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Dolly Parton Goes Rock!

 

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.

 

DOLLY FOR PRESIDENT, ya’ll!

Casey Donahew Interview!

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!

Here’s the new single “Starts in a Bar”

 

When you get the chance, check out the entire Casey Donahew Band Catalogue.  And educate yourself on Red Dirt and Texas Country. You won’t be sorry.

Neon Union Live Performance!

 

So, today at the station, a hot new Country duo called Neon Union stopped by to play us a few songs at the Silversound Guitar Studio and they were incredible!

Plus, some of the nicest guys you could ever hope to meet.

Here’s a few of their songs:

 

“Bout Damn Time”

“This Side of the Dirt”

“Made in Mexico”

 

Aren’t they freaking good?  They’re just getting started, too.

 

Thank you Jab Entertainment for bringing them to us today.   This was a total treat.

 

And yes, my baby Brandon was trying to perform harmonies in the background.  Some moms take their babies to daycare. I take mine to artist showcases.  Brandon’s not mad at it.

Hannah Ellis Interview

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!

Isn’t she fun?  I especially love her story about being on “The Voice”- it just proves that if you really, really want something to happen, you have to chase it down, and not take NO as an answer.

Check out “Country Can” – it’s definitely one of my favorite new Country songs this year!

I can’t wait to see what happens for Hannah in the future. Whatever it is, I’m pretty sure it’s going to be awesome.

Luke Bryan “Prayin’ in a Deer Stand”

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!

 

Morgan Wallen “Thought You Should Know”

 

Morgan Wallen has pretty much owned Country Radio in 2022.

His latest single “You Proof” is still at #1 for the 3rd or 4th week… I’m losing track. He’s also announced that he is in full album “Grind Mode”- so we should be getting more Morgan in 2023.

 

In the meantime, he just released his latest single to Country radio “Thought You Should Know” and yes, it’s gonna be all over in a day or two.

Anyone who loves their Mama like I do will definitely relate to this one.

I’m happy to see that Morgan seems to be on the right track, and keeping out of trouble (for the time being!) and I’m pulling for him.

Can’t wait for his next album! You know it’s gonna dominate.  He’s like Taylor Swift with a bad rep and a mullet.

He can’t lose.

Lainey Wilson Interview!

Eeeee!

I’ve been a fan of Lainey Wilson since I first heard “Things a Man Oughta Know” on the radio, and I’ve always wanted to chat with her. This week, I finally got the chance!!! (I’m a little excited)

AND her new single “Heart Like a Truck” is fantastic, and I’m calling it now… future #1!

 

 

I’m just fangirling over here.

Jason Michael Carroll Interview

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!