American Flag on the Moon

Every now and then we all need a little motivation. Some motivation to get us through the day, week, or even year. Country singer Brad Paisley’s “American Flag on the Moon” is the perfect inspiration and pick me up.

Just remember when you are going through a tough time, there is nothing you can’t do, because, after all, there’s an American flag on the moon.

Happy Thursday!


Musical Monday

Country singer’s Dierks Bentley’s “Riser” has quickly become one of my favorite songs.

The song was an emotional one for Bentley. As for me, the chorus of “Riser” gives me strength and reminds me that anything is possible, with a little hard work.

I’m a riser.
I’m a get up off the ground, don’t run and hider.
Pushing comes a-shovin’.
Hey I’m a fighter.
When darkness comes to town, I’m a lighter.
A get out aliver, out of the fire.

Happy Monday!

Christmas in July, Final Day

Today is the last day of our Christmas in July extravaganza! Grab your family together and create a new tradition, all while enjoying some festive holiday tunes.

A Book A Day

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Place 24 wrapped books under the Christmas tree. These books can relate to the meaning of the holiday, favorites of your children, or any type of book you would like. Starting December 1 and going through the 24th, unwrap one of the books each night. Have fun and be creative with this exciting tradition!

Favorite Holiday Songs

Add some Christmas music to your holiday with some of my favorites.

1. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

2. “O Holy Night”

3. “The Christmas Song”

4. “White Christmas”

5. “Christmas in Dixie”

Until next time, have a fantastic Christmas in July! Seems the perfect time to say “Mele Kalikimaka!”

Christmas in July

July 20

Today is the first day of our week-long celebration of Christmas in July! There’s going to be ideas for food, decorations, and more. Below is a quick rundown for the week:

Tuesday- “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” Part I Story

Wednesday- Decoration and Food Ideas

Thursday- “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” Part II Story

Friday- Gift and Music Ideas

Trust me, you don’t want to miss the fun! To get us started, enjoy one of my all-time favorite Christmas songs “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Andy Williams.

Happy Birthday, Luke Bryan!

July 17

Today is country superstar Luke Bryan’s birthday. The “Kick the Dust Up” singer turns 39 years old.

Below are my top 5 favorite Luke Bryan songs to kick off the weekend.

“Play It Again”

“That’s My Kind of Night”

“Drink a Beer”

“Rain is a Good Thing”

“Roller Coaster”

2015 CMT Music Awards

Its music award season! Join tons of country music artists and fans tonight as we celebrate the genre at the 2015 CMT Music Awards! Below is the list of nominees, with my picks in bold.

Video of the Year

  • Carrie Underwood, “Something in the Water”
  • Darius Rucker, “Homegrown Honey”
  • Dierks Bentley, “Drunk on a Plane”
  • Florida Georgia Line, “Dirt”
  • Jason Aldean, “Burnin’ It Down”
  • Kenny Chesney, “American Kids”
  • Lady Antebellum, “Bartender”
  • Lee Brice, “I Don’t Dance”
  • Luke Bryan, “Play It Again”
  • Maddie & Tae, “Girl in a Country Song”
  • Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, “Somethin’ Bad”
  • Sam Hunt, “Leave the Night On”

Male Video of the Year

  • Dierks Bentley, “Drunk on a Plane”
  • Eric Church, “Talladega”
  • Jason Aldean, “Burnin’ It Down”
  • Keith Urban, “Somewhere in My Car”
  • Kenny Chesney, “American Kids”
  • Luke Bryan, “Play It Again”

Female Video of the Year

  • Carrie Underwood, “Little Toy Guns”
  • Carrie Underwood, “Something in the Water”
  • Lee Ann Womack , “The Way I’m Livin'”
  • Miranda Lambert, “Little Red Wagon”
  • RaeLynn, “God Made Girls”
  • Reba, “Going Out Like That”

Group Video of the Year

  • A Thousand Horses, “Smoke”
  • Eli Young Band, “Dust”
  • Lady Antebellum, “Bartender”
  • Little Big Town, “Day Drinking”
  • The Band Perry, “Chainsaw”
  • Zac Brown Band, “All Alright”

Breakthrough Video of the Year

  • Chase Rice, “Gonna Wanna Tonight”
  • Frankie Ballard, “Sunshine & Whiskey”
  • Kelsea Ballerini, “Love Me Like You Mean It”
  • Maddie & Tae, “Girl in a Country Song”
  • RaeLynn, “God Made Girls”
  • Sam Hunt, “Leave the Night On”

Duo Video of the Year

  • Big & Rich, “Look at You”
  • Brothers Osborne, “Rum”
  • Florida Georgia Line, “Dirt”
  • Florida Georgia Line, “Sun Daze”
  • Maddie & Tae, “Girl in a Country Song”
  • The Swon Brothers, “Later On”

Collaborative Video of the Year

  • Blake Shelton featuring Ashley Monroe, “Lonely Tonight”
  • Brantley Gilbert featuring Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett, “Small Town Throwdown”
  • Jennifer Nettles featuring Brandy Clark, “His Hands”
  • Kenny Chesney with Grace Potter, “Wild Child”
  • Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood, “Somethin’ Bad’
  • Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill, “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s”

CMT Performance of the Year

  • Bob Seger and Jason Aldean, “Turn the Page”
  • Brett Eldredge, “Beat of the Music”
  • John Legend and Lee Ann Womack, “You & I (Nobody in the World)”
  • Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves, “Roar”
  • Keith Urban, “It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World”
  • Kenny Chesney, “American Kids”
  • Lady Antebellum and Aloe Blacc, “Wake Me Up”
  • Lady Antebellum and Chris Stapleton, “Drink a Beer”

Watch CMT, at 8pm, to see who takes home the classic belt buckle.