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 What You Should Be Listening To Right Now Jan 2020

 You Should Be Listening To Right Now – January 2020

At Sounds Like Nashville, we pride ourselves on bringing our readers updates about the latest and greatest songs coming out of Music City. Whether it’s a new single from the biggest superstar or the debut track from a new artist, we hope to bring fans a wide range of what’s hot in country music.

At the top of each month, our staff selects their personal favorite new songs and updates SLN’s ongoing 10 Songs You Should Be Listening To playlist. This month, Sounds Like Nashville has an array of new tunes from country’s biggest hitmakers and brightest rising stars. Three star-studded collaborations make the cut, with Thomas Rhett, Jordan Davis and Blake Shelton each enlisting the help of close friends to sing on their latest tracks. Fresh off her No.1 single with Brantley Gilbert, Lindsay Ell is back at it, releasing “I Don’t Love You,” an ode to moving on but not forgLindsay Ell – “I Don’t Love You”

Thomas Rhett – “Beer Can’t Fix” ft. Jon Pardi

Matt Stell – “Everywhere But On”

Carrie Underwood – “Drinking Alone”

Morgan Evans – “Diamonds”

Ashley McBryde – “One Night Standards”

Jordan Davis – “Cool Anymore” ft. Julia Michaels

Morgan Wallen – “This Bar”

Avenue Beat – “Be A Bro”

Blake Shelton – “Nobody But You” ft. Gwen Stefani

Party like a Parrothead at Nashville Margaritaville Hotel

Party Like A Parrothead At The New Nashville Margaritaville Hotel

Parrotheads rejoice! After years of construction, the Margaritaville Hotel Nashville has finally swung open the doors to a tropical paradise smack dab in the middle of SoBro at 425 5th Ave North. The attractive and modern property is the first urban destination hotel in Margaritaville’s empire of hotels. You have to hand it to Jimmy Buffett; for a singer/songwriter with only one top-10 hit to his credit, he has created quite an industry around himself and the Parrothead lifestyle.

Nashville has a particular soft spot in Buffett’s heart since he cut three early albums in Music City when he was just starting out on his decades-long career. While most Margaritaville Hotels are attached to casinos, this newest one is just about fun and relaxation, with six stories of guest rooms featuring amenities like huge LCD Smart televisions, dedicated coffee bars, refrigerators and all the technical gadgets you could ever need.

The entire property is decorated in a laid-back island vibe with dramatic flourishes like a huge flip flop in the middle of the lobby and a chandelier made out of margarita glasses. The rooftop level features an outdoor pool, sundeck, fire pits and live entertainment, and the hotel is home to the two first-ever Margaritaville dining concepts, FINS Rooftop Bar and JWB Grill, in addition to an on-site Starbucks in the lobby for your caffenation needs.

Whether you’re a fan of Buffett as a troubadour or as an entrepreneur, his new Margaritaville Hotel is a welcome addition to Nashville’s stable of hotel options, and it definitely merits consideration when you next plan a visit to Music City. Even if you’re not staying there, it’s worth dropping in to soak up some of the ambiance and search for that lost shaker of salt!

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Blake Teams with Hallmark for Christmas Movie Sequel

Blake Shelton Teams With Hallmark For Christmas Movie Sequel

‘Time for You to Come Home for Christmas’ premieres December 6.

Blake Shelton is teaming up with the Hallmark Channel again this holiday season, announcing a made-for-TV movie titled Time for You to Come Home for Christmas. Shelton is not expected to act in the film but is signed on to produce the project, which is sequel to his 2018 movie Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas. Both films are based on the song “Time for Me to Come Home,” which appears on Shelton’s 2012 album, Cheers, It’s Christmas. The hit country hit maker wrote the song with his mother, Dorothy Shackleford, and along with the Christmas movies it has also led to a book titled Time for Me to Come Home in 2013.

According to reporting by Entertainment TonightTime for You to Come Home for Christmas will star Lucas Bryant (Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD) and Alison Sweeney (Days of Our Lives), who will play a military veteran and young widow heading back to their Virginia hometown for Christmas. Over the course of the holiday and despite mysterious factors which seem likely to keep them apart, a wholesome love story will begin to snowball.

Time for You to Come Home for Christmas is part of Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ “Miracles of Christmas,” and will premiere December 6 at 9 p.m. ET.

