Blake Shelton, like most of us guys, knows the way into a girls heart…doing what she likes. His acclaimed ‘Based on a True Story’ cut now has a sweet music video where Blake proceeds to put together the perfect evening for his wifey. It all goes awry, but it’s the thought that counts. It’s my favorite track from the record. Made even better with dem fun-fiery visuals.
Miranda voices does make a cameo.
Directed by Mason Dixon
Flashback Friday with a really debatable track. Most music lovers absolutely love LeAnn Rimes’ version of “How Do I Live”. It was a cover that made her career. I am partial to Trsha Yearwood’s original. One of my favorite musical memories was coming across Songbook in my Dad’s CD collection & taking a chance on this track. It’s much sweeter, full of heart, and comes from a wonderful place. The 30-something “me” can really appreciate it more. Like a fine wine.
Looking forward to a nice lazy weekend. Got some writing to do, vinyls to be spun…which my Dad & I chatted about after Wing Night…and many more normal things I been missing all of 2014 (so far). I’ll be enjoying it. Have a great weekend as the love songs continue on Monday with more, poppy, classics. This is our last country love song for this week. Take it Trisha!
Country boys & girls…Easton Corbin. This swoon-able country ballad again says all the words most men (& women) have a hard time getting out of their romantic souls. For even inviting takes more work than it should, due to weight of situations. Corbin puts everything out there perfectly. I especially love all the Mexican relaxing-sunset poetry at the front end. Reminds me of all my baja xmas-es. Another sweet track.
Wing Night! We pretty much need a drink after this crazy ass sweeps week. Wings, Beer, and shooting the breeze with friends is always the perfect remedy. Music counts too. Here is a classic from Corbin. Enjoy!
Grab your shotguns. Miranda is coming…back…to getcha. Not really. Ms. Shelton downshifts the high octane guitar rifts for a very sweet beat, meaningful lyrics…that doesn’t feel forced…and just automatic. Sounds like she’s getting some “stuff” off her chest. Can’t help but relate.
This single is merely the first taste of Miranda’s upcoming 5th solo LP. Enjoy it. More words to follow soon.
Day 2 of our Country Love Song week. Today’s featured track is a doozy. The pen ultimate Brad Paisley love song. Telling you everything he loves about his love. Some of the best complements a man to dish out to ‘his’ woman. I put that in quotes because no man owns a woman. They are free. Like the wind. Quite the poetic picture….yeah. So, gents if you are ever at a lost for words. Put on this track and let Brad do the talking. She will be moved. Then…as Maroon 5 would say…she will be loved.
Not much to say really. The weekend was bountiful. Still recovering. Got some writing to do. But we’re rolling on another new music Tuesday with not much to listen to: Broken Bells, B4M Fav Nicole Atkins, Toni Braxton?, Ruben Studdard? The first two will probably be apart of my morning session. Might take a chance on the nostalgic Braxton / Babyface.
Doesn’t change the fact that the next thing on my list is relistening to Brad Paisley’s “She’s Everything”. As should you!
It’s nice to announce some good news after a bunch of lackluster, forgettable weeks. I’m heading back to Austin for SXSW ’14! Once again rocking with the dude who loves chicks rocking with [Drum]sticks. (That sounded kind of dirty at first pass. lol). Already we’re implementing our hindsight strategy by booking a hotel within city limits. Which will make many of our 2013′s issues non-existent. I’m super excited! Sophomore year will be much better than freshman. That it will. Now just gotta train a backup.
Been in a country mood all morning as I made my way through Blake Shelton’s Spotify hits. ”Austin”, his classic track, seemed fitting to announce news…set up our 10+ love song inspired Love Song 1st Songs till Valentine’s Day…and bump some George Strait twangy beats. Nothing can beat a perfect song at the perfect time. Not much more I have to say really. Here is my love song to Austin brought to you in part by Blake Shelton.
One of the sweetest / unfortunate stories from Keith Urban’s 2013 effort — ‘Fuse’. That’s what you get on Cop Car. And the visuals mirror what I imagined the storyline of the track represented.
Ain’t nothing wrong with falling for a rebellious heart. Been there, many times before. Keith captures it beautifully through his lyrics, chilling weeping guitars (minus Gary Clark, Jr.), and country fried music video. If you were looking for an excuse to pick up the record, here’s your push.
Something lingering in my memory feels like I have posted this song before. Not a good feeling. But I didn’t care what showed up this morning. I liked the track, liked the album, was in a country mood, and the rest is now…history. And speaking ‘his’ story, I’m one award show down. 4 to go. Everything went breezy. Was four feet away from Justin Timberlake at one point. Have a new GG list in front of me. Battle #2 begins now.. Happy Thursday readers. We’re being nostalgic.
Our show is updating for two really unimportant things. Bleh. Hell of a way to begin a new year. Hopefully, your midnight hours were spectacular and noteworthy. I ended 2013 quietly. Really enjoyed it.
Don’t have much to say. Back at the Award Show grind. Spending most of my time dealing with correcting past mistakes & quickly rounding everything up. The next month will be full of crazy nights. Not how I planned to spend my 30th…what can you do? Gotta make that dollar bills. Sets me up for the rest of the year. That it does.
Here is our first song of 2014. 2012′s country ballad by Jason Aldean. Yee-haw!
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Aw. Naw. We’re buying you a shot. Patron, if you don’t have a preference. Only the good stuff for you babe, (wink!) This party is going to extend into A.M. where you’ll find Chris Young serenading you with some late night anthems on his 2013 effort. Because I loved his last album, NEON, so much…it made B4M’s 2011 top 5 old fans will remember…went into this album with high hopes. Happy to report they were met. You get sort of the same package of typical country songs: rowdy, beer fueled, and a bit heartbreaking. What makes it difference is Mr. Young’s delivery and the lyrics. Such fantastic lyrics. Sang beautifully in a ruff ‘real man’ sort of way. Not as cold as Aldean nor sweet like a Luke Bryan. Right in the middle. Catchy. Not annoying. How I like it.
Chris Young has tendency to wear his music feelings on his sleeves. When he’s ready to party, he brings the cooler. When he’s sad…he’ll try to make you stay. But the most telling track is “Who I Am With You”. A cut that praises the love of his life.
‘A.M.’ is well rounded. 12 shades of a normal country artist. Always sounds like a good time when I play it. Take a listen for I love this record. Pity 2013 was quite competitive. Didn’t spend much time in the car with it like I did with Neon. On my musical Saturday mornings. Still can’t deny it. That you can’t.