I Told You So..

“If I told you that I realised you’re all I ever wanted, and it’s killing me to be so far away; would you tell me that you love me too, and would we cry together? Or would you simply laugh at me and say “I told you so” ..?” – Carrie Underwood & Randy Travis

Hey guys,

Last one from me tonight! Here is my cover of ‘I Told You So’ by Carrie Underwood & Randy Travis:

Bel xo

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Before He Cheats..

“Right now, he’s probably buying her some fruity little drink cause she can’t shoot whiskey!” – Carrie Underwood

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Hi guys,

I had a very country music filled weekend (which in my opinion, is the best kind of weekend!). I spent a lot of time driving around listening to Carrie Underwood & Little Big Town in my little red car! And then I spent heaps of time learning and recording some covers on piano.

Here is my piano cover of “Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood.

Hope you like it! 🙂

I’ll upload a few others that I’ve done this weekend!

Bel xo

What Are You Listening To?..

“I put that record on – girl you know what song.. And I let it play again and again” – Chris Stapleton

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For this blog post I wanted to write a list of my 10 favourite albums from the last year or so. Some of these are older than one year but they have pretty much defined my playlist over the last 12 months (these are in no particular order):

  1. Storyteller – Carrie Underwood
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    Favourite Tracks:
    – Choctaw County Affair
    – Smoke Break

    I was lucky enough to attend the Australian leg of her Storyteller tour. It was by far the best concert I’ve ever been to – she’s  an incredible performer. I even got to meet her! – Picture below (you’ll have to excuse my ‘deer in the headlights’ expression). If you’ve ever wondered what she is like in person, she’s very sweet & genuine. I walked out an even bigger fan!

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  2. Traveller – Chris Stapleton
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    Favourite tracks:
    – Tennessee Whiskey
    – Fire Away

    I actually discovered Chris Stapleton one day through Spotify. ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ ended up on my “Discover Weekly” playlist and I immediately fell in love with this album.

  3. Ripcord – Keith Urban
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    Favourite Tracks:
    – Blue Ain’t Your Colour
    – Wasted Time

    Finally new music from Keith! This one sounds pretty different to his previous albums but every song is catchy as hell. I got to see him perform live in December last year and boy can he entertain a crowd!!

  4. Hero – Maren Morris
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    Favourite Tracks:
    – I Wish I Was
    – I Could Use a Love Song

    Maren is probably the artist that I am most excited about in all of country music. This album is honestly amazing – it lives in my car CD player and I listen to it daily. I’m so glad this artist is starting to be recognised!

  5. The Breaker – Little Big Town
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    Favourite Tracks:
    – Rollin’
    – Better Man

    Ok this one has only been released for 2 days but I have to include it. It is all I’ve listened to since the second it was released and I’m OBSESSED! Little Big Town never disappoint!

  6. The Weight of These Wings – Miranda Lambert
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    Favourite Tracks:
    – To Learn Her
    – Vice

    This album is an emotional rollercoaster. I first listened to it on the train on the way to work the morning it was released and I was laughing one minute, then crying my eyes out the next (yes, in public!). This is some of her most honest and raw work yet and you can always count on Miranda to make you feel something when you listen.

  7. Deep Tracks – Faith Hill
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    Favourite Tracks:
    – Somebody Stand By Me
    – Back To  You

    Ahh Faith Hill was actually one of my favourite artists back when I was a kid! Her vocals on this album are brilliant and I’m so excited to see her tour with Tim McGraw next year!!

  8. Puxico – Natalie Hemby
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    Favourite Tracks:
    – Cairo, IL
    – Lovers on Display

    Natalie Hemby has penned some of my absolute favourite songs from some of my favourite artists. So to say I was excited by the release of her solo album is the understatement of the year. Every song on this album is incredible and I hope it gains some recognition in upcoming country music award ceremonies!

  9. Southernality – A Thousand Horses
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    Favourite Tracks:
    – Smoke
    – First Time

    This album is a hell of a lot of fun! It has a country meets rock-n-roll feel to it. This is another one that I discovered through Spotify’s “Discover Weekly” playlist. I’m really hoping these guys will be around CMA Fest this year – I’m dying to see them perform live.

  10. Black – Dierks Bentley
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    Favourite Tracks
    – Why Do I Feel
    – Black

    Dierks has been a favourite of mine for a long time! This album is no exception. I like to put this on when I’ve got a long train trip ahead of me and just chill out. I would recommend this one to everyone!

 

Well that just about wraps it up! All of these albums and artists left a huge impression on me. If you’re looking for new music, give these albums a go! 🙂

What albums have left an impression on you?

Bel x