Storms Never Last.

Whenever I’m in need of a pick-me-up all I have to do is listen to some country and I know I’m guaranteed to feel 10000x better. It’s been a while since I’ve checked out live performances at the Grand Ole Opry, but as expected they’ve got loads of great songs just waiting to cheer me up!

Happy Sunday.

alice

xo

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That Was Us.

Here’s another new song from my hubby and I am CRYING! This song is so beautiful and moving and perfect and arghhhh that there are no words to describe it; you’ll just have to listen to it. This song gives me chills and every time it ends I take it off repeat I’m left numb. I just love this song so there really isn’t much to say about it. Anyways, I’ll be here, patiently waiting until Kip comes to London.

If only the song was at least an hour long…

alice

xo

Don’t Close Your Eyes: Live at the Grand Ole Opry.

This song melts my heart and is definitely one of my favourite live performances from Chris Young. Singing at the Grand Ole Opry, Chris kicks this Keith Whitley classic out of the park, really making it his own with this perfectly gravelly and beautiful voice (I also think that playing with Whitley’s actual guitar was a nice touch too). This is perfect for a chilled out Wednesday night.

And yes this is also on the wedding playlist shortlist.

alice

xo

Tomorrow: Live at the Grand Ole Opry.

It would seem as though I’ve found myself a new country voice to obsess and swoon over, and that is in the form of Chris Young. His voice is deep and reminiscent of that classic old-school country sound like Alan Jackson injected with that new kind of country sound. There is also something about his voice that is so utterly genuine and true that it is as though he’s singing from his own experience – whether it’s because he co-writes a majority of his songs or because I feel such a personal connection to them, I just don’t know. Anyway, performing at the Grand Ole Opry, Young sings about saying goodbye to a love, albeit an unhealthy love, and about spending one last night together. I guess we’ve all kind of been there; being with a person who is just not right for us, whether this be a romantic love, or a more platonic friendship, and you know that you have to say goodbye to it, no matter how hard or heartbreaking it may be; but obviously not before one last of being together before the inevitable tomorrow.

I can’t tell if I just rambled away at that last bit, but definitely make sure you check out the video. Goodnight.

alice

xo

Platinum.

So, I know that I’ve moved on from Miranda Lambert and her new album (see yesterday’s love-post), but this afternoon when I was washing my hair, I found myself singing this song a couple of times. This song is super fun and catchy, and is basically about being platinum blonde. With lyrics like “what doesn’t kill you, only makes you blonder” and “you don’t have to be a fighter, honey just go one shade lighter”, this song is an easy listening country tune, and definitely one of my favourites from the album.

I guess I was right last Sunday when I said this week’s Sunday Soundtrack would most probably come from Platinum (especially when you consider I haven’t listened to the album in a week!). Give the song a listen and let me know what you think! Happy Sunday.

alice

xo

Riser.

I’m late to the game for many reasons. 1) this album came out back in February, 2) the first single came out last October, 3) the last single came out in April, and 4) this album is the SEVENTH from country crooner, Dierks Bentley. All these factors aside, you know what they say: “it’s better to be late than arrive ugly”, and I feel like it’s better that I only discovered this album this late so that at least I can now preach about how in love I am with it sufficiently and effectively. Now I know what you’re thinking; she’s always in love with an album that is the greatest thing she’s ever heard (sorry I say that about pretty much every album that I listen to); but I am actually in LOVE LOVE LOVE with Riser. This album is quite possibly one of the greatest that I’ve heard in my entire life (it definitely makes the top ten five), even though I’ve only had it since last Sunday night when I downloaded it (and yes I have had it on repeat – soz Miranda, Platinum has officially been replaced).

Some of my favourites on the album include: ‘Riser’, ‘Say You Do’ (it’s my new all-time second favourite song in the world), ‘Bourbon in Kentucky’, ‘I Hold On’ and ‘Five’. All the lyrics on this album are touching, heartfelt, and even the silly songs have soul. I’m pretty sure that if I were PMSing, I would have bawled to this album on more than one occasion.

Omg if there were ever an album for you guys to check out, IT IS THIS ONE.

alice

xo

ps. I should probably download his earlier stuff to see how it stacks up to this latest record.

Another Sunday in the South.

You’ll definitely be hearing more from Miranda Lambert’s latest album Platinum (which dropped last Tuesday), on here, so you have been warned. But for today, I thought I’d share one of my favourites (I say one of my favourites, when in actuality all sixteen songs are my favourite). This is the last song on the album, and as it has Sunday in the title, and today just so happens to be a Sunday (and because I have a weird OCD thing about patterns and symmetry); I thought I’d share this with you. This song is pretty perfect, and really matches a lazy Sunday afternoon, making you want to spend the afternoon sat enjoying a picnic with friends and loved ones.

If you haven’t already, you should definitely give Platinum a listen. Miranda gave me such June Carter vibes all throughout the sixteen track album, and I’m sure she will go down in history as one of this generations greatest country stars! The album soo good and I’ve had it on repeat for the past couple of days. Hope you’re all going to be enjoying the sun and heat today! Happy Sunday!

alice

xo