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ERNEST Interview

 

So, “Flower Shops” by ERNEST and Morgan Wallen is one of my favorite new songs of the year (perhaps my #1 fave so far) so I really wanted to have a chat with ERNEST (all caps, because why not?) and talk about everything from music to parenthood to “Yellowstone”!

Check out the interview here.

 

And if you want to DL “Flower Shops” here ya go!

New Song of the Week: 1-7-22

I’m all for REAL Country music, and when this song hit my inbox, I immediately fell in love with it!  Up and Comer ERNEST has a true Country voice and style, and when you combine it with Morgan Wallen, you’ve got modern Country GOLD.

“Flower Shops” has one of my new favorite lines “Violets and Daisies to hide all the crazy”.  The song is already #1 on itunes, and I’m thinking it’s just starting it’s run as a chart topper.  I’m happy to kick off the new year with some real Country music… I hope this trend cotinues the rest of the year!  I can’t wait to hear more from both ERNEST and Morgan in the coming months.  As for Morgan, it looks like Country music has moved on from his controversy of last year, as his album “Dangerous” was the #1 album of 2021. NOT just in Country music, but across all the genres.  Say what you will about him, the guy has chops.

Plus, if you want some bad Country music behavior- go look up what George Jones and Randy Travis -two legends- got into in their day.  We just didn’t have the social media to blow things up.

 

Also, clearly, mullets are here to stay.

New Song of the Week: 11-5-21

You know I love me some Country, and you can’t be a Country fan without worshipping George Strait!  This song is technically brand new, but it was just released as his latest single…and it’s definitely his next hit!

I love the song, and the message.  Thank you to our police and first responders for all you do.  I know it’s not an easy job, and theres a lot of hateful rhetoric towards the police force.  I’m glad George released this song, and really, I’m just glad George is continuing to put out great Country music.

 

All Hail the King!

New Song of the Week: 7-14-21

 

When I first heard Midland’s “Drinking Problem” on the radio during a road trip in 2016, I immediately googled them, and then downloaded the song.  I’m a big 90’s Country fan, and this song reminded me of that golden era of sonic perfection.

Fast forward 5 years, and Midland has established themselves as a radio staple and continue to put out great Country music that actually sounds Country.  And they do it while looking chill AF.  Who wouldn’t want to party with these guys?

Here’s their new single “Sunrise Tells the Story”:

Yep. Freaking Modern Country Gold.

 

Also, their new EP “The Last Resort” drops on Friday, and I’m so here for it.

 

We NEED more Country like this!

New Song of the Week: 6-13-21

Being an Army wife, I always get really excited when there’s a new song that praises our military, which Country Music seems to do pretty well. I just came across the new song from Trace Adkins, and it got me in the feels a little bit.  It’s called “Empty Chair” and it’s a great salute to those who fought and sacrificed so much for our country.

Maybe it’s just me getting older, or just more aware as the years go on as a military spouse of how incredible our servicemen and women are, but songs like this need to happen more. As a whole, our population tends to forget what our soldiers went through in the past (and still go through on the daily) to protect our rights and freedoms.  It seems that we can be too busy complaining about our country and being ridiculously sensitive about every little thing to really appreciate how great we have it here. We’re lucky. And it’s because of those who fought for it that we can enjoy so many freedoms.  Remember that, ok?

Ok, I’m not going to get too soapboxy because I ate too much Mexican food tonight, and I just want to sleep.

Thank you, Trace Adkins, for this song! And as always, THANK YOU to our military.

 

 

New Song of the Week: 6-2-21

I was listening to a Country station that one of my best friends Carly Evans programs (Mountain Country 107.3) and unlike a lot of Country stations, it actually features new artists that haven’t hi it big yet.  This song came on the radio, and 3 minutes later I was crying.  It wasn’t just the pregnancy hormones.

The song is called “Horses in Heaven” and the artist is Kylie Frey, and Country star Randy Houser does the back up vocals.  It’s a well-written, heart-wrenching song that anyone who has strong family ties, loves horses, and has a deep love and respect for the Country lifestyle (or all three like me!) will totally get.

 

I love REAL Country music, and this song is definitely it.  I really hope to hear more from Kylie in the future!

New Song of the Week: 5-5-21

Yeah, yeah, I’m always posting about Miranda Lambert?

You know why?  Because she’s a BADASS and she always delivers.

She’s got her “Marfa Tapes” with Jack Ingram and John Randall coming out on Friday, and I am ALL about it.  And she released one of the singles “Geraldine” which is a mix of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” and Loretta Lynn’s “You Ain’t Women Enough”. That’s all you need to know.


Pretty sure we need to be best friends, and I mean that in the non-creepiest way possible.

 

We need more Mirandas in Country music!  Actually, in music in general.

 

New Song of the Week 3-31-21

I know, I know… it’s the second week in a row that I’m featuring a Country song, but this one is gonna be a Summer bar anthem in every college town.  Travis Denning is an up and coming Country artist with a #1 hit under his belt with “After a Few”, and I’m thinking this new song “ABBY” (Anybody But You) is going to follow suit.

It’s not a song to be taken too seriously- just a fun, radio-friendly party song that a lot of people can relate to.  Also, I got a chance to chat with Travis earlier this week, and he’s an absolute doll. Be on the lookout for the full interview on Friday!

If you have a song you think needs some love and some airplay, let me know! I’m always on the lookout for great new stuff.