Thursday, January 21, 2021

The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart

  First let me start off by saying this is not only a very hard post for me to write but it is very emotional on a 
whole different level. As a bratty 14 year old I would mess with my mom and cousin because every Saturday 
they would watch the "One Night Only" concert and to annoy them I would try and blast Mariah Carey over top of the big screen TV. I also know and understand that this is dangerous because these guys were not just music artist. Barry, Robin and Maurice are music legends and they have broke so many records while continuing to write hit after hit. They also had their  ups and downs just like all family however theirs was played out in the media. You also knew when they were not on the same page because they would release a solo album/song. 
     With this being said I am going to do a video/podcast and maybe a live video on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter since I am finally getting the courage to talk about these amazing humans. Please keep watch on our social media's for an update and to when you can hear our thoughts/impressions about the documentary The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart and we will answer questions and listening to your feedback as we are VERY new to this.


Thursday, August 20, 2020

Jessica Jones with Highway 14/32 south set to release 'Go There' on August 25th!

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    Okay guys, here we go!!!! This little lady has a new single coming out 'Go there' will be on all music streaming platforms at 12am on 8/25/2020. 

  This is Ms. Jones 2nd single and if you heard her first single "Mine" then you know that she can sing her little heart out and make you feel what she is feeling while making these songs. So now that we are in the final countdown for the new single 'Go There', What do you think the song will sound like? upbeat, dance, sad, moving on, country vibes ect.?? who knows but it sure is exciting playing a guessing game. 
   Some things that Jessica has already told the world is that she is passionate about her music, family and friends, Do you think 'Go There' will be about any of those? All I know is the excitement is really getting me pumped and I can not wait to hear this hit. 
    Jessica has been working on her music career for a very long time and watching her take the people that she loves and the things that she enjoys and turn them into a song is mind blowing to me. I love how she is super appreciative towards everything she had accomplished with the 'Mine' single. However I'm hoping to see 'Go There' hit the charts with a bang. I have said it before and I will say it again but Country music has not been good for awhile and then here came along Adam Whitehead, Jessica Jones, Jason Andrews & Aaron Simmons and they brought true country back with them. 

    So let's recap this one more time. Jessica Jones has a new single coming out  8/25/2020 called "Get There" and you can stream it on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music ect. If you like what you hear then go find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and make sure she knows that you love her new song #GetThere.


Saturday, August 15, 2020

Meet Singer/Songwriter Crystal Lemmer


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  So I know we all think about what life would be like if social media was taken away, Right? There is some good and bad things about social media but the one thing I love about it is you get to keep in contact with family members and friends that are far away and near. However when you are using it for networking/business to reach out to people, you really never know who you will come into contact with. Crystal and I both met Adam Whitehead on a social media platform, in my case it was TikTok and Crystal met him on Facebook.  Social Media platforms are a great way to network and grow your business(whatever your business may be).

    Crystal is a singer/songwriter from Minnesota with a passion for music weather it may be writing the songs or singing them. After emailing with Crystal I found out just how deep her passion for her music and family really goes. So here goes my Q & A with Crystal and we hope you like it!


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Courtsey Of Crystal Lemmer

 What made you decide to write songs? I've been playing piano since I was 6 years old, and sung in choirs ect. since I was young as well. This past Winter I realized that since I love performing for others I should actively trying to share my gifts  with others. I started out playing piano a couple of nights at a local restaurant but that wasn't enough for me. I wanted to sing and give others the same feeling I get when I hear live music.

Has writing always been a passion of yours? I started up an acoustic duo in February. I started writing songs in April because I wanted to have original music so I could eventually record. I've only been writing for a few months but I love it.

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Adam said that you are a songwriter, have you thought about singing the songs yourself? I met Adam because I randomly added him on Facebook for the purpose of networking. I had no idea who he was but I'm really glad I added him!  

I am planning to sing as many songs that I can write as possible but I'm definitely open to pitching them to other artists as well.

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Courtsey Of Crystal Lemmer

Is your songs based off of experience?  A lot of what I write is based off experience. I also like to write songs that touch on topics that are rarely written about or from a new angle. I get my ideas from thoughts and experiences I have,  from a phrase or story I hear that makes me think "Hey! This would make a great song!"


       I love doing interviews and post this way because I love hearing/reading what they have to say and learning their process for their song writting and recording styles. I love hearing about how they get their inspirations for their music and I am thankful that these amazing talented artist give me the chance to write about them and their passion. Thank you Crystal for taking the time and giving me what I needed to write this article.

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Courtsey Of Crystal Lemmer



Monday, July 20, 2020

Meet Aaron Simmons

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    Okay all of my Country Music fans! Here is a new gem for ya coming out of Minnesota. Meet Aaron Simmons! He just signed with Highway 14 records/32South label Group in Iowa. So let's get into it and meet this talented young man. I got a chance to ask him some questions and I loved his response to them, so let's go!

