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Lukas Nelson Feat. Lainey Wilson “More Than Friends”

Lukas Nelson (Yes, one of Willie Nelson’s sons!) and his band “Promise of the Real”  just released a collab with Lainey Wilson, so of course, I had to check it out!

It’s called “More Than Friends” and it’s pretty damn catchy!

Lainey is like the perfect ingredient for any Country music song. Her voice and total vibe is perfection!

Also, Lukas Nelson and The Real have a new album “Sticks and Stones” out July 14th if you want more.



Ed Sheeran “Eyes Closed”

Ed Sheeran just dropped his new singles early this morning, and it just makes my heart happy.

It’s like he doesn’t know how to disappoint, and I’m fine with that!

Off his upcoming album “Subtract” here’s the first single “Eyes Closed”.

Annnnnddd there’s another #1 for Ed.  Emotional, catchy, great hook and lyrics, beautiful vocals… all the stuff Ed is made of.

I’ve always respected him as an artist, and he’s the real deal. He’ll be one of those that decades down the road, he’ll still be a constant force in music.


Ed’s new album “Subtract” comes out May 5th, and with a lead single like this, I can’t wait for the rest!



Luke Grimes “Oh, Ohio”

Luke Grimes AKA “Kacey Dutton” on “Yellowstone” is really getting into this Country music thing!

A couple of months ago, he released “No Horse to Ride”, and he just put out his latest effort – a homage to his home state- called “Oh Ohio” and I like it even better!

I am really liking Luke’s sound, and it’s got some pretty good lyrics, like “But I’d be like them fireflies burned out in them jars”.

I’m a sucker for imagery.

And I’m a sucker for a true Country sound, and it seems like Luke’s got it!

He is currently working on his debut album, so I’ll keep you posted.

In the meantime, no word on what the heck is happening with “Yellowstone”…

Axl Rose and Carrie Underwood Rocking Out!

I’m really envious of Carrie Underwood.

Not just those pipes and those legs, but getting to perform with Axl Rose (One of my Rock Idols) several times recently? I mean, DAMN, girl.


I love that Carrie has this side of her. I always wrote her off as a prissy girly-girl, but damn can she rock.  Turns out she’s a big fan of Classic Rock and metal, and she can certainly deliver the goods.

It’s really cool to see the “other” side of Carrie.  This combined with her love of fitness and red wine, well, hot damn, maybe we can be friends after all!  She’s been gaining some serious cool points with me lately.


Oooohhhh… maybe a Rock album is in her future?

I would support the fire out of that.


Lady Gaga is the QUEEN!

I don’t watch the Oscars.

I’m not that into movies, and let’s be real, until this year, very few of the nominated films were ones that the average person would recognize.  Also, the politicizing of anything and everything Hollywood has really turned me off of it.

So, yeah, totally didn’t watch last night. I watched a rodeo instead on CBS Sports.

But this morning while doing my usual coffee and radio show prep routine, I saw that Lady Gaga DID perform at The Oscars after all (she originally wasn’t planning to) and being a fan of hers, I had to check the performance out.


I absolutely LOVE that she not only slayed the vocals (as per usual) but that she just washed her face and showed up completely make-up free and unadorned.  I actually like her better this way. Just raw talent.

Can we normalize women NOT being all glammed up all the time in Hollywood?  Because it’s exhausting.  It really is.  Plus, noone looks like a Kardashian in real life. Not even they do.

I just really love this performance, and think it’s one of Gaga’s best.

Just wanted to pass it along in case you’re like me and give zero flips about the Oscars.


Is there anything she can’t do?


Travis Denning “Strawberry Wine and a Cheap Six Pack”

So, last weekend I saw Travis Denning live at Boot Barn Hall, and got to hang with him before the show. He’s really one of the coolest, most down to Earth guys you could meet, and he told me he was dropping a new single this morning. He asked me if I wanted to hear it, and of course I did! I mean, duh.

I fell in love with it in the first few beats. It’s called “Strawberry Wine and a Cheap Six Pack” and it’s the perfect Summer Country song!

It’s one of those songs that immediately takes me back to 2002.  Summer, beer, riding backroads and frat boys in baseball caps.  Bad decisions and great memories. Wait… that in itself could be a good Country song title, am I right?


Also, Morgan Wallen dropped his new album (36 songs. Woah!) today, and Travis co-wrote Track 5 on it called “Devil Don’t Know”.

Here it is being performed live last week:

Travis puts on one hell of a live show- check out this mash-up!

Yeah, I’m fangirling a bit. But I’ve been a fan since “David Ashley Parker From Powder Springs” and after last week’s show and a drink with Travis, I’m even more of a fan.


William Clark Green Interview

If you’re into Texas and Red Dirt Country, (If not, you totally should be!) you’ve heard of William Clark Green.  He’s a fantastic artist and songwriter, and really, one hell of a nice guy. It’s always a pleasure to catch up with him, and find out what’s going on in his world.

Here’s his latest single currently charting on Texas Country Radio- “Anymore”:

I encourage you to check out his entire catalogue, and be on the lookout for more WCG in the future!

And just in case you haven’t heard this gem from him…it’s one of my favorites!


Dolly Parton and Olivia Newton-John “Jolene”

When I heard that Dolly Parton had recorded a duet with Olivia Newton-John covering her iconic “Jolene”, I immediately had to look it up and take a listen.

Ommggggg… weekend = MADE!

This duet is a part of Dolly’s upcoming Rock album which will featured collabs with everyone from Stevie Nicks to Steven Tyler to Steve Perry.

Needless to say, I’m just a little bit excited for it.




Pink and Chris Stapleton “Just Say I’m Sorry”

Pink just dropped her new album “Trustfall” today, and I’ve been waiting for this collab since I was made aware of it a few weeks ago.  Pink has teamed up once again with Chris Stapleton for a song called “Just Say I’m Sorry”, and damn… their voices just go so well together.

It’s such a simple, pretty song with a great message.  So often in relationships we feel like being right is more important than anything, and for some reason, apologizing and realizing our mistakes and the effect they have on others is really, really hard.

That being said, being able to overcome that and genuinely apologize and fix whats wrong has been what has kept my marriage of almost 16 years going smoothly. We can both apologize, and that’s so incredibly important.

Anyhow, back to the song, if you put Chris Stapleton on anything, it will be amazing.  It’s just a scientific fact at this point.

I have also heard that he and Miranda Lambert and George Strait are planning collabs as well.  The sonic universe is looking out for us!



Kelly Clarkson Covering Hank Jr’s “Family Tradition”

Kelly Clarkson is easily one of the best vocalists of our time, something she continues to prove on the daily with her “Kellyoke” segments on her show “The Kelly Clarkson Show”.

One of her latest cover song triumphs? Her version of Hank Williams Jr’s classic tune “Family Tradition”:

Dudeeee, she gave that song a whole new life!


I remember it being a karaoke staple when I was in my bar-hopping phase, but I have never heard it like this.

Can she just full-on crossover to Country now? I wouldn’t be mad at it.