Top 5 Favorite Songs-Dec 19, 2016!!!

  1. Caroline Jones~ “Tough Guys”: Caroline Jones new single “Tough Guys” tells a story of calling out all the pretenders who think you should be different, so they can feel better about themselves. It is a trap that we all fall into from time to time, while trying to change ourselves to please others or trying to change others to please our own selves. The lyrics are really feisty and this song helps you learn how to feel confident in being your own person, it seems ridiculous that a person’s opinion could have a hold over you.
  2. Maddie Wilson “Love Likes Theirs”: In Maddie Wilson new song “Love Likes Theirs” tells the story of asking God for only thing. And that thing is finding the man of her dreams. This song describes being genuine and having a rare kind of love that a lot people thinks does not exists, but maybe they have not been or found their true lover yet.
  3. Post Monroe~ “Half Hearted”: Post Monroe new single “Half Hearted” is a catchy, tuneful rhyme to romance, but it is not your typical love song. The sassy tune has an important message for all the significant others out there who cannot seem to commit to a relationship. Post Monroe is a trio group with Shelby McLeoad, Whitney Duncan and Ashley Hewitt.
  4. Kelly Willis~ “Flower on the Vine”: Kelly Willis new song “Flower on the Vine” is a slow and simple kind of tune that showcases Willis’ vocals. This song takes it time and is really relaxing, but the lyrics of the song show many emotions throughout the entire thing.
  5. April Kry~ “Get Ready To Miss Me”: April Cry’s song “Get Ready To Miss Me” was inspired by her roots and growing up listening to strong country female singers like Martina McBride, Faith Hill and Shania Twain. Kry thought this song would be a great single that could inspire the listener and make them stand up for they wanted.


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Brothers Osborne & Lucie Silvas: Dirt Rich Tour!!


On December 15, 2016, I went to see country duo Brothers Osborne at the Belasco Theater for their Dirt Rich tour. Brothers Osborne is composed of brothers, T.J. and John Osborne. T.J. is the lead singer and plays rhythm guitar while John plays lead guitar and provides background vocals. They started the show off with their hit single “Pawn Shop.” Their stage actually looked like a real pawnshop with items like an old television, lamps and rustic slot machine. The guys and their band played a 90-minute set with upbeat versions of their popular singles like “21 Summer,” “American Crazy” and “Greener Pastures.” The brothers shared “Ain’t My Fault” will be their new single in January 2017. The duo also shared their versions popular country classics like Dixie Chicks’ “Goodbye Earl” and John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” Both brothers can play the guitar so well and the sound of the music is something new and refreshing that is entertaining to hear.


The boys also had an opening act. The opener for them was Lucie Silvas. Silvas was born in England, and then moved to New Zealand and now lives in Nashville. Lucie played songs from her self-titled EP, which came out in 2015. I enjoyed when she performed a cover of Jackson 5’s “Who Loving You.” Silvas is married to John Osborne and has known both brothers for over 15 years. At the end of the concert Silvas sang two additional songs with JT and John. The original recording features country legend, Lee Ann Womack, however Silvas did a great job performing the song live. The last song she sang with the duo was “Rolling on the River” by Tina Turner.


I hope to continue to hear good things about the Brother Osborne and Lucie Silvas. I feel that all three musicians will continue to make great music and have many more successful years in their careers.