   Did you always want to be a musician?
       ~Though I've only been seriously pursuing a career in music for four years, on some level I've always known that I wanted to be a musician. As a kid, I sang the national anthem at many of my hometown's sporting events. I was also involved in a few musicals growing up, as well as being a percussionist in the school band for nine years and a bass in my high school choir for four. I'm 25 now, but I didn't pick up a guitar for the first time until I was well into my 18th year, as I wanted to play guitar for "I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz, my senior choir solo. 
  The summer after high school, I was a founding member of an *extremely* local bluegrass band, the Root River Crawdaddies. The group consisted mainly of neighbors that I had on Third St SW in Stewartville, MN, and we played together for two summers. After that second summer (2014), me and Christina Meline, one of my best friends, the fiddler for RRC and my current band, both agreed that we wanted to do something more: rehearse more, play more and have even more fun. Though we never played for more than a hundred people at a time those two years, I developed the continuous itch to get back on stage and perform, I just didn't get another outlet for it for a couple years. 

   After two years of community college at RCTC, I moved to Moorhead, MN in 2015 to study at Minnesota State University, Moorhead (eventually graduating with a degree in Multimedia Journalism, 2018). While there, I spent every free moment I had trying to get better, and I would take any opportunity I could get. Some of my first solo shows took place at my college dining center, the winery I served at when it was an extraordinarily slow Sunday, and as a brief opener to "Movie Night in the Park" in my hometown.  

  Now four years later, I play solo 6-7 times a month in bars, restaurants and fairs all across Minnesota, North Dakota and occasionally Wisconsin, driving an average of 3,000 miles a month. I have a five-piece band, Aaron Simmons and the Roadkills, that has opened for Scotty McCreery, Parmalee and many regional bands playing both my original music and a mix of modern and down-home country and folk covers. I wouldn't be where I am today without God, my family, my friends, my girlfriend and my band. "Even though I am a long ways from where I have my sights set and with every day that passes I know I am doing exactly what I have been called to do, and I wouldn't have it any other way."(This comment truly shows how determined Aaron is and that he will not settle for less then he deserves. I can't blame him because his voice is amazing!).

Now I you are from Minnesota but are you currently living in Iowa?
   ~I am originally from Stewartville, MN. I call that my hometown. Since the fall of 2015, I have been living in the Fargo/Moorhead metro region, flopping between the two cities almost every year. At the current moment, I am living in Moorhead, MN. On top of all this, I still hold a full-time job as a videographer and photographer at Flint Group, a marketing agency based in downtown Fargo. 

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How do you get your inspiration for your songs and do you write all of them yourself?
    ~Of the nine-track, 32-minute album, I wrote everything but nine words. When I was stuck on the bridge of "Sunset in My Rearview" a couple years ago, Zach Zurn, my producer at Carpet Booth Studios in Rochester, MN, suggested the line "I love being with you," and it stuck. Also, when "That's My Hometown" was in its early stages, Josiah Smith, who has been a Roadkill from the beginning and played bass on "Third St SW," suggested the line "thought we were cool" as the ending to a line about eating Dairy Queen ice cream cones. It was a tasty tag to the phrase, so we kept it.
  Everything else is a compilation of my conscious thoughts from as far back as 2016. I think any musician will tell you that there is no tried-and-true process to writing songs that works every time. Sometimes, I can clear my head of all distractions and hash out a fresh idea from a feeling I had recently.  Other times, I'm at lunch with some college friends when a phrase or melody hits me out of nowhere. I've learned that I need to get it recorded as quickly as possible or it might be lost forever.
   I write the best when I'm alone at my parents' cabin in Otter Tail County, MN. It's remote, cozy and disconnected. After my album is out, I will have released 10 songs. Four of those (two on one night) were created within those four walls and a fifth got it's start there. It's the closest environment I have to a sure thing. Still, I've spent a collective three or four weeks there during the COVID era of social distancing, and I have yet to come up with anything worthy of any airtime. My inspiration comes randomly and many times, in waves.

    I loved all of his responses especially the last one because I like to keep to myself and be alone when I am trying to write a blog or even just trying to focus on what I am writing about. However his album "Third St SW" is coming out on August 28th, 2020 and is up for pre-order on iTunes right now. Aaron also has a single called "Waterway Wave" coming out this Friday(7-24-2020) he also has a single called "My Hometown" coming out on August 7th, 2020. If you like his music make sure you follow him on his social media(I love following my favorites because it keeps you up on whatever is going on with them and their music).
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TW- aaronleesimmons

Friday, July 3, 2020

Jason Andrews: Friday Night

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     Ok ya'll what is up with Iowa?? They have some massive talent coming out of  the country music scene there!   
     Jason Andrews is another Country artist from Iowa and he has a single out called "Friday Night" and let me tell ya I can relate to this song. Not only did he release an aweome song but he has that natural country voice and to me that is what makes the song and the lyrics just amazing.  I am a country girl and I was born in West Virginia and I grew up in Palestine, Wv and the bonfires, fireflies, muddin, playing in the woods and in the creeks was the best time of my childhood. 
  This song is definitely relatable in so many ways and that even includes the lyrics "listen to dad and uncle Jim tell all of the favorite stories again"(Yes I have an uncle Jim too).  As I listened to this song multiple times just so I could get a feel for the song and the artist I couldn't help but to smile because the lyrics rang true to me . When you have lyrics like "A bonfire to light up the night, all the kids running around chasing fireflies" and "Front porch sitting, a little moonshine, guitar pickin" you really can not help but to try and imagine it and for some people(like myself) remember those times. Thank you for taking me back to my childhood!  
   I feel like this song should be the country living anthem because come on let's face it living out in the boonies this is how you have a good time, make memories with friends/family and just enjoy life. I really can not wait to see how well this song ends up doing on spotify and itunes. Thank you Adam Whitehead for giving me another amazing artist to write about and thank you Jason Andrews for releasing a great song.


Monday, June 29, 2020

Jessica Jones: Mine

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     I had recently did a post on Adam Whitehead's new single "Single Mom" and after that post he asked me if I would be interested in covering the new single by Jessica Jones called "Mine". I was honored that he asked me to do this because let's face it I am a country girl through and through and I love putting my 2 cents in. I checked out the song and at first I was like wow this is an awesome love song that gave me chills with the power of her voice.
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However after chatting with Jessica about the song and getting a little background about this song and why she chose this song to not only write but to release it as a single and WOW was my reaction to it. 

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   With lyrics like "I'll steal your heart and you'll steal mine", "I wanna be with you my whole life so take this ring and be my wife" and "40 years down the road now your time has come for you to leave this place" it screams love song about 2 people that has been together forever. It is actually a break up song about 2 people who vowed to love each other for the rest of their lives but unfortantly it didn't end up that way. When I spoke with Jessica she said that she wanted this song to be about love that people can listen to over the years and still get butterflies instead of it being about anger. I honestly love her outlook on that type of situation because things change, people change and life is too short to be angry or hold grudges even though those are true feelings that people feel during a separation. I love how she takes her story, her feelings and puts it in her music and I admire how she considers "Mine" hope for other people and their relationships and that truly is amazing after what she went through. I encourage everyone to go check out Jessica's new single "Mine" no matter what kind of mood you are in. This song can truly go far and her career is going to skyrocket so please go check it out and make sure you follow her on Facebook!

             ♡ Debbie
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Friday, June 5, 2020

Single Mom by Adam Whitehead Ft. Dalles Jacobus

                   Single Mom

    This is a very interesting way  to start this blog but I was scrolling through TikTok(yes TikTok) because with the Pandemic there has not been any shows to write about. However I came across this gentleman named Adam Whitehead and someone had done a duet with his new single "Single Mom" Ft. Dalles Jacobus and I loved it because I mean come on Country music is in my blood. So I decided to follow Adam on TikTok so I can see more of his videos that he post. He soon followed me back and we started talking and hearing the story behind the song I decided that this is one song and country artist I HAD to write about because in a lot of ways a lot of us women can relate in one way or another.
    After listening to the song I was in tears as I was a teen mom and got very lucky(yes my high school sweetheart stayed and now we are married and have been together almost 20yrs). Even though my dad was around and traveled for work to provide for our family so my mom was raising 5 children on her own while wheelchair bound and oh boy we did not give her an easy time because we were kids and thought we knew everything. However she never gave up & I have seen her struggle and cry because she was trying her best with what she was given.   "Single Mom"  is about his mom and it was a way of saying "Thank You" for doing the best she could and for being so strong  while raising a young man on your own.

    Teen parents have a hard enough time trying to raise their child/children however single parents have to be mom and dad. I know a lot of single parents and see what they go through on a daily basis but they choose to do the best as they can and give those kids what she can. 
    This song is honestly(in my opinion) a tribute and Thank you to Adam's mother for raising a gentleman and a young lady. With lyrics like "Pinchin Every Quarter and Every Dollar everyday that goes by" and "The coulda, shoulda beens and every teenage sins" really pull at your heart strings. I'm so impressed with this song because you NEVER hear this type of country music anymore. It also shows a standup guy that realizes his mom had done the best as she could have with what she was given at that time in their lives.

       His voice rocks and his passion for his music blows my mind. He truly used his passion and voice for an amazing tribute to his mom. I really can not wait to see where he goes with this song(shhh he has another song called Outlawed that's really good too) and where he goes in his career. Honestly anyone that knows me I am not crazy about new country music but I will back this guy and his music a 110% because it is legit and true country. So if you haven't heard of his music then I URGE you to listen to it especially Single Mom and then follow him on Facebook, TikTok and other social medias that he may have and show him and his music love and support.