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New Artist Alert~

Have you ever heard an artist and it changes your whole day for the better??

That happened this week. I was looking at clothes on Pinterest that I’ll never wear, when I got a message from a new independent record label, Silverado Records; asking if I would review some new music. If you know me then you know that I jumped at this!!

First off I’m pretty sure Zack Dyer is the best thing that has come out of Minneapolis like ever (If you know of anything else let me know)! Second his music is amazing! 

Zack has a sound that takes you on a mental vacation as soon as you turn it on. They sent me four songs and when I was getting ready to write this I was trying to pick one that I’d focus on and well I can’t​! He’s literally that good.

The first song that I listened to was “P.O.S”, this tells the real story about your first car, that most of have have all gone through. Usually your first car is a pile of junk and well you and your crew have to make the best of it! Zack does an awesome job of making you feel like it wasn’t that bad. Plus the music on this track is amazing and I found myself listening to this on repeat just so I could hear the guitar!

“All American” and “Heartland” are such sweet songs. I am a huge fan of party/club country, but sometimes you need a slowdown and get back to earth. “All American” is definitely a dirt road dancing kinda jam. If you had to explain the USA with a single song “Heartland” would be it!

“Wishful Drinking” is not your average brokenhearted country song. There seems to be a million breakup songs, but this one is different! I can’t seem to put my finger on it but all I know is if you’re going through a breakup get the Jack D out, hit repeat and don’t call your EX! I just listened to it again, nevermind call your EX!!

I can’t wait to hear what Zack comes out with next! He’s definitely one to watch!

Follow Zack: TwitterFacebookSpotifyIG!

A huge shout-out to Silverado Records for connecting!!

Xoxo, Holland

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New Music 2017 Addition-

2017 so far has been crazy busy which is good! I haven’t done any music posts because I’ve been doing some research! Luckily I have found some awesome new bands and artists! I’m thinking I’ll be doing some more reviews soon; plus some more Artist Spotlights!! So stay tuned!!

Xoxo, Holland

Chocolate Shoe Boutique

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So I was skimming around Pinterest and I came across this super cute iPhone 6 case from Chocolate Shoe Boutique!! This is so dang cute and it’s only $12.00!!! Follow this link to get it!!!

PS I am not being paid in anyway to promote this boutique!!!!

Xoxo,
Holland

∆Review “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To∆

I am a true believer that Billy Currington does not get enough play!!! But this song is going to change all of that!!!
I’ve been a fan of his since before he was swinging on a Chandler with Shania!!

So when I heard his new single “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To” I was so excited!!
This song is on point from the lyric, to the vocal, to the band!!
Every single part if this song is amazing!!

The beginning of this song starts with a mid tempo jam about how his ex hurt him! Then the chorus hits and it hits you right in the heart and you’re like who in the world would ever dump Billy Currington!?!?!?! It says what we all want to after a bad break up!!!

I would have to say that this is one of the best vocals that I’ve heard from Billy, it makes me wonder if this song has a story behind it!!!!

I watched an interview that Billy did with One Country and apparently this song was wrote and recorded in just a few hours!!! That’s what I call genuine country music!!!
Check out the interview here!!!

So here’s my advice if you just went through a bad break up; get in the car, turn on this song as high as it’ll go and drive!!! It’ll make you feel better trust me!!!!

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Video Review “Mind Reader”- Dustin Lynch

For the last few weeks I’ve been jamming out to “Mind Reader” whenever it came on the radio. I’m in love with this song, I really am!!
But whenever the music video comes out I worry just a little because one of three things happens, first it’s awful you know those videos that should’ve never been made! Second it doesn’t go with the song, I understand people want to get creative, but let’s be honest it needs to make since! And third it fits the song perfectly and all is well in the music world!!
So where does “Mind Reader” fit? It definitely is the latter!!!

This video has all the components that make an awesome video!
It had a pretty girl, an awesome car, a great story and of course Dustin Lynch was AMAZING in his cowboy hat!!

#stilljamming

“Tangled Up”

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So I won’t do an album review until I know the words to every single song as if I wrote it!!
And now I can add Thomas Rhett’s Tangled Up to my inventory!!!

I have had this album on repeat since I got it!!! Now I knew Mr. Rhett knew how to start a party from his last album “It Goes Like This”, but “Tangled Up” brings us a new unknown side of Thomas!!!

