Posts tagged "country"

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…

Katie Oldenburg / November 14, 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 in the…

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 stitches after the show. Our reaction?

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’s not Florida…

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.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 9, 2014

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 seriously missing…

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 — and the…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 11, 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 and completely taken over the charts,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 24, 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 crown for best…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 7, 2013

Rihanna’s Bandana Bikini

Since Katy Perry and Lady Gaga have outshone her of late in the alien-esque fashion, Crayola-colored hair department, it appears that Rihanna has decided to go a little bit country. While shooting a new video for “We Found Love” in Ireland, it appears that RiRi has fashioned herself a bikini out of bandanas. What do…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 28, 2011

Rachel Maddow Gets Her Very Own Country Song

 

I love Rachel Maddow as much as the next bi-curious liberal with a cable subscription. But still, I can’t compete with this guy. Country musician Marc Black penned “I Love You Rachel Maddow,” an ode to his favorite MSNBC host, her hair, and the way she stands up to Pat Buchanan. Hopefully…

Jessica Wakeman / March 21, 2011

Divorced Women Are City Dwellers

Last week, we saw that the less-populated West tends to be more man-filled than the East coast. Now, data from Australia is beginning to make us wonder whether highly populated areas, aka cities, are bad for relationships in general. According to census figures from Australia, in populations of more than 100,000 people, 12.5 percent of…

Catherine Strawn / April 8, 2008