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, I’m sorry, gives me intense douche chills). It was one of the best shows I’ve ever been to, and all the performances were killer (except for Brantley’s, mostly because I was distracted by his gratuitous wallet chains), but the best moment happened, as it usually does, when Carrie Underwood walked out on stage. “I will not be doing this song any justice, but I’m doing it anyway,” she
said lied, before belting out a shockingly beautiful cover of Dolly Parton’s classic, “I Will Always Love You,” backed by Vince and Keith. I posted on Instagram last night that I was stuck permanently in the swooooon position after witnessing this performance, and it’s true. I woke up still swooning. Caution: watching this video might cause you to swoon uncontrollably too. But man, so worth it. [Popdust]
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 convincing? What if I told you this bus was built for Willie Fuckin’ Nelson andused as his tour bus in the ’80s? Yep, now you’re listening, huh? This rolling rock ‘n roll relic is currently listed on East Texas’ Craigslist page, and it’s going to the highest bidder this weekend. The offers are topped out at $65,000 right now. Just $65,001 will make it yours. Don’t let this deal pass you by. [Village Voice]
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 For Country Music DILF of the Year (spoiler alert: he ties with Luke Bryan every year). He’s also a father of three girls, married to Faith Hill, son of the late Tug McGraw, and the hottest man to wear a cowboy hat since … ever. To pay tribute to Tim on his 47th birthday(!) we’re taking a look at 15 of his classic song lyrics that have taught us valuable life lessons while we belted them out in the car. Turns out this country bad boy is full of fortune cookie-worthy wisdom! Keep reading »
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 seriously missing out. Look beyond the top 40 countdowns, and there are some truly amazing bands making music in the country/folk/Americana category right now. Thoughtful lyrics? Check. Lovely harmonies? Check. Banjos? Double check. Whether they’ve been recording under the radar for years or are just making their debut, here are 11 emerging folk/country artists we can’t get enough of. Keep reading »
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 my God I want to be wearing that right now!” And while most of us don’t have that many opportunities to wear a skimpy corset dress in real life, we can definitely make some opportunities to wear the lacy red lingerie that inspired it. Click through to check out a few fabulous slips, bras, and corsets to bring a little sexy Shakira style into your bedroom (or under your work clothes, if you’re feeling particularly daring!)…
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 the game. She took the stage with Lady Antebellum for a medley of Lady A’s tune “Golden,” and— wait for it— Fleetwood Mac’s “Rhiannon.” In that moment, dreams came true. I didn’t even mind that Hillary Scott was a bit pitchy at times, because it was THAT magical. It was like watching the Power Rangers get together for the first time. Check it out for yourself and thank us later.