Early Ray – Highway to Jail/Country Music All-American Country Music rating: 3.0/5.0
A month ago, I had never heard of Early Ray, but after hearing about 30 seconds of “Where the Wild Things Are”…. (ok, it was really 23 seconds, right where it says “There is a place…”), I was hooked. I didn’t need to hear anymore to know that I was a fan. About a week later, Troy Perry of New Country Records, had a copy in my hands, and I have listened to this album now over 10 times.
Highway to Jail and Country Music are two separate albums that were released two years apart from each other, but fit together one before the other seamlessly. Highway to Jail came first in 2010 and then Country Musicin 2012. Early Ray describes their style as “Carolina Smash Mouth Country”. It is a country/rock sound that is a little heavier than what you might expect from a country album, but is not overwhelming. Comparable styles/sounds include, Eric Church and Eli Young Band, but even they are lighter than Early Ray. Continue reading →
As one of the most talented singer/song writers in country music, Taylor Swift has rocketed to the top of the charts with nearly every one of her singles. She has seen great success on YouTube with her music videos as well. Several of her videos have seen over 10 million views, and the number one song on this list over 117 million! Her music really resonates with the younger generation; she is one of them. Her YouTube Channel greets guests with this bio clip:
Hi. I’m Taylor. I’m the girl who is best friends with a guitar and still believes prince charming exists somewhere out there– fully equipped with great hair and an immature sense of humor. I wear too many bracelets and I can’t concentrate on the conversation if the TV’s on. I love surprises and hardwood floors. My lucky number is 13 and right now my toenails are painted 5 different colors. I write songs and I hope you like them. This is my YouTube page, and I love you for looking at it.
This is a humorous look at the current job market. The characters in this video are fictional, any relation or similarities to actual people are not intended. If you do feel like one of these people, Shoot Dang! get a job.
“The Fishing Song” is her latest release on her YouTube channel, I think it might be a song that resonates with the girly girls out there and the guys alike. Take a listen and tell me (and CJaye) what you think in the comments.