I’ve been a country music fan for ages. Unfortunately here in Switzerland it is quite difficult to keep up to date or to see some of your favourites live because not a lot of people care for this music genre around here. I personally don’t understand why since country music is so versatile. Let me introduce you a few of my favourites.
Carrie Underwood – The new Queen of Country
She won American Idol back in 2005 and her debut single “Inside your Heaven” went straight to No. 1! With that her stellar music career began. Each of her songs tell a story whether it’s a sweet revenge on a cheating husband or a homage to being to being an All-American Girl. She knows exactly what her audience wants and her live shows meant to be fantastic. But she is not only pretty and talented she is also very funny which she will prove at this years CMA’s. The country music awards are being co-hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood for the 10th time this year on Nov. 8. Have a look into two of my favourite videos below:
Luke Bryan – The sexiest hip shake since Elvis
I remember that I fell in love with his music when I heard “Do I” for the first time. He went on to have huge success and his “Tailgate & Tanlines” album is one of my all time favourite. All of his songs are amazing and I love all of them which doesn’t happen quite that often. Luke is charming and very funny and his live shows are sold out within minutes. To see him and Carrie Underwood live would be one of my dreams. I love to listen to him in the car where I can sing “Muckalee Creek Water” as loud as I can. Here are two videos which I adore:
Lady Antebellum – The country music trio
I had the pleasure to see them live at a festival in Switzerland called Live at Sunset. It was one magic night! I’ve been a big fan ever since they released their second single “Lookin’ for a Good Time” in 2008. I followed their journey and when I heard “Need You Now” on the radio of Swiss station I couldn’t have been prouder. This song turned out to be a global hit and made them go on a small European tour – Lucky me! 🙂 They don’t just write they’re own songs themselves they also lend a hand to fellow country music artists like Luke Bryan. So please listen to their wonderful music below:
Lady A has also performed at the Country Music Festival in Gstaad which is this weekend. Have a look at their programme. The organisers always manage to bring famous country music stars to Switzerland and they love it here. Only last year Brett Eldredge (“Don’t Ya“) took us on his Swiss journey via Instagram. As you see I could go on and on with incredible artists who are unknown to most people in Europe but I do want to mention a few more: Sam Hunt (“Take Your Time“), Florida Georgia Line (“Cruise“), Little Big Town (“Pontoon“) and finally Chris Young (“Voices“). Make sure to give them a listen because it’s well worth it.
I will start a country music themed week with this post. I have quite a few goodies for you to come this week and if I was able to gain just one new member of the country music club it was well worth it.