Note to all of you chivalrous types...Apparently, you shouldn't try to shield your wife from an oncoming home run ball. This guy thought he was protecting his wife and she repayed him by pouring her beer all over his head. He probably wasn't very happy about it, but I'm sure glad the cameras caught it.
Miranda Lambert's latest hit song, "Mama's Broken Heart," was originally written by newcomer, Kacey Musgraves. I've always been curious what Kacey's version sounded like. You know, what was it about the song that made Miranda fall in love with it after the first listen? Kacey has finally put out her demo version of the song. I'm kind of torn here. I think I like her's better than Miranda's.
How about you? Who do you think does it better? Listen to both below.
I must have changed the lineup for this show at least five or six times. Every time I thought I had the best ten songs I could find, I'd dig up something else that I couldn't pass up. Sure, that made things a little more difficult, but it also means that I do have a great show for you.
Things kick off with a great new song from Whitney Duncan. This has been playing almost non-stop on my computer. Then you'll get to hear the latest from Keith Urban. Sprinkle in brand new tracks from Lauren Alaina, Chris Young and Kellie Pickler and I think this will go down as one of the best episodes of Listen Up.
As always, I'd love your feedback. Feel free to reach out to ListenUp@wpoc.com
1) Whitney Duncan - Can't Sleep Anyway
2) Keith Urban - Little Bit of Everything
3) Granger Smith - Miles and Mud Tires
4) Kacey Musgraves - Mama's Broken Heart
5) Craig Campbell - Keep Them Kisses Comin'
6) Lauren Alaina - Barefoot and Buckwild
7) Chris Young - Aw Naw
8) Kellie Pickler - Someone Somewhere Tonight
9) David Ramirez - Fire of Time
10) LeAnn Rimes - Spitfire
(if you're going to skip ahead, make sure you let the whole show load before you do)
Rolling Stone Magazine asked its readers a very simple question. They wanted to know who the worst bands of the 90's were. The readers knocked it out of the park when they named Creed in the top spot. But, I have some issues with a few others that made the list. Let's discuss...
Here are the top 10
1) Creed - Fitting. They're terrible. If you disagree, you're probably terrible
2) Nickelback - I'd pay money to see Creed and Nickelback fight to the death in a cage match.
3) Limp Bizkit - They deserve to be here. Fred Durst is annoying and they went off the deep end, but they started off with something new. I have to give them a little credit for that.
4) Hanson - I don't know about this one. MMMBOP is an overplayed and childish song, but have you heard their other stuff? These kids can really play some great music.
5) Nirvana - This choice makes this whole list absolutely irrelevant. Whether you like them or not, this band has no business being on this list. In fact, Nirvana should never be on the same list as Creed. The Rolling Stone readers are dumb. Fact.
6) Hootie and the Blowfish - Overplayed and a little cheesy. I can't make much of an argument here, but I don't think they'd be on my personal list.
7) Bush - This one's tough. I like them. They did kind of come in at a transition time and stations played the crap out of a couple of their songs. I wouldn't pick them but I guess I can see why others might.
8) Spin Doctors - Should they even count on this list? One-hit-wonders should be exempt. Fair choice, though.
9) Ace Of Base - As much as I loved "The Sign," you'll get no argument from me here.
10) Dave Matthews Band - Another stupid choice. I'm not a fan of DMB, but I don't think you could ever put them in a worst band list. They're super talented and have been playing for sold out crowds since the mid 90's. That's a pretty great run. Another bad choice from the Rolling Stone readers.
Did they miss any?
It's definitely a Monday. I was a few minutes late to work today. My computer was acting up and slowing down my normal morning routine. Did I forget to mention that one of our stations in the building was off the air? That certainly didn't help. It started to feel like today was not going to be a good one.
Then I turned on the news and saw a commercial that featured a clip from this old video that I remmeber watching a while back. It's of a woman who had a cochlear implant and was hearing things for the first time at 29-years-old. It just warms my heart every time I see this video. I remember when my dad had his cochlear implant put in when he was 55-years-old and his response was similar.
If your Monday is bringing you down, this video should help get that smile back on your face. But, it may also give you a tear or two...in a good way.