My 5 Favorite ACM Performances 2021

Country music seems to be getting back to it’s roots (after bro-country crashed the party in the mid-2010s and disappointed a lot of fans). Just looking at a sample of the performances last night in the 5 examples below, let’s be hopeful the days of hearing snap track pop country are soon to be over!Continue reading “My 5 Favorite ACM Performances 2021”

National Anthem Super Bowl LV – total length of the song featuring Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan

Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan did such justice to the Star-Spangled Banner. Clocking in at 2:17, what did you think about their stripped-down performance? And just for the good feels, here are two more great performances of the Star-Spangled Banner from Whitney Houston and OneRepublic. Thanks for stopping by! -Out of the Wilderness

CMA Awards: Bro-country vs. Bra-country

I can’t say whether the tides are changing in country music but if you use the recent CMA Awards as any sort of example of what country music is like today, you may notice who wasn’t there. Remember back in the early to mid-2010s when “bro-country” became a thing? Artists like Florida Georgia Line, JasonContinue reading “CMA Awards: Bro-country vs. Bra-country”

A mustang and a green button in Keith Urban’s “We Were” video

Keith Urban’s latest music video looks smooth and easy, but I can assure you that any video you record as a continuous clip is anything but easy. I wonder how many takes they did before they had a keeper? Where did they record this, anyway? Well, I’m glad you stopped by because I have someContinue reading “A mustang and a green button in Keith Urban’s “We Were” video”

That moment when you remember why you love where you live…

I was driving down the street, slightly frustrated with traffic. As I waited to move forward, I began paying attention to this guy on the sidewalk. There wasn’t a bus stop there. He wasn’t going anywhere but he was moving around, with headphones on. Then he began dancing. Eric Church “Smoke A Little Smoke” cameContinue reading “That moment when you remember why you love where you live…”