Winter break is over! Princess Nagger is not too pleased with that, though, she’s still not happy about being subjected to going to school every day. I know, right?

I have a lot of patience, but I don’t think I’d have the patience to home-school her. Besides, I get way more done when I have the house to myself. And I like getting things done. Or, you know, doing a happy dance when no one’s here. 

It’s a new year, a new week, a new Monday – to start things off this year, our previous spotlight dancer, Amethyst Moon suggested we pick songs that are new to us we can’t get out of our head. Basically our favorite new ear-worms, right?

Let’s start off with a song from a duo I featured back in August – I told you this particular duo was one to watch – I was right.  I actually won tickets to watch them perform in a little bitty country bar compliments of The Wolf (100.7). Let’s just say things didn’t go as planned, but I’ll fill you in on those details tomorrow.

This song (that I love) pokes fun at what they consider the “bro-country” trend in country music, specifically pertaining to the way that top male stars portray women in their songs. 

The lyrics contain references to Thomas Rhett‘s “Get Me Some of That”; Luke Bryan‘s “That’s My Kind of Night”; Chris Young‘s “Aw Naw”; Blake Shelton‘s “Boys ‘Round Here”; Billy Currington‘s “Hey Girl”; David Nail‘s “Whatever She’s Got”; Florida Georgia Line‘s “Cruise” and “Get Your Shine On”; Jake Owen‘s “Barefoot Blue Jean Night”; Trace Adkins’ “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk”; Jason Aldean‘s “Take a Little Ride”, “My Kinda Party”, and “Dirt Road Anthem”; and Tyler Farr‘s “Redneck Crazy”

Whew! That’s a lot of ‘bro-country’ references. And what makes this particular song enjoyable – and definitely an ear-worm song. It debuted at number 58 on the Country Airplay chart dated for the week ending July 19, 2014, and after 23 weeks on the charts, it reached Number One for the chart dated December 20, 2014.


Give a listen to Maddie & Tae with “Girl in a Country Song”:

Next up is a song that I crank up the volume whenever it comes on, in spite of the subsequent ear-worm mode that follows. This song was released back in June as this favorite group’s first single from their sixth studio album, and they debuted the song on the CMT Music Awards on June 4, 2014.


Here’s Little Big Town with “Day Drinking”:

Next up are two brothers who sound like Bruce Springsteen meets Zac Brown Band. These Maryland-born, Nashville-based brothers who, for their debut LP, mix unabashedly catchy choruses and soulful, washboard grooves built on Bruce, Bob Seger and Buck Owens with folky slow burners.

They said they felt like they had a lot to prove with this infectious single – they wanted to show they belong at country music’s elite level, but more importantly, they wanted everyone to know that their home state of Maryland is, in fact, full of country folks.


Give a listen to Brothers Osborne with “Rum”:

Last, but certainly not least in the world of ear-worms, is a song from this artist’s fifth studio album that was released just this past November as its second single. This particular artist decided to satirize the media’s perception of her and her relationships.

This song also made this artist the first woman in the Hot 100’s 56-year history to succeed herself at the top spot. The song has also topped charts in Canada and Australia, and peaked in the top ten in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, South Africa, and other countries.

And, you know, is definitely an ear-worm song. One I don’t mind having stuck in my head, really.


Here’s Taylor Swift with “Blank Space”:

Fun Fact: American Express Unstaged: Taylor Swift Experience is a 360° music video app for “Blank Space” that compliments the classic-style linear music video. The 360° video features a similar storyline to the classic-style video, uses the same set, and stars the same Swift and O’Pry.

The user can follow Swift and her love interest throughout many rooms of the mansion, although the user may leave the couple and go to other rooms to find interactive easter eggs and watch the butlers doing their work. Kahn, the video’s director, compared it to a “stage play” and dubbed it a “choose-your-own-adventure” video.

The video was filmed using special 360° cameras and can be viewed by downloading the app to a smartphone or tablet. When in the app, the user physically moves their phone to move their point of view.

Yes, there’s an app for that.

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, 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!


We’re doing something a little different/new for the new year – everyone likes to gain more followers, right? So in addition to our usual music linky, we’re also adding a new linky so you can link up where you’d like to be followed. Pretty cool, no? We may or may not rotate the type of following to link up (like Pinterest, or Instagram, or whatever), but for this week it’s a free-for-all – link up where you most need the following (in the second linky). Let’s have some fun!




  1. Hi Stacy! All of your songs are new to me, and I liked the Taylor Swift song the best. Wish I had a smart phone for that app. Also, being a veteran home schooler, I wish you would give home schooling a try. It is not a full six hour job because one-on-one lessons go very quickly. I believe that Washington is quite easy to home school in as well. Go to for the latest laws in your state. You can probably just keep her enrolled at her school to give her access to PE, the library, and anything you would need. You just use her textbooks. You also will be surprised how much you will learn. (I became so good at everything, that when I went to college to take basic classes to keep up with my high school girls that I aced everything.)
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  2. I know I don’t have the patience to home school my boys. Much better to send them to school and go to work than try to stay at home and be with them all day every day. I love them but time apart is better for all of us. No one wants to see mom go slow nuts from too much togetherness 🙂
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  3. Maddie and Tae looks like the Olsen Twins kinda don’t they. new one for me, but this one is really cool. Like it! The next two are totally new to me.. but I’m a total Taylor Swift fan lately… I wanted to hear the new one you Posted… she is really coming out with some Lyrics, but the melody seem similar to her other tunes, but it’s cool… this one is totally cool and love her videos. Thanks for rockin’ baby girl lovin your picks YOU’VE ROCKED THE HOUSE! Hugs.
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  4. Okay the video to the “a girl in country song” I hadn’t seen so this was a treat! I love the song!
    And who doesn’t like a song about Rum 😉

    Great choices and here is to a great week!
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  5. OMG – that country gals video is like my fave of all time! Love, love, love these country gals throwing shade on the men and calling them out for that crap. And the men in the video, such good sports.
    Always love Little Big Town. they are just FUN.
    Ugh – why is Taylor growing on me so much? I am a grown woman – this shouldn’t appeal to me; but it throws me back to my own youth before marriage and kids; and I just so “get her.” ya feel? 🙂
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    1. Right, Rory? I keep having to watch that video over and over again. 🙂

      Little Big Town is a huge favorite not only of mine, but Princess Nagger, too. We were hooked from their first hit, “Pontoon Boat”. So fun!!

      LOL! We won’t hold it against you, as a grown woman, for having Taylor grow on you. Her music is perfect for all ages! 😀 And yes, I totally feel ya. 😉
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  6. This is the second time I’ve seen Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” in the Music Monday hops. I can’t help myself, I love her songs. They are catchy!

    Day Drinking? Rum? Sounds like my kind of day! If only grown-up responsibilities didn’t get in the way…..

    I’ve been hearing about “Bro Country” being the worst thing to happen to country music….I’m not so sure. It’s just a sign of the times, I guess. I mean, it happened plenty in rock and roll in the 80s with the hair bands, right? And they did pretty well.

    Happy New Year!
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    1. I’m right there with you, Kim! I love Taylor Swift’s songs too – they really are catchy! 🙂

      Those darn grown-up responsibilities really do get in the way sometimes, don’t they? 😀

      Great observation about the Bro-Country and Rock’n’Roll in the 80’s – definitely a sign of the times…which is ever changing! 😀 Happy New Year to you, too! 😀
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