It seems she came out of nowhere and took American Idol by storm. She may not have taken home the prize, but Kellie Pickler went on to prove she does have what it takes to be a successful and very talented country artist. Her smile, her spunk and her charisma are all addicting and when you wrap that up with her amazing talent you get a precious gift. This young gal is a real true no holds barred talent that has grabbed the attention and hearts of her fans and all who know her. ... read more!
Trace Adkins kicked off his return to the road on June 5th in Sayreville, NewJersy. Coming back looking refreshed and receiving rave reviews seems to be just the what he needed. The Louisiana native had his first No. 1 single in “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing” off his 1996 debut album “Dreamin’ Out Loud” which also included other hits such as “Every Light In The House” & “I Left Something Turned On At Home.” Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and turned albums into Platinum plaques, selling over 10 million albums, cumulatively with such songs as “Lonely Won’t Leave Me Alone”, “The Rest Of Mine”, “Chrome”, “Hot Mama”, “Songs About Me”, “Ladies Love Country Boys” & the infamous, “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk”. ... read more!
June 21st is the official declaration of Summer; where school years end; vacations are planned; concert seasons are in full swing and more. As it happens every year the list of favorite summer songs comes out usually asking for the current songs that one may think is a good choice. I don’t often fit into that list because I always fall back on my old standard “Barefoot & Crazy” by Texas country artist Jack Ingram. In all honesty this song fits in pretty much any time of the year; at least for me. ... read more!
There have been numerous words spoken about the many great artists of Country music but it is tough to write up “a little something” about The Great George Strait (also known as King George) to go with the Music Video Monday selection. So today I will treat you to some things I found along with double video links in honor of the Cowboy Who Rode Away. ... read more!
It was a busy week in Nashville where once again the city hosted the annual infamous CMA Fest. I sometimes wobble on the fence regarding some of the “new” country, but on this old school sound I never waiver. Wanting to find something I thought would sort of wrap things up was not an easy task; but I found one of my favorites that relates on many levels. ... read more!
Being together as a band for 20 years is something to celebrate and what better way for Lonestar to do just that then by releasing a new video, “Just The Rain.” Originally formed in Nashville in 1992, Lonestar played over 500 shows before landing a recording contract. They have gone on to become one of the most hard working group of guys in country music racking up numerous awards and number one hits such as “No News,” “Amazed” and “My Front Porch Looking In.” ... read more!