs” called “Fathers and Sons”, and, like everything else Luke Combs outs out, it’s absolutely spot on.

Great writing, great vocals, and all the fatherly emotions.

One of my favorites is “Huntin’ By Yourself” whoch makes me think of my husband, who is an avid hunter, as was his father:


Aaaahhhh… all the Dad feels right there.

Here’s another good one from the album. Well, they’re ALL good, but this is another standout for me- it’s called “Plant a Seed”:

Luke Combs never misses.

His new album inspired by fatherhood, “Fathers and Sons” is out now, and you can get more info, tour dates, and more at http://Lukecombs.com

 

George Strait “The Little Things”

George Strait can do no wrong in my opinion.

And he just solidified that with his new song “The Little Things”.

It just came out this morning, and it’s classic George:


What a great Country song. It sounds like something George would have released in the 90’s and would have been #1 with.

It’s also a good reminder about what life is really all about- not the big things- but the magical little things in between everything else.

Like right now, my toddler trying to pull my glasses off while I type and my Husky laying on my feet.

That’s the good stuff, right there.

George Strait’s new album “Cowboys and Dreamers” is out September 9th, and you can get info, as well as tour dates at https://georgestrait.com/

All hail the KING!

Miranda Lambert “Wranglers” Music Video

Hot damn, Miranda!

That’s all I can say.

Miranda Lambert just released the music video for her latest single “Wranglers” and it’s AWESOME!

I love when a video tells a story and adds to the song’s visual, and this video did just that:


To be fair, if I was a woman scorned, I would burn the deer heads and the turkey calls, but I’m also a different level of crazy.

Miranda is working on her new album with Republic Records, and I absolutely cannot wait for more.

Sassy Miranda is back, ya’ll!