Seriously, people, can someone please find the elusive pause button? These weeks are simply flying by way too fast.
I’m late this week, so I’m just going to jump right into the music side of things, m’kay? I’m sure you won’t mind, after all, it is mindless Monday, so we’re going to dispense with the ‘mindless’ part and replace it with music.
It’s a freebie week, so we’re going to just jump in and see what music moves us this week, shall we?
Let’s start off with an artist who topped the charts with his first single, and just might do the same with this second one. He co-wrote this song with the members from another of my favorite groups, Florida Georgia Line.
Give a listen to Cole Swindell with “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight”:
Next up is a song and artist for my non-country loving friends, someone you will no doubt be hearing a lot more about because she is quite the talented artist. It’s hard to put this singer in a box as her music is a mix of rock, soul, folk, jazz and country.
She wrote this song with her friend and instead of it being a whole song about some guy she dated and wasn’t nice to, she made a nice little collection – and the song turned out to be a story about the past two years of boyfriends and trying to be a better person and clean up her act.
Here’s Elle King with “Ex’s & Oh’s”:
Next up is a new artist with a new single that brings a new sound to country radio. His voice is richly layered, bringing fans more pure, country-pop sound, and this song is witty, sharp and tons of fun.
What distinguishes this artist from other new artists is his polished, hip-hop inspired cadence. His lyrics are deftly written and when he lays them out they flow like Coca-Cola. His sharp-as-nails delivery makes each word decipherable; fans may marvel at an artist who can pull from so many genres to craft a sound that is fresh and remarkably innovative while staying true to the country themes they know and love.
Fun Fact: Sam Hunt may be a newcomer, but he’s already written more than a few hit songs. He co-wrote Kenny Chesney‘s 2012 hit, ’Come Over,’ Billy Currington‘s 2013 song, ‘We Are Tonight,’ and Keith Urban‘s latest single, ‘Cop Car.’
Give a listen to Sam Hunt with “Leave The Night On”:
Last, but definitely not least, this artist’s newest song is one of the reasons I’m posting late – she literally is officially releasing this song this morning (Monday). So you’ll most likely hear it here first! Woot!
The release date of her newest album happens to be on my birthday, December 9th. Happy Birthday to me! You know, in 2-1/2 months.
Edited to add the official YouTube audio version since the first one was pulled (as expected) for copyright infringement).
That’s a wrap – have a great Monday!
Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me:
I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and our musical cohorts, Callie from JAmericanSpice, Cathy from Cathy Kennedy’s Blog, and Becca of 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!