I’m sure by now you all have seen Carrie Underwood’s Two Black Cadillacs video that came out a couple of weeks ago right? It’s like a little mini movie! In case you haven’t seen it, it gives a little nod to Stephen King’s Christine at the end. And Carrie did in fact get King’s blessing for that! Check it out here and then we’ll discuss the duds she’s wearing.
Pretty awesome right?! I definitely think the video goes great with the song. Let’s talk about how to recreate our own Underwood inspired funeral attire shall we? First what we need are some snazzy boots (high or low boots will work, we just went with these studded ones). check! Next we need a high-low dress line. check! And last we need some sort of floofy neckline. check!
I just thought I’d start out this post this week with remembering Mindy McCready. Aside from her personal trials and tribulations she was a great singer. Check out the last album she put out in 2010 called I’m Still Here. Her rendition of The Dance is so sad. Rest in Peace Mindy.
Now let’s get to albums coming out today, we have two albums coming out. The first I’ll talk about is an album by Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris called Old Yellow Moon. Definitely have a listen to Hanging Up My Heart, Black Caffeine, and Open Season on my heart
The second album coming out today is by The Mavericks and it’s called In Time. We haven’t heard from The Mavericks in quite a while, 10 years actually! And this album is a reminder of how great they were back then and are now. Definite listens should be Come Unto Me, Back In Your Arms Again, and Forgive Me.
Dierks Bentley’s latest video is called Tip It On Back. He’s sounding and looking better than ever don’t you think? Or if you haven’t seen or heard him lately, let’s have a look shall we?
He’s got such a casual sexy thing going on with both his voice AND his attire. Am I right? So let’s go with the attire for a minute, shall we? All of the men can pull this look off for sure and you probably have some part of this ensemble already, but if not, Langstons can help you complete the outfit. Here’s how!
Hey guys, we’ll pick up with new music releases next week when we have some new stuff to talk about. Let’s talk about one of my favorites, Ashley Monroe. I have waited for another album of hers to come out for a long time since her 2007 album Satisfied. I seem to always go back to it plus the singles she’s released since and listen to them over and over again. She will have a new album out in March, Like A Rose, which I’m very excited about! In the meantime we can listen to her with the Pistol Annies.
My favorite songs have got to be her duet with Ronnie Dunn called I Don’t Want To, and the title track of her album, Satisfied. Also off the Satisfied album I LOVE Hank’s Cadillac and the duet with Dwight Yoakum called That’s Why We Call Each Other Baby. Both are fantastic. Ashley just has a fantastic, unique voice and I can’t wait to hear her upcoming album!
Yall know we have to spotlight our boy Blake Shelton when he has a video come out. Sure Be Cool If You Did came out this week and I gotta say, I really like this video…it just seems very real. And Blake is lookin’ good yall! Check it out:
He’s got a great everyday look going on in this video right? I mean really it’s a casual outfit anybody and everybody could pull off. And it is Valentine’s Day isn’t it ladies? You might want to buy one or all of these pieces for your man so you can bring home your own Blake Shelton tonight, right?! Here’s the outfit, the Langston’s way:
We have a few new singles out that you need to know about! First up Kenny Chesney has a new song out called Pirate Flag. I have a feeling with this song that his next album will be more of his island vibe music than his last album was. But honestly, I’m ok with whichever Kenny Chesney we get, I’ll always be a fan!
Next, we have Lady Antebellum’s Downtown. I’m loving the sound of this new single. It’s an upbeat song about a sorta depressing topic but I definitely think the upcoming album is gonna be great if there’s more music like this!
And finally we have the latest songs off Nashville, Consider Me and I’m a Girl which are both sung by Hayden Panettiere. More great stuff from the Nashville television show…so far I have loved almost all of the music that has come off the show. I’m definitely impressed that the cast is singing everything themselves. Are you still watching?
I’ve been listening to all my Miranda Lambert music lately-old and new and this is definitely one of my favorites: White Liar. I found this video of her performing this song for a small live audience and I just love her look in this video. She’s very casual yet stunning. Check it out:
Don’t you love her look? She’s just got a simple tee and jeans on with a gorgeous bracelet but it just looks amazing. I’ve added a belt and boots that I feel like fit her style. Now all you need are some crimson nails and a pink guitar!
Tim McGraw has a new album today. You probably already knew that from all the various interviews he’s done lately along with his cover on People magazine. I’m totally not complaining, I mean the guy is easy on the eyes for sure so I’m up for whatever publicity he wants to do! The new album is called Two Lanes of Freedom. So far you’ve probably already heard Truck Yeah on the radio along with One of Those Nights. Just as a reminder, this is his first album for Big Machine Records since leaving Curb Records who he was with for 20 years. In my mind, the most anticipated song for me off this album is the duet with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban called Highway Don’t Care. In all actuality, I don’t think you could go wrong with a Tim McGraw album…heck I’m still listening to his last one, Emotional Traffic (much to my husband’s dismay). Tim puts out good music, plain and simple. Go check this one out for sure!
Leann Rimes’ latest video is from her upcoming very personal album Spitfire and it’s called Borrowed. The whole video is shot from the recording studio session and I’m loving her casual easy look. Let’s check it out.
Now, I know we can’t see if this is a full on dress that she is wearing or a long tunic she has belted but I think it would honestly look cute either way. I’m going to go with the tunic and jeans look today. What’s important in terms of getting Leann’s look is to belt the flowy top and then accent it with a long necklace as well. I’d pair it with some light jeans and these fantastic cut out short boots.
We’ve got a few new things for you today in terms of new music releases…first up, Kris Kristofferson has a new album out, Feeling Mortal, and it’s pure classic traditional country. You can’t get much better than a Kris Kristofferson written song! Check out the title track: Feeling Mortal.
Blake Shelton has a new single out called Sure Be Cool If You Did. Lately Blake Shelton can’t disappoint with anything he comes out with and this one is no different.
Emerson Drive also has a new album out called Roll. Lots of uptempo songs on this one with a few ballads thrown in. I’d give She’s My Kind of Crazy, We Are This Town and Love Hangover a listen for sure.
There’s also a compilation album of Tim McGraw duets that just recently came out via Curb Records called Tim McGraw & Friends. It’s got a lot of our favorite duets including Tony Bennett, Faith Hill, Jo Dee Messina and Randy Travis. This is a good one to get if you didn’t end up getting these duets off some of these other artists albums.
What else are yall listening to these days? There’s definitely some great albums coming out in February that I can’t wait to listen to!