If there’s one thing everyone can agree on, it’s that Dolly Parton is a National Treasure. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame a few weeks ago, and it aired on HBO this past weekend. During the ceremony, Dolly confirmed that she is making a rock album, and performed a new song called “Rockin'” to celebrate.
Is it really rock? Nah. But Dolly is a QUEEN and can do whatever the hell she wants.
Oh, and she enlisted Steve Perry- former frontman of Journey- to help her with her new album, and more to come, so I’m thinking this could be pretty great.
I looove me some Texas and Red Dirt Country! I was introduced to the genre in 2011 when my husband and I moved to Fort Riley, KS where it was played on the radio, and we loved it! And it’s been really fun to see more people get into the music, which is fantastic, by the way. One of the staples of Red Dirt/Texas Country is The Casey Donahew Band. They’ve been on the scene for twenty years, and are still killing it with their new album “Built Different”. I got a chance to chat with Casey, which I’ve been wanting to do for years, so I was all for it!
Season 5 of “Yellowstone” premiered last night on Paramount, and yes, it was pretty dang good. No spoilers, but lets just say things are gonna get craaazzzzzyyyyyy. Like, crazier than normal for the Duttons. And of course, with the runaway success of the show, more spinoffs are coming. One that’s happening soon- like next month soon- is the 1923 prequel starring Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren. Serious star power, right? The teaser trailer dropped last night during the “Yellowstone” Season 5 premiere.
In case you missed it…
Aside from the annoying Elsa voice from the 1883 prequel narrating, (Never could get down with her character. Sorry, the accent and the eyeliner… who the hell had eyeliner on the Oregon Trail? People had dysentery, not eyeliner, dammit) the 1923 prequel looks pretty damn good.
It starts Dec 18th on Paramount +, so get ready!!!!
The first time I heard “Country Can” on the radio, I immediately had to look up the artist Hannah Ellis and track her down! Luckily, I was able to catch a few minutes with her and she is just as cool as her song!
I’ll be completey honest- not a big fan of most of Luke Bryan’s music.
Luke Bryan himself? Nicest guy ever. Seriously an awesome guy. But his “Long tan legs, get in the back of my truck, drink from my cup” brand of Country never really gelled with me. (I mean, what about all the women with short, pale legs? Where’s the love for them?)
Well, he just dropped a song that- due to the title- I had to check out.
My husband is an avid hunter, and he’s said many times that he finds God when hunting. Hunting isn’t something that I don’t partake in personally, but I do understand and support hunting, and can make a mean venison stew.
It’s funny, when I told my husband this morning about this song, he said “Bet he’s got a girl with long tan legs in cutoff jeans up in that deer stand”, but then I played it for him, and he had to admit that it’s a good song, and that he definitely relates to it.
That’s what Country music is, after all. Or what it should be, at least.
I hope Luke keeps putting out more songs like this!
Shania Twain has always been one of my role models.
The first time I heard her song “Any Man of Mine” on 107.7 in Henderson, TN, I was 12 years old. I remember hearing the song on the radio and thinking “Yessss!!!!” I loved the beat and the sass and the fact that it was such a departure from what was typically “Country” at the time, yet still had the twang. Yes, I cared about those things even then.
Then I saw the music video at a friend’s house (we didn’t have cable at mine) and it was pretty much life changing. Here was this stunning woman sashaying around a barn with her horses- being sexy and badass at the same time. Growing up on a farm and being a “horse girl”, I thought that you couldn’t be both a farm girl and sexy, but seeing Shania do her thing on CMT showed 12 year-old me that it totally COULD happen. You can be a country girl, have some sass and fire, and totally kick ass. She proved that to me, and it was a pretty major moment in my young life, realizing that you can be all the things.
Fast forward through a couple of decades of Shania being a badass…
and she’s BACK!
Her new album is called “Queen of Me” (LOVE the title and the cover art!) and she has a tour to follow. Yeah, it’s only a few dates, but if there was ever an artist worth a road trip for it’s her!