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Miranda Lambert/Leon Bridges “If You Were Mine”

Miranda Lambert is forever one of my favorite artists- not just in Country Music, but across all the genres.  She’s got a lot of things happening right now, including several collaborations that we can look forward to.  In fact, she just gave us a new song this morning with Leon Bridges called “If You Were Mine” and it’s perfect.

I just love the easy vibe to the song, as well as those two unique voices together.  Can’t wait to hear more of what she’s got in the pipeline for us!

Miranda did say that her dream collab would be with Beyonce.

Hey, Universe, can we make that happen?

New Luke Grimes “Playin’ On the Tracks”

If you’re like me, and a majority of people who watch TV, it’s likely you’re a fan of “Yellowstone” or at least are kind of into it. If nothing else, you know who Luke Grimes is.  The actor who plays the tortured heartthrob Kayce Dutton just released another Country song- yeah, he’s a Country singer now, and he’s not half bad!

This one he co-wrote with Brent Cobb and was produced by Dave Cobb. It’s called “Playin’ in the Tracks” and it, like all of his others so far, have that old-school Country vibe.

Again, totally a song I could see on the “Yellowstone” soundtrack.  You know, like when someone is getting taken to the “Train Station”.

When is his debut album coming out?

Like the second half of Season 5 of “Yellowstone”, I have no freaking clue.

Jelly Roll Feat. Lainey Wilson “Save Me”

Jelly Roll has surprisingly become one of the hottest acts in Country music lately, and it’s well-deserved!

Let’s be honest, no one looks at Jelly Roll and says, “yo, that dude’s COUNTRY”.  But thankfully, Country isn’t just about the look. It’s about the music and the stories and life behind it, and Jelly Roll has one of the best stories to tell.  His song “Save Me” was already great, but add Lainey Wilson to it?  Freaking stellar.

And they performed it on the “American Idol” finale last night with Oliver Steele, and crushed it.

It’s just such a good song with incredible vocals, and a theme that, sadly, many can relate to.  Also, with it being “Mental Health Awareness Month” it’s definitely one I want to share.

By the way, Jelly Roll’s first full-length Country album “WHITSITT CHAPEL” comes out June 2nd.

Jason Aldean “Try That in a Small Town”


Jason Aldean just put out a new single, “Try That in a Small Town”, and I have a feeling it’s his next #1 hit.  Because it’s Jason Aldean, and no matter how generic a song is, if he sings it, it’s an automatic #1 at Country Radio (he and Luke Bryan have this in common), and also, because the content speaks to a majority of the Country demographic.  Having grown up in a small town (Henderson, TN- look it up, ya’ll), it spoke to me as well.  My husband and I both hail from small West Tennessee towns, and this song is spot on.  And honestly? It’s not a bad thing.  Life truly is different in the Country, and I really can’t wait to return one day. Don’t get me wrong, it’s been great to live in all kinds of parts of the US, and experience different ways to live, but small-town life on the farm will always be where my heart lies.

And good luck taking anyone’s guns in a small town.  Especially my husband’s!

Yep, small town life truly is different, and again, not a bad thing.  A lot of my “City Friends” hate on the lifestyle, but until you have truly lived it and experienced it, don’t judge, ok?

Except for mudding. I still can’t figure out why people think that’s fun?


Foo Fighters “Under You”

Have I mentioned that I love the Foo Fighters? Maybe a thousand times?

Well, they just dropped a new song called “Under You” and it is a perfect tribute to the late Taylor Hawkins.

Sentimental, lyrically on-point, and with the signature Foo sound that has made the band a staple for decades.

“Someone said I’ll never see your face again
Part of me just can’t believe it’s true
Pictures of us sharing songs and cigarettes
This is how I’ll always picture you”

Those lyrics just hit hard.

The Foo Fighters will release their new album- their first studio effort without Taylor- on June 2nd.

Bittersweet for sure, but I’m happy they are continuing as a band, and using music to heal.

After all, it’s the best medicine there is!

Ed Sheeran and Luke Combs ACM Performance

The 2023 ACM Awards were last night in Texas, and as per usual, the live performances did NOT disappoint!

(Also, I enjoyed watching it on Prime- way less commercials, and it only took a couple of hours, which is perfect for my short attention span)

Here’s one of my favorite performances of the night:

Ed Sheeran and Luke Combs “Life Goes On”

Ed and Luke together?

YASSSSSSSS. So much talent on that stage.

And Ed did say this week that he would love to transition to Country music, so we shall see…

Here’s the rcorded version that just dropped this morning:

So, soooo good.

I’m totally down for Ed on Country radio.

What do you think?






Dolly Parton “World on Fire”

Dolly Parton is LIFE.

She just released her first single off of her upcoming “Rockstar” album called “World on Fire”, and you know what? It’s a banger.

No, really, it is.

Damnnnn, Dolly. Way to hit the nail on the head with every lyric in that song!

Can she run for President? Please?

Earlier this week, Dolly announced the track listing and the 40 collaborators on her “Rockstar” album, and it’s got me pretty dang excited.

