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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.

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.

Shania Twain Announces New Album and Tour for 2023!

 

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!

Photo Credit: Louie Banks

More info on the album and tour here.

Can I say it? Please????

 

“Let’s Go Girls”!

 

Also. check out her documentary on Netflix. It’s pretty fantastic!

Kane and Katelyn Brown “Thank God”

I’m going to be completely honest- I was never a big Kane Brown fan.  Nothing against him- he has a great voice and story- but I never really clicked with his music until this song dropped this morning. “Thank God” fetaures his wife Katelyn’s vocals, and damnnnnn… she’s incredible. I knew she was a singer- but I didn’t realize that she was of that caliber. Seriously, give that woman a record deal!

I really love their voices together, and this is just a sweet song that I can see on the radio, and played at pretty much every wedding.

My family has a wedding venue in West Tennessee (Cogan’s Farm- look it up!) and I’m always on the lookout for great wedding songs, and this one makes the cut for sure.

Also, Kane Brown’s new album “Different Man” just dropped today. I’m really just wanting to hear more of his wife! Damn, girl!

 

 

The Best Country Albums of All Time!

 

So, “Rolling Stone” just ranked the Top 100 Best Country Albums of All Time… and they’re really celebrating the old school Country (as they should!).

Here are the Top 15 on the list:

 

 

1.  “Coat of Many Colors”Dolly Parton  (1971)

 

2.  “Dreaming My Dreams”Waylon Jennings  (1975)

 

3.  “Red Headed Stranger”Willie Nelson  (1975)

 

4.  “Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music”Ray Charles  (1962)

 

5.  “Fly”The Chicks  (1999)

 

6.  “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road”Lucinda Williams  (1998)

 

7.  “Serving 190 Proof”Merle Haggard  (1979)

 

8.  “Come on Over”Shania Twain  (1997)

 

9.  “Storms of Life”Randy Travis  (1986)

 

10.  “Fearless”Taylor Swift  (2008)

 

11.  “At Folsom Prison”Johnny Cash  (1968)

 

12.  “Why Not Me”The Judds  (1984)

 

13.  “The Weight of These Wings”Miranda Lambert  (2016)

 

14.  “I Am What I Am”George Jones  (1980)

 

15.  “Showcase”Patsy Cline  (1961)

Check out the full list of the Top 100 Country albums of all time here.

 

Who do you think they’re missing?

I’m wondering where Shania Twain “The Woman In Me” and Garth’s “Pieces” is… those surely deserve on the list?

Or maybe I’m just partial as those were some of my favorites growing up, and both albums had a bunch of radio hits.

Zac Brown Band Feat. Cody Johnson “Wild Palomino”

I love the Zac Brown Band (aside from their experiemental album that we won’t name here) and Cody Johnson. So, when I heard they were re-releasing “Wild Palomino” with Cody, I was ALL for it.

The result? Fantastic, of course.

Also, I have a Palomino horse. You can put reins on her. But still…

Songs like this make my heart happy.

It’s also national “I Love Horses Day” so it’s even more perfect.

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.

Callista Clark Interview

 

Callista Clark is one of the biggest new voices on the Country music scene! She went viral on YouTube at 13 with her cover of Creedence’s “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” and it’s been onward and upward ever since.  At eighteen, she already has a hit on her hands with “It’s Cause I Am”, and now she’s got a hot new single called “Gave It Back Broken” and all I can say is, girl can SING!

Check out the interview here:

Here’s her new single “Gave it Back Broken”:

 

AND for kicks… the viral YouTube Video that made her famous!

 

Amazing, right?

Yeah, expect to see this young woman a LOT in the future.

 

 

New Song of the Week: 4-15-22

Morgan Wallen, as promised, dropped his new sing;e “Don’t Think Jesus” earlier today, and of course, it’s a banger.

It obviously reflects his own life, recent events, public scorn and judgement… and it’s just one heck of a great Country song.

Guess what? We ALL screw up.  Most of us are just lucky enough to not have it in the public eye. I love how this song addresses that. It’s very human and relateable, which of course, it what Country music SHOULD be.

Definitely adding this one to the playlist.