Album Review ‘Lambs and Lions’ Chase Rice…

What do you get when a record label controls your career for three years, Jack Daniels is just as important to you as water and you’re the only country music Pat Mcafee will listen to! Well you must be Chase Rice and you just released one of the best albums of 2017, cue ‘Lambs and Lions’. And if you don’t believe me then go buy the dang thing!

It’s not often when a record label micromanages your career almost to the point of disappearance that you come back three years later and chart next to Thomas Rhett and Chris Stapleton. But when your name is Chase Rice those things happen to you. 

If you don’t know Chase’s story then read on. Several years ago Chase lost his father suddenly, suffered a major injury that ended his football career right as it was getting started, worked for Hendricks Motor Sports on the pitcrew, then he made his way to Nashville and ended up co-writing one of the biggest country music singles ever to be released, you might have heard of it you know ‘Cruise’ by Florida Georgia Line. It’s that one that was blasting out of every single car and truck that drove down the road.

‘Lambs and Lions’ has a little bit of everything from pump-up to breakup to hook up and everything in between.

Track Listing Review:

‘Lions’ should be played in every single lockeroom right before all of the upcoming bowl games this season! Enough said!

‘Amen’ is a sweet song that will take you back to every moment you don’t ever want to forget. And whenever you add a choir you know it’s going to be on point!

‘Eyes On You’ is a such a cute song. Ladies listen up. If your man doesn’t do what this song says then go get a new man!

‘Saved Me’ will make you melt and it should be in a movie. It’s not often that Chase gets sentimental but this one is definitely the one in this album. Much like ‘Carolina Can’ and ‘Jack Daniels and Jesus’ was on the pervious albums.

If you’ve heard ‘Ride’ and ‘Whisper’, then you’ll love ‘On Tonight’; plus you can listen to this one with your grandma!

‘One Love, One Kiss, One Drink, One Song’  If you’re drinking and want to text your ex, stop put the phone down and go listen to this song ASAP!

‘Unforgettable’ is a breakup sequel to ‘Whisper’ in my opinion.

‘This Cowboy’s Hat’ (feat. Ned LeDoux) Yes this was originally Chris LeDoux’s song and let me say these two did an amazing job. Totally did this one justice. Ned does the talking and Chase does the singing.

‘Three Cords and The Truth’ If someone ever asks you why you listen to Country music, right before you go and delete them from Facebook and block them on Twitter/IG because you don’t need that kind of negativity, have them go and listen to this song it explains it perfectly.

‘Jack Daniels Showed Up’ Well well well this just wouldn’t be a complete Chase Rice album without the appearance of Jack Daniels somewhere and low and behold it’s right in the title! This song is funny and oh so true!!

Get ‘Lambs and Lions’ here!

Follow Chase (not in that creepy way just online!)

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So as you can tell ‘Lambs and Lions’ is definitely #GypzeeApproved!!

Xoxo, Holland 

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Song Review… “Free Drinks” By Faren Rachels

Okay y’all I’m back. You know that feeling of should I or shouldn’t I!! Well that’s been me since May. About four years ago I had a this vision or dream whatever lol, that I should start a country music blog where I would promote new and upcoming artists, new music reviews and do some artist interviews! Well when it’s not paying the bills and maybe the traffic on it isn’t as good as you wanted, doubts start poping up. But after much thought it came to me. Why not do it? You love doing it and your good at it! Plus last night I was listening to the Chasing Glory podcast and Noah Galloway was on there. He gave me some MAJOR inspiration! So here is the first of many posts!!!

“Free Drinks” by Faren Rachels is an awesome upbeat breakup kinda song. I think everyone has had that one ex that they keep going back to over and over and over! Faren talks about how this guy is just as bad as “Free Drinks”. What I love most is her voice, it’s super unique and talk about sassy! I came across Faren’s page a few months ago when I looking up Luke Combs and Riley Green. She was opening for one of them and ever since I’ve been hooked! I’m a definite fan and I can’t wait to see what else she’ll be coming out with!! 

So what are you waiting for go follow her TwitterInstagram, Snapchat @farenrachels! And don’t forget to go listen and buy her music!!

Xoxo, Holland

SEC on CBS via SDS (Saturday Down South)

Y’all it’s almost time!!

