Barefoot songs – Allan Pettersson http://allanpettersson.org/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 21:45:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://allanpettersson.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-19-120x120.png Barefoot songs – Allan Pettersson http://allanpettersson.org/ 32 32 Album Review – “Songs I Swore Never To Sing” by Benjamin Tod https://allanpettersson.org/album-review-songs-i-swore-never-to-sing-by-benjamin-tod/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 16:10:42 +0000 https://allanpettersson.org/album-review-songs-i-swore-never-to-sing-by-benjamin-tod/ When it comes to the story of how country music was saved in the modern age, it’s the post-punk roots musicians who should be given the deserved credit for starting the revolution. They are the ones who took over the traditions rejected by the mainstream. They were the first to return to Lower Broadway in […]]]>

When it comes to the story of how country music was saved in the modern age, it’s the post-punk roots musicians who should be given the deserved credit for starting the revolution. They are the ones who took over the traditions rejected by the mainstream. They were the first to return to Lower Broadway in Nashville when it was still a seedy place full of pawnshops and adult bookstores. They were the first to cultivate self-sustaining local networks from Music Row to Nashville, creating lasting careers and ultimately launching bona fide superstars.

Benjamin Tod is the embodiment of this archetype of post punk roots. As a high school dropout who spent much of his youth hopping on trains and performing on the streets to earn tattered dollars, he’s the kind of character many other underground artists have emulated. Raised in Cottonwood, Tennessee, Benjamin Tod met his wife and violinist Ashley Mae in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky when they were still teenagers. They played music in a band called Barefoot Surrender and eventually formed the Lost Dog Street Band in 2010, coined after the couple’s beloved Labrador Retriever Daisy.

By this time, however, the underground country scene was already shedding its heyday and moving more towards the Appalachian revival that we see today inherent in artists like Tyler Childers and Sierra Ferrell. But Benjamin Tod and the Lost Dog Street Band survived the total implosion of that era through dogged determination and because they fit into those two eras. And while all the DIY attitude inherited from the punk era became less necessary as labels and independent reps rose up to support worthy artists, Benjamin Tod and the Lost Dog Street Band remained faithful. to their principles and did not play the game.

The approach remains very DIY, and attitudinal. Not playing tag ball, only seeking media attention earlier this year, Benjamin Tod is as quick to complain about the sleazy nature of the business as he is about his substance abuse and mental health issues. . A site like Saving Country Music? Of course, it’s never about Benjamin Tod and Lost Dog, because it’s not real. This guy from Trigger is bought and paid as much as anyone. But of course, that pride also kept Tod from asking for help either. As he sings in the opening song of the Lost Dog Street Band’s latest album released earlier this year, titled Glory,

I won’t compromise or sign with thieves
I’m the trash outsider of the underground scene
Only enjoy when I compete
With a knife in my back, outnumbered by three
I’m on the wrong track hanging from the caboose
I can turn all the chaos into shelter and food
And I may not be pretty like all your tools
But I fight like a tramp and I work like a mule

This same do-it-yourself attitude is brought to the music itself. With minimal effort put into the arrangement – ​​and Benjamin’s vocal delivery being rather dry and almost down-to-earth in its mood – it kept much of the audience away from this music. It sounds underground, in a roots style which especially imploded ten years ago with the dissolution of the .357 String Band and the disappearance of Hank3. But it’s the songs and the stories that can’t be denied, and what has sustained Benjamin Tod despite his heavy-handed, principled attitude, and even crowned him one of the preeminent songwriters of our time, regardless of the adversity imposed on him, by himself and others.

Although Benjamin Tod loves to tell you that it’s all done by himself, the YouTube channel Gems on VHS also played a big part in his success over the past five years, with his video rendition of “Using Again” topping some 11 million views, and several other videos on the channel racking up 7-figure stats. . Again, it’s unclear whether it was Gems on VHS’ support that launched Benjamin Tod into the subterranean stratosphere, or if it was Gems on VHS that benefited Benjamin. They both rode the insatiable craving for authenticity in music that has hyper-accelerated during the pandemic.

The title of this solo project by Benjamin Tod entitled Songs I swore never to sing is to be taken literally. Consisting of 10 songs recorded in just six hours, some of the tracks were written 10 years ago, while others are more recent. What ties them all together is how Tod rated them all as too painful to perform. The loss of his dog, the death by suicide of his former bandmate Nicholas Ridout of the Spitshire Band and the potential splits from his wife Ashley Mae are the types of topics discussed here. This Tod was ready to share them all now, and together it resulted in arguably the best collection of songs in his catalog.

Recorded completely acoustically and alone, with just a little natural room reverb to spruce up the cues, Songs I swore never to sing is a ruthless unloading, scathing piece of self-assessment and bloodshed, blessed with an incredibly poetic transmission that makes the words resonate far beyond any instrumental accompaniment could achieve. These songs deserve to be naked. This album is essentially Benjamin Tod lying prostrate on the floor, with no seams or covers. Judge if you want, but you can never accuse him of not being raw and honest.

These are the recitations of a man standing at the edge of a precipice, looking over the edge of a cliff, or down the barrel of a gun, or down into a pill bottle, and choosing to exorcise her pain in words rather than more catastrophic alternatives. No wonder this stuff is too painful to share before. Having to relive those moments while performing those compositions must have been heartbreaking in itself, not to mention turning them into some sort of commercial product to share with the world.

“He will not be nominated, awarded or appreciated by this world as he should be,” Benjamin Todd scolded the release of this album. “Their industry is too mundane and superficial to even elicit any real emotion. It’s a relic of something that’s lost to the masses. I too am becoming obsolete in this world from every mirror axis.

There is definitely some truth in that. But it is also Benjamin Tod who is proud of his fight, because it is in the grip of a restless, tired and hungry emotion that his muse emerges. That’s what you hear on this album, which tones down criticism of some earlier efforts by focusing attention solely on its songs.

The truth is, Benjamin Tod has become more beloved and successful than some fledgling artists signed to major labels these days, or many indie musicians in the middle tier. And Songs I swore never to sing very well may be the record where the rest of the country and roots world wakes up to what it has with Benjamin Tod.

1 3/4 raised guns (8.5/10)

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Irish songs you need to hear this week https://allanpettersson.org/irish-songs-you-need-to-hear-this-week/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 14:23:06 +0000 https://allanpettersson.org/irish-songs-you-need-to-hear-this-week/ You might still be stunned by Electric Picnic last weekend, but there’s no rest for the Irish musician. This week’s roundup of the best new Irish music features Daithí’s brilliant new album ‘I’m Here Now’ and the return of one of Ireland’s most successful, yet somehow understated exports. esteemed home artists Eden with […]]]>

You might still be stunned by Electric Picnic last weekend, but there’s no rest for the Irish musician. This week’s roundup of the best new Irish music features Daithí’s brilliant new album ‘I’m Here Now’ and the return of one of Ireland’s most successful, yet somehow understated exports. esteemed home artists Eden with their 5th album ICYMI. There are also early EPs from Jackie Beverley and Cruel Sister.

Orla Gartland has shared the deluxe version of her debut album “Woman On The Internet” featuring SASAMI’s remix of “Over Your Head.” After recent single “Fun”, Biig Piig continues to have an impressive 2022 with his latest release “Kerosene”. Hopefully we hear more from her before her show at The Sound House in November.

The Narolane team (Denise Chaila, Muli, God Knows) is back with ‘Rent Free’ with a Bantum guitar. Gavin James has teamed up with Dutch DJ Sam Feldt – who has one of those fancy blue ribbons on his Spotify profile – for ‘Better’. After drawing one of the biggest crowds at Electric Picnic, The Coronas are back with another slow-burning radio affair “If You Let Me” and Somebody’s Child return with their 2022 debut single “Broken Record”.

Aoife Nessa Frances previews her second album with ‘This Still Life’ and Grave Goods continue to impress after their standout performance at the We’ve Only Just Begun festival with their latest single ‘Die’ from their debut album ‘TUESDAY. NOTHING EXISTS’, which was released today.

All of this plus new releases from John Gibbons, April, Scattered Ashes, Ciaran Lavery, Conor Furlong, Wild Love, Laytha, Kingfishr, Padraig Jack, Outsider YP, Kid V, Rezo, Eve Whelan, BArefoot Gypsies, Bright Falls, Weston Lonely, Lea Heart, Tara Nome Doyle, Beats Bakery and Jamie Toomey sound more than a little like Neil Hannon on his latest single “Every Ocean.”

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Set the mood with these 40 sexy country songs https://allanpettersson.org/set-the-mood-with-these-40-sexy-country-songs/ Fri, 26 Aug 2022 19:00:47 +0000 https://allanpettersson.org/set-the-mood-with-these-40-sexy-country-songs/ No need to rush through this list of 40 sexy country songs. Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson and Faith Hill are a few artists representing the modern era of country romance, but fans of classic country will also find wax-melting hits from Kenny Rogers, Alabama and Barbara Mandrell. Only one artist is featured twice, and that’s […]]]>

No need to rush through this list of 40 sexy country songs. Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson and Faith Hill are a few artists representing the modern era of country romance, but fans of classic country will also find wax-melting hits from Kenny Rogers, Alabama and Barbara Mandrell.

Only one artist is featured twice, and that’s simply because she added her vocals to a sexy collab with her hubby before dropping her own bedroom ballad. Songs that encourage a slow dance and maybe a little more have a nod to those that come close to spelling SEX. The exception to this rule is song #1, which proves it’s about what you say and how do you say it.

Seven decades of country music success are represented on this list of sexy songs. One or two describe a relationship that has passed, and another half-dozen find the singer daydreaming about something he really can’t (or really shouldn’t) have. Eternal love was not a qualifier, as you will find out when listening to songs #4, 7, 11 and 19.

Sexy Country Songs – 40 of the best country hits, ranked

This list of 40 sexy country songs proves that great country singers have been singing about intimacy for a very long time. Taste of Country’s staff ranked 40 songs from seven decades of country music to find the most impassioned performances ever delivered to radio speakers. Did your favorite late-night romantic song make this list of the country’s most popular songs?

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The Grammys | GRAMMY.com https://allanpettersson.org/the-grammys-grammy-com/ Thu, 25 Aug 2022 20:21:05 +0000 https://allanpettersson.org/the-grammys-grammy-com/ Just over a year after Big Time Rush announced their reunion, the TV-created boy band proved they weren’t just cut out for a show. With 18 million social media followers and a 44-date North American trek — including a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden — the band have certainly made a comeback. The quartet […]]]>

Just over a year after Big Time Rush announced their reunion, the TV-created boy band proved they weren’t just cut out for a show. With 18 million social media followers and a 44-date North American trek — including a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden — the band have certainly made a comeback.

The quartet – Carlos PenaVega, James Maslow, Kendall Schmidt and Logan Henderson – was first formed to Big time Rusha “Monkees”-style Nickelodeon series that ran for four seasons from 2009 to 2013. Big Time Rush released three albums that spawned only a handful of hits (“Boyfriend” from 2011, which featured a remix with Snoop Doggand 2012 fall out-sampling “Windows Down”), but built a dedicated fanbase that couldn’t wait for their return.

This time around, the band are released from their contracts with Nickelodeon and former label Columbia Records, officially taking ownership of the Big Time Rush name and music through their brazenly titled LLC, Bought The Rights. And as Henderson suggests, Big Time Rush is just (re)beginning.

“We have so much music that we’re about to release,” Henderson told GRAMMY.com. “We’re always excited and hungry to keep finding Big Time Rush – what the sound is like, what it means to us, and records that really rock us.”

They kicked off their reunion with the single “Call It Like I See It” in December 2021, which marked the first time the four members had contributed a single since forming. They have since released four new tracks, the most recent of which is their first Spanglish single “Dale Pa’ Ya”, a tribute to their Latin American fans. On August 25, they revealed five shows in South America for 2023, further confirming that they won’t be slowing down anytime soon.

As Big Time Rush wraps up its tour of the United States, the guys share fond memories of some of their biggest hits, a few new songs, and one that, as they say, “took on a life of its own.”

“Until I Forget You”

Schmidt: I remember a rented mansion for the music video. We were joking about it because the way the video turned out, it seemed like only the guys in the video liked us – like, the way it was edited at the end, we were like “Wow, it seems that all the girls in this music video hate us.”

Maslow: We’re currently playing this on our tour and it’s one of the crowd’s favorite songs every night. When we put together this little section with a bunch of classic songs, including this one, we really had no idea what to expect or how much we’d enjoy it over the new songs. But it’s one of my favorite moments on the show, because everyone’s having a blast, they know every word, and they’re screaming that song out loud.

“Buddy”

PenaVega: We did some music videos for “Boyfriend”, the first one was on the TV show. This one stands out to me because we were on the Paramount lot in the parking lot. They blocked off the parking lot for about two or three days and we literally had a carnival – ferris wheels and spinning machines, just a full fledged carnival that they rented out. They brought it in, they set it up, and we shot a music video. James rode a Ferris wheel with a plant.

Maslow: Highlight of my BTR trip right there.

PenaVega: This was probably the start of the TV show’s epic music videos. We hadn’t done such an elaborate one, and Nick really invested some money behind it. It was very fun. Then the second clip was obviously with Snoop Dogg.

Schmidt: Do you remember, in this video, the little green man in the cup? Now that I think about it, I’m like, “What’s this all about?”

Henderson: We had this huge dance blackout at the very end, and we were sweaty because there were so many people in there and the air conditioning wasn’t working. And Snoop is wearing this huge trench coat, and I was like, “How are you not sweating? It’s so hot in here.” And he said, “It’s all in your head.”

PenaVega: He said, “Being cool is a state of mind.”

Henderson: I was like, “Okay, well, I’m going to pass out.”

“Worldwide”

Schmidt: We did the clip at the airport, obviously. It was pretty wild.

Maslow: Renting out an entire airport just for a music video was another step up in terms of “Wow, things are growing.”

Henderson: It’s still our biggest song today. Even when we go to other countries, some of our fans speak very little English and it’s the only song they know every word of. It really is such a special song to have with fans around the world.

Maslow: And when it comes to live performances, it’s one of our favorite times, because we always pick one – usually four, these days – of the “global” girls. It’s a great opportunity to get someone on stage and sing directly in front of a fan.

The song has aged well. Not so sure these dance moves have.

“Music Sounds Better With U” (feat. Mann)

Henderson: This song was a bit complicated, because there’s a lot going on. Got a guitar sample from Shaka KhanRyan Tedder is the one who produced that one.

PenaVega: This song cost us a lot of money.

Ryan has since sold that house, I heard, but it was in Colorado. His basement has been transformed into a ginormous studio. It was still the nicest studio I’ve been to.

Henderson: We got to see where Adele recorded all those massive songs. You could feel it in the air.

“window down”

PenaVega: I was actually hanging out with justin bieber at the time, and I played this record to him, and he was like, “Yo, they offered this to me, and I passed it on.” I was like, “Oh, really? Well, we take it!”

Henderson: Honestly, it works really well with four voices.

Schmidt: And again, getting a sample of Blur is huge.

Henderson: I don’t know what happened behind the scenes for that. Probably something we don’t want to discuss.

PenaVega: Again, it cost us a plot silver.

This clip is probably my favorite clip we’ve done. The boys and I took a trip to Maui and literally spent five days there, we had the best time ever. We went cliff jumping, did all that stuff, we had all this footage, and when we got back to filming the TV show, I did a quick little 25-second trailer like, ‘Oh, here we are in Maui, what happens next?” I pitched it as a music video idea, and they said, “Let’s go. The next month we went to Maui for a week and they paid for everything.

Henderson: We were like, “Haha suckers!” and then it got billed to us and we were like “Aww”.

Maslow: It was long before the technology we have now, [where] we can have a GoPro that shoots in 4k or 8k. We had to custom build a waterproof case for a massive RED camera. So you had this six figure camera with some kind of janky plexiglass thing and our cameraman was going to jump off the cliffs with this huge splashing thing in the water, and we just kept praying, please don’t don’t put water in it.

PenaVega: The best scenes [were when] they mounted the cameras on the front of these jeeps and we drove around, just us and our, like, “video girls”, hands up, going crazy.

Henderson: Why can’t we make a music video like this anymore?

Schmidt: We can, in fact!

Maslow: I’m thinking Turks & Caicos for the next one, guys what do you say?

“Call It As I See It”

Henderson: It was the first [we wrote together upon reuniting] which sounded like a real Big Time Rush song.

Schmidt: There were a lot of Zoom sessions at the start of the pandemic, and it was really hard to make the connection. I know people have been writing great songs during the pandemic on Zoom, but it’s definitely better to be in the room going back and forth. The same trajectory occurred [as it did in] the beginning [of writing songs together]where it took a while to get anywhere [good]

I feel like, in the funniest way possible – and I joke about it – but I feel like writing a song is kind of like a battle. You know? You are waging war against a brain fart. And everyone has an opinion, and they all matter, so he tries to weave something together to become a beautiful tapestry. It’s a few metaphors.

Maslow: You can pick the cherries you want there. [All laugh.]

Schmidt: [“Call It Like I See It”] was actually just a party at James’s.

Maslow: The record sounds like we’re having a good time.

Schmidt: We felt like people needed a party, so we brought them the feeling of a party.

“Dale Pa’ Ya” (feat. Maffio)

PenaVega: Our Latin American and South American fans have always been amazing with us. I mean, we put 30,000 tickets on sale to Mexico for this tour, and they sold out in six hours. It’s seriously unreal. We’ve always wanted to do something to give back.

Maslow: And the number of fans said that they learned to speak English from our songs, in your opinion, we always felt – since we went to Mexico and Latin America, we felt such love for these fans . Just such a welcoming appreciation. We have always wanted to give back and show our appreciation and efforts in the other direction. [Motioning to Schmidt and Henderson] The three of us learned so much Spanish on tour there.

Schmidt: Carlos had a good head start.

PenaVega: The day we entered the studio with Maffio, he said to himself: “Let’s make a song to make the world dance”. I feel like this song, even though it’s Spanglish, it’s such a universal song. I feel like the world is going to hear it, and I want to get up with us to dance.

“The Turd Song”

Schmidt: “The Turd Song” has developed a life of its own. It was actually not that important to us at the time.

Maslow: Until this tour, we had never played this song.

PenaVega: We did it at a gig, and I was like, “Oh my god.” I stopped singing, and everyone is screaming, and I’m like, “There’s 10,000 people singing ‘The Turd Song,’ oh my god!”

Henderson: It’s a bit grindy, but I just had to let Jesus take the wheel on this one.

PenaVega: We didn’t make it to one show, and the next show there was a sign that said, “Justice for ‘The Turd Song.'”

Schmidt: It was written in the script [for the TV show]and [when] we had the table read, none of us knew how to sing it.

Henderson: The creator of the show [Scott Fellows] literally 12 years old.

Schmidt: He probably just likes his creation to take its own turn.

Henderson: You know, we actually have legit music coming out.

PenaVega: A “Turd Song” remix! With Doua Lipa!

Maslow: Probably called Doo Doo Lipa.

Schmidt: Maybe we can get another one from Pooplo!

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Back to his 10 best country songs https://allanpettersson.org/back-to-his-10-best-country-songs/ Mon, 22 Aug 2022 18:16:16 +0000 https://allanpettersson.org/back-to-his-10-best-country-songs/ Born on August 22, 1957, country artist Holly Dunn began her journey through the country music landscape at an early age. The Texas native traveled to Nashville after graduating from college, looking for her own career in the industry. After finding work as a songwriter and demo singer, she landed her own solo recording contract […]]]>

Born on August 22, 1957, country artist Holly Dunn began her journey through the country music landscape at an early age. The Texas native traveled to Nashville after graduating from college, looking for her own career in the industry. After finding work as a songwriter and demo singer, she landed her own solo recording contract in 1985.

She released her self-titled debut album the following year, which included her single “Daddy’s Hands”. This track became her first Top 10 hit in 1986 and began a string of hits that continued through the mid-1990s. During her career, she released 10 studio albums and ranked two number one hits 1: “Are You Ever Gonna Love Me” in 1989 and “You Really Had Me Going” in 1990.

Dunn retired from the country music industry in 2003 following the release of his last album and first gospel-centric project, Full circle. In 2016, she announced that she had been diagnosed with “a rare and very aggressive form of ovarian cancer”. Three years later, on November 14, 2016, Dunn died of the disease at the age of 59.

Although his life was cut short, Dunn’s impressive collection of country songs from the 1980s and 90s will live on through new generations of listeners. Let’s take a trip back in time and enjoy these 10 standout songs by Holly Dunn.

  • “Will You Ever Love Me”

    From: “The Blue Rose of Texas” (1989)

    Dunn co-wrote this with his brother Chris Waters and award-winning songwriter Tom Shapiro for his fourth album The Texas Blue Rose. The declarative tune was selected as the record’s lead single and became her first No. 1 hit in the summer of 1989.

  • “Love Someone Like Me”

    From: “Cornerstone” (1987)

    In 1987 Dunn released “Love Someone Like Me” as the lead single from his second album corner stone. Written by Dunn and fellow country talent Radney Foster, the pleading ode peaked at No. 2 on the country charts in the United States and Canada.

  • “Here’s My Heart Again”

    From: “The Blue Rose of Texas” (1989)

    This infectious single was a big hit for Dunn in the fall of 1989. His heartfelt delivery elevated the track’s compelling melody and lyrics, which were penned by fellow ’90s hitmaker Joe Diffie, as well as the songwriters- acclaimed composers Lonnie Wilson and Wayne Perry.

  • “Only when I love”

    From: “Cornerstone” (1987)

    Another Dunn, Chris Waters and Tom Shapiro co-write, “Only When I Love” shows off the softer side of his vocal talents. The nostalgia single reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 1987.

  • “That’s what your love does to me”

    From: “Across the Rio Grande” (1988)

    The first single from Dunn’s third album Across the Rio Grande became another big hit, peaking at No. 5 on the country charts in 1988. Written by Dunn, Waters and Warren Peterson, “That’s What Your Love Does To Me” finds the amorous singer ready to settle down and put the honky-tonk nightlife behind her.

  • “Strangers Again”

    From: “Cornerstone” (1987)

    There are few experiences as disconcerting or dizzying as the end of an intimate relationship. Waters and Dunn teamed up to write the heartbreaking and thoughtful “Strangers Again,” which climbed to No. 7 on the Billboard Hot Country singles chart in 1988.

  • “(It’s Always Gonna Be) Someday”

    From: “Across the Rio Grande” (1988)

    How long does it take for true love to arrive? When do you know it’s time to move on? These are the questions at the heart of “(It’s Always Gonna Be) Someday”, which served as the second single from Dunn’s third album in 1988. The heartbreaking tune reached No. 11 on Billboard‘s country chart that same year.

  • “Heart Full of Love”

    From: “Heart Full of Love” (1990)

    The title track from Dunn’s famous 1990 album is a celebration of a love that makes everything in life even better than before. The cheerful tune was penned by Greek-born country songwriter Kostas, who penned some of the genre’s biggest hits of the decade, including The Chicks’ “I Can Love You Better,” “Timber, I ‘m Falling in Love” by Patty Loveless,” and “Because You Love Me” by Jo Dee Messina.

  • “You really got me going”

    From: “Heart Full of Love” (1990)

    Dunn, Waters and Shapiro struck country gold again with the first single from his 1990 record Heart full of love. The fiery track “You Really Had Me Going” became Dunn’s latest No. 1 hit and stands as one of his most recognizable recordings.

  • “Daddy’s Hands”

    Excerpt from: “Holly Dunn” (1986)

    Released in 1986 as the final single from her self-titled debut album, “Daddy’s Hands” became Holly Dunn’s trademark song. Dunn wrote the song as a Father’s Day gift to his dad with no real intention of sharing it with the world. It received so much positive feedback from friends and fans that she opted to record and release it, but Dunn was unprepared for the popularity of the emotional track.

    “Daddy’s Hands” peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard charts and landed her nominations for Best Country Song and Best Female Country Vocal Performance at the 1987 Grammy Awards.

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Top 10 Jake Owen Songs https://allanpettersson.org/top-10-jake-owen-songs/ Fri, 19 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://allanpettersson.org/top-10-jake-owen-songs/ Our Top 10 Jake Owen Songs list examines the songs of a hugely popular county music singer who crossed the genres of pop and rock to great acclaim. Hailing from Winter Haven, Florida, Jake Owen released his debut album in 2006 titled Start with me. Since releasing his debut album, Jake Own has come close […]]]>

Our Top 10 Jake Owen Songs list examines the songs of a hugely popular county music singer who crossed the genres of pop and rock to great acclaim. Hailing from Winter Haven, Florida, Jake Owen released his debut album in 2006 titled Start with me. Since releasing his debut album, Jake Own has come close to scoring ten number one singles. He has become one of the most successful country music artists of the 21st century with his party songs and authentic ballads full of emotion. Our Top 10 Jake Owen Songs list features ten of his finest and most beloved songs.

#10 – Don’t Think I Can’t Love You

We open our list of the top 10 Jake Owen songs with the blues county killer single titled “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You”. It’s an excellent piece. There’s a bit of Leon Russel, a bit of George Jones and plenty of searing blues in this passionate love song.

The song “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You” was released on the album titled Easy to do. It was the first single released from the album. The album was released in 2008. The song “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You” was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts, peaking at number two. “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You” was also a hit on the US Billboard Country Airplay charts, peaking at number two. The song “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You” was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number fifty-seven. “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You” was composed by Jake Owen, Kendell Marvel and Jimmy Ritchey.

#9 – Made for you

Continuing with our list of top 10 Jake Owen songs, we listen to the soulful song titled “Made for You”. This song has a real 1970s vibe, falling somewhere between the sounds of Jim Croce and Dan Fogelberg with a touch of county. The song “Made for You” was released on the album titled Greetings from… Jake. The album was released in 2020.

“Made for You” was the fourth single released from the album. The song “Made for You” was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts, peaking at number three. “Made for You” was also a hit on the US Billboard Country Airplay charts, reaching number one. The song “Made for You” was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number thirty-two. The song was also a hit on the Canadian country music charts, rising to number one. The song was composed by Benjy Davis, Joey Hyde and Neil Medley.

#8 – Up the Honkytonk

In number eight on our list of the top 10 Jake Owen songs, we feature the peppy song titled “Down to the Honkytonk.” The song “Down to the Honkytonk” was released on the album titled Greetings from… Jake. The album was released in 2018. “Down to the Honkytonk” was the second single released from the album.

The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, peaking at number nine. The song was also a hit on the US Billboard Country Airplay charts, reaching number seven. The song burst onto the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number sixty-five. The song was most successful in Canada where it reached No. 1 on the Canadian Country Music Charts. The song was composed by Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird and Shane McAnally.

#7 – Homemade

The Scrapbook Greetings from…Jake is the most represented album on this list of Jake Owen’s Top 10 Songs. There are so many great songs that Jake Own recorded on the album. “Homemade” was the third single released from the album. It was also the second of three number one singles released on Greetings from… Jake. The song “Homemade” was composed by Bobby Pinson, Drew Parker, Jared Mullins, Ben Goldsmith.

#6 – Start With Me

Landing at number six on our list of the top 10 Jake Owen songs, we present the song “Startin’ with Me”. It’s such a genuine song of regret that we can probably all relate to in some way. The song “Startin’ with Me” was released on the album of the same name. The album was released in 2006. “Startin’ with Me” was the second single released from the album.

The song “Startin’ with Me” was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts peaking at number six. The song broke into the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number eighty-three. The song was also a hit on the Canadian Country Music Charts, reaching number twenty-eight. The song was composed by Jake Owen, Kendell Marvel and Jimmy Ritchey.

#5 – I was Jack (you were Diane)

Halfway through our list of top 10 Jake Owen songs is the song titled “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)”. The title of the song pays homage to the classic John Mellencamp song called Jack And Diane which was released in the early 1980s. It’s pretty much the same song with Jake Owen singing different lyrics to Mellencamp’s music. The song “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)” was released on the album titled Greetings from… Jake. The album was released in 2018. “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)” was the first single released from the album. This is a video. Don’t miss it.

The song “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)” was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts, peaking at number seven. “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)” was also a hit on the US Billboard Country Airplay Charts, reaching number one. The song “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)” was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number forty-three. The song was also a hit on the Canadian country music charts, rising to number one. “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)” was composed by David Ray, Tommy Cecil, Jody Stevens, Craig Wiseman and John Mellencamp.

#4 – Alone with you

At number four in our list of top 10 Jake Owen songs, we present the captivating song titled “Alone With You”. The song was released on the album titled Barefoot Blue Jean Night. The album was released in 2011. “Alone With You” was the second single released from the album.

The song “Alone With You” was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts, peaking at number one. “Alone With You” was also a hit on the US Billboard Country Airplay Charts reaching number one. The song “Alone With You” was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number forty-one. The song was also a hit on the Canadian country music charts, rising to number two. “Alone With You” was composed by Shane McAnally, Catt Gravitt and JT Harding

#3 – American Country Love Song

Going through our list of top 10 Jake Owen songs, we present the song titled “American Country Love Song”. Jake Owen’s opening vocal line echoes the great Charlie Daniels. The song “American Country Love Song” was released on the album titled American Love. The album was released in 2016 “American Country Love Song” was the first single released from the album.

The song “American Country Love Song” was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts, peaking at number six. “American Country Love Song” fared much better on the US Billboard Country Airplay Charts where it reached number one. The song “American Country Love Song” also burst onto the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number fifty-five. “American Country Love Song” was also a hit on the Canadian Country Music Charts, rising to number two. The song “American Country Love Song” was composed by Ross Copperman, Jaren Johnston and Ashley Gorley.

#2 – Beach

Right at number one on our list of the top 10 Jake Owen songs, we celebrate the upbeat song titled “Beachin’.” This great summer party song would make artists like Sammy Hagar and Jimmy Buffet very happy as Jake Owen celebrates the fun and beauty of the summer party. Even Sheryl Crow would probably love to soak up the sun on this cool song.

The song was released on the album titled Golden days. The album was released in 2013. “Beachin'” was the second single released from the album. The song “Beachin'” was a huge hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts peaking at number one. “Beachin'” was also a number one hit on the US Billboard Country Airplay charts. The song “Beachin'” was a major crossover hit on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number twenty-six. “Beachin'” would also go straight to number one on the Canadian country music charts. The song “Beachin'” was composed by Jaren Johnston, Jon Nite and Jimmy Robbins.

#1 – Barefoot Blue Jean Night

We close our list of top 10 Jake Owen songs with the song “Barefoot Blue Jean Night”. This one starts with such a spectacular acoustic guitar riff before turning into a rock party song. This one has a kind of Neil Diamond feel with a touch of county. The song was released on the album also titled Barefoot Blue Jean Night. The album was released in 2011. “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” was the first single released from the album. The song “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts peaking at number one. “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” also hit number one on the US Billboard Country Airplay charts.

The song “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number twenty-one, making it Jake Owen’s highest charting song on the Billboard Hot 100 so far. The song was also a hit on the Canadian Country Music Charts, reaching number four. “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” was composed by Dylan Altman, Eric Paslay and Terry Sawchuk.

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5 Reyna Roberts Songs Every Country Fan Should Hear https://allanpettersson.org/5-reyna-roberts-songs-every-country-fan-should-hear/ Mon, 15 Aug 2022 15:37:08 +0000 https://allanpettersson.org/5-reyna-roberts-songs-every-country-fan-should-hear/ Since being selected as one of The Boot’s artists to watch in 2021, rising talent Reyna Roberts has received even more critical acclaim for her refreshingly fun country music. The daughter of two military parents was born in Alaska but dug her roots in Alabama, where she immersed herself in music from an early age. […]]]>

Since being selected as one of The Boot’s artists to watch in 2021, rising talent Reyna Roberts has received even more critical acclaim for her refreshingly fun country music.

The daughter of two military parents was born in Alaska but dug her roots in Alabama, where she immersed herself in music from an early age. Roberts is as talented as she is determined and has made a name for herself in the country music community by simply doing what she loves while constantly giving it her all.

In 2020, the trajectory of his life and career changed when Mickey Guyton shared a video of Roberts accompanying himself on the piano while singing “Drinking Alone” by Carrie Underwood It didn’t take long for the cover to catch the ears of Underwood herself, who retweeted the cover and exposed Roberts’ talents to a whole new group of country fans.

Since then, she has appeared in the recent Amazon Music documentary For love and country, NFL Monday Night Football and even shared the stage with big names in the country like Reba McEntire and Jamey Johnson. With a long list of accomplishments behind her and more new music on the way, Roberts’ country music career shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

If you’re late to the party again or just need a refresher, take a moment to enjoy these 5 Stellar Reyna Roberts Songs We Can’t Stop Listening To.

  • “Stompin’ Grounds”

    This 2020 single from Roberts is truly a boot-scootin banger that’s made to go strong on a Friday night. If you’re looking for a trail that will get your energy and adrenaline pumping, look no further.

  • “Raised Right”

    This infectious 2021 track is a reminder that women in country songs don’t have to be one-dimensional characters. Fierce yet charming, “Raised Right” is an ode to the people and places that made us who we are, quirks and all.

  • “67 (Winchester)”

    Released in 2019, the engaging “67 (Winchester)” was actually inspired by character Dean Winchester from the hit TV seriessupernatural.

  • “Countdown to Victory”

    Released in October 2021, the anthem “Countdown to Victory” was written by Roberts with Noah Henson specifically for ESPN’s iconic Monday Night Football show. The song stands on its own thanks to its infectious chorus and Roberts’ fiery vocals.

  • “Kiss an Angel Good Morning”

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    Roberts shared the stage with Luke Combs and Robert Randolph as part of the 2021 special CMT Giants: Charley Pride. She showed off her piano skills during a spectacular rendition of Pride’s iconic hit “Kiss an Angel Good Morning.”

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“Variety” criticizes Elton John for his “pretty boring songs” in the new musical “The Devil Wears Prada” – Deltaplex News https://allanpettersson.org/variety-criticizes-elton-john-for-his-pretty-boring-songs-in-the-new-musical-the-devil-wears-prada-deltaplex-news/ Tue, 09 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://allanpettersson.org/variety-criticizes-elton-john-for-his-pretty-boring-songs-in-the-new-musical-the-devil-wears-prada-deltaplex-news/ A few days ago, Elton John attended a preview of his new musical, The Devil Wears Prada, which is currently playing in Chicago en route to Broadway. On Instagram, Elton told the cast and crew, “YYou have created something truly wonderful! But at least one critic disagrees with him. In its review of the show, […]]]>

A few days ago, Elton John attended a preview of his new musical, The Devil Wears Prada, which is currently playing in Chicago en route to Broadway. On Instagram, Elton told the cast and crew, “YYou have created something truly wonderful! But at least one critic disagrees with him.

In its review of the show, Variety writes that the show needs to “get meaner”, calling it an “overly respectful and frankly miscalculated approach to its source material”. According to Variety, the show, based on the book by Lauren Weisberger and the hit movie starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway“provides useful entertainment but needs a healthy dose of edgy guilty pleasure to augment its sweet pleasures.”

In Variety’s opinion, the series “never lets up,” and in particular doesn’t give us enough of Prada’s iconic boss, Miranda Priestly, who in film and book treats her assistant Andy so terribly that we let’s root so that it comes out from under his thumb.

And while Elton’s score and its “pleasant, peppy pop sound” has “its moments,” reports Variety, “there’s a lot of work to be done to replace the heartfelt and fairly boring songs… with songs that express the naked ambition, social irresponsibility and artificial joy of the fashion industry.

Variety suggests that Elton and the rest of the creative team need to “put aside cuteness and channel their inner Miranda Priestlys.”

Of course, Elton has written many hit musicals – The Lion King, Billy Elliott and Aida – so a lackluster review is unlikely to make much of a difference to him, although the New York Times isn’t either. delighted with the series. The musical is playing at the James M. Nederlander Theater in Chicago until August 21.

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Islamic Jihad funerals and battle songs: Gaza after the ceasefire | Gaza https://allanpettersson.org/islamic-jihad-funerals-and-battle-songs-gaza-after-the-ceasefire-gaza/ Mon, 08 Aug 2022 19:51:00 +0000 https://allanpettersson.org/islamic-jihad-funerals-and-battle-songs-gaza-after-the-ceasefire-gaza/ In Shujaiya, a neighborhood in Gaza City already scarred by several rounds of wars, men handed out coffee and dates from the shade of a colorful mourning tent as Palestinian Islamic Jihad battle songs rang out. a sound system. Men carrying AK-47s, their faces protected by black balaclavas, lined the entrance to the tent, and […]]]>

In Shujaiya, a neighborhood in Gaza City already scarred by several rounds of wars, men handed out coffee and dates from the shade of a colorful mourning tent as Palestinian Islamic Jihad battle songs rang out. a sound system.

Men carrying AK-47s, their faces protected by black balaclavas, lined the entrance to the tent, and the militant group’s black and yellow flag flew above.

The neighborhood had gathered to mourn five-year-old Alaa Qaddoum, one of the first victims of Operation Breaking Dawn – a surprise campaign of Israeli airstrikes targeting Islamic Jihad, the Gaza Strip’s second-largest militant organization. after Hamas.

The Israeli military said Alaa’s father, Abdullah, is a senior Islamic Jihad commander, but did not say whether he was the target of Friday’s attack that killed her. He was seriously injured in the attack, along with Alaa’s seven-year-old brother. The Israeli army said it was aware of the five-year-old’s death and that civilian casualties would be investigated.

A 60-year-old civilian sitting on the steps of a mosque and an Islamic Jihad fighter on a motorbike were also killed on Friday afternoon in the first salvo of Israel’s three-day offensive.

The motorcyclist was named by Islamic Jihad as Yusuf Qaddoum, a distant relative of Alaa.

School books of the Qaddoum family. Photography: Bethan McKernan

“They were targeting the motorbike, but it was obvious there were children and people at the mosque,” Alaa’s grandfather Riad said, pointing to the shrapnel marks and streaks of shrapnel. dried blood where the girl died. “The rest of the street was empty. They could have waited. »

Gaza’s health ministry says 44 people, including 15 children and several Islamic Jihad operatives, were killed and 350 civilians injured when missiles hit the blockaded Palestinian territory ahead of a peace-brokered ceasefire. enters into force on Sunday evening. Sixty people in southern Israel were treated for minor injuries as hundreds of retaliatory rockets were fired across the border from Gaza into the south of the country.

Unlike other Israeli airstrikes in built-up areas in the Strip, which since 2014 have often been accompanied by phone calls ordering residents to evacuate first, Breaking Dawn began without warning.

Alaa’s mother, Rasha, said she and her husband were taking their four children to the park when the operation began. The family walked around the corner to borrow a thermos flask from a relative, and Rasha was inside the house when a missile turned the street to blood and dust.

“She loved school. She was so keen to come home after the summer that she already had me call the teacher and sign me up for next year,” said the 27-year-old, surrounded by mourners at the family home. as she clutched Alaa’s pink backpack and flipped through her school. books.

“I was standing by the window when it happened. I saw our relatives holding my daughter and she was bleeding. She doesn’t know anything about rockets. What was her crime?

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A Palestinian woman hangs laundry in her home damaged during the fighting between Israel and Gaza. Photograph: Suhaib Salem/Reuters

Founded in 1981 with the aim of establishing an Islamic Palestinian state and destroying Israel, Islamic Jihad is directly funded by Iran and designated as a terrorist organization by most of the international community. Unlike Hamas, which took control of the Gaza Strip in 2007, it is not encumbered with day-to-day governance of the coastal enclave and, therefore, is often the driving force behind clashes with Israel. While the two movements are allied, Islamic Jihad often acts independently and sometimes undermines the authority of Hamas.

The weekend violence – the worst since an 11-day war in May 2021 that killed 256 people in Gaza and 14 people in Israel – was sparked by the arrest of Bassem al-Saadi, the commander-in-chief of the Islamic Jihad in the occupied West Bank. While Islamic Jihad did not respond by firing rockets into Israel, the Israeli defense establishment insisted that Breaking Dawn prevented an imminent major retaliatory attack.

The campaign is considered by the majority of the Israeli public to be a resounding success: the IDF succeeded in killing two senior Islamic Jihad commanders and claims to have destroyed rocket launch sites and training camps, without causing a single Israeli casualty. The gamble that Hamas would not be dragged into the fray, unleashing all-out war, appears to have paid off, as the group continues to rebuild its arsenal and network of tunnels after the last round of conflict.

The operation boosted the security credentials of Israel’s caretaker prime minister, centrist Yair Lapid, before the politically polarized country held its fifth election in less than four years in November. Gaza’s 2.2 million people are paying a heavy price, however.

Four wars and several other battles with Israel since the Hamas takeover have devastated the infrastructure and economy of the 17 square miles, while 15 years of an Israeli-Egyptian blockade has left the population trapped to access the drinking water, electricity and adequate medical care .

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A Palestinian boy holds an Islamic Jihad flag next to a photo of the group’s leader, Khaled Mansour, who was killed by an Israeli airstrike on Saturday. Photograph: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty

On Monday, after the ceasefire took effect, most residents of the strip were trying to return to some semblance of normality. Electricity and water were still not working in many areas, and fuel deliveries from Israel have yet to reach gas stations.

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In Sheikh Ijlin, a neighborhood in southern Gaza City on the shores of the Mediterranean, residents of two city blocks picked up the rubble of their homes, which were destroyed on Saturday; two little barefoot girls played with plastic flowers and blankets pulled from the debris while the adults surveyed the damage.

Safa Shammalakh, a 31-year-old disabled shopkeeper, struggled to get to safety after hearing cries on Saturday morning that the Israelis had called the owner of the building next door, warning him that he would be hit.

“My house is gone, my groceries are gone,” she said. “We hope the ceasefire will hold, but there are never any guarantees. It always happens again. »

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Saudi-Emarati digital artist chiptunes popular Saudi Arabian and Arabic songs https://allanpettersson.org/saudi-emarati-digital-artist-chiptunes-popular-saudi-arabian-and-arabic-songs/ Sun, 17 Jul 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://allanpettersson.org/saudi-emarati-digital-artist-chiptunes-popular-saudi-arabian-and-arabic-songs/ Saudi Arabia demands halt to Israeli attacks as three more Palestinians die in raid RAMALLAH: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday demanded international action to end the deadly attacks by the Israeli armed forces against the Palestinian people. At a Cabinet meeting in Jeddah chaired by King Salman, the ministers urged the international community to assume its […]]]>

Saudi Arabia demands halt to Israeli attacks as three more Palestinians die in raid

RAMALLAH: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday demanded international action to end the deadly attacks by the Israeli armed forces against the Palestinian people.

At a Cabinet meeting in Jeddah chaired by King Salman, the ministers urged the international community to assume its responsibilities and exert all efforts to end the conflict.

The Saudi call came as three Palestinians were killed and 40 injured in an Israeli raid in Nablus in the northern West Bank, and 17-year-old Moamen Jaber died of his injuries in hospital of Hebron after being shot dead by Israeli soldiers during earlier clashes in Bab Al-Zawiya.

These four deaths bring to 130 the number of people killed this year by Israeli forces in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

“From Nablus to Hebron, after Gaza and Jenin, the occupation continues to commit its open crimes against our people in all the occupied territories,” Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh said.

Tuesday’s deaths came after Israeli elite forces surrounded a house in Nablus’ Old City early in the morning, closing in on Ibrahim Al-Nabulsi of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the military wing of the Fatah, and at least one other member of the group. , named Islam Sabbouh.

After Nabulsi refused demands to surrender, Israeli forces opened fire and hit the house with Matador anti-armour missiles, killing the men inside. Another Palestinian, Hussein Jamal Taha, 16, was also killed.

Thousands of Palestinians took part in the three funerals, the largest in Nablus for 20 years.

Violent clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces erupted across the West Bank, injuring at least 20 civilians, most of them young men. A general strike was called in sign of mourning.

Nabulsi had survived several previous arrest or assassination attempts over the past five months.

The new attack came less than 48 hours after Israel suspended its military operations in the Gaza Strip, which claimed the lives of 46 Palestinians and injured more than 300 civilians, including women, children and the elderly.

Nabil Aburudina, spokesman for the Palestinian Authority, condemned the killings in Nablus and said the Israeli occupation was approaching a comprehensive confrontation with the entire Palestinian people through its aggression.

Aburudina said the Israeli government was not interested in peace and stability and was working to shed Palestinian blood to achieve gains in Israeli domestic politics.

He said the US delegate to the UN, by insisting on Israel’s right to defend itself, was supporting the Israeli narrative, which was unacceptable because Israel was the aggressor. If this aggression continued against the Palestinian people, it would trigger violence throughout the region, he said.

Taysir Nasrallah, a member of Fatah’s Revolutionary Council and a prominent Nablus leader who attended the funeral on Tuesday, told Arab News that mourners were chanting slogans calling for revenge against Israel.

Nasrallah said: “It seems that Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid started his election campaign early by killing the most Palestinians, which would allow him to get the most votes.

Palestinians believe that recent Israeli military escalations in Jenin, Gaza and Nablus are linked to Israel’s election campaign, with votes scheduled for November 1, and that Lapid, who lacks the military experience of his biggest rival , Benjamin Netanyahu , wants to appear to voters as capable of dealing militarily with the Palestinians.

“We believe there are electoral goals for this unprecedented military escalation against the Palestinians, and it confirms that the Israeli leadership has no plans for the Palestinians other than to kill,” Nasrallah said.

He called on the PA to take a decisive decision to end its relations with Israel.

“The new Palestinian generation does not believe in the approach of negotiations, which has brought no results for the Palestinians for 27 years, except by increasing settlements, killings and destruction against the Palestinians. Therefore, the Palestinian Authority must take a decisive decision to completely end the relationship with Israel, regardless of the results of that decision,” he said.

Palestinian politician Mustafa Barghouti told Arab News that Israeli crimes will lead to an overall Palestinian popular uprising.

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