We’ve arrived on another Monday – they’re relentless, I tell ya! I’m currently out of town on a much anticipated and much-needed “Girl’s Weekend”, so we’re going to jump into the musical delight for this week! This week is a freebie week, so grab your favorite tune(s) and come dance with us, won’t you? 

Let’s start with a pop group whose frontman has long loved to dip his musical toes into the country music pool, collaborating in the past with everyone from “Burning House” hitmaker Cam to Miranda Lambert’s bestie Ashley Monroe. But for this particular single, he knew he wanted someone that just sounded different. So he called the reigning CCMA Entertainer of the Year and two-time JUNO Award winner.

“I really can’t believe how pop and cool she sounds on this song as a country singer. She really did an amazing job.”

Indeed, the hitmaker has a voice that certainly stands out from the rest of the impressive class of women making their way in the country music industry at the moment. And while this group never physically found themselves in the studio with her, the magic that their combined voices made was obvious from the start.

“Everybody just [records] either in their own little studio or at home. Everyone goes and finds a place to throw some things in, and then we sort it out.”

Give a listen to Train featuring Tenille Townes and Bryce Vine with “I Know”:

Next up this favorite artist just released the deluxe edition of her recent album, and it features this soaring new song, one of six new songs off the expanded version.

“I like to think of the extra songs that we added for Denim & Rhinestones, for the Deluxe Edition is just an extension of Denim & Rhinestones as a whole. I definitely wanted all the songs to fit with the rest of the body of work, but it’s just more. It’s more denim. It’s more rhinestones.

I feel like the vibe was so cool and I just enjoyed this era so much that I just wanted to keep it going. So, I definitely feel like the songs fit, and if you liked the OG DNR, you’re gonna like the Deluxe Edition.”

Here’s the inimitable Carrie Underwood with “Drunk and Hungover”:

Next up, two female powerhouse singers have joined forces for a powerful new collaboration that is a fresh, feel-good track, a reimagined version of one of the artist’s songs from 2014.

“I wrote ‘[this song]’ with Brett James at my house in California about 13 years ago. We wanted to write an uplifting song for anyone to sing to whoever they love, including singing it to yourself because that’s important too. Over the years, we recorded many variations of it, but this one is the original and my favorite and how it was always meant to sound. My heart is so happy and in awe that my lovely friend Sheryl Crow is singing it with me. Her legendary voice and calm tone, so perfectly shares the message of this nurturing song with me. And Jamie Kenney’s tasteful production took it all the way home.”

Give a listen to Colbie Caillat and Sheryl Crow with “I’ll Be Here”:

Last, but certainly not least, this favorite artist is proudly declaring his Swiftie status on his new EP. The eight-song record ends with a track titled, “Taylor Swift,” which chronicles his experience trying to secure tickets to the 33-year-old singer’s Eras Tour.

Two Taylor Swift concert ticket stubs / Cost me more than my mortgage goes / And that was before T-shirts, cokes and popcorn / But, hey, I mean how many times does your little girl turn 9? / Dave Ramsey wouldn’t like it / But it was priceless watchin’ her watch her hero, singin’ every single word to every song / In the nosebleeds, smilin’ like we have VIP passes on / So enchanted, ’til her bedtime struck like midnight and she yawned / And, climbed up in my arms, she was gone

I race and I run, I keep chasin’ the sun / When I’m done, you see nothin’ but / In the nosebleeds, smilin’ like we have VIP passes on / So enchanted, ’til her bedtime struck like midnight and she yawned / And, climbed up in my arms, she was gone dust / I’m restless and rare with the wind in my hair / Going somewhere that I never was / You were holdin’ me knowin’ I couldn’t be broken / And now you’re just holdin’ the reins / I’ll love you forever, you should have known better / Some horses can never be tamed

While the artist marveled at his daughter’s joy to attend the Eras Tour on the track, he also offered the sweetest insight into their father-daughter bond:

Who am I that I get to hold a real-life princess / While she sleeps through her way too expensive birthday gift / I just hope that she grows up and always knows that me, her mom and Jesus / Love her even more than she loves Taylor Swift / When she turns 22 and I turn 56 / I hope she thinks of me when she hears Taylor Swift

Without further ado, here’s Walker Hayes with “Taylor Swift”:

That’s a wrap for this week – have a great Monday! See you on the dance floor!

Now onto the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me: Photobucket

I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and our musical cohort, the awesome Cathy from Curious as a CAThy, and Alana of Ramblin’ with AM!

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!


  1. HEY GIRLFRIEND, How ya doin’ ol’ friend? Great I hope!!! Man, you really out did yourself today! Love them all. I really like train.. but they got an addition on this one.. totally cool! And CARRIE UNDERWOOD…man that girl is hot & oh so famous! She out did them all and still so pretty & her tunes are amazing!!! Gotta love her! I just wish I had a body like hers… hahaha Cheryl Crow is another favorite! Great job… LET’S BOOGIE!!!! Take care my friend…hope you stop by sometime!!! HUGS

  2. These were all new to me but I enjoyed them the last one is sweet but made me giggle because my parents would have said an outright NO! My dad, being a lumberman actually would have said ” no goddamn way will I spend that money. That’s highway robbery!” Actually, when ABBA had their Voulez-Vous tour on, back in the 70s, I was 13 or 14 and asked my mom if I could go. She said no and besides…there could be drugs there. I just looked at her and said, “Mom, it’s ABBA.” meanwhile, my brother went to see the Rolling Stones and The Who.

  3. My favorite was the Sheryl Crow duo. Let’s see, rock concerts at age nine? I grew up in New York City and my parents let me go (or took me to) exactly zero of them! Even Woodstock, when I was 16 – that one got a hard no from my Dad. Years later, I found out one of my cousins, who is two years older than me, was allowed to go to one of the Beatles concerts at Shea Stadium in NYC. Oh well.

  4. Stacy,

    We were in Nashville for a couple of nights our first week of our staycation and I thought of you. 🙂 I believe Colbie Caillat was set to perform at the Grand Ole Opry latter in the week. We want to go back to Nashville to catch a big act perform on stage at the Opry. We did a day backstage tour which was a lot of fun!

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