Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Nashville Recording Artists Interviews

Welcome to Sunshine's Spotlight - where I'm gonna make Nashville Recording Artists shine!

If y'all never had the opportunity to visit Music City for a dose of country music, consider yourself lucky as I am bringing Nashville to you!

(Click on the artist's name to read their interviews.)

                              First up is Brett Stafford Smith, he will make you Strut Your Stuff!

                                  Next up is Chellanie Grunwald. Those vocals...wow!

                            Check out Cameron Merrell for some country music infused with the blues.

The Nashville Nobodies will be somebodies soon! 

Mark Sellers performances are a must see during a trip to Nashville!

You'll want to read Sean Rivers interview more than once!

Dustin Herring is quite entertaining!

                                       Nashville is lucky to have this Cajon player - Brad Brueggen!

Erica Rebinski - talented, witty and very photogenic!

Once you read PD Bird's interview you will want to book a flight to Nashville.

Jason Glenn is a Nashville recording artist in California. Fab interview!

Codie Prevost resides in Canada! Country music is global!

SPINN are not only talented beauties, but also twins from New Jersey.

Another cowboy from the Golden State! Check out Stephan Hogan.

Up next is an interview with Daniel Allen, lead singer of The Vegabonds.

Rich O'Toole is a country rocker from Texas. His songs are awesome!

Be sure and check out Ty March!

Emma Jane is a country artist from Scotland.

Randall Rutledge is a multi-talented country music artist.

Dakota Hurley of Sanford, Florida is a country music star!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Eric Church - The Chief

What more can I say about Eric Church that hasn't already been said enough? This country music superstar is a gift that keeps on giving to his fans. Hit after hit Eric continues to defy the odds and releases yet another sensational song that we all fall in love with.
Seriously, how could one not want to lose themselves into the sounds of Eric's music. Oh heck, I do...every single song that he releases is a blessing to this country music fan's ears and heart. Listening to Eric sing is like taking a mini vacation. Rock on, Chief!


If y'all weren't fans before you began reading this blog post, I hope you will be once you are done listening to these songs that will soon capture your heart as well...                                                                                            

                                                                    Record Year


                                                              Cold One

 To find out more about this defying all odds artist, also known as Eric Church visit his website.

In addition I suggest you read some random fun facts about Eric Church

In the meanwhile...We salute the Chief!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

5 Country Music Songs About Cowboys

What is country music without cowboys? That's a damn good question. From as far back as I could remember, which is pretty far, cowboys are the staple of country music. A mighty fine staple I must add. Not to discredit country music's many talented cowgirls, those fine women help keep the cowboys grounded, but alas there are not enough songs about cowgirls. Y'all songwriters should consider that the next time you are writing the next hit song.

If you are interested in finding a cowboy, I hear there is a dating site called Farmers Only that could help you fetch one. Or just check out their videos on YouTube...you'll be hooting and hollering, they are hilarious! 

First shout out goes to my favorite cowboy song by my favorite cowboy! Tim McGraw's  "The Cowboy In Me." Why there isn't an actual video of this amazing song is disappointing, but listening to Tim's voice makes it all better. This song will truly make you fall in love with cowboys. 

Oh, Willie Nelson...Mama Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys is a classic cowboy hit that will forever live on. Willie expresses how difficult the cowboy lifestyle could be, if allowed. Cowboys have an abundance of pride and honor, they are hardworking and dedicated to their country. But, Willie not all men are meant to grow up to be doctors, lawyers and such. Yeehaw! 

The Dixie Chicks really nailed this song! While Natalie Maines may have caused a few hiccups for these awesome musicians by sharing her political opinions, that doesn't in any way stop me from listening to their music. Heck, we are all entitled to our points of view. Anyway, back to the important stuff here... "Cowboy Take Me Away" is an beautiful ballad filled with instrumental music that expresses a desire to have a cowboy come rescue a damsel in distress and to be taken away! 

Hot damn, Randy Houser didn't just create a video, he created a short film for his hit "Like A Cowboy"
This song is an emotional roller coaster! Cowboys come, cowboys go, but what a ride it must be in between. Y'all watch the video now. 

Since I mentioned riding a cowboy, how could I not do a shout out for Big & Rich's song "Save A Horse and Ride A Cowboy" This video is so much fun. Watching B&R perform the song live was even funner!!!