Music Monday: Brandi Carlile’s New Record is Stunning

I can't remember the last time I felt this excited to write about an album. Therefore, I will jump right in. Grammy-nominated Americana artist Brandi Carlile is incredible, and her newest record, By The Way, I Forgive You, will leave you shaken yet inspired. I don't even know if I can express in words how much [...]

Music Monday: First Aid Kit’s new record + the blog turns 2!

I'm all about powerful women in the music industry. From Dolly Parton to Miranda Lambert to Demi Lovato, there's a strong female presence in the business that's growing rapidly. This Music Monday, we're talking about Swedish duo First Aid Kit and their newest album, Ruins. Gaining their fame through their YouTube cover of "Tiger Mountain Peasant [...]

Music Monday: 3 Female Songwriters Who Inspire Me

I know it's been a little while, but I'm happy to finally be publishing a new Music Monday here on the blog! I want to make sure that all of my posts are my most authentic work. I never want to post something simply to produce content or "fill space", so I'm allowing myself to [...]

Resolutions 2018

This is the first time in years that I've made real resolutions. I feel like I always lackadaisically think of a goal or two in my head each January, but I never take them super seriously or hold myself to them. Now, however, I feel that my diligence and work ethic have grown so much [...]

My Top Music of 2017: country, pop, & more!

As 2017 comes to a close, I couldn't not recap my favorite records and songs from the year - it's a necessity. I've discovered so much incredible music, and my taste has definitely grown and changed since January. Across multiple genres, I've listed my top music from this year below, with the record info and links [...]

Life Update: booking gigs, getting sick, & prepping for Christmas!

I can't remember the last time I was sick - that's how infrequently it happens. But here I am, sitting in my bed at noon on a Wednesday, when I would normally be at work, trying to make this day at least semi-productive, despite my achy muscle and swollen throat. Even though I'm not feeling [...]

Music Monday: Ashley McBryde, a fierce woman of country

If there is one thing I'm a fan of, it's strong, talented, and sincere women in country music. Ashley McBryde is one of those women.  A friend first introduced me to her a couple of weeks ago, and I was instantly taken by the grit in her voice and songwriting alike. A sense of unquestionable [...]

check out my Spotify playlists + new mini cover!

If there's one thing I love most about this new age of digital music, it's making playlists.  The possibilities are simply endless. There are playlists centered around specific genres, certain time periods of music, moods and feelings, subject matter, etc. - literally any category you can imagine, you can probably find a playlist for somewhere [...]

Music Monday: seeing John Prine LIVE!

This past Saturday night, I got to see one of my favorite artists live in concert, and left feeling incredibly inspired. Industry-renowned, Grammy-winning country and folk singer/songwriter John Prine stood on that stage, at seventy-two years old, and gave a performance that was even better than I could have imagined. The show took place in one [...]

Music Monday: Margo Price’s NEW ALBUM

Happy Monday y'all! After taking a week off, I'm back on the Music Monday grind to talk about one of my favorite artists' new album! This last Friday, October 20th, country singer/songwriter Margo Price released her sophomore record, All American Made. I was ecstatic when she dropped the release date for this album; I'm such [...]