This is the Monday all the football fans wish wasn’t a work day. Since I’m getting this post ready to go long before the kickoff, I have no idea who won – though since my Seahawks aren’t contenders this year, I’m rooting for the Panthers since so many of my friends are avid Panthers fans.
Being that it is Monday, this particular day of the week is always much better with music. Our Spotlight Dancer, Melissa of DisneyImagineer chose the theme for this week, is any sort of tune that will go with the Superbowl (just one tune), and any country tunes after that.
Unfortunately I didn’t get the theme in time to comply, but luckily I’m all about Country so I’m covered on that aspect! Grab your favorite tune and dance along, won’t you?
Let’s start off with a song about slowing down and enjoying life. The artist has said she really would go back and tell herself to slow down a little bit. She hopes this song will be a reminder to just take it all in.
This song is one of the bonus tracks on the Target exclusive edition of her latest album, a mid-tempo, feel-good country cut that hurts just a little bit at the end. The artist says she purposely stretched her sound on this album, her fifth since winning American Idol in 2005.
Next up is the lead single from this artist’s newest album, a carefree tune about a guy attempting to get over a breakup by heading off to somewhere warm, hooking up a new girl and “drink[ing] all day” and “party[ing] all night.”
The artist said that this album is about all the phases of a relationship, including the breakups. The song is a pretty blunt take on that wild rebound we’ve all had or maybe imagined having.
Give a listen to the talented and hunky Dierks Bentley with “Somewhere On A Beach”:
Next up is a song the artist used to kick off his show during his summer tour, saying “It’s like it sets the tone for here we go y’all, I hope you came to party because we did. It’s Friday night and the whole idea of a hole in a bottle – never ending you’re not going to get to the bottom of it – that’s a pretty cool thing especially if you’re out to party.”
For the music video, the artist invited his friends to take part, which was filmed at the Sumner Skate Zone in Gallatin, Tennessee. Among the people you might spot enjoying the festivities are the singer’s real-life wife Christy and his friend Kristian Bush from Sugarland.
Fun fact: Canaan has his real life wife in his videos vs. the typical models or actresses.
Without further ado, here’s the cute and talented Canaan Smith with “Hole In A Bottle“:
Last, but certainly not least, is a song by an artist who has lived a lot of life in the past year, and all the pain and heartbreak is now pouring out in a new song not yet recorded.
She debuted the song recently during her show at City Winery in Nashville, and while it’s never been heard before, she’s known the song for 15 years since her longtime bandmate, Scotty Wray, wrote it. Until now, she didn’t feel she could really convey the full emotion in the song’s lyrics.
She prefaced the song by saying:
“I was never damaged enough to sing a song called ‘Scars’, it’s something you have to sell and really feel and really live and go through shit to basically execute a song like that. Every time he sings I’ve cried for the last 15 years. So, I’m gonna try to sing it tonight and hopefully put it on a record some day.”
The song’s lyrics talk about being open and honest about all the scars you’ve earned over time after facing heartbreak. Here’s hoping she puts it out on her upcoming studio album.
Here’s the talented and more-beautiful-by-the-day Miranda Lambert with “Scars”:
That’s a wrap for this week – 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.
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!