Well, this was an unexpected collaboration, but I’m not mad at it!
Miranda Lambert (one of my favorites ever) teamed up with Pop Star Enrique Iglesias for a song called “Space in My Heart”.
I wasn’t sure what to expect, but honestly, I was pleasantly surprised:
Overall, I found it very sweet, and easy to listen to. It perfectly captures that moment in a new relationship where you know it could be something special, but you don’t want to get your hopes up too much just in case.
Miranda has many more collabs coming- I know she’d been writing with Wade Bowen and Ashley Monroe this year, and I’m really hoping for a release of this song she performed with Miranda Lambert in December:
Dolly Parton’s “Pet Gala” is happening right now on CBS.
Am I watching?
No. My husband has commandeered the TV for the Memphis Basketball game (Go Tigers!), but I have my phone, and upon opening instagram, I saw this performance from Dolly Parton and Country’s new darling Lainey Wilson doing a version of Dolly’s iconic “I Will Always Love You”:
Posty is going all in on his Country Music career!
First off, he was definitely giving that Country sound during his performance of “America the Beautiful” prior to the Superbowl last week. And now he’s teasing a collab with Country superstar Luke Combs!
And you know what? It’s sounds like it will be pretty good:
I can’t wait for the full song to drop. I’m sure it won’t be long since he’s teasing it.
Honestly, I’m not mad at about artists in other genres trying their hand in Country music. I wish people could be more open-minded about it. Country isn’t just about beer, trucks, heartbreak, and tan legs in cutoff jeans… ok that’s a lot of it, sure. But it’s a story. It’s genuine emotion and a lifestyle… three chords and the truth and all that. You don’t have to be a redneck from the hills of Kentucky to get it right. And what if someone wants that lifestyle later on? If they choose the country over the city like my parents did in 1992? Is that not ok?
Keep an open mind, kiddos.
Anyhow, I’m looking forward to “Country Posty”.
If nothing else, he may bring a whole new fanbase to the genre, and that’s not a bad thing.
Lainey Wilson is on FIRE and there ain’t no hosing that girl down.
Fresh off of winning her first Grammy, Lainey just dropped a new song called “Country’s Cool Again”, and it’s catchy, Country perfection!
Lainey can’t miss right now, and I loved that song as soon as I hit play. It’s fun, autobiographical, and factual… Country IS cool again. In fact, I don’t think it’s ever been hotter, except in the early 90’s when Garth Brooks was setting the world on fire. Country music is HUGE right now, and being a “country girl” myself, growing up on the genre, and working in Country Radio, I couldn’t be happier. And I am so proud that we have amazing artists like Lainey on the forefront.
With the Super Bowl on Sunday, some of the highly-anticipated commercials are dropping early, like the Budweiser Clydesdales and the Uber Eats featuring Jelly Roll. Now Coors Light released their commercial featuring Lainey Wilson and LL Cool J:
Honestly? I was kind of disappointed, as Lainey was only shown for 2.5 seconds tops. I figured she’s have more of a presence in the commercial, since she’s the new face of Coors Light. But whatever.
I really thought she’d be the main star, like Jelly Roll was in his.
Still, even a split second cameo in a Super Bowl commercial is a huge deal, and I’m glad Lainey is getting some major world wide love. She certainly deserves it!
That being said, I prefer Coors Banquet, and will be chugging that while cheering on The Chiefs Sunday night.
Country singer Gabby Barrett released her new album “Chapter & Verse” yesterday, and after hearing songs off of it like her latest single “Glory Days” and “You’re My Texas”, I was really looking forward to hearing her latest effort.
I’m definitely NOT dissapointed in the least!
She’s worked with so many great artists on this album, including Luke Combs who wrote “Dance Like No Ones Watching” and even gave his voice to the project:
Welp. My heart just melted.
You’re going to hear that song at ALL the weddings this year.
How amazing is Gabby’s voice on that song? And I love that she’s staying true to herself as an artist. She says that her music reflects her life, as a wife, mother, and Christian, and I love that.
Family values, people. It’s a good thing.
Gabby’s “Chapter & Verse” is out now, and is worth adding to your 2024 playlist.
It’s been a couple years since we’ve had new music from Keith Urban, and that all changed this morning.
Keith just dropped his first new song in 2 years called “Straight Line”, and it’s going to be the perfect Spring/Summer jam this year.
Yeah, that’s super catchy. High energy, feel-good, fast paced, with some good guitar action near the end… I’m sure this will be another big hit for Keith!
I can totally see myself driving down the road jamming out to this one. It’s an instant mood lifter,
It almost sounds like it’s got cross-over potential for Adult Contemporary radio as well. Look, there’s nothing wrong with genre-crossing. I have a lot of listeners that complain, but I feel that music doesn’t always have to be categorized. If it’s good, it’s good. Who cares?
Plus, anytime a Country artist crosses over, that just brings more attention to the Country genre, which is never a bad thing.
It seems all the controversy from the past few years has only served to propel his to the top- not just of the Country music charts, but the all-genre charts as well. In fact, Morgan Wallen had not only the #1 overall song of 2023 with “Last Night”, he also had the #1 album with “One Thing at a Time”. Again, this is across ALL the genres, not just Country. Not even Taylor Swift could pull that off this past year.
So, of course, some shady people that Morgan used to work with before he hit it big are going to try to capitilize on that.
Here’s what happened, according to Morgan himself:
Yeah, pretty damn shady, but not suprising, sadly.
So, Morgan pulled a Taylor Swift and re-recorded the fan-favorite “Spin You Around” this week:
Again, the song was written a decade ago, when Morgan was just starting out. It’s not terrible, but you can tell Morgan has definitely grown as a writer since he put out this song. That being said, I’m sure this song will still be streamed like crazy, because, Morgan Wallen.
Oh, and here he is performing it live in 2015:
The hair is just… no.
Also, Morgan said he is hitting the studio next month to begin working on his next project.
Like it or not, Morgan ain’t going anywhere, and I’m totally ok with that.
I remember meeting him and HARDY a few years back at CRS (Country Radio Seminar) in Nashville at the bar at the OMNI hotel. It was right before they hit it big, and they were drunk as hell and just having a good time with their matching mullets. It’s fun to see how far they’ve come since that night in 2019.