Texas Country Showdown artist Briana Tyson's newest single, “Moonshine," paints the picture of young love and a carefree day by the river. The female in the song takes the lead, encouraging her guy to hop into that truck and spend the day (and night) together under the influence of a little moonshine "killing time before church tomorrow morning." The instrumentation, along with her strong, faultless vocals, gives the song a sweetly romantic and sexy feel without being salacious.
"Moonshine" has a relaxed, laid back groove that will have you yearning for a little romance, long lazy days and warmer weather.
"We go down to the swimming hole
Those Crickets singing better than the radio
We're Skinny dippin' midnight sippin' all I need is a little more you
We'll hang our clothes out on the tailgate
I don’t care if were home late
We got a whole lot of nothing to do
And a little bit of moonshine"
You can watch the official video here
Usually I’m skeptical when artists put out a Christmas cd, however, the family trio The Henningsens definitely make the season merry and bright with their holiday release, Our Family Christmas. The ten tracks celebrate the season, and its reason, blending tradition and twang into a collection of enjoyable Christmas songs.
The music begins with “Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas Baby Jesus.” It’s a honky tonkin’ happy birthday ode that will have you singing along, even if you are not religious. From there, the album mixes festive favorites, including “Holly Jolly Christmas,” whose classic feel is enhanced by the sound of a record player and a very cute speaking part, with religious carols. Their gorgeous take on “Carol of the Bells” is peaceful and reverent as is “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” Clara’s vocals are on point throughout, but especially stand out on beautiful renditions of “O Holy Night” and “Silent Night.” The threesome take turns speaking “The Christmas Story” while a gentle guitar and mandolin strum in the background and are joined by Jerrod Niemann on the enjoyable “Christmas Kisses.” Closing out the record, appropriately, is “Auld Lang Syne” on which their lovely harmonies are on full display.
The entire record, from the vocals to the instrumentation, is a delight. Let The Henningsens family be a part of your family’s Christmas.
Purchase Our Family Christmas here
Singer songwriter Tom Monahan’s recently released EP is a four song collection about familiar topics including life, love, loss, and friendship. The EP definitely has a traditional sound that incorporates country, Americana and folk nicely. The melancholy opening track “Could It Be You,” about moving on after a relationship, segues into “She’s My Friend” a lovely song about true love.
Standout track “Such A Long Time Ago” is a delightful fiddle centered ballad about the inability to forget a first love. The EP concludes with “No Shame,” a song about the complexities of relationships, which is ominous & conflicting in both Tom’s vocals and melody. Throughout the EP, Tom’s delivery is emotional while the use of traditional instruments & the atmosphere the songs set make for an EP worthy of a listen.