The Top 10- May 2018

Okay... I'm super late with my May post, but it's finally here so enjoy The Top 10 for May! 

1. "Diamonds or Twine"- Ryan Hurd--- Big fan of this song and this guy! He has been on the songwriting scene for a while, and has finally put himself out there as an artist. This song has such a great melody and a groove that you'll just fall into... plus it's a sweet love song! 

2. "Make Him Wait"- Abby Anderson-- Completely obsessed with this song is an understatement. I say this a lot, but I really wish I would've written this song because to me, it should be the ultimate anthem to girls everywhere!! Especially young girls... really listen to the message in this song. Excellent!!

3. "Beautiful Crazy"- Luke Combs-- I pretty much like this song because I think it was written about me... just ask my husband and he will tell ya! Great tune and another solid song from Luke Combs!

4. "Mercy"- Brett Young-- A newcomer who has made some big waves in country music with his knock down ballads... and this song is no exception! Goodness gracious, you will just melt by listening to his voice, but this is a great song no doubt! 

5. "Good Girl"- Dustin Lynch-- My jam right now!! Dustin Lynch is great in my opinion because he puts out song after song after song that are just down right good! This is my summer jam... Turn it up!!

6. "Asking for a Friend"- Devin Dawson-- The second single put out by Devin after huge success with "All on Me." This song is witty and takes the approach like the song "The Chair" from George Strait... Now, it's definitely not as country as that song, but the songwriting approach is very clever. Plus it has a smooth sound to go along with it. I dig it!

7. "More"- Clare Dunn-- A girl who doesn't get as much credit as she should in country music. Clare Dunn is pretty legit in my opinion. A voice that doesn't sound like anyone else's on the radio, and she can play the guitar!!! Great song that's fun to sing along with!

8."Love Someone"- Brett Eldredge-- You can't go wrong with my guy, Brett Eldredge. Everything he puts out, I love. This one draws you in with a catchy beat and then he sings... ahh! I think this is another big hit for him! 

9. "Friends Don't"- Maddie and Tae-- Their back!! I've sure missed Maddie and Tae, and they are coming back strong with this one. It's definitely one that you will want to listen to over and over again!

10. "Rumor"- Lee Brice -- The organ and bluesy guitar on this song are to die for!! Absolutely love it, and it has a catchy hook for sure, plus I love the breakdown bridge. You'll enjoy it, I promise!

Bonus Song!

11. "Don't Fall"- Hannah Belle -- I just have to give you a bonus song! One of my favorites I've ever written! Listen to the lyrics for sure and see if you can catch the message! (I bet you'll have no trouble at all with that)

 

Well there you have it.. The Top 10 for May! Late... but nonetheless, its here! Enjoy!! 

 

The Top 10- April 2018

If you're looking for new music, I've got a great list for you to check out!! Click here to listen on Spotify! 

 

1. "Break Up in the End"- Cole Swindle-- Now we all know that Cole is a great songwriter, and he is very well known for this talent... but I think that this song takes the cake. I love the idea of a love that is so worth it that even if you know it's going to end in heartbreak, you're still all in. Great song! 

2. "Cry Pretty"-Carrie Underwood-- Girls.. let's be real... the ugly cry is all too real. I mean my wedding pictures say it all! (Yes, I was happy walking down the aisle, but I sure ugly cried). This song talks about how emotions sometimes aren't pretty, but no matter what, we have to let them out... even if it looks ugly. 

3. "Keeper of the Flame"- Miranda Lambert--- MY GIRL!! I've loved this song since I listened to it on the record, and I am so glad she decided to release it as a single. With its driving beat, you'll be singing along with the most ACM awarded artist in history! You can't go wrong with it!

4. "Coming Home"- Keith Urban-- I wasn't the biggest fan of this song when I heard it the first couple of times, but slowly it grew on me. I mean most Keith Urban songs do. I find myself humming it throughout the day, and I think it's one that we will be singing all summer long!

5. "Space Cowboy"-- Kacey Musgraves released her long awaited album "Golden Hour" just a couple of weeks ago, and I haven't stopped listening to it yet. This is just one of my many favorites. Songs about cowboys always have my heart! <3

6. "Up Down"- Morgan Wallen & Florida Georgia Line-- Not much to say about this song except it's just fun. No fancy songwriting, no tear jerking moments, just a fun nod ya head and sing along song. 

7. "Pushing Up Daisies (Love Alive)- Brothers Osborne-- I don't think I have expressed my love for Brothers Osborne yet so.... I LOVE THEM!!! They truly are the real deal, and this song takes such a different love song approach. Give it a listen, you will love it.. I guarantee it! 

