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

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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

Morning After: Live at the Grand Ole Opry.

Last night I found myself drifting through the Grand Ole Opry’s musical archives on YouTube and stumbled across this live performance from Ashley Monroe. Now I have to say, even though I’ve known of Ashley (she’s one third of the Pistol Annies who have been mentioned on here before; and her duet with Hunter Hayes always leaves me feeling a little teary eyed) for quite some time, I’ve never actually listened to any of her solo stuff. I loved this song immediately and found myself connecting to it – I mean after all, we’ve all had our different kinds of “morning after” situations, and I find Ashley’s voice hauntingly beautiful and innocent, yet so full of life and stories. Anyway, suffice to say that I’ll be downloading her album ASAP.

There’s really nothing quite like a quiet Monday night enjoying a spot of live country music.

alice

xo