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Lainey Wilson “Hang Tight Honey”

Lainey Wilson just made Monday a little sweeter…

She just dropped a new song off her upcoming album “Whirlwind”, and it’s a feisty one.

It’s called “Hang Tight Honey” and it’s exactly what I had hoped for:

Yes! I love it! Lainey Wilson is on a hot streak, and shows no signs of slowing down.

Her new album “Whirlwind” comes out August 23rd, and she has also announced her own bar “Bell Bottoms Up” which will be taking over the FGL House off of Broadway in Nashville.

You know you’re killing the Country game when you get your own bar in Nashville.

Get more info, tour dates, etc. at http://LaineyWilson.com

Chris Stapleton Covers Tom Petty


Chris Stapleton just released his contibuton to the upcoming Tom Petty Country Tribute album “Petty Country” and it’s everything and more I hoped it would be.

Chris was tapped to sing “I Should Have Known It” and it’s all the badassery you could want:

I love that it has that strong Southern Rock vibe that Chris does so well.

Then again, I’m pretty sure Chris could sing… I don’t know… bubblegum Pop and sound stellar.

Hm. Maybe he should prove that?

Maybe he should do a Britney Spears tribute?

He would make it work.

Here’s the full track listing for “Petty Country” out May 31st:

  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

More info on the album-which I absolutely CANNOT wait for- here https://www.redlightmanagement.com/petty-country-a-country-music-celebration-of-tom-petty-out-june-21/

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani “Purple Irisis”

Ok, first off, I love Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani together. I’m a big fan of the whole “Opposites Attract” thing, as my husband and I are definitely opposites in so many ways, but after almost 17 years of marriage, I think it’s working out pretty well.

There’s been a lot of tabloid rumors about Blake and Gwen being on the rocks, and I’m thinking the release of their new duet “Purple Irisis” is their “Piss Off” song.

Ok, I am really, really loving that.

Their last couple of collabs were definitely Country, but this is more Pop, with Gwen’s unmistakeable sound, with kind of a No Doubt vibe to it.

I love that it references aging, and still thinking someone is hot, even into their forties and fifties.  Again, kind of living that life right now, as I just turned 41, and it’s not 2006 anymore. My neck is proof of that.

Also, the “purple irisis” reference is to Gwen’s love of gardening, which she does a lot of on Blake’s Oklahoma ranch.

Maybe, haters, just maybe they’re actually happy?

I mean, I get it. Gavin Rossdale is hot and all, but Blake knows how to gut a deer and drive a tractor.

He wins.

Kenny Chesney “Take Her Home”

Just in case you missed it, Kenny Chesney announced his “When The Sun Goes Down” Stadium tour for 2024 with the Zac Brown Band, Megan Moroney and Uncle Kracker last week. So, it was only appropriate that he release a new song as well. And it’s a good one, of course!

It’s called “Take Her Home” and I’m smelling a future #1 hit on Country Radio.

I may have teared up at the end.  Ever since becoming a mom I cry at anything and everything baby-related. It’s really annoying.

Now, I know the song follows the usual boy-meets-girl then has a family formula for Country songs, but, hey, it’s relateable.  And it tells a story, which is what Country really is all about, right? I like it, and I can’t wait for more new music from Kenny, which will be coming soon, as he has a new album in the works.

Also, have you ever been to a Kenny Chesney stadium tour? Definitely something you need to check out if you’re checking items off of your concert bucket list.  I saw him at Arrowhead Stadium a few years back, and it’s a great concert experience.  It’s funny, because my first concert that I ever attended was Kenny Chesney at the Mid-South Fair in Memphis when I was 13. It was a part of a 4-H trip, and he had maybe one or two hit songs at the time.  So, it’s funny to think of this artist who sang in a dusty arena  that smelled like cow dung going from there to massive stadiums, and being one of the biggest stars in Country Music. I love watching these journeys unfold!

Get tour info and dates for the “When the Sun Goes Down” tour at http://KennyChesney.com

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!