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George Strait Covers Tom Petty’s “You Wreck Me”

This past Friday, a musical treat dropped known as “Petty Country”- a Country Music tribute to the late, great Tom Petty.

I’m a big Tom Petty fan, so, naturally, I was pretty jazzed about this.

A few stellar covers by Dierks Bentley, Chris Stapleton, Dolly Parton and Lainey Wilson with Wynonna Judd have already been released. We got the rest of the tracks on Friday with the full album, and here are some of my personal favorites:

First off, you can’t go wrong with george Strait. That’s just a fact of life:

Also, Midland, one of my favorite Country bands did a badass cover of “Mary Jane’s Last Dance”:

Or… how about The Eli Young Band covering one of my favorite Tom Petty tunes “Learning to Fly”?:

I have always said that the Eli Young Band has so many musical parallels with Tom Petty’s style, especially with “Even if it Breaks Your Heart”, so it wasn’t a stretch to see them nail one of Petty’s best.

Seriously, it’s a super cool tribute to Tom Petty, and I’m sure he would have heartily approved.

Here’s the full track listing:

  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

“Petty Country” is available now at

Kelly Clarkson Covers Miranda Lambert’s “Tin Man”

Well, Kelly Clarkosn has gone and done it again.

Every weekday on her “Kelly Clarkson Show” talk show, she does a segment called “Kellyoke” where she covers another artist’s song, and turns them into her own.

This week, she did a cover of Miranda Lambert’s “Tin Man” – one of Miranda’s best in my opinon- and just completely owned it.

As per usual.


How gorgeous was that? “Tin Man” is one of those songs that no matter where you are at in life, when you hear it, it just stops you in your tracks and makes you want to cry. Truly masterful songwriting, and Kelly definitely did the vocals justice.

 

Here’s another fantastic cover Kelly did this week of one of Shania Twain’s biggest hits:


Just beautiful.

Can Kelly finally drop an actual Country album, please?

If Beyonce did it, then, hell, Kelly sure deserves to!

Also, I want her to cover Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters.”

Can we make that happen as well?

Catch “The Kelly Clarkson Show” weekdays on NBC.

Post Malone Feat. Blake Shelton “Pour Me a Drink”

Post Malone is about to make a big mark on Country Music. Heck, he already has. He and Blake Shelton just dropped the perfect Summer party song called “Pour Me a Drink”, and while not exactly a lyrical masterpiece, it IS super catchy and fun, which is kind of the point.


I have a feeling that will be in heavy rotation on Country Radio this Summer. It reminds me of Mid-2010’s Blake Shelton when he was in his heyday.

Post Malone will release his full-length Country album “F 1 Trillion” on August 16th.

You know you’re excited,

Admit it.

Lainey Wilson “Out of Oklahoma”

Happy First Day of Summer!

Let’s celebrate with new music from Lainey Wilson, shall we?

Lainey has a new song that she wrote for the upcoming “Twisters” movie soundtrack called “Out of Oklahoma”, and I think it’s one of her best yet:


LOVE IT!

Lainey’s vocals, style, and writing are perfect modern Country, and I am definitely adding this one to my personal playlist.

“Out of Oklahoma” will be featured along with tracks by Luke Combs, Shania Twain, Miranda Lambert, Red Clay Strays and more on the “Twisters” movie soundtrack with comes out the same day as the movie on July 19th.

The soundtrack alone will be worth seeing the movie for!

Luke Combs “Huntin’ By Yourself”

Happy Father’s Day!

Luke Combs has you covered on your soundtrack.

This past Friday, Luke released an album full of “Dad Songs” called “Fathers and Sons”, and, like everything else Luke Combs outs out, it’s absolutely spot on.

Great writing, great vocals, and all the fatherly emotions.

One of my favorites is “Huntin’ By Yourself” whoch makes me think of my husband, who is an avid hunter, as was his father:


Aaaahhhh… all the Dad feels right there.

Here’s another good one from the album. Well, they’re ALL good, but this is another standout for me- it’s called “Plant a Seed”:

Luke Combs never misses.

