Hard to believe we’re winding down the summer – didn’t it just start yesterday? So many things are going to be crammed into the next three weeks now that the hubby is officially on his summer break now, too. Let the games begin!
In other words, I might be even more scarce than normal the next three weeks, but I’ll do my best to annoy you as much as possible. heh.
It’s Monday – and music always makes Monday so much better! Don’t forget, we’ve got four more weeks of celebrating our 5th Anniversary for Monday’s Music Moves Me – we have a special giveaway on this magnificent milestone you don’t want to miss (details are at the end of this post).
Meanwhile, this week’s theme is a freebie week (I think… I hope… I’m going with it!), so grab a favorite tune and play along, m’kay? Let’s have some fun!
Let’s start with an artist who gets sexy with his new song, the third single from his recent album that shows yet another side of the singer. His lyrics and performance are convincing, with this straight-down-the-middle country love song.
The artist plays the role of a guy enjoying a night of fresh air and wild impulses with a girl. His gritty voice fits this love song well – he is proving to be a very versatile story teller. He calls this song “a party anthem for girls”.
Next up is one of my favorite long-time artists with a brand new single. The singer’s story takes a backseat to all that’s going on between verse, chorus and bridge. It’s an all-out jam.
Artists talk about capturing their live sound on a record, but few realize that goal. This artist definitely does that on this particular song. It’s a “rock punch meets gospel-tinged backing vocals” in this cautionary tale by the country queen.
Without further ado, here’s the inimitable Reba with “Until They Don’t Love You”:
Next up is a song I’ve shared already, but it’s been stuck in my head ever since, so I’m giving you the chance to have it stuck in yours. Besides, the official music video just came out, so that part is new.
It’s a laid-back humorous lament about his lack of cash and the practical notion that while we all know it can’t buy true happiness, it can buy a boat. You know what song I’m talking about, don’t you?
The video features the artist crooning along in his extra-deep register and strumming on an acoustic from a makeshift stage (a YETI cooler), surrounded by friends who share the same sentiment, as he explains that money can, of course, change how people see you (in his case, “redneck” and “blue collar”), and would that be such a bad thing?
If you’re a “Nashville” fan, you’ll recognize Deacon (Chip Esten) as he floats by in a canoe and exchanges a hat tip with the artist. This single, the first off this artist’s upcoming album, is his biggest hit thus far and shows great promise for the singer-songwriter, who has been bubbling under the surface for years, penning songs for artists like Tim McGraw (“Truck Yeah”) and Justin Moore (“Off the Beaten Path”).
He recently performed on the Grand Ole Opry on July 3rd, and has been on the road with recently-inducted Songwriters Hall of Famer, Toby Keith this summer.
Give a listen to Chris Janson with “Buy Me A Boat”:
Last but not least, is a duo who always seem to free themselves from the shackles of what is or isn’t “real” country music, falling into rhymes and metaphors that set their sound apart as much as their.
It’s an in-your-face stadium anthem with sneaky, sharp lyrics – listen closely and you’ll hear them namecheck at least five different brands in the song: Chevy, Victoria’s Secret, Dos Equis, Bang Box and the band Alabama.
That’s a wrap for this week – thank you for being a part of Monday’s Music Moves Me all these years – be sure to scroll down to enter our giveaway in celebration! 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, and Naila Moon from Just the Stuff Ya Know. (Naila is taking the summer off, but will be back to hostessing in the fall). *waves* Hi Naila! Enjoy your summer!
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!
And now, for our giveaway!
It’s our “5th” Year Anniversary! “5” years of Rock & Roll with all my friends… new & old! We would like to celebrate with a HUGE GIVE-AWAY! We are going to have “5” Winners! Yes “1” Winner for each year! So stop by and play with us for five weeks and enter our give-away! There are so many prizes we had to make two rafflecopters for you to enter on. One here and at Xmas Dolly’s, and the other one over at Callie and Naila Moon! Thanks for Subscribing to emails & Following us! Here’s the rundown of the list of prizes for this rafflecopter:
- $25 Gift Certificate at Target & a bottle of Princess Nagger Licor del Café (a coffee-flavored liqueur that is made by Stacy from the finest coffee, Vodka, Brandy and organic Vanilla Beans),
- $10 Gift Certificate for Best Buy, and
- 2 Tix to IMAX (must be used by 12/31/15).
Here you go – good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway