Tuesday, September 29, 2009
As I have mentioned multiple times Rascal Flatts is by far my favorite country band. They have sang songs about love, friendship, good times, many types of heartbreak and even about a girl with cancer. I have absolutely loved every song they have released no matter what it is about until I heard their latest single "Why." If you haven't heard it yet "Why" is a slow song about a 17 year old that committed suicide. The main line in the song is "Oh God only knows what went wrong and why you would leave the stage in the middle of a song." I know a lot of people have been affected by suicide including the members of Rascal Flatts because Jay and Gary's Uncle killed himself and Joe Don had a friend in high school that killed himself. But, there is just something about this song that makes me feel really uncomfortable and its a type of song I never expected to hear from Rascal Flatts. The members of Rascal Flatts have said that they have released this song to help people realize that there is other options besides suicide but I just can't see this as a song that should be playing on K102 or other country stations. I might be completely wrong about this one but let me know what you think.
You must have been in a place so dark
You couldn't feel the light
Reaching for you through that stormy cloud
Now here we are gathered in our little home town
This cant be the way you meant to draw a crowd
Oh why, thats what Im asking
Was there anything i could have said or done
Oh I had no clue you were masking a troubled soul
God only knows what went wrong and why you'd leave the stage in the middle of a song
Now in my mind i'll keep you frozen as a 17 year old
Rounding third to score the winning run
You always played with passion no matter what the game
When you took the stage you shined just like the sun
Oh why thats what I keep asking
Was there anything I could have said or done
Oh I had no clue you were masking a troubled soul
Oh God only knows what went wrong and why you would leave the stage in the middle of a song
Now the oak trees a swaying in the early autumn breeze
The golden sun is shining on my face
Tangled thoughts i hear the mocking bird sing this old world really aint that bad a place
Oh I theres no comprehending and who am i to try judge or explain
But I do have one burning question
Who told you life wasnt worth the fight
They were wrong
Now your gone and we cry
Its just not like you to walk away in the middle of a song
Your beautiful song
Your absolutely beautiful song
Monday, September 28, 2009
Luke Bryan is coming to Minnesota on October 14th and will be playing at the Fine Line Music Café. Luke Bryan hasn’t been around very long but I still really like the songs he has released so far. Luke Bryan released his first single in 2007 off of his I’ll Stay Me album. The single “All My Friends Say” was by far one of my favorite country songs of 2007 and 2008. Luke Bryan also released “We Rode in Trucks” and “Country Man” off of that same album. I wasn’t a huge fan of “We Rode in Trucks” but “Country Man” was another one of my favorite songs of the year. I would have to say that my favorite Luke Bryan song is “Do I” which was released earlier this year. I am always a sucker for heartbreaking slow country songs and "Do I" is one of the best I have heard in awhile. Luke Bryan has a great voice and fun songs to sing along with and I can’t wait to hear him live at the Fine Line Music Café. I have learned my lesson about waiting to buy country concert tickets (when I found out I couldn't get a Rascal Flatts ticket) so I am definitely not going to wait to buy my Luke Bryan at the Fine Line Music Cafe tickets.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Taylor Swift has been everywhere you look lately whether its in the news because of the Kanye West situation, on the American Country Music Awards singing with Brooks and Dunn or on every radio station hearing all of her great songs. Minnesota Taylor Swift fans are extremely lucky because we get the chance to hear her perform live during the height of her fame. Taylor Swift will be coming to the Target Center on October 11th at 7:30 pm. Taylor Swift will be coming with two other great acts Kellie Pickler and Gloriana. Taylor Swift tickets are extremely hard to come by because of her hugely successful albums and because of all the fame she has acquired from both country and pop fans. I have searched the internet and found the best Taylor Swift tickets. It seems that Ticket King has the best Taylor Swift tickets
available. They are pretty expensive but I know there aren't many left and the prices won't be dropping so I am buying tickets right away. All of Taylor Swifts concerts have sold out in less than 5 mins so if you are lucky enough to find tickets I suggest you purchase them right away too.
Monday, September 14, 2009
My number one true love is and will always be country music! There is nothing else on this earth that can make me happy, sad, excited and many other things with in just a few minutes. But, I figured I could share my second love with everyone which is sports. My dad is a gym teacher and self proclaimed "Minnesota's biggest sports fan" so I grew up watching ESPN every night. I love all of Minnesota's professional teams like the MN Vikings, MN Twins, MN Wild and yes even the MN Thunder. I love watching all those teams but I have always enjoyed watching Minnesota college teams better. With the professional teams you are never quit sure if the players are there because they love the game or because of the money and fame. With college players you can see that they are playing for the love of the game because they give everything they have throughout the whole game. I got a chance to expeirence this live when I went to the Minnesota Gophers vs Air Force football game last weekend. It was the first game the Minnesota Gophers played at the new TCF Bank Stadium and I couldn't imagine a better stadium. The Minnesota Gophers use to play at the Metrodome which is also a nice facility but never seemed like the right venue for a college football team. The TCF Bank stadium has a great college atmosphere. The University of Minnesota Marching band sounded amazing and you could hear them no matter where you sat in the TCF Bank Stadium because every seat is great there. It was also great to finally be able to watch the Minnesota Gopher football team play outside on a beautiful September day. Everything about the TCF Bank stadium is great and I can't wait to go back for another game. The Gophers won thier first game so TCF Bank Stadium tickets will be even harder to get now then they were before. I am planning on purchasing as many Minnesota Gopher football tickets as I can before they are all sold out.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Montgomery Gentry has been one of my favorite bands for many years and I will finally get a chance to see them in concert! Montgomery Gentry will be in Minnesota September 18th at the Treasure Island Casino. Montgomery Gentry has come out with many hit singles since they first got together in the early 90's. A few of my favorite Montgomery Gentry songs are "My Town", "Speed", "Hell Yeah", "If You Ever Stop Loving Me", "Gone", "She Don't Tell Me To", "Roll With Me" and their newest singles "One In Every Crowd." I have heard/read nothing but great things about Montgomery Gentry concerts and I can't wait to get the chance to experience one myself. Montgomery Gentry concerts usually sell out pretty fast so I hope I am still able to get Montgomery Gentry tickets since I just found out about the concert!
Thursday, September 3, 2009
I was just thinking about how the Rascal Flatts concert is just a few weeks away and it got me thinking about all my favorite Rascal Flatts songs. Of course I love their major hits like "This Everyday Love," "I'm Moving On," "Love You Out Loud," "I Melt," "Feels Like Today," "Skin," "What Hurts the Most," "Me and My Gang," "Take Me There," "Everyday," "Bob That Head" and "Here Comes Goodbye." My favorite Rascal Flatts song is called "She Goes All The Way" which most people have probably never heard. It's another amazing Rascal Flatt ballad that features Jamie Foxx. If you are a huge Rascal Flatts fan I highly suggest you download this song and listen too it. If you are like me you will fall in love with it right away and listen to it over and over again. I don't think they will but I hope Rascal Flatts plays this song in concert. The Rascal Flatts concert is on September 19th at the Xcel Energy Center. There are very few Rascal Flatts tickets left but I know there are still some out there. I can't wait to see them again live in concert and hear all my favorite songs!