Okay so I just realized that only SEC fans would understand the title lol. 

On another note I love when other sites do such an amazing job at reporting!! So instead of spending all of my time trying to out do the amazing writers over at SaturdayDownSouth, I thought why not just promte them!!

Check out this fabulous article explaining the SEC schedule on CBS for all of us that don’t have cable!!

Get it here!!

Roll Tide!!

Xoxo, Holland

Bob Ross Monday~

Most of the time Monday’s suck but I have a cure! During your lunch break sit back and watch a little Bob Ross!!

P.S. You’re welcome!!

Xoxo, Holland

Drop It Like It’s Hot; Nevermind!!

We all hit that point in our lives financially where we start thinking up ways to make money. I mean if I was in better shape more doors would open 😯. But luckily my moral code is a little higher and I love my mama way to much to shame her, plus I live to far from Vegas!! So what is a girl to do when she’s BROKE!

Okay so here’s where I’m at. I could go down the responsible route and you know get a job. I’ve had a few jobs, everything from professional babysitting​, retail (which sucks) and I even worked at a church (I may or may not have been fired from that one). But I don’t​ want to do this for the rest of my life. I don’t think anyone wants to go through life working part-time!! Let’s be honest we all want to be millionaires with a private island and a Bugatti!!! But how do we get there and still have some dignity at the end of the day?

Well here’s the plan. Now I always could go all Princess Kate. Becoming a princess seems to be out of the question because Prince Harry and his GF seem pretty happy. The other plan is starting my own business. I’ve wanted to for so long!! So that’s it, I’m starting a business! It’s top secret because honestly it’s going to be AWESOME and I don’t need people creeping my ideas!! But until then I can talk more about my adventures, country music and some yummy food!! Sorry but y’all get to continue to read my thoughts!!!

Xoxo, Holland

CR247~ Episode 6

Okay so I’ve been a huge fan of Chase Rice for a while ​now! And no it’s not just because he’s​ super handsome and his voice will make you weak in the knees. Because honestly I heard his music way before I ever saw his face or ever heard him speak!!

One thing I love is when artists let us see a little glimpse into their lives! Wow that sounded just a little stockerish sorry!!

Anyway Chase has a really cool thing that he does while he’s on tour. It’s a mini webshow type series called CR247 on YouTube! It’s awesome and it shows just how awesome Chase and his crew are!! Make sure to subscribe to his page and get notified when they post a new video! Or check back here because I’ll be posting them as soon as they’re uploaded!!

Enjoy,

Xoxo, Holland

Song Of The Week~ ‘The Way I Talk’

When my mom says she likes a new country song well you’d think that hell was frozen! My mom is super picky on her music and only a few make the cut! So when she told me that she loves Morgan​ Wallen’s song “The Way I Talk”, I had to take a second listen!!! And I’m also loving this one!!

So Morgan congratulations you did it! We’re fans!!! Keep them coming!!

Xoxo, Holland

FLASH BACK FRIDAY~ Brett Eldredge Edition

Y’all it’s Friday and well who doesn’t want to listen to some old school Brett Eldredge?? I mean honestly it never gets old!!

Xoxo, Holland 

Tin Man~

Watch Miranda Get as raw and real with this version of “Tin Man”~

Getting my crap together~

Have you ever thought to yourself “What the heck am I doing?” I can say it like on a daily basis! No joke. I’ll be completely honest I’m broke, I think I’m going with the whole “I’m a writer” bit because then it explains why I’m broke! I’ve literally tried to write a movie five different times. I’ve gotten about ten pages in and then my crazy mind goes to a whole new place. I’ve also tried to start writing a book about twenty different times and well since I’m not on ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’ talking about it, you can put the pieces together on that one because there is no book. Seriously why can’t I stick to something?? I’m constantly thinking about writing, don’t get me wrong I love to write. It’s almost like my heart loves it but my mind is getting in the way! All I seem to be able to do is write on here and even then my mind wonders and I’m not consistent!

So how do I get my head and heart in the same place?!?!? How do I just go for it. I mean what if I’m going to write the next freaking blockbuster!

Well I guess that is what I am going to do. I am going to give myself this summer to get my crap together and become a writing phenom!! Yup you read it and I’m going to do it!!

Where’s my pen???

Xoxo, Holland