Little Big Town gets heat over ‘Girl Crush’ – 2015-03-27

Little Big Town is in the headlines for their latest single “Girl Crush”- a tune that describes a woman’s jealousy over another female with her ex-boyfriend. 

Women are being exploited in most country songs these days so when Karen of Little Big Town sings “I want to taste her lips, yeah cause they taste like you / I want to drown myself in a bottle of her perfume,” it shoudn’t be offensive one would think. 

Apparently radio stations are pulling the song from their air waves because of listener’s furious phone calls and emails accusing the song to ‘promote the gay agenda’. 

The Washington Post gives more in depth stories on this song. Read More HERE.

What are your thoughts? Do you think the song is too much for country radio? 

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Zac Brown Band performs emotional tune on Jimmy Kimmel Live – 2015-03-27

Zac Brown Band performed an emotional version of Jason Isbell’s “Dress Blues” on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show. The song was released on Isbell’s 2007 album and inspired by a school colleague of Isbell, Corporal Matthew Conley.

The Zac Brown Band’s rendition is wonderfully done, but also emotionally shattering, pulling at our heartstrings and helping us to remember all the men and women out there right now, putting their lives on the line for our freedoms. Continue Reading →

James Otto Performs at Tin Pan South – 2015-03-27

(Photo credit: Moments By Moser)

James Otto performed at The Listening Room cafe on Tuesday as part of the Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival. Otto played his new single, “Somewhere Tonight” among other classics such as “In Color,” which won both CMA “Song of the Year” and ACM “Song of the Year” awards in 2008.

Otto has a busy summer of touring ahead and is performing on April 18th at the ACM Motorcycle Ride and Concert, which benefits several charities. For more information, please visit: www.jamesotto.net
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Krystal Keith in the Kitchen: Bananas Foster Pancakes

This is one of my favorite indulgent breakfasts. It combines one of my favorite breakfast foods, pancakes, with one of my all-time favorite desserts, Bananas Foster. If you haven’t ordered Bananas Foster at a restaurant, go ahead and put it on your foodie bucket list because it is a must! Bananas sautéed in brown sugar, [...] Continue Reading →

Spring Salvage on Great American Country

This spring, Great American Country is out to prove that one man’s — or woman’s — trash is, indeed, a treasure just waiting to be discovered. Whether it’s about reclaiming one-of-a-kind vintage architecture, snatching up buildings about to be demolished or restoring classic RVs and trailers, our primetime lineup is focused on making the old new again. First [...] Continue Reading →

It’s International Waffle Day!

As the wise, inspirational Leslie Knope once said, “We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles and work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter but work is third.” Since today is International Waffle Day, it only seems appropriate to remember and repeat her words. Wherever you are and whatever you do today, at [...] Continue Reading →

Blake Shelton Moves Into No. 1 on Top 20

Everything is new on this week’s Top 20 Country Countdown! Blake Shelton and Ashley Monroe return to No. 1, knocking Carrie Underwood down to No. 2 with “Little Toy Guns.” Besides a new number one, there are also a number of brand-new videos on this week’s countdown, including the latest clips from The Swon Brothers, Luke Bryan, [...] Continue Reading →

You Should Know: 7 Emerging Artists from SXSW

SXSW, the annual music, film and interactive festival in Austin, Texas, showcases the best, newest and hottest talents in the audio, visual and tech industries. The South by Southwest festival is a gateway to success for young musicians, filmmakers and entrepreneurs looking to get their “big break.” The music festival is unique, itself, in that [...] Continue Reading →

Junk Gypsies Announce Their Own Paint Line

Fans of Junk Gypsies, rejoice! Amie and Jolie Sikes, the sisters known for their ability to turn “junk” into treasure and create incredible spaces, have made it even easier for their fans to DIY their own projects. The Texas siblings took to Instagram to announce they will release their own line of paint during Texas Antiques Weekend, [...] Continue Reading →