If you’ve ever imagined (or hoped for), what it would sound like if Motown and Nashville had a baby, then you really really need to listen to this album from start to finish!!

I think one if the biggest surprises was the duet with Jordan Sparks “Playing With Fire”!!! I didn’t even know he had did a song with Jordan until it came on!! It’s amazing! Everything about that song is perfect!

But out of all the songs my favorite is T-Shirt! This song brings sexy, flirty, fun, and (as the British like to say), checky!!!

So what are you waiting for go and get this album here!!!

Track Listing:
1. Anthem
2. Crash and Burn
3. South Side
4. Die a Happy Man
5. Vacation
6. Like It’s The Last Time
7. T-Shirt
8. Single Girl
9. The Day You Stop Lookin’ Back
10. Tangled
11. Playing With Fire
12. I Feel Good
13. Learned It From The Radio

Keep up with Thomas:
Twitter: @ThomasRhett
Instagram: @ThomasRhettAkins
Facebook: Thomas Rhett
ThomasRhett.com

Xoxo,
Holland

Best Music Video Of 2015??

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We talk a lot about country music on here, but after much consideration and deliberation I came up with the best video’s (country and not) of 2015!

#10 Demi LovatoCool For The Summer” We love this one because it was sexy, sassy and a party.

#9 Luke BryanStrip It Down
Okay we thought Luke was going to get saucy with this one, but we were wrong. Luke kept it classy and family friendly!

#8 Brett EldredgeJust A Taste
This is a major break up song; but the video shows Brett having a good time at a Karaoke bar with fans in Nashville!
(Put us on that VIP list)

#7 Chris YoungI’m Comin’ Over
I’m pretty sure all the sexy that Luke kept out of his video was definitely put in Chris’. This had sexy wrote all over it!!

#6 Thomas RhettCrash and Burn
This one was funny and funky! Thomas brought Motown to Music City!!

#5 Brett EldredgeLose My Mind
Where do we bring? Let’s start with Brett in a straight jacket, only he could make crazy look hot. Speaking of hot that was the lovely miss Rachel Hilbert. And Brett must have also thought so; because according to the rumor mill they dated for a little while!!

#4 Miranda LambertLittle Red Wagon
We loved this video it was crazy and so Miranda! But we wonder if they’ll reedit it and drop the “Mrs. Shelton” belt scene!

#3 Dierks BentleyRiser
This was a very down to earth and heartfelt story about a single mom.

#2 Jake OwenReal Life
We all knew Jake knows how to party, but this one just proves that Jake does know how to have a good time. And it makes us want some waffles!!!

#1 Taylor SwiftWildest Dreams
Okay there’s a lot to say about this one! First the entire thing was shot on location in Africa!! She wanted to show the beauty of the landscape and the animals. Also in true Taylor fashion she told an amazing story.
And well to be completely honest it could have been shot at a gas station in Barstow and it still would have been amazing because Scott Eastwood stars in it. I mean I’m not trying to fan girl or anything, but it’s Scott flipping Eastwood!! And anything with Scott should win every single award for a video!!

Xoxo,
Holland

Brand Review elf cosmetics

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So about four or five years ago I started wearing elf cosmetics. I had never heard of them, but I was super broke and needed makeup. So I decided to try them out.
Let me say it was the best decision I have ever made when it comes to makeup!

I’ll start with cost; we all know how insanely priced makeup can be and for whatever reason we think that it needs to be the price of gold or it doesn’t work.
Well that’s all a lie. Yup a complete lie. I’ve used expensive make up, (cough cough Urban Decay cough) and it was awful. No offense, but it sucked.
I was also addicted to Revlon and Cover Girl and after using elf I can say they also suck.
Their pigment feels cheap compared to elf.

The makeup I do is somewhere in between the Kardashian sisters and Real Housewives of New Jersey.
I need it to last all day and by night time it still needs to look just as good. With the other brands I have to continually freshen it up and by the end of the day I feel like I’m wearing globs of makeup.

elf is one of the most underrated cosmetic brands out on the market!! I highly recommend you give it a try!! Plus the best part is, it’s all under ten dollars, yes I said ten!!!

Check them out toady!!
Twitter:@@elfcosmetics
Facebook: elf cosmetics
Instagram: @elfcosmetics
elf cosmetics.com

PS I do not get paid to review them!!! I honestly just love them!!!!

Xoxo,
Holland