Guest post: It Happens Only in Nashville!

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A family getaway is the best occasion to relax and
let your hair down. It can be real fun to be at your favorite location and do
things you love most with your family members. Nashville offers some unique
opportunities to engage all the family members. You can have a great time
exploring this extraordinary city and soaking in its beauty. If you are
wondering how to make your vacation enjoyable, here are the major attractions
of the city.

The
great Music City – be a part of history

Nashville has music running through its vein. Be it
rock, jazz, classical or pop, you can have a wonderful time listening to your
favorite genre of music at Nashville. The city is heaven to music lovers and
its love for great music has earned it the nickname of the Music City.

While at Nashville, you should not miss out on the
opportunity to listen to soul stirring music and tap your foot in ecstasy.

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Tyler Farr’s Redneck Crazy – Single Review

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   I have to admit that before I heard this song, having only read the title, I assumed it would be YET another rocking party song. I was completely wrong. Instead, Redneck Crazy is actually a song about heartbreak.

    Tyler Farr has a unique, gritty/raspy voice. Signed with Columbia Nashville, Tyler is definitely one of the most promising “new-comers” in Country Music. His voice, with its thick Missouri accent, is pure country. Tyler brings both power and emotion to his latest single. Redneck Crazy tells a tale about a crazy ex in a heartbreaking country song. The theme is often one typically done by a woman. Tyler Farr sings the song from a male’s point of view, giving us fresh take on an old idea.

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Lori McKenna- Massachusetts album review

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    I have to admit that I had no idea who Lori McKenna was until her latest album, Massachusetts, came out. I heard rave reviews on the album and decided to take a listen. I was looking for more traditional country and rootsy music. Fed up with the "Hick-hop" and what not, I was looking for music that got back to the basics. Massachusetts gave me what I was looking for. I listened to this album right through. It has an interesting, folksy sound.

    After I listened to the album, I did some research (which is what I normally do when I discover an artist for the first time). I quickly learned that Lori McKenna is a well-known, established songwriter. She has written for the likes of Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Hunter Hayes, and Little Big Town. She recently co-wrote Hunter Hayes' "I Want Crazy" and Little Big Town's "Your Side of the Bed". She obviously has a gift for songwriting, a definite way with words.

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Holly Williams- The Highway (a review)

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  I became a Holly Williams fan while listening to her latest album, The Highway. I had never heard her music until the album came out. I had heard a lot of great things about this album, so I decided to give it a listen. All I had to do was listen to the first song on the album, Drinkin', and I immediately became a Holly Williams fan. I listened to the album all the way through. It is by far one of the Best albums to come out in years!

    I later did some research and found out that Holly Williams comes from Country Music Royalty. Her grandfather is the Legendary Hank Williams Sr. and her father is Hank Williams Jr. Holly has proven that the next generation of Williams' are most certainly qualified to carry the Country Music torch. Holly's music reminds me of her grandfather's, Hank Sr. She's got that same aching in her voice as Hank Sr. did. Holly sings with such emotion and has a beautiful voice, raw voice. She has definitely inherited the Williams' songwriting talent as well. She is a very gifted songwriter, anyone can hear (or see) that!

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Annie Up! with the Pistol Annies

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This is the Pistol Annies' second album, and they have continued to put forth great music! I happen to be a fan of the Annies, so this is coming from a fan. I loved their first album, so I was very excited when the new one came out. They are not only three talented vocalists, but they are also gifted songwriters. Every song on this album was written by 1, 2 or all three of the Annies.

The album starts off with the song "I Feel a Sin Comin' On". I think it's one of the best songs on the album! It starts out with Miranda Lambert singing in a sultry a cappella. The first part of the song is sung in a cappella with each of the girls (Miranda, Angie, and Ashley) taking a verse. Then the song goes into a sultry melody to match the mood of the song. I think this song is very nicely done. It's one of my favorites.

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How Country Music Influenced Bob Dylan

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From the protest folk of Woody Guthrie to the Delta Blues of Robert Johnson, the early output of Bob Dylan was inspired by a number of traditions in American song. But while it might not have always been apparent, the country sounds of the 40s/50s was just as instrumental in shaping his career.

While growing up as Robert Zimmerman in the Minnesota cities of Duluth and then Hibbing, a young Dylan spent much of his youth listening to country stations broadcasting from Shreveport, Louisiana and also The Grand Ole Opry, a WSM Nashville live radio show which he would later appear on with Johnny Cash in 1969, a fact which was alluded to in a New York interview in 1965:

“All the music I heard up until I left Minnesota was… I didn’t hear any folk music… I just heard Country and Western, rock and roll and polka music.”


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Pistol Annies “Annie Up” Album Review (Guest Post)

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As
if Miranda Lambert didn’t have enough going on with her red-hot solo
career and her marriage to Blake Shelton, somehow she finds time for
cool little side projects, like her
group, the Pistol Annies. The trio is comprised of Miranda Lambert (Lone
Star Annie), Ashley Monroe (Hippie Annie) and Angaleena Presley (Holler
Annie). Their 2011 “Hell on Heels” was a critically acclaimed (although
not embraced by radio) debut. Perhaps the folks at those big awards
shows (CMAs, ACMs, Grammys) were confused by the Annies and their alter
egos. Maybe they thought the gals made the album as a farce? I can’t think of any other explanation as to why they weren’t
nominated for Best Album, Best New Artist or Best Group. Yeah, the
record was THAT good, and if you, as a country music fan, don’t own it,
your collection is incomplete.

That
having been said, I had high expectations for their sophomore CD,
“Annie Up.” The twelve tracks were all co-written by Lambert, Monroe and
Presley. Here’s my track-by-track review.

I Feel a Sin Comin’ On, the opening track, is a bluesy sultry number. that starts out acapella, with finger snaps.
“You can see it all over my face, sweet temptation all over the place,
give me tall, dark and handsome, mix it up with something strong. I feel
a sin comin’ on.”


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