Since I got to California, I have really missed the UK music scene. All the music over here is either regurgitated from the 60's and 70's, mainstream pop, or country music, lots and lots of country music. In the past, I had associated country music with people like Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton. I hadn't realised that there was a whole new genre - young and sexy! (Cor, those cowboys ain't half bad!) So, as the old saying goes, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em!
And wouldn't you know it, after a few weeks of listening I actually started to enjoy it and now I'm proud to admit I'm a new country fan! Yes, I know, my indie rock chicks back home are groaning, covering their faces in despair and disowning me, but a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do!
My first pick is Miranda Lambert. She has won just about every award going and is the first country artist in the 47 year history of the chart to have each of her first four albums debut at #1. I persuaded my hubby to take me to see her live last year and she was excellent. This is the song that got me into her:
The House That Built Me
This next band are a trio called Lady Antebellum who make contemporary country music. I bought their second album "Need You Now" and there isn't a bad song on it. Again, they seem to be winning one music award after another.
To finish, a bit of eye candy and Keith Urban is that in spades. He was born in New Zealand, raised in Australia and found fame in Nashville. He married Nicole Kidman and has battled with alcoholism. I haven't got any of his CDs but heard him a lot on the radio and so far have liked all his songs. He's worth watching even if you don't like the music.
Put You In A Song
Cheryl and Lindy. The rules: link back to them and ask you to take a moment to follow them, and pass it on to other bloggers. So, I pass this Award to the following amazing bloggers:
Alex J Cavanaugh