     “Rockstar” Track List:

  1. “Rockstar” (special guest Richie Sambora)
  2. “World on Fire”
  3. “Every Breath You Take” (feat. Sting)
  4. “Open Arms” (feat. Steve Perry)
  5. “Magic Man” (feat. Ann Wilson with special guest Howard Leese)
  6. “Long As I Can See the Light” (feat. John Fogerty)
  7. “Either Or” (feat. Kid Rock)
  8. “I Want You Back” (feat. Steven Tyler with special guest Warren Haynes)
  9. “What Has Rock and Roll Ever Done for You” (feat. Stevie Nicks with special guest Waddy Wachtel)
  10. “Purple Rain”
  11. “Baby, I Love Your Way” (feat. Peter Frampton)
  12. “I Hate Myself for Loving You” (feat. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts)
  13. “Night Moves” (feat. Chris Stapleton)
  14. “Wrecking Ball” (feat. Miley Cyrus)
  15. “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (feat. P!nk & Brandi Carlile)
  16. “Keep on Loving You” (feat. Kevin Cronin)
  17. “Heart of Glass” (feat. Debbie Harry)
  18. “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” (feat. Elton John)
  19. “Tried to Rock and Roll Me” (feat. Melissa Etheridge)
  20. “Stairway to Heaven” (feat. Lizzo & Sasha Flute)
  21. “We Are the Champions”
  22. “Bygones” (feat. Rob Halford with special guests Nikki Sixx & John 5)
  23. “My Blue Tears” (feat. Simon Le Bon)
  24. “What’s Up?” (feat. Linda Perry)
  25. “You’re No Good” (feat. Emmylou Harris & Sheryl Crow)
  26. “Heartbreaker” (feat. Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo)
  27. “Bittersweet” (feat. Michael McDonald)
  28. “I Dreamed About Elvis” (feat. Ronnie McDowell with special guest the Jordanaires)
  29. “Let It Be” (feat. Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr with special guests Peter Frampton & Mick Fleetwood)
  30. “Free Bird” (feat. Ronnie Van Zant with special guests Gary Rossington, Artimus Pyle and The Artimus Pyle Band)

YES to ALL of it!!!

Dolly’s new album drops November 17th, and I can’t wait to hear more!

Bebe Rexha feat. Dolly Parton “Seasons”

Bebe Rexha just released her new album “Bebe” today, and it features a collaboration with the iconic Dolly Parton (who seems to be working with EVERYONE except Mick Jagger these days…), and you know what? It’s pretty good!

Check out “Seasons” below:

I really enjoyed that! I’m so used to Bebe’s over-produced pop songs which dominate Top 40 radio, so it was nice to hear a different side and really get to appreciate her vocals. They blend perfectly with Dolly’s legendary voice.

Also, that’s a lot of blonde and boobs in the video.

I don’t think anyone is mad at it.

Again, Bebe’s new album is out today, and I hope she puts out more songs like this!


Luke Grimes “Hold On”

Anyone else totally loving Luke Grimes’s new music?

At first when the “Yellowstone” actor (he portrays Kayce Dutton on the show) announced that he was going to try and become a Country singer, I admit, I rolled my eyes a little. Because what actor/actress doesn’t want to be a singer, and vice versa?

But I gave his first single, “No Horse to Ride” a listen, and was impressed.  And he just dropped this new song called “Hold On” and once again, it’s real Country music, and definitely has a cool sound to it.

Yep, another song that would totally fit with the “Yellowstone” soundtrack.

That is, if they ever freaking finish up Season 5! (What the hell, guys???)

In the meantime, Luke Grimes is popping out some great Country tunes, and I’m for sure looking forward to his debut album.

Stay tuned for more info!


Michael Ray “Get Her Back”

If you’re a Country music fan, you know of the Carly Pearce/Michael Ray divorce drama.  They were married for less than a year, we ALL over each other, then BOOM: Over.

It’s what celebrities do.

Well, Carly Pearce came out with some great songs alluding to what happened like “Next Girl” and her latest #1 “What He Didn’t Do” which were obviously about Michael.

Damn. Michael definitely left some emotional scars, right?

Well, after a couple of years, Michael tells fires back with his new single “Get Her Back”, and of course, he used a Carly Pearce lookalike for the video.

Oooohhhhh… Drama, drama!

It’s actually a decent song, though.

Really, though, noone knows what happened behind closed doors, and who really is the villan here.  But nothing has been better for Carly’s career than this heartbreak, and maybe Michael wants a piece of that pie.

Having interviewed Carly in the past, I have to say I do love her, and she is one of the sweetest, down-to-earth women I have had the pleasure to speak with. I really haven’t ever met Michael- the time I was behind them at the Green Hills Mall when they were still dating doesn’t count- but I wish them both all the best!

I guess that’s the silver lining with break-ups in the music industry. You know you’ll get some emotional bangers out of it!

Also, Michael Ray will release his new EP “Dive Bars and Broken Hearts” on June 23rd.

Stay tuned…