5 Country Songs Based on a True Story

It’s hard not to relate to music. Especially good music. Usually, this rings true with love songs, especially when you’re going through a breakup or something, but what about other songs? Don’t you wonder how musicians come up with some of their music? Well, from their life and true stories. Here are five country songs … Read more 5 Country Songs Based on a True Story

Nine Country Love Songs that Might be About Pickup Trucks

Ever been listening to a country music song about life and love that makes you feel giddy and then suddenly, you start listening a little closer and you figure out you might be listening to a song about… a truck? Or is about love? Or a woman? Or a cowboy? Here are our favorite country … Read more Nine Country Love Songs that Might be About Pickup Trucks

Nashville’s Most-Loved Female Role Models

When people think of country music stars, they often think of cowboys – and a male-dominated or slightly sexist industry. However, today, there are many female country artists who are leading the way as the face of the industry, not only delivering fantastic music, but also serving as outstanding role models for young women. Check … Read more Nashville’s Most-Loved Female Role Models

10 Country Music Albums You Need to Own on Vinyl

Ask any audiophile, and they’ll tell you that vinyl records have a warm, velvety sound that CDs or MP3s simply can’t replicate. In addition, vinyl albums can be prized for their rarity, as well as for their cover artwork. In fact, some vinyl albums are now being reissued so that a new generation can enjoy … Read more 10 Country Music Albums You Need to Own on Vinyl

[Listening Party] Country Music Mashups

mash-up or mash·up  n. 1. An audio recording that is a composite of samples from other recordings, usually from different musical styles. I love the Internet for a billion different reasons, but today I love it because somewhere out there, people are taking country music songs and mashing them together with completely different songs, creating the most … Read more [Listening Party] Country Music Mashups

Taylor Swift Dating Who? Lyric-Worthy Prospects

It’s a well-known fact that Taylor Swift dates a lot and writes a lot of songs about said dates. There’s “Back to December” about Taylor Lautner and “Holy Ground” pays homage to the failed romance with Joe Jonas, as well as about 4 million other songs recorded on various albums and probably scribbled on notepads … Read more Taylor Swift Dating Who? Lyric-Worthy Prospects

Work It Out: Country Songs for the Gym

New year, new you, right? Right, right. We all say it, “The diet starts tomorrow!” We buy the fancy equipment, the new shoes and maybe even clean out our pantries of leftover Little Debbie Christmas tree snack cakes. Two days into the new year and some of you have already failed and it’s probably because … Read more Work It Out: Country Songs for the Gym

7 Ways Taylor Swift’s Red Album Helped Me Examine the Complexities of Life

Background for the reader: After Beyonce’s album 4 came out, I was kind of convinced the entire thing was based off of one year or my life and she had like, listened in on my therapy sessions or something. Sometimes music really gets to you. For years I actively rode the indifference fence when it came to … Read more 7 Ways Taylor Swift’s Red Album Helped Me Examine the Complexities of Life

Our Favorite Country Music for Christmas

If you’re looking to celebrate around the Christmas tree this year with some country music in the background to serenade your family as you open presents, then don’t miss out on these great songs that will put you right in the mood! Here are some of the best country music lyrics for Christmas: Brad Paisley: … Read more Our Favorite Country Music for Christmas

Our Favorite Country Songs of 2013

We try to stay somewhat impartial around here, so while these are definitely our favorite songs of 2013, they are in no particular order. Please just don’t ask to see our “plays” column in iTunes. And remember: we said favorite, not chart-toppers. “Anywhere With You” Jake Owen This one is fun, sweet and has a … Read more Our Favorite Country Songs of 2013