His new album inspired by fatherhood, “Fathers and Sons” is out now, and you can get more info, tour dates, and more at http://Lukecombs.com

 

George Strait “The Little Things”

George Strait can do no wrong in my opinion.

And he just solidified that with his new song “The Little Things”.

It just came out this morning, and it’s classic George:


What a great Country song. It sounds like something George would have released in the 90’s and would have been #1 with.

It’s also a good reminder about what life is really all about- not the big things- but the magical little things in between everything else.

Like right now, my toddler trying to pull my glasses off while I type and my Husky laying on my feet.

That’s the good stuff, right there.

George Strait’s new album “Cowboys and Dreamers” is out September 9th, and you can get info, as well as tour dates at https://georgestrait.com/

All hail the KING!

Miranda Lambert “Wranglers” Music Video

Hot damn, Miranda!

That’s all I can say.

Miranda Lambert just released the music video for her latest single “Wranglers” and it’s AWESOME!

I love when a video tells a story and adds to the song’s visual, and this video did just that:


To be fair, if I was a woman scorned, I would burn the deer heads and the turkey calls, but I’m also a different level of crazy.

Miranda is working on her new album with Republic Records, and I absolutely cannot wait for more.

Sassy Miranda is back, ya’ll!

 

Jelly Roll “I Am Not Okay”

Calling it right now: This is Jelly’s Roll’s future fifth #1 Country Hit.

Jelly is currently #1 on the Hot Country chart with “Halfway to Hell”, and has just released his follow-up “I Am Not Okay”.

He debuted it during “The Voice” finale on NBC a few weeks ago, and his fans begged him to release it, so here it is!


Powerful stuff right there.

Like so many of Jelly Roll’s songs, it resonates with so many.

It’s a reminder that we ALL go through stuff, and it’s ok to not be ok.

You’re not alone.

Jelly Roll is on a MAJOR roll this year, and he’s just gonna keep it up from the looks of things.

Check out tour dates and more at http://jellyroll615.com

Post Malone and Blake Shelton Debut New Song at CMA Fest!

CMA Fest is about to wrap up in Nashville today.

If you’ve never been, it’s an insane four days in downtown where all of Country’s biggest acts, as well as upcoming acts perform. And Nashville is already packed enough, so add thousands of Country music fans, and the place goes banannas.

Some cool surprises came out of this weekend, including Post Malone and Blake Shelton performing their new collab for the first time called “Somebody Pour Me a Drink”:

 

@countrytown_au #cmafest #postmalone #blakeshelton ♬ original sound – Countrytown


Here’s a clip of part of the song that’s on youtube:

That’s basically just a part of the song played over and over,  in case you thought it was a bit repetitive.

I always end up having to explain the obvious to people, so I thought I’d just get that out of the way.

Anyhow, it sounds fun, cathcy, and definitely a party song.

I mean, it’s Blake Shelton and Post Malone… what did you expect?

But you have to admit it’s the perfect Summer party song.

Honestly, I’m really looking forward to seeing what else Post Malone has up his sleeve with his upcoming Country project!

And to get you ready, here’s Post Malone covering George Strait at CMA Fest this weekend:

@cheycheygzz him + country music just mesh so well together #cmafest #cma #nashville #postmalone #tennessee #georgestrait #fyp ♬ original sound – ☆ cheyenne ☆


You know this project is going to be insane, right?

Yung Gravy Feat. Shania Twain “White Claw”

Country Music is ALL about collabs these days. And, for the most part, I’m no mad at it.

I love hearing what different artists sound like together, and what they can bring out in each other.

But every now and again, a collab happens that really shouldn’t.

Enter Yung Gravy and Shania Twain.

Yung Gravy is a rapper, who like many, wants to cross over to Country because it’s the thing to do these days, and Shania is just a legend.

Which is why I’m curious as to why she agreed to be on a song with Yung Gravy called “White Claw”:

What. Was. That.

First off, White Claw is gross.

I’m a pretty basic bitch, but even I can’t do White Claw.

This makes no sense.

I love you Shania, but this is a no from me.

Maybe if the song was about Coors Banquet or Yellowtail Merlot or Makers Mark…

But White Claw?

No.

Nononono.

We all have our things I guess?