Posts tagged "country music"

13 Of Country Music’s Hottest Cowboys

For those of you who think country music isn't for you, here are 13 reasons you need to stop what you're doing and try it. From country vet Tim McGraw to newcomers like Sam Hunt, country music has some of the sexiest men on the planet who can rock the hell out of a cowboy…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 14, 2014

Carrie Underwood Releases “Something In The Water” Music Video, Takes Me To Church

I'm not a religious person, but if there's anyone in this world who can convert me, it's my fantasy girlfriend Carrie Underwood. Last night, my ultimate girl crush hosted the CMA Awards with Brad Paisley (and totally killed it, unlike last year, which wa…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 6, 2014

Not Surprising: Tim McGraw And Faith Hill’s 12-Year-Old Can Sing, Y’All

No disrespect to my own parents or anything, but I'm still having trouble coping with the fact that I was not created by country music power couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. There are, however, three girls who were, and now I have one…
By: Katie Oldenburg / October 10, 2014

Watch 10 Killer Performances From “Nashville” That Have Us Pumped For Season 3

Last night was the Season 3 premiere of "Nashville," and, as usual, it had me at the edge of my bed, wine in hand and slack-jawed. The story lines just keep getting better and better, and, if possible, the stars' musical performances are doing the same. From…
By: Katie Oldenburg / September 25, 2014

The Christian Country Song “God Made Girls” By RaeLynn Is A Hot Feminist Mess

Hoo boy. Have you heard that song "God Made Girls" by the country singer RaeLynn? She appeared as Racheal Lynn Woodward on season two of "The Voice" on Blake Shelton's team. It's a cheesy feel-good song like "Butterfly Kisses" for the millennial generation with just a pinch of Taylor Swift. To be completely…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 21, 2014

5 Alter Egos That Only Come Out When I Listen To Country Music

My favorite thing about country music is the focus on storytelling. Country songs are full of vivid characters and tales of heartbreak and hi-jinks. I think this is why, sometimes when I'm listening to country, I start feeling like a different character myself. The funny thing is, it's not necessarily the character featured…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 24, 2014

10 Ways We Would Like To Comfort Luke Bryan After His Fall

If you didn't yet hear the sad news, Luke Bryan fell off a stage while doing some intense hip gyrating during a concert in Charlotte, North Carolina yesterday. He managed to get back up and finish the song, but later took to Twitter to reveal he'd needed to get…

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Watch “The Normal Heart,” Listen To Dolly Parton’s Latest & Try Jamaican Veggie Patties

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 24, 2014

These Kids Have An Important Message About Drinking And Falling In Love

In light of songs like "Donkey" (shudder) taking over the mainstream country airwaves, I feel the need to even things out a bit by presenting some evidence that good country music is still being made, even if radio stations insist on plugging their ears and yelling "LALALALA" when confronted with any artist that'…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 14, 2014

Build Your Bunkers Now: This Is Going To Be The Biggest Country Hit Of The Summer

There's a disturbing buzz building in Nashville right now. It's reminiscent of the sound of the T-Rex approaching in "Jurassic Park." At first, it's just a faint vibration, then a loud, sickening THUMP, then a deafening roar, and suddenly you're stuck between its jaws, being eaten alive, and there's nothing you can do about it.
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 9, 2014

Watch This: Carrie Underwood’s Epic Cover Of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You”

Last night, I went to a benefit concert called, "All For The Hall," which was put together by Vince Gill and Keith Urban to benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame. Reba was there, and Brett Eldredge, Kacey Musgraves, Lee Ann Womack, Ronnie Milsap, Deana Carter, David Nail, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Brantley Gilbert (who,…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 7, 2014

Want: Willie Nelson’s Old Tour Bus (Which Is Now For Sale On Craigslist)

In the market for a new set of wheels? Want something that will set you apart from your friends and their lame-ass Volkswagen Jettas and Honda CR-Vs? How about this 1983 Eagle bus? It comes with crushed velvet curtains, stained glass windows, some sweet airbrush artwork, and gets a cool 7 MPG highway. Need more…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 3, 2014

15 Life Lessons We Learned From Tim McGraw Songs

Contrary to popular belief, Tim McGraw is more than just sex on a stick. In his 24-year career as one of country music's greatest singers, he's racked up three Grammys, 14 ACM Awards, 11 CMA Awards, 10 American Music Awards, 3 People's Choice Awards, and the prestigious Katie And Winona Award…

11 Emerging Country & Folk Artists We’re Obsessed With

Country music is currently dominated by vapid "bro country" bands and pop-infused megastars like Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood. If mainstream country isn't you thing, we can't blame you (although we do encourage you to check out Luke Bryan's butt, which transcends all genres). However, if you've been writing country off completely, you're…

Lingerie Style Inspiration: Shakira’s Sexy Red Corset Dress From The ACM Awards

Out of all the gorgeous gowns I saw on the red carpet and on stage at last night's ACM Awards, the Kristian Aadnevik corset dress Shakira wore to perform "Medicine" with Blake Shelton was my absolute favorite. My reaction to it was a combination of "Oh my God she looks amazing," and "Oh…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 7, 2014

Stevie Nicks Performs “Rhiannon” With Lady Antebellum, Kills It At The ACMs

I was totally in my element watching last night's Academy of Country Music Awards, basking in the hotness that is Luke Bryan and contemplating my love-hate relationship with Taylor Swift, when Stevie Nicks showed up and totally changed…
By: Katie Oldenburg / April 7, 2014

Watch The Dixie Chicks Slay Miley’s “Wrecking Ball”

I happen to think Natalie Maines of The Dixie Chicks has one of the most glorious voices currently in music, so I am not the slightest bit surprised that the band killed Miley Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball" at a concert in London recently. I mean, no offense to Miley, who I happen to think really show…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 30, 2014

14 Reasons To Love Luke Bryan (In GIFs!)

Some people live their whole lives never meeting their soul mate. But for those of us who love country music, that will never be the case, because on July 17, 1976, Luke Bryan and his cute tushie entered the world. The universe will never be the same. For…
By: Katie Oldenburg / March 12, 2014

5 Reasons I’m Super Excited About Miranda Lambert’s Upcoming Album, Platinum

Miranda Lambert just announced a release date for her fifth studio album, Platinum, and even though we have to wait til June 3rd (that's soooo far away!), I couldn't be more excited. Miranda is one of my favorite country artists -- a strong, sassy lady in a sea of autotuned frat boys --…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 11, 2014

This Bluegrass Cover Of “Walk Like An Egyptian” Is Proof Dreams Do Come True

If I asked you, "What is something that instantly makes you happy, no matter how terrible you're feeling?", what would you say? A baby's smile? Ryan Gosling's torso? I would say catchy '80s songs and banjos. Bluegrass band The Cleverlys has combined these two happy-making things into one amazing cover of The Bangles' "Walk Like…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 6, 2014
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