8. "Tequila"- Dan + Shay-- Now, let me just be up front... songs whose title have alcohol in it, I don't really express much, but this song is the exception. Dan + Shay are really overlooked when it comes to country music, but these guys can straight up sing. That's what I like.. great vocals and a catchy hook.. This song has both!

9. "Boy"- Lee Brice -- If you've got a son, get out the kleenex. I don't have a son or a kid at all for that fact (unless you count Wicket my yorkie), but I thought about my sweet nephews and nieces as I listened to this one. It really hits home when you take the time to think about their future and how it relates to your past. 

10. "Queens Don't"-  RaeLynn-- Female empowerment song. It's for you, girls! RaeLynn is the perfect one to sing about treating us ladies like we should be treated... like queens that is!! :) But in all seriousness, this is a good song with strong self-worth undertones. Sing it loud and proud, girls! 

Bonus!!!

11. "Porchin' It"- Hannah Belle--- A song from me, y'all!! Its the perfect porch weather right now, so turn this tune up loud and sing along!! 

I hope you enjoy The Top 10 for the month of April!! I'll be back again with more great music to share with you in May!! 

-God Bless 

The Top 10- March 2018

Here I am again,.. back with the top 10 country songs you need to be listening to for March 2018.

Click here to listen to it on Spotify!

Let's get to it!

1. Old Porch Swing- Tony Jackson--- Newcomer to the music scene, but getting off on the right foot in my opinion. The song tells a story, and that's my favorite thing about country music! 

2. She Ain't In It- Jon Pardi--- I mean what's not to love about it honestly. It has the true country sound.. takes me back to the 90's. Kind of makes me think of Alan Jackson's "Wanted" -- the whole talking to someone about their lost love. Love it!

3. Speakers, Bleachers, & Preachers- Brandon Lay-- This song kind of covers it all if you want to reminisce on the old high school days. I dig it!

4. California, Missouri- Kassi Ashton--- At first, I wasn't sure how I felt about this song. But after I listened a few times, I could not stop singing it. Completely different sound, and man what a voice!! 

5. Everything Without You- Temecula Road--- Love the harmonies in this song. It draws you in with a semi-acoustic sound, then the harmonies and smooth guitar come in, and it makes me want to lay in my hammock all day long. Ahhhh...

6. Criminal- Lindsay Ell-- I mean... Lindsay Ell... She's so hot right now! I'm a fan, and this song just makes me a bigger fan! 

7. Pull You Through- Maggie Rose--- One of the most underrated artists in country music today. Everything she does is flawless in my opinion. Great songwriter and jam up singer! This song proves it 100%. Love the old feel it has! 

8. The Difference- Tyler Rich-- This is a groovy little tune that you'll roll the windows down and nod your head along with. Perfect for Spring time! Sing along!

9. Forgive- Hannah Belle--- This one is by yours truly and, of course, I love it. An emotional song that draws you in, and kind of leaves you the room to decide what happens in the end. 

10. You Got Em All- Trent Harmon--- The title makes you think this might be a happy tune, but it's not unfortunately. This guy's voice.. I mean... goodness me! Powerful song, great lyrics. Nuff said. 

 

Hope you enjoy the Top 10 for the month of March!! Let me know what you think! 

Just in case you missed the link.. here it is again! 

The Top 10- March 2018 on Spotify

The Top 10- February 2018

"The Top 10"- Hannah Belle 

Well hello everyone!

I have recently decided to try out a new idea that goes along with blogging and new music. I am always listening to new music by a variety of artists, so I thought.. why not come up with a playlist to share with you guys??

Now by no means am I an expert on music. I write, I play, I sing, I perform.... but still not an expert. I just simply enjoy music. So attached I've picked 10 songs that I am really into right now.

Let me preface....

I am a lyric person. The lyrics have to grab me if I am going to listen to a song. Second, I am somewhat of a traditionalist when it comes to country sound... key word "somewhat." That doesn't mean every song I've chosen has a traditional country sound (because that's a definite no). And lastly, I like to connect with a song. Don't we all?? That's music's ultimate goal... to connect us in some way. So when choosing songs, I definitely feel a connection with them whether it's a past memory, something I'm going through, or the song just makes me happy... whatever it is, its some sort of connection. 

So.. give it a listen by clicking the link posted earlier in this post! Let me know what you think. And don't forget to follow me on Spotify for my upcoming monthly playlist "The Top 10."