Country Music You Should be Listening To!

I am in a great position that I can tell you about some great country music coming out!  I am a country music DJ at 99.3Fm KKDQ in Thief River Falls, Minnesota.  You can visit my facebook page here.  I get to preview all types of new country music and if it makes me jam, then you know I am going to play it.  Being an on-air talent is not as glamorous as you may think…in fact, it’s not glamorous at all for most of us grunts, putting in to make our shows interesting.  Sure, there are those who don’t care anymore…but for those of us who do…we appreciate our listener’s and we always have YOU in mind!  So here you go…in no certain order…

My favorite new songs out there:

Dierks Bentley: Drunk on a Plane


Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill: Meanwhile Back at Mama’s


The Cadillac Three: The South featuring Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley, Mike Eli


Johnny Orr Band: We’ll get By (The Autism Song)–Personal Note: this song gave me chills for a good reason and if you  know of anyone with an autistic child please share it with them…I shared it with my family and it really helped my sister who has a child in the autism spectrum, and they were going through a particularly bad week…you never know when that little bit will help.


Jake Owen: Beachin


I don’t claim to own any of these songs or their videos, just reposting from youtube…all rights reserved and all that junk.

So why do these songs get me going?  Well…honestly, they all touch me in a way; whether funny, empathetic or just a good rocking song.  I think we’ll be seeing a lot more of The Cadillac Three because they have that authenticity going on…and Florida Georgia Line has paved the way for them.


My New Favorite

I was super excited that Garth Brooks made his announcement that he would be touring once again.  Even better than that?  He and Ms. Trisha Yearwood would be touring together.  This fan girl is totally geeking out!  I really hope they come somewhere near me!  I really do!  I don’t care how much tickets are, I will go! 😉  (Okay…if they cost way too much I am too much of a stingy person to allow myself that kind of frivolity…I just am.  Sigh.  I suck!)

Garth’s comeback concert will actually take place in Ireland, where he will be playing Croke Park, a place he visited and entertained like 150,000 folks in 1997 over 2 days.  He said he would love to come back once Croke Park Stadium was finished.  It has now been like 10 years since Garth performed in a stadium like that…on his own.  He has performed other places, namely his one man show in Vegas at the Wynn.  But I digress, Croke Park is now complete and he will be entertaining about 400, 000 folks when his concert tour kicks off in July.  5 days…80,000 people.  And all the tickets sold out in less than 2 hours.

The reason I am so excited about Garth’s comeback is that he is a true showman.  His voice might not always be on par…but damn, you get a good show.

I love this song…and I love even more that’s based on a true story. Who hasn’t been through this with a love? I know I have…And I love that Garth is so in love with Ms. Trisha. Listen to the end…he’s almost crying at the end. Chills every single time. I am going to play the hell out of this song every time I’m on air. You can listen to me online at or use the free TuneIn App for your phone. 99.3 KKDQ Thief River Falls, Mn.  I’m on from noon to 3pm, Mondays and Tuesdays and most Saturday mornings from 6-9a.

Pistol Annies: Annie Up

Oh my Word!  Pistols Annies featuring  singer/songwriters Miranda Lambert, Angaleena Presley and Ashley Monroe is back with another great album.  A mix of in-your-face, unrelenting bluegrass, blues, country and rockabilly is amazing.  My favorite song so far on this album is “I feel a sin coming on”.

This album is not available for release yet, but you can listen to it on Amazon, in it’s entirety…here 

Thought it was very cool that PA offered the link to listen to on Facebook.  I have been listening to it for hours now.  Yup.  I am a sucker for good music.  And I love this!  I also appreciated that I could listen to the whole album and really decide if I like it.  There’s nothing worse than buying an album because a song you like is on it…and then realizing all the other songs are crap.

Gonna buy it sooner or later… 🙂  For now, though, I will listen to it for free.

Happy listening, gentle reader!

Imagine Dragons-

Absolutely loving the sound of Imagine Dragons.  A friend of mine mentioned on FB that she was loving them.  We used to be in broadcasting together so I know if she says something is good…then it probably is.  Funny thing is…I had heard some of their music before and liked them, but didn’t know the name of the band.  And score one for mom (that’s me gentle reader)…my daughter’s love them too!  So win-win-win for me.  Take a listen:

The beats are totally intense and dirty!  Love it!  The whole album is fantastic…there is not a song that I don’t like on the album.  If I had a record player, I would love to buy this in vinyl and listen to it on there.  I think the listening experience would be killer.  Sigh.  Record players and vinyl…I miss those days!  I mean I know I can purchase a record player/cd/mp3 gizmo but I don’t have that kind of cash to plunk out right now…so it will have to wait.