Listening to Carrie Underwood Talk About What Sports Taught Her With Three Teenage Girls From Her Hometown Will Change Your Entire Day

Carrie Underwood still calls Checotah, Oklahoma home, though she hasn’t lived there since she won “American Idol” in 2005. Recently, Carrie returned home to where 69 meets 40 to talk about what sports did for her growing up and how sports have impacted three girls still living in Checotah and playing sports. Carrie was home … Read more

12 Life Lessons From Kellie Pickler’s Instagram

Country music artist, TV personality and all-around babe Kellie Pickler knows a thing or two about being the ideal Southern woman. With her sugary sweet personality, impeccable style and enchanting Southern accent, the 30-year-old talent is not only a great role model to us and her fans, but she represents the character traits we should … Read more

5 Life Lessons From Kelly Clarkson

As a fellow Fort Worth girl, I was rooting for Kelly Clarkson the whole way through that first season of “American Idol.” After she won, the then 21-year-old artist went on to launch an amazingly successful singing career — and I’ve been following it since the beginning. Her powerful songs often touch on strength, independence … Read more

5 Lessons Every Man Can Learn From Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks has always been a straight shooter. Whether it’s in his interviews or on stage, Brooks isn’t afraid to be who he is around anyone that he meets. And though he’s constantly dishing out advice and doing good deeds everywhere he goes, it’s through his music that men can learn some very important life … Read more

8 Lessons I Learned From Adele’s ’25’

Adele’s blockbuster album 25 has been out for 7 months now, and listening with fresh ears reveals even more layers than first realized. The British songstress pulls you in with the alarming “Hello” opener and then bombards you with pop hooks (“Send Me Love”) and inescapable percussion (“I Miss You”) before ripping out your heart … Read more

6 Life Lessons from Reba

It’s not hard to see why Reba McEntire is often called the “Queen of Country.” As one of the most successful female recording artists of all time, she’s had 40 No. 1 singles and 14 No. 1 albums. Like most music artists, Reba chooses music and lyrics that reflect her style and personality, and so … Read more

7 Things I Learned from “Sesame Street” and Country Music

“Sesame Street” is world-renown for teaching children important life lessons like stranger danger, recycling takes care of the Earth and in general, you should be nice to people. Country music also preaches those general messages, but only when country music superstars visit “Sesame Street” to impart wisdom. 7 Things I Learned from “Sesame Street” and … Read more

6 (More) Life Lessons From Garth Brooks

Modern day country music wouldn’t be the same without the influence of Garth Brooks, the number one selling solo artist in US history. He revolutionized country music and continues to leave his mark on the world over two and half decades later. His songs have a way of sticking in your head, even if you … Read more

George Strait Found the Meaning of Life in a Walmart

Finally, the great George Strait has found out the meaning of life and he’s sharing it with the world. Like a lot of us, the King of Country actually figured out the meaning of life in a Walmart (commercial). We’ve all been there, George. So, what is the meaning of life? Well, according to George … Read more

4 Lessons I Learned in My Family’s Truck

Growing up, I spent a lot of time in my family’s truck. My childhood probably wasn’t that different from a lot of kids who grew up in a not-so-small Southern town. My family’s truck was a tool for transportation, but it was also a way of life. Our truck was something to be proud of. … Read more

8 Taylor Swift Quotes That Helped Us Shake It Off

The pop phenomenon known as Taylor Swift, has taught us a lot over the years. She taught us that love is worth fighting for, that sometimes things aren’t always as they seem and that, at the end of the day, we are truly special. Taylor also encouraged us to stand up for ourselves in the face … Read more