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Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” Black Sabbath Style

Have you ever wondered what Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” would sound like if it were performed by Black Sabbath?

Yeah, me neither.

But now you will know what that would sound like, thanks to Moonic Productions:

Ok, I actually love that.

Like, if I were still in a cover band, I would want to perform it this way.

Check out more fun stuff from Moonic Productions on their YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@moonicproductions

In other Dolly news, she will be releasing her own line of wine, and I fully support this.

Read more here: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-13360351/dolly-parton-wine-range-alcoholic-drinks.html

HARDY “Gin and Juice”

I gotta say, I did NOT have this on my 2024 bingo card…

Country/Rock star HARDY did a version of the Hip-Hop classic “Gin and Juice” with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre’s blessing.

So, basically, “Gin and Juice” for rednecks.

Gotta love the line “Gon’ slug some does”… but being married to a hunter, I mean, it checks out.

Doe meat is the best meat.

It’s all a part of the rollout for the Gin and Juice in a can that Snoop and Dre have coming out.

Hey, they got my attention.

“Creep” Goes Country!

Country singer ERNEST released a pretty solid album last Friday called “Nashville, TN”, and it’s got several big collabs on there, including ones with Lainey Wilson, Morgan Wallen, and this interesting cover with HARDY.

They were brave enough to cover the Radiohead Classic “Creep”- check it out below:

Hmmmm… I’m kind of on the fence with this one. I absolutely LOVE the original version, and it’s kind of hard to beat that. But hey, solid effort for sure.

Honestly, my favorite cover of “Creep” will always be Post Modern Jukebox’s version featuring “Amercian Idol” finalist Hailey Reinhart:

Damnnnn… never gets old.

I mean, how sexy is that? Her voice is absoutely out of this world.

What do you think of ERNEST and HARDY’s version?

 

Slash and Chris Stapleton Cover Fleetwood Mac’s “Oh Well”

Well, this was a pleasant surprise this morning.

Slash and Chris Stapleton just released a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Oh Well” and it’s absolutely killer.

I mean, really, how can you go wrong with Slash and Chris?

Simple. You can’t.

Seriously, how badass is that?

The collab is off of Slash’s new solo project “Orgy of the Damned” which comes out on May 17th.

So, basically, Slash shredding as he does, with dfferent vocalists on each song, like his last solo project.

Sounds pretty damn promising.

Also, Chris Stapleton will be the musical guest on “Saurday Night Live” tomorrow night, with Ryan Gosling as the host.

If they don’t do a version of “I’m Just Ken”, I’ll be sorely disappointed.

Hank Williams Covering Beyonce’s “Texas Hold ‘Em”

First of all, congratulations to Beyonce.

Her “Cowboy Carter” album is #1, making her the first African American woman to have a #1 Country Album.

Second of all, AI can sometimes be pretty awesome.

One of my favorite creators “There I Ruined It” made an AI version of Hank Williams singing Beyonce’s hit “Texas Hold ‘Em” and it’s pretty dang Country:

Ok, that’s pretty dang good.  I’m sure it angered the Country Music Gods, but hey, it made me laugh.

And now that will be in my head all week.

Also, can we stop hating on Beyonce Country?

I’m haven’t always been her biggest fan, but I’m not mad at her stepping into the Country Lane. It’s not permanent. It’s a part of her “Renaissance” album project. You know, kind of like how Dolly did a Rock album last year?

Honestly, the album isn’t bad. There’s a few songs I like on there. And really, anyone who ever listened to a Florida-Georgia Line record, or even some of Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan’s stuff can’t complain.  Because they’ve had #1 hits on Country Radio that are WAY less Country than “Texas Hold ‘Em”.

Let it go.

If Beyonce making a Country album is what is making you angry these days, count your blessings.

 

 

Jason Aldean “Let Your Boys Be Country”

Jason Aldean just announced his new radio single “Let Your Boys Be Country” off of his latest album “Highway Desperado”, and honestly, I really like it.

I know Jason has been the center of controversy after his last #1 single “Try That in a Small Town”, which,  growing up in a small town and living that lifestyle, I didn’t take offense to it, although I can see why some took it the wrong way. And I’m sure someone will have a problem with this song, too, as people who don’t know that life won’t exactly understand the meaning of it. That’s fine.  I really liked the song, as for me, it’s very relateable. Especially as I have a son of my own right now, and one day- hopefully soon- my husband and I will return to the family farm in West Tennessee and get to live the small town life once again. I want Brandon (my son) to grow up outside, with acres of land, to be able to roam and be free, the way my husband and I both grew up. My husband- an Officer in the US Army- and a true Country boy at heart- can’t wait to live the outdoor lifestyle with our son. There really is something to it. And that’s what I get out of this song.

