Luckily today doesn’t really feel like a Monday, since everyone is off today and we actually get to sleep in. It’s the little things, people!!
Meanwhile, since it is Monday, it’s time for some music! It’s a freebie week, so grab a favorite tune and dance along, won’t you?
Let’s start off with an artist who grew up working cattle and driving tractors and combines on her family farm in Southern Colorado. Having been raised alongside hardworking farmers and ranchers, this artist’s ideal man bust their butts out in the hot sunshine while looking “so sexy out there working in his boots.”
As a farm girl, she grew up admiring farm boys, so this song expresses her hopes and what she looks for in her dream guy. It’s all the things she admires about a man – hardworking, not afraid to go out there and do what it takes to provide, a down-to-earth guy.
She loves Justin Timberlake and all his suits and ties and that sort of a ‘picture of a man’, but in reality, a guy in a pair of jeans and dirty white tee look just as good to her.
Since we’ll have been doing some fishing this weekend (the kids are psyched – Princess Nagger has fished (and accidentally tossed not one, but two fishing poles into a lake) but it’ll be the first time for Little Dude – he can’t wait to use his new Spider Man fishing pole to catch a million fish). Anyway, since there will be (not a million) fish involved this weekend, I thought the next tune was perfectly appropriate.
This American Country music artist is a doting father of five daughters, so with this song he sings about spending time with his girls. While the title may sound like ‘just a redneck thing’, the artist was quoted as saying:
“It’s actually about a father going fishing with his little girl, and she thinks it’s just fishin’, but it’s about much more than that. As a father of daughters, it hit all the right buttons. I’ve taught all my girls to fish, and it’s about the lessons that you learn from teaching your children to fish. It’s the time that you spend together doing it. That’s what’s really important.”
The music video was filmed on this artist’s property south of Nashville, and features his youngest daughter. He had put his other daughters in other videos and felt it was her turn to finally be in one.
Next up is a pop artist who put on his dancing shoes to pen this feel-good tune with Max Martin. It was the first time the artist had teamed up with the Swedish hitmaker since his former band days in the early 2000s. This is the artist’s first new solo song in almost three years, released on May 6, 2016.
The song was written for the animated movie Trolls – the artist also provides the voice of a grumpy-looking grey-blue troll called Branch in the film, and is the executive producer of its soundtrack.
The video features cameos from the artist’s Trolls co-stars. Among those dancing and lip-synching along to the beat are James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani, Icona Pop, Ron Funches (Undateable), Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), and the artist’s mom, Lynn.
Get ready to get up and dance to Justin Timberlake‘s new tune, “Can’t Stop The Feeling”:
Last, but definitely not least, is a song that takes place during the Vietnam War, and is about an American soldier who befriends a waitress shortly before he enters the army. He writes her letters, as he has no one else to write to, and when he dies, she is the only one who knows.
Since it is Memorial Day, we want to pause to send up a prayer of thanks to those who gave their lives for our freedom.
Without further ado, here’s the Dixie Chicks with “Travelin’ Soldier”:
Wherever you are today, no matter what you’re doing, take a moment to remember those who gave what Lincoln at Gettysburg called “the last full measure of devotion.”
A big thank you to all our Military Men and Women who fight to keep our country free. Today is a day to remember those who gave their lives for our freedom. May they Rest In Peace.
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!