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2017 Has Been CRAZY…

Y’all 2017 is almost over and it’s been crazy! Trump is still president, which has ticked off a ton of people, way too funny. We’ve endured some major heartbreak with Hurricanes, Mass shootings by cowards, terrorist attacks and much more.

In many ways this year has taught us that we need to love on our family and friends a lot more and that we need to run after our dreams!!

What is one way we can get through it all? Well, in my opinion that’s with music. And for me that’s specifically country music. I have to be honest I almost gave up on my dream of what I want The Typzee Gypzee to be. I have so many plans and dreams. But that stupid thought that comes in and tells you to forget about it, came in and set up a freaking camp site. I was almost done with it all. But then the heartbreaking attack that in Las Vegas happened and it hit me hard. We only get one life and we can waste it. So in memory of those that lost their lives while having a good time, I’m going to make something out of The Typzee Gypzee! I’m not going to let the unknown hold me back. And I’m going to start by blogging the crap out of this thing. And best of all I’m moving to Nashville!! Yup I said it, I’M MOVING TO NASHVILLE!! I’ve been wanting to do this for such a long time so why not. And the best part, my family is also coming. I’m not doing this one alone. All I know is it’s going to be a party! So stay tuned!!

What are you waiting for go follow your dreams, I mean what do you have to lose???

And speaking of someone that didn’t give up on their dreams, Mr. Chase Rice has a new album out after a long three years! Enjoy his new song One Love, One Kiss, One Drink, One Song’ it’s also one of my favorites from his new album ‘Lambs and Lions’!!

Xoxo, Holland

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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 

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

Tin Man~

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

Song Review- “My Kentucky Queen” Greg Finger Band

I don’t know if it’s my California upbringing or what, but I love the new pop/club country​.  It’s fun and you can dance to it! But sometimes I need a little slow down. Some good classic country music that laid the groundwork for all of the club country.
Classic country music is hard to find today. So I started looking and that’s when I came across the Greg Finger Band’s song “My Kentucky Queen”. This has all of the elements of that classic country sound. It tells a super cute story about falling for a country girl and then his whole world changes!
The vocals are great and the lyrics are even better!
I think my favorite thing about the entire song is the slight Blue Grass feel you can hear. I also listened to all of their music on Spotify which was great!! I can’t wait to see what they have next!!
Be sure to give them a follow, buy the new album​ and check out more of their music on Spotify!

Xoxo, Holland

Video ALERT- “You Look Good” Lady Antebellum

Check out Lady Antebellum’s video for “You Look Good”~

New Music Alert

📷: @BrettEldredge IG

New music will be coming our way from the very talented Brett Eldredge.

Brett’s self-tiled third studio album will be coming out on August 4th. You can preorder here.

In a resent interview with Taste Of County, Brett talked about the new Album:

“It’s kind of crazy to see an album cover with just your name on it,” he says. “I think that shows what I want to say with this album. Maybe it takes a little bit of guts to put out a self-titled album — but if it’s 100% honestly you, then that should come across through the music. That’s my name and I hope my fans love me for me. Hopefully they feel the connection of these songs and they help them through their everyday lives. Because that’s why I make this music.

Read More: Brett Eldredge Shares Cover Art for Self-Titled New Album | http://tasteofcountry.com/brett-eldredge-album-2017/?trackback=tsmclip


Track Listing:

Xoxo, Holland

~Artist Of The Week~ (1/23/2017)

📷: @RileyDuckman IG

I was on Twitter not really doing anything. Actually I was  complaining about the new FGL song with The Backstreet Boys (that’s a whole other story!)

When someone tweeted about Riley Green. Apparently he’s Alabama’s best kept secret. Not really he won Season 5 of Redneck Island. I guess I was the only one that hasn’t heard him! That’s what I get for taking a break from social media!!

Well if you haven’t heard Riley you really need to!! 

Check out his original song “Georgia Time” it’s one of my favorites of his!!

P.S I’m working on setting up an Artist Spotlight with him!! 

P.P.S he’s also extremely handsome!! Check out what out friends over at Whiskey Riff had to say about Mr. Green!! Ladies he’s 6’4, has blue eyes and a southern drawl, plus if I was in Vegas I’d bet he treats his mama right!!

Follow Riley on TwitterIGSnapchatiHeartRadio and RileyGreenMusic.com!

📷: @RileyDuckman IG

Xoxo, Holland


2017 Country Music Outlook!

​Thanks to the cool people over at Rolling Stone we now have a huge list of what’s to come in 2017!!

From Aldean to Twain they’ve got it all so be sure to check it out here!!
Xoxo, Holland

∆Artist Spotlight∆ With Sugar Ponies❣❣

📷: Sugar Ponies

Do you ever come across a new artist or band and something about them just turns you into an instant fan??

For me that doesn’t happen often (I’m just a tad picky on my music!), But when it does it’s awesome!! I was on Twitter and this new duo had just followed me first their name got me hooked; I mean if a Twitter account follows you and it’s name is @SugarPonies you check it out and boy am I glad I did!!

The Sugar Ponies are an awesome up and coming Country/Pop/Rock band from the most unlikely place to find a Country/Pop/Rock band; San Francisco!! Yes, San Fran has other things besides sourdough bread bowls and awesome hippie’s!! And no one I know that lives in California actually calls it San Fran, odd but that’s a whole other story!

So once I fell in love with their name I just had to feature them in this week’s ∆Artist Spotlight∆!