I especially like the video. It makes me want to go home right now, and show Brandon the ropes of growing up on a farm in a small town. All in good time.

Growing up in a rural area was a blessing. I know there are some that make fun of that lifestyle, but in my 40+ years on this planet, and getting to see many sides of life, I have to say that there is something special and real about growing up in the country and I really can’t wait to get back to it.

I hope that my son will appreciate it as much as his father and I do. If not, that’s fine, too.

But I am excited to give him that opportunity.

Cheers to Country boys, and the Mamas that raise them!

Chris Stapleton “Think I’m In Love”

Chris Stapleton continues his streak of songs that are straight fire.

The one he just released this morning is another winner.

It’s called “Think I’m I Love With You”, and it’s one hell of a bluesy, sexy groove.

Hot damn, right?

That’s a potential panty dropper right there.

I love the combination he creates mixing the Country, Blues, and Classic Rock vibes.

His new studio album “Higher” drops November 10th, and I can’t wait for more!

Carrie Underwood ROCKS!

There really is no end to Carrie Underwood’s talents.

She got to open up for Guns N’ Roses over the weekend in Canada over the past weekend, and naturally, she added some Rock covers into her setlist and she pretty much killed it on everything from Motorhead to Led Zeppelin.

Check it out!

Motorhead: “Ace of Spades”

Led Zeppelin “Rock and Roll”

Joan Jett “Bad Reputation”

Pat Benetar “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”

Rolling Stones “Wild Horses”

Not too shabby, right?

It’s just fun to see this side of Carrie- who usually gives major Country Barbie Vibes- and see her let loose and get her rock on.  She can totally handle it vocally and performance wise.

As a Rock and Country fan, color me impressed!

Honestly, I prefer this side of Carrie, as opposed to a lot of her Country music of late.

Can we get a Rock album next?

I’d so be down.

Or at least a Carrie/Axl collab on a song.

Come on, universe. Make it happen!

 

 

Are These The Best Female Country Singers of All Time?

A new study by Studyfinds.com shows the “Best Female Country Singers of All Time”, and I’m really not gonna argue this one.

 

The List: Best Female Country Singers of All Time, Per Critics and Fans

 

1. Dolly Parton
The top spot on the list goes to perhaps the most influential country singer ever, Dolly Parton. This famous blondie appeared in the top spot across 70 percent of the sites referenced. Dolly isn’t just known for having one of the best amusement parks in the South, but her iconic status as one of the best in country will last long after she’s gone.

2. Loretta Lynn
The Coal Miner’s Daughter was the clear choice for second. Simply put, Loretta Lynn is a country music icon.

3. Reba McEntire
The red-headed country legend appeared on 70 percent of the sites we referenced and for good reason. Reba is recognizable by her first name alone, and that notoriety even helped her land her own TV show. Through it all, Reba has remained true to her country music roots.

4. Patsy Cline
Patsy Cline is responsible for some of the most iconic country music songs of all time and is beyond deserving of her place as one of the best.

Cline recorded these hits before she was lost in a tragic plane crash.

5. Carrie Underwood 
The former ‘American Idol’ winner is one of the most decorated female singers of all time. “… Underwood has maintained her chart-topping success. Her career has gone on for nearly two decades, earning her over a hundred awards from various organizations, which has given Underwood the outstanding title of the most awarded country singer of all time.”

Check the full article here

Honorable Mention: Miranda Lambert.  I just think they should have put her somewhere in there because, well, she’s a badass!

 

Who would you put as the top 5 Female Country Singers? Comment below!

Axl Rose and Carrie Underwood Rocking Out!

I’m really envious of Carrie Underwood.

Not just those pipes and those legs, but getting to perform with Axl Rose (One of my Rock Idols) several times recently? I mean, DAMN, girl.

#RESPECT

I love that Carrie has this side of her. I always wrote her off as a prissy girly-girl, but damn can she rock.  Turns out she’s a big fan of Classic Rock and metal, and she can certainly deliver the goods.

It’s really cool to see the “other” side of Carrie.  This combined with her love of fitness and red wine, well, hot damn, maybe we can be friends after all!  She’s been gaining some serious cool points with me lately.

 

Oooohhhh… maybe a Rock album is in her future?

I would support the fire out of that.