Shelton & Pitbull Ready For ‘Get Ready’ Dance Anthem

Shelton & Pitbull Team Up For ‘Get Ready’ Dance Anthem

Check out this unusual all-star collaboration

Worlds collide on a new track from Latin American hip hop star Pitbull, who’s featuring Blake Shelton on a mind-bending dance number titled “Get Ready.” Crossing the frenetic, relentless energy of wedding-reception staples like “Cotton Eyed Joe” with Ram Jam’s classic garage-rock anthem, “Black Betty,” the track is part of Pitbull’s just released album Libertad 458 — dedicated to his father and the 458 people he helped escape from Cuba as part of the 1980 Mariel Boatlift.

Shelton appears to deliver the track’s “Whoa, get Ready (Bam-ba-lam),” chorus hook, while Pitbull raps lyrics about letting loose and living it up. The unlikely pair have a bit of history together, with Shelton jokingly “blaming” the dance hit maker for a fall on stage in Oregon in 2018. And way back in 2015, the country favorite told Ryan Seacrest he turned down a Pitbull collab over concerns about how it would play with his fans. Shelton’s current single, “Hell Right,” is out now, and so is Pitbull’s Libertad 458.

‘Nashville’ Star Clare Bowen Announces Debut Record

‘Nashville’ Star Clare Bowen Announces Debut Record

Clare Bowen sets release date and headlining tour for much-anticipated debut record

Nashville-based Australian singer-songwriter Clare Bowen has announced her debut self-titled record, slated for release on July 12th. Affectionately remembered by many as Scarlett O’Connor from Nashville, this marks Bowen’s first and much-anticipated full album release. Produced and partially co-written by Josh Kaufman (Bob Weir, The National, The Hold Steady), Clare Bowen will include songs penned by husband Brandon Robert Young, as well as household and award-winning songwriters including Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran, Camilia Cabello), Wyatt Durrette (Zac Brown Band), Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift) and Lori McKenna (Tim McGraw, Little Big Town).

The album is said to be true to Bowen’s life— one that has seen numerous struggles, such as the doctor-presumed deadly cancer diagnosis at 4-years-old, frequent panic attacks growing up, and her brother Timothy beating cancer in 2015. With this project, the 35-year-old shows what triumph over tragedy looks like– all in the form of very personal songs that come from a place of vulnerability.

One highlight on the upcoming release is the gut-wrenching ballad “Warrior.”

“I grew up in a children’s hospital. A ways into writing the album, I realized I’d never written a song about the children that I lived with, most of whom didn’t get to grow up because we were in a terminal ward,” shares Bowen about the song’s inspiration. “One of us passed away every single day. I watched a lot of children fight through hardships that no person should ever have to endure, and yet they were so incredibly brave. No matter what your troubles are, I want the ones who are still here to know they are not alone, and the ones that had to go on the next adventure early, that they will never, ever be forgotten.” Album opener, “Let It Rain,” a victorious anthem about life’s hardships and liberation from fear, drops May 23, with the album available for pre-order the following day. Bowen will embark on her own headlining tour this summer, including stops in NYC and Chicago, in addition to a special hometown show at Nashville’s City Winery.

Kacey Musgraves Childhood Dreams Just Came True

Kacey Musgraves Signs Modelling Deal With IMG Models

Someone’s Childhood Dreams Just Came True

Grammy-winning Golden Hour star Kacey Musgraves is branching out with a new side-gig that highlights her eclectic sense of style. She’s signed a modeling contract with IMG Models, confirming the news via Twitter on Tuesday (May 7th) while making a splash at the glitzy 2019 Met Gala in New York City. IMG is a modeling agency based in New York which represents some of the biggest names on the runway, including influential tastemakers like Karlie Kloss and Bella and Gigi Hadid.

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Musgraves’ Barbie look doesn’t seem so strange anymore, does it! The newly-minted model is currently on the road for her Oh, What a World Tour, with dates in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, the Dominican Republic and Mexico on the schedule through November.

Forget About Joe Biden Check Out Obama

Does Obama Have A Problem as his Hugging seems a little intense

I could not help noticing that whenever Obama delivers a speech a young woman appears from nowhere to hug him, and if that does not happen he searches for a woman in the audience to go out and Hug. The pictures that i see of him hugging woman are a little over done it seems to me. So I am just wondering if the out going first lady should be concerned about the out going President and his hugging habit. I may be wrong but take a look at these pictures and you be the judge, and feel free to tell me that I am over reacting and if you are a woman, please if you don’t mind, tell me if you would be happy if your husband wants to hug this tight everywhere he goes.

Some more Intense Hugging below. Well there are more hugs on Google, but that’s all I had time for. Thank goodness not all Presidents are out to get the Hugging Vote, some want a give the ladies better futures instead a 15 second or more Presidential thrill in exchange FOR A VOTE.

