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!
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!
One of my favorite Country artists of the mid-2000’s was Jason Michael Carroll. He had some big radio hits with “Alyssa Lies”, “I Can Sleep When I’m Dead” and “Living Our Love Song” which I loved. Well, Jason is back with a great new single called “Tell Me Your Name” (Diane’s Song” and he was nice enough to call in and chat about it.
Here’s the new single “Tell Me Your Name”
Make sure you follow Jason @jasonmichaelcarroll on social media for updates!
I’m a huge fan of the show “Yellowstone”, so when I got the chance this week to chat with actress Jen Landon who portays “Teeter” on the show, you know I was super excited for it! And of course, she’s just the coolest.