You can keep your Chesneys, Lukes, and Florida Georgia Lines … I’ll take Kenny Rogers any day

Kenny Rogers in Boise Kenny Rogers in Boise

Last weekend, I had the honor of watching my very first Kenny Rogers concert when he came to Boise, Idaho. 

And it's a concert I don't think I will ever forget. 

I remember being a kid in the 80s and my mom love, love, loving her some Kenny Rogers, so I was pretty happy when I was able to score two tickets and bring her along for the fun ride. I have four singers/groups who stand out strongly from my really young days: Bob Seger, which I remember because my mom went to his concert while I was in the hospital having my tonsils removed; Rod Stewart because I was in love with his highly-inappropriate-for-a-youngster Do Ya Think I'm Sexy; and The Gatlin Brothers because All The Gold In California was my favorite song and I sang it constantly. But then there was Kenny Rogers who I had a special place in my heart for because he was my mom's favorite singer, which definitely rubbed off on me, and I grew up thinking that he and I were related. See, my maiden name was Rogers and so in my young mind Kenny Rogers was some sort of a long lost uncle of mine.


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Rodney Atkins Concert Review


On April 24th, 2014 Toby Keith's Bar & Grill in Woodbridge. VA was expecting a special guest. Rodney Atkins was in town and was ready to perform some real country music.

Opening act Wesley Spangler took the stage first. Wesley is a local musician who prides himself not only on his original songs but on well-known cover songs as well. He performed songs by Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge and Colt Ford. His stage presence is strong and he knows how to get the crowd going. The band was incredible also. It was the perfect way to start the night.


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‘Nashville’, Season 2, Episode 15 – RECAP


Nashville returned on Wednesday night after a 3 week hiatus, to an episode both exciting and darkly dramatic. Rayna is getting things together with her label and Scarlett’s new music, but Teddy arrives to tell her that Lamar is dead, and slips in a few white lies about how he tried to help but it was too late. They tell the press and begin preparations for a private family funeral (which strangely Juliette is invited to), and Rayna is faced with telling Tandy, who erupts into hysterical sobs, while her sister remains cold and hard-faced, still furious at her father for the lies and betrayal. Deacon is alerted by Maddie, who cries to him down the phone at the news, and he tries to get through to Rayna who acts pissy with him and puts the phone down. He comes over to her house because he’s worried at how she’s bottling things up and she tells them about her father’s involvement in her mother’s death, and despite being blindsided by the revelation Deacon insists that she’s not okay and she needs to process this, which Rayna snaps at. She’s sick of all the lying and doesn’t want to forgive anyone for it. After continuing to be cold-faced at the funeral however, alone in Lamar’s office and pouring some whiskey she freaks out and has a breakdown, throwing things and sobbing hysterically, as Tandy and Teddy watch, part in sadness, part in horror. 


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Chase Rice Concert Review – One To Remember


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If Chase Rice isn't a country name that you're familiar with, you should be! On February 6th 2014, Chase played to a sold out crowd at The Machine Shop in Flint, Michigan. He took the stage full of energy, ready to party, with what I can only assume was a Jack and Coke in his hand. Girls in the crowd went crazy over Chase, which I can relate to. He is a very confident, very good looking up and coming new country artist.


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Codie Prevost – ‘All Kinds of Crazy’ album review

Codie Prevost

I don't know if you know, but Canada's country music scene is on FIRE these days and Codie Prevost is definitely a burning spark among the flames. Codie is a Multi-Award winner and three time Canadian Country Music Association nominee.  He is currently getting ready for the worldwide release of his FOURTH studio album "All Kinds of Crazy" set to release on March 1st!  Based on his interaction with me and from the other reviews I've read, I'm putting Codie on my list of "Acts I'd Love To See Live".  You're gonna have to wait until March to get the new album but until then here's a little sample review for ya!  

1) I'll Be Your Whiskey

Any track with 'whiskey' in it is a good one.

"I'll be your whiskey

Lay that bottle down and just kiss me"

It's a catchy upbeat song that makes you sway along, with the ties between alcohol and love…where can you go wrong?  The vocals are strong with a female backup singer that chimes along beautifully. It's got the feel of Luke Bryan's 'whiskey makes my baby feel a little frisky' with just a tad more innocence.


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