Ho Hey Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain) it’s One Of Those Nights, let me Catch My Breath

by Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) on February 4, 2013 · 16 comments

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February has arrived – and with it, the groundhog didn’t see his shadow.  That should make everyone wishing for spring very happy.  Princess Nagger and I are still holding out hope for at least one good snow storm before it’s all said and done.

It’s Monday and also a freebie week – which means flexing my eclectic music tastes to share some favorites with you.  Let’s start off with an American folk rock band based in Denver, Colorado, whose self-titled debut album was released on April 3, 2012, and eventually peaked at number 2 on the Billboard 200 chart in January 2013.  As of December 2012, their debut album has been certified gold in the US, Canada and Ireland.

The song I’m sharing happens to be the band’s first single from December 2011 and was used in the season finale of a show I love, the CW’s Hart of Dixie.  Having been used in that show, it of course started a national buzz on social media.  I know I was doing an extensive search to find out about the song after I heard it on the show.

TheLumineers

Give a listen to The Lumineers with “Ho Hey”:

Next up is an artist that wanted to tie this hopeful song to a cause.  When Hurricane Sandy hit, it was a no-brainer.  The country star decided to use this new song’s video to encourage fans to donate to the Red Cross to help those affected by the devastating storms.

The video was filmed at an old slaughter house in East Nashville.  They chose the location because it looked like an apartment complex with the walls blown out of it, and shot the video on the roof with rain machines. 

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Here’s Gary Allan with “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)”:

Up next is a single by another favorite artist that was released just this past November 12, 2012.   His second single for his new record label, he premiered it at a private venue in downtown Nashville to celebrate his upcoming album.  He knew the intimate show would be the perfect backdrop for it. 

“It was just an unbelievably special night,” says the country icon. “I thought the video was a cool way to capture it and share it with all our friends who came out to celebrate with us. There’s definitely a new energy and a feeling of freedom with this record, and I think everyone there felt that in our performance that night. It was just a blast for me and the guys to finally be able to perform the new songs and to give Nashville a preview of what’s to come.”

TimMcGraw

Here’s Tim McGraw with “One Of Those Nights”:

Next up is one of my favorite American Idol winners and happens to be one of the three newly recorded songs for her first greatest hits album.  Its lyrical content represents her journey from winning the inaugural season of American Idol in 2002 to where she is headed as both an artist and an empowered woman; and is celebrated as a song of strength for her fans, friends and family who had supported her throughout the years.

KellyClarkson

Here’s Kelly Clarkson with “Catch My Breath”:

Have a great Monday!

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Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me:

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I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and her cohorts in crime, Lorie of The Shewbridges of Celebration, Florida, Callie from JAmericanSpice, Cathy from Cathy Kennedy’s Blog., and for the month of February, our Honorary Co-Conductor, Becca from Everyday Life.

Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!

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INTRODUCING OUR “SPOTLIGHT DANCER”:

 

 

APPLAUSE! APPLAUSE!

 

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The awesome Run DMT also hosts Music Monday (who graciously helps out with our hostessing every time we need it, and who I had the privilege of meeting in person at BlogHer – she’s even more adorable than I imagined):

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1 Lucy February 4, 2013 at 12:57 am

I keep forgetting to add that Kelly Clarkson song to my iPod and I need to add a couple more you listed,definitely will be bookmarking this one :)
I hope you get your wish, one more snowstorm, I think someone wants a snow day or two lol.
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2 stevebethere February 4, 2013 at 2:57 am

Excellent choices love Kelly Clarkson in particular Ho Hay The Lumineers is brilliant it’s also been used in a TV ad recently here in the UK.

Have a musiclicious Monday ;-)
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3 becca February 4, 2013 at 7:24 am

love all these song but have to say Kelly Clarkson song “Catch my Breath” has been on replay for awhile now love her
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4 Scriptor February 4, 2013 at 8:37 am

I really like that Gary Allen song; I think it can really appeal to anyone.

5 Lauryn February 4, 2013 at 9:39 am

I really LOVE your music round-ups! And…we are hoping for one big snow storm too before this season ends!
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6 Chrissy February 4, 2013 at 10:04 am

I love Ho Hey! Great songs!
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7 Xmasdolly February 4, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Great minds think alike huh? We both have Kelly Clarkson hehehe. Did you see how much weight Tim McGraw lost. Wow. It’s a shame we have to wait until something scares us into losing weight, but such is the nature of the human beast. k k k k k k k Catch my Breath. Very cool. Your first one is new for me. Thanks for stopping by! Don’t forget to follow my friend! Hugs have a great day!
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8 Jackie February 4, 2013 at 12:37 pm

I love all of these but wow you just can’t beat Tim McGraw! He’s one of my all time favorites ever!!

Happy Music Monday! :-)
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9 Danielle Royalegacy February 4, 2013 at 1:52 pm

You would like snow, I would be happy with a good rain shower! We haven’t had a decent rain in over a year now. I would like to see a spring in our desert that is filled with wildflowers again. Loved the Kelly Clarkson song and all your picks for today! Have a wonderful week.
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10 Tony MacKeand February 4, 2013 at 2:15 pm

Thanks for the applause. I really liked the Kelly Clarkson song. Such great musical diversity this week!
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11 Rorybore February 4, 2013 at 3:27 pm

Ah, Tim. love, love his voice.
that man could definitely make me go country ;)
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12 JamericanSpice / Colette S February 4, 2013 at 9:01 pm

You know how much I love your music Stacy!

Now I’m going to have Hey Ho stuck in my head!

Hope you’ll have a fun week Stacy!
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13 Naila Moon February 4, 2013 at 11:04 pm

All of these new to me. Great picks.
I do like Kelly Clarkson.
~Naila Moon
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14 Hazel February 5, 2013 at 2:25 am

Wonderful picks. “Every storm runs out of rain” love the encouraging and optimistic tone of the words. And I liked listening to the song.

15 Kayla from TheEclecticElement February 5, 2013 at 2:55 am

I love how you have so much information on each song and the artists behind them! You definitely do your research for these Music Moves Me Mondays :)

I had no idea The Lumineers sang that song! I’ve heard it around but never really knew who sang it.

Hope you have a musical week :)
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16 Cathy Kennedy February 8, 2013 at 9:22 am

Dancing a bit late in the week, but I’m finally out on the floor boogin’ to your tunes. The Lumineers is a fab way to put that musical mojo into your day.

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