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Summer is here! Let's talk about the best Country Music songs for the summer
OGrSummer is finally upon us and what better way to spend it then chilling out in the sun with some country music on.
Here is my top 20:
1. Toes- Zac Brown Band
I got my toes in the water, ass in the sand Not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand Life is good today. Life is good today.
Zac Brown Band have a classic summer song with this one. If this isn’t on your playlists then you’re doing it wrong.
2. Day drinking - Little Big Town
Don’t want to wait ‘til the sun’s sinking We could be feeling alright
Let’s be honest Little Big Town has so many great songs for a sunny day outside (boondocks, pontoon -to name a few) but this one has to be a winner. Even listening to it behind a desk takes you to another place.
3. Honey I’m good - Andy Grammar
I could have another but I probably should not I got somebody at home And if I stay I might not leave alone
if you try to tell me this song dosent get your boots taping and your hands clapping well then you’re lying.
4. It’s Five O'Clock Somewhere - Alan Jackson
What time zone am on? What country am I in? It doesn’t matter, it’s five o'clock somewhere.
because who dosent say this when they’re on holiday!
5. Ticks - Brad Paisley
You never know where one might be There’s lots of places that are hard to reach I gotcha.
6. Cruise - Florida Georgia Line
She was sippin’ on Southern and singin’ Marshall Tucker We were falling in love in the sweet heart of summer
BABY YOU A SONG YOU MAKE ME WANNA ROLL MY WINDOWS DOWN AND CRUISE
7. Friends in low places - Garth Brooks.
Blame it all on my roots I showed up in boots
Let’s just agree this should be on every playlist ever? Ok?!
8. 80s Mercedes- Maren Morris
Feel like a hard-to-get starlet when I’m driving Turning every head, hell I ain’t even trying Got them Ray-Ban shades pretty in pink
9. Drink in my hand - Eric Church
When you drive me home take the long way around You be my Lois Lane I’ll be your Super Man, All you got to do is put a drink in my hand
So what if you have work - its summer - enjoy!
10. One way Ticket - Carrie Underwood
Sun’s shining bright and it’s meant for us Life is like a ride on a party bus
11. Crash and Burn - Thomas Rhett
I think love is overrated But I don’t like throwing it away
12. 21 Summer - Brothers Osborne
I hear that song, the one we sang all summer long and even though its been so long it brings me back, right back to you
Will this be the song in years to come you listen to and then think back to a summer love?
13. Man I feel like a woman - Shania Twain
The best thing about being a woman Is the prerogative to have a little fun
14. Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker
I was born to be a fiddler in an old time string band My baby plays a guitar, I pick a banjo now
Hey, hey momma rock me!
15. Drunk on a Plane - Dierks Bentley
On my way home I’ll bump this