We made it through the weekend of stormy weather! So. Much. Rain. But nothing compared to what others got with hurricanes and such. Mother Nature really does seem to be going through some major menopausal symptoms with the weather – hot-cold-hot she’s been doling out all over.
Rain or no rain, I’m happy it’s finally fall – my favorite time of year. Another busy week ahead, but thankfully there won’t be rain to rain on our parade.
Meanwhile, it’s Monday, which means it’s time for some music! This week’s theme is “Tunes that are about vehicles such as cars, trucks, boats etc.!” So grab your favorite tune(s) and dance along, won’t you?
Let’s start with a song that’s a laid-back humorous lament about this artist’s lack of cash and the practical notion that while we all know it can’t buy true happiness, it can buy a boat.
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 was the first off this artist’s debut album, and was a big hit, showing great promise for the singer-songwriter, who had been bubbling under the surface for years, penning songs for artists like Tim McGraw (“Truck Yeah”) and Justin Moore (“Off the Beaten Path”).
Next up is a favorite from a group who released this single in 2012, which became their first #1 hit. The song sparked a fashion craze, as fans sported T-shirts adorned with a phrase from the song, “Mmm….motorboatin’.”
The group had been nominated for at least one CMA Award at six consecutive ceremonies since their first nomination in 2006, but walked away empty-handed each time. Finally, in 2012, won Single of the Year for this song as well as Vocal Group of the Year.
Here’s Little Big Town with “Pontoon”:
Next up is another I had to include because the artist is one of my all-time favorites. It’s from her fourth studio album, and she co-wrote this dark tale of a scorned woman turning to murder. She told Glamour magazine that though her lyrics are darker than ever, it doesn’t mean that she is a violent femme herself.
She shared with Billboard magazine that when she goes into a writing session, she sometimes adopts a character – one who doesn’t reflect the contentment in her real life situation. She sang this at the Grammy Awards in 2013 wearing a white dress that became a screen when images were projected on it.
Last, but not least, is an artist that wrote this particular song after reflecting back on his youth and how he came to the realization that owning a truck helped him pick up girls. He apparently drove what he called a ‘little box car’ during high school and college, and any time he would take someone out, they didn’t seem real interested in him every time they climbed in that little bucket car of his.
He learned that ditching the little box car for a pickup changed everything. He said it was like he became a whole new person, couldn’t peel the girls off him. He was the same person, so he figured there must be something about a truck.
Get ready to dance to Kip Moore with “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck”:
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 cohort, Callie from JAmericanSpice., as well as the awesome Cathy from Curious as a CAThy.
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!