Be sure to check them out you’ll regret it if you don’t!!

INTERVIEW

Q1. Okay so I’m in love with your name, how’d y’all come up with it?

“Thank you!

Well, we were going to be the Pony Tail Girls, because Suzanne and another member of the band had pony tails, but then she left, so then we were going to be the Pony Girls, but that turned out to be a group of ladies very much unlike us (plus they owned all the good URLs), my friend suggested the Sugar Ponies and it sounded perfect!”


Q2. Being from Cali I know how country music has a strong but small fan base, how did you decide on country?

The moment that Suzanne heard Randy Travis’s “1982”, she became a country music singer. That’s all it took. She’s probably covered 200 country songs, live. She absolutely LOVES country music!!! Also the first music that Michael started playing on guitar was Bluegrass!”

Q3. Who are some of your biggest influences?

Patty Loveless, Alison Kraus, Lucinda Williams, Paul Simon, and then some you might not expect like XTC, Ella Fitzgerald, and The Who.”

Q4. How would you best describe your music?

“altPOPcountryFolkROCK That’s our tag line. But in English 🙂 … I’d say we write about love and relationships… emotions and challenges. Our songs are catchy and melodic… good driving and singing along songs!”

Q5. How do you get into the writing mood?

We often pour a glass of pinot, put on some Barry White… oh wait, that’s not right. Honestly the muse tends to visit when we’re not trying too hard to write. But once we start, we approach it as a task that needs serious focus and completion.”

Q6. What’s been your favorite show you’ve done so far?

That was probably our first show at the Rockwood Music Hall in NYC in February 2016. The room was packed with friends, family and fans. It’s so great to play to a room filled with love! Suzanne’s mom and dad were at that show, which made it the best ever!”


Q7. Besides country what other music do you like to sing?

I love to sing jazz standards and pop music from the ‘70s!”


Q8. When did you know you wanted to make music?

Suzanne: Since I can remember! I’ve been singing my whole life.

Michael started when he was a freshman in college.”


Q9. Life gets crazy especially in the music industry, what is your favorite thing to do on your days off?

Relaxing! We love having free time when we can put the phone down, stop thinking about  ToDo’s, spend time with family and friends. Michael likes BBQing and jamming with friends. Suz likes watching british detective dramas.”


Q10. We all have bad first jobs. What were your first jobs and were they awful?

Suzanne: When I was 16 or so I worked at a one-off fast food restaurant called Aprils. It was awful. I always left work smelling like a french fry. I think I lasted one month there!

Michael: My first job after college was working as a video editor at a cable station. My first project was taking 50 hours of home made video taken by the owners of a large feedlot and editing it into training videos for butchers over a Thanksgiving day weekend.  I didn’t eat meat for many months after that.”


Q11. What was the best advice you’ve ever gotten about your music?

Start with your story, write it down, get it right, then turn it into lyrics. The story is the most important part. That’s what touches people. Keep it personal!”


Q12. How many instruments do you play and what are they?

Suzanne: My voice, guitar, flute, and some percussion.

Michael: guitars, bass, mandolin, and a little bit of keyboards. And I love to play drums. I’m terrible, but I love playing them.”


Q13. Favorite place to eat in San Francisco?

So many to choose from! Oh I know… there’s this awesome italian place up on Nob Hill called Venticello. It’s very cozy, european, and has awesome pasta!”


Q14. Besides music what else could you see yourselves doing for a living?

I’m really into decorative cabinet knobs and was thinking of starting a blog called “Hobnobbing with the Knob Snob Blog” Michael used to do visual effect and would probably go back to doing  that.”

Q15. Favorite venue to play?

Bazaar Cafe in San Francisco, or if given the opportunity, Madison Square Garden in NYC.”

Q16. Favorite movie?

“Tootsie, Some Like It Hot, Murder on the Orient Express, My Fair Lady, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Annie Hall, Touch of Evil.”


Q17. If you could duet with anyone (living or passed) who would it be?

Suzanne: Abraham Lincoln.”

Q18. What else does 2016 have in store for y’all?

We just started working with New Artist Development at Gramophone Media. The have a lot of exciting opportunities in store for us, including a super cool event happening in November in NYC. We’re going to be part of the WFUV series On Your Radar at the Rockwood Music Hall stage 3 on November 15th!

We’ll be announcing more stuff via social media as it unfolds.”

Be sure to check out their website and social media:

FacebookTwitter,  InstagramYouTube and SugarPonies.com!

All the places you can buy or stream our music:


Pandora

http://www.pandora.com/sugar-ponies/its-sign


SoundCloud

https://soundcloud.com/sugarponies/sets/its-a-sign


Spotify

https://play.spotify.com/album/1QmGyw7mEVqhrVAgpxOZYm


Bandcamp

http://sugarponies2.bandcamp.com/album/its-a-sign


CD Baby

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/sugarponies2


iTunes

https://itun.es/us/rtNl-


Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Its-Sign-Sugar-Ponies/dp/B015TRP38M


You can also check out other interviews that they’ve done:

Grammy Award Winning Producer Ed Stasium Conjures This Duo’s Alchemy | No Depression


Chico News & Review – It’s a Sign – In the Mix – Music – Music – March 17, 2016


Elmore Magazine | Sugar Ponies Serve Up Heartbreak On A Platter With The Gorgeous “Give This Girl A Break”


INTERVIEW: Sugar Ponies –