Monthly Archives: August 2012

Me and Country Music: Terri Clark, Terri Clark

When I think about the musical journey that has gotten me to where I am today, there are definitely stand out songs, albums, and artists. A while back I shared how George Strait impacted not only my taste in music, but my life as well. This time around I am sharing how a debut album released way back in 1995 became a landmark album in that musical journey. Continue reading

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CMA Preview: Who Will Be the Nominees? (Part 2)

A couple weeks ago I gave my predictions as to who the nominees in the artists categories would be for this year’s CMA Awards. Since we now know that Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum will reveal the nominees live on Good Morning America on September 5th, I’m rounding out the predictions with some of the remaining categories. Continue reading to find out which albums and songs I think will land in the prestigious Album and Song of the Year categories.

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Taylor Swift, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

Country music has seen a lot of teenagers achieve success throughout its history such as artists like Leann Rimes and Tanya Tucker to current artists like Scotty McCreery, and Lauren Alaina. To be a child star takes a lot of growing up in the spotlight and having to mature quicker than the normal teenager. That’s something those artists have done well. Rarely have we seen them act or release music that would make us believe otherwise. That’s why it’s a little embarrassing for Taylor Swift that, as a 22 year old, she would stoop to such a low level of maturity like on the new single, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”

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2012 CMA Preview: Who Will Be Nominees?

Recently the Country Music Association announced that Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will once again be hosts of the CMA Awards, which will be held November 1st. By now you guys should know that I am big awards show fan so the announcement lit the fire of excitement for awards season. Not to mention CMA ballots were just recently sent out to voters which means the list of nominees will be made known in the not-so-distant future (maybe next month?). So to get ready, I am predicting who will snag a coveted spot in each category! Continue reading

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