Posts tagged "country music"

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Flip Through Darling Magazine, Listen To Brandy Clark & Watch “Bates Motel”

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 / February 23, 2014

Country Star Jennifer Nettles On Knowing What You Want

“I think that we are so challenged as women to be everything, and do everything, and make it look easy. Also to speak our minds, but not be bitchy. All these things are, quite frankly, impossible to achieve. So knowing what we want — no, it doesn't make us a bitch. It makes us know…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 4, 2014

RIP Society: Billy Ray Cyrus Just Recorded A “Hip Hop Version” of “Achy Breaky Heart”

Just in case you had high hopes for better country music in 2014, Larry King has some very troubling news for you. Let's all hope Billy Ray's hip hop rebrand doesn't include any twerking tips from Miley. [Saving Country Music]…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 2, 2014

Watch This: The Sad State Of Country Music In 2013

Listen, I love me some fun, thoughtless country party songs as much as the next girl (emphasis on the word "girl," which is the closest thing to a name most male country artists will deign to call a woman), but over the past year, as bro country has exploded…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 24, 2013

The Latest Judd Family Drama Involves A GPS Tracking Device And A Mini Cooper

Looks like Ashley and Wynonna Judd are going through another sibling feud, and this one's a doozy, even when compared to the last one, when Wynonna got married next door to Ashley's house, didn't invite her, and then giggled delightedly as her new husband fired a gun in Ashley's general direction. Eesh. Thi…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 16, 2013

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read Rob Delaney’s Memoir, Listen To Ashley Monroe & DIY Holiday Decor

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 / December 7, 2013

Miranda Lambert Addresses Weight Loss Rumors In True Miranda Lambert Fashion

"Though I NEVER care what the tabloids have to say about me… I wanted to address this certain story they are running this week and set the record straight. I DID NOT have surgery to lose weight. That is ridiculous. I lost my weight the healthy and good old fashioned way. Watching what I eat…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 26, 2013

Girl Talk: Desperately Seeking Country Stars

When I decided to move to Nashville, celebrity sightings were pretty high on my list of "new city perks," ranking somewhere between "high concentration of cute banjo players" and "existence of sweet tea." Based on the blogs and gossip columns I read, it was impossible to go to the grocery store in Nashville without rubbing…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 19, 2013

Playlist: The Most Underrated Songs We Love (Plus, Add Yours!)

This morning on my way into work, John Mayer's "Assassin" came on my iTunes, and I said "Ugh, this song is so underrated." Then I realized I said it out loud on the train and the lady next to me shot me one of those "whatever you say" glares, having no idea what I wa…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 18, 2013

Style Superlatives: The 2013 CMA Awards Red Carpet

Did you guys watch the CMA Awards last night? I didn't get to see the actual show, although according to Katie, I didn't miss much. But come on, the red carpet fashion is what everyone really cares about, so let's delve into the sartorial choices of country's superstars, shall we? Who wins the…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 7, 2013

How To Convince Your Hipster Friends To Listen To Country Music

October is country music month -- what better time to spread some love for a genre that's adored by half the country and reviled by the other? Country music is a pretty standard life soundtrack if you live in the South or any rural area, but if you live in a city,…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 4, 2013

“Drunk History” Explores Some Dolly Parton Drama

Four of the things in life I love the most: Dolly Parton, Casey Wilson (RIP "Happy Endings"!), country music, and drunk people trying to explain things. Obviously the Nashville episode of "Drunk History," which delves into Dolly's tempestuous relationship with Porter Wagoner, is delighting me to no end. Check out…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 22, 2013

Watch “All-American Boy,” The First Music Video From Openly Gay Country Singer Steve Grand

Country music -- as much as I love it -- has never been a particularly liberal or diverse musical genre, which is why I'm so excited about Steve Grand and his song "All-American Boy." Grand is openly gay, a fact which, when he revealed it to his parents, resulted i…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 10, 2013

10 Uniquely Awesome Things About Living In The South

My boyfriend Nick and I have lived in Tennessee for almost two months now. After spending most of our lives in the Pacific Northwest, we are total newbies to the South, so while we are by no means experts on Southern culture, we also don't take any part of it for granted. From big hair…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 10, 2013

Watch Blake Shelton And Miranda Lambert’s Beautiful Acoustic Version Of “Over You,” Dedicated To Oklahoma Tornado Victims

On last night's episode of "The Voice," Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton opened the show with a staggeringly beautiful acoustic version of "Over You." The couple, who live in Oklahoma, originally wrote the song to honor Shelton's brother who passed away in 1990, but retooled it slightly to pay tribute to the victim's of thi…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 22, 2013

Random Style Inspiration: The Grand Ole Opry

This past weekend Nick and I went to The Grand Ole Opry and it. was. awesome. The auditorium itself was beautiful, and I was blown away by performances by Rhonda Vincent (seriously, watch her bluegrass version of "Jolene" and try not to fall in love with her!), The Striking…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 2, 2013

Dixie Chick Natalie Maines Doesn’t Listen To Country Music Anymore

"People do look at it as an insult that I say I don't listen to country music, which cracks me up. Music is a personal preference. Everyone's free to connect and like whatever they want." --Natalie Maines, lead singer of the Dixie Chicks, tells Us Weekly that despite being a huge star in the genre,…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 29, 2013

10 Life Lessons I’ve Learned From Country Music

I'm moving to Nashville in 10 days, so obviously I've been listening to a lot of country music. I've discussed the many merits of country before, but recently I've discovered how many bits of wisdom are written into these twangy songs. Read on for 10 life lessons--some serious, some funny--and the country tunes that…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 3, 2013

Taylor Swift Is Writing A Song About Harry Styles Right Now

Taylor Swift and Harry Styles broke up, and you know what that means: Revenge. Single. And just in case you think we're being melodramatic, check out the ominous tweet that Taylor posted yesterday. What caused the breakup? Well, if you believe this horrifyingly dumb article, the couple parted ways because Taylor is an asexual…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 12, 2013

Miley Cyrus Sings Dolly Parton’s “Jolene”

Incase you forgot, Miley Cyrus is a singer. A singer with country roots, y'all. Her daddy is Billy Ray Cyrus, ya know? And her godmother is Dolly Parton herself, so I'm sure she had special permission to sing Dolly's hit song "Jolene" for her "Garden Sessions," a collection of videos of Miley singing classic cover…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 27, 2012