Tag Archives: country

1st Song of the Day: “Stay” by Sugarland

17 Apr

After bumping NaS all morning, just before I left my room for the door; one thought came to my head…Today needs some Sugarland.  To kick it off.  Probably played this song before.  That’s okay.  Amazing track that deserves multiple of replays.  The first time I heard the heartbreaking lyrics was in a Maryland bar during Karaoke.  A friend of a friend, who eventually became my friend, sang it.  Her vocal performance was amateurish at best & nothing that compares to Jennifer Nettles…however, got the feeling she had sang it multiple times before by herself…in her room / car.  You could feel the deep wound she carried.  Just wonderful.

I’ve been in a blue mood for the past couple of days.  Should be happy.  Today is technically work Friday.  We have to wrap three shows in 10 hours.  Won’t be getting out till late.  Then Wing Night.  And ETC.  I’m on call tomorrow too.  So, the grind don’t stop.  Here’s some country sadness to kick off the Easter weekend.  Be safe.  Have fun.

Stream: “River Bank” by Brad Paisley

8 Apr

We’ve moved out of the ‘Wheelhouse’.  Brad Paisley has now got us travelling down the “River Bank”.  A twangy new country tune to play during your respective Spring Breaks, Summertime, & outdoor parties.

The Paisley mascot is the star of the tracks new, fun loving, lyric video.  Not sure where the track will end up.  More words later…

Stream: “Storyline” by Hunter Hayes

7 Apr

The title track from Hunter Hayes’ 2014 effort is a country pop beast.  To be expected.  A title is a title for a reason.  Regardless, this country is gonna blow up country radio.  Can’t wait to hear it with the windows down.

What you get in the package above is BTS photos of Hunter in the studio as the lyrics fly by.  Shakespeare be jealous of your love story…per Hunter.

Watch: “Play It Again” by Luke Bryan

7 Apr

Oh boy, I love this song.  So much.  Third verse especially.  “Play It Again” made sure that ‘Crash My Party’ ranked high on my fav album list for 2013.  Now, Luke Bryan jumped back to that LP to drop the official music video that features Luke rocking it out on tour with all those country hunnies.  Signing & asking to “Play It Again”.

Catch him at Stagecoach 2014 at the end of the month.  He doesn’t disappoint.

Album of the Week: ‘Out Among The Stars’ by Johnny Cash

5 Apr

The “Lost” Johnny Cash record is our Album of the Week?  Kind of a shock, right?  Spent much of last weekend with it streaming in the background as I did my normal routine.  You get two brand new unreleased June & Johnny duets that are filled with a favorable romantic sass.  The rest is classic man in black storytelling that has defined a true Americana musical journey.  There are some nice small intimate moments throughout.

Never know what to do with Posthumous records.  How I have come deal with it is if it…in this case ‘Out Among The Stars’…was a record that I discovered in a dusty old chest in the attic.  Blow it off (#TWSS), set it down, and drop that needle.  This is the ghost of Johnny & June Carter Cash coming out your speakers.  Who’s to tell you it isn’t old or new?  “Baby, Baby, Baby…”

Watch: “Box Chevy V” by Yelawolf

4 Apr

Yelawolf & his love for his Box Chevy.  A connection that is five tracks deep & with the release of his new music video…the weird ‘Love Story’ continues to roll on.

1st Song of the Day: “Don’t Drink The Water” by Brad Paisley (feat. Blake Shelton)

4 Apr

Made it to Friday! Weekend coming soon after this long day retires.  Been in a major country mood, like many of my previous blurbs can backup.  All the ACM promos has got me dreaming of tight cutoff jeans dancing in line dance.  “Don’t Drink The Water” by Brad & Blake really is a twangy track that works for that kind of party.  With red solo cups.  If you’re not big into the genre…this is a track that might make you laugh.

Nothing else really.  More work, movies, final four, hustlin’, friends, and handling my business.  Got Capt. America on my mind.  Only thing I want to do.  Should be amazing!

Here’s some country.  Yee-Haw!

Unplugged: “Out Among The Stars” by Brandon Flowers, Father John Misty, & Local Natives

28 Mar

La Blogothèque joined The Killers’ Brandon Flowers out on the road to the desert where he meets up with Father John Misty & Local Natives.  The supergroup was brought together to cover a bunch of tracks from the lost Johnny Cash album — “Out Among The Stars”.  You get insight to the music in between each local.  Hell of a ride.

Watch as the stars befall these travelling players in a short subject film by one of the greatest guerrilla webpage on the internet.  Johnny would be proud of this.


Watch: “She Get Me High” by Luke Bryan

26 Mar

Spring Break is here!  That means another collection of country party anthems from Luke Bryan.  His sixth effort is out now.  Short & sweet is how I would describe it.

His first single, “She Get Me High”, is a laid back track.  The music video is more of a party with crazy youthful animals raging in front of a camera, in the sun, as Luke serenades their actions in the studio & on stage. Some of the clips look old.  But maybe that’s because all parties look the same to me?

Watch: “Automatic” by Miranda Lambert

25 Mar

Automatic…systematic.  That’s how Mrs. Shelton rolls in her very laid back country music video for her new ‘Platinum’ single — “Automatic”.  It’s good old time at the farm, digging through memories, driving through the farmland in her Chevy ’55, and such.  Absolutely love how simple it is.

Directed by Trey Fanjoy


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