Some of the ladies seem worried in some of these pictures.

 – First published in 2014

Tools Used In Creating The ‘‘Fake Food Pictures’’. 

Surprising tools and techniques, used in creating the ‘‘Fake Food Pictures’’

Advertised foods rarely look exactly like the real food they’re selling. The truth is, the delicious-looking culinary concoctions we see in print ads and television commercials would be anything but appetising if they were on your plate.

1: That Milk, is actually Glue.

Cereal quickly soaks in milk and sinks to the bottom. If you want to photograph it, replace the milk with white glue. The cereal will remain on the surface and keep its original form.


2: Pancakes & Breakfast.

A nice big stack of flapjacks can be a thing of beauty. The only problem is those breakfast staples are quite porous – so the syrup just seeps right in. Photographers solve that issue by coating them with a healthy layer of aerosol fabric protector. Maple syrup doesn’t always look great on camera, they might turn to motor oil as a stand-in.

To add height to the flabjacks, cardboard is often used. Using the Cardboard method is a common technique even for spacing between cakes and burgers.


3: Long Lasting Foam.

To take a picture of milk, coffee, or beer, photographers add liquid soap. It creates a stable foam that looks natural and attractive.

Changing the status quo and being honest, creates trust and value.

Whole Foods Honest commercial.

Through authentic, documentary-style television spots and print and digital advertisements, the campaign carries the theme “Values Matter” to explain where Whole Foods Market’s products come from and the values behind them. The creative focuses on Whole Foods Market’s sustainable seafood standards, animal welfare ratings and our new “Responsibly Grown” ratings program for produce. The TV commercials feature farmers, ranchers and fishermen who supply us with products, along with Whole Foods Market team members.

Ante Agency.

Best Live Music Venues honky-tonks in Music City

Best Live Music Venues Honky-Tonks in Music City

Songwriter Crystal Chandler live in a songwriter music-round downtown Nashville

Where to find the Best Live Music Venues, bars, honky-tonks and restaurants in Music City and all of middle Tennessee. You won’t find a city with more live music than Nashville. Every place you go in Nashville has the ability to have live music sometime during the day. From pizza places to game rooms and many eating establishments in between all have live music in Nashville.

Open mic nights can be seen and heard in dozens of clubs every evening in Music City.  Entertainer and songwriter Crystal Chandler in picture above and left, playing live in a songwriter music-round for a crowd in downtown Nashville Tennessee.

Every evening as the sun goes down in Nashville there is a music buzz starting in hundreds of clubs and gatherings all around town. There are clubs and rooms just for listening to our local songwriters without the background sounds associated with normal club venues. Hearing the lyrics of a song is important to tell the story and paint the picture in the mind. The Nashville “Listening Room” and the world famous “Bluebird Cafe” are two clubs that respect the songwriters and performers. They will actually escort you out the door for not showing proper respect to our songwriters “no talking during a performance” Nashville takes their music serious.

Did Coca Cola Just Claim 30ml from the public?

Did Coca Cola Just Claim 30ml from the South African public?

This happened in South Africa, but it probably is a world-wide problem

It was just a few months ago that the public could purchase a 330ml Coke in a Can for a price, now the same can a little narrower and a little taller is on the shelves of every store pub and restaurant, yet only contains 300ml of Coke, at the same price of the not so old 330ml Coke can. How is it that they can get away with that so easily and no one complains and accepts it?

Now some say it’s because of the sugar tax imposed by the government, and some say it is because our living spaces are becoming smaller and Coca Cola made the new smaller size Coke’s smaller and longer so that they can fit better in your our little fridges or refrigerators. However if that was true why are we paying the sugar tax for Coca Cola by settling for 30ml less coke for the same price?

It does seem that Coca Cola refuses to lose the money they have to pay for the sugar tax, so they came up with this brilliant idea of letting the public pay, by reducing the size of the can (a saving for Coke) and then reducing the amount of coke in the can by 30ml. Therefore Coca Cola looses nothing in fact they still gain out of sales by selling us a smaller can of Coke for the same price as the 330ml a few months ago.

Once again the public is the loser and the mighty Coca Cola Company covers the governments sugar tax and in the process still manages to add a small profit.

Another question Googling this it seems that other countries have also changed to a longer narrower can but their content rangers from 320ml to 330ml as opposed to South Africa being only 300ml?

Why not add your comments or am I the only one to notice or have a problem with this, Coca Cola will be more than happy if no one comments and if no one does then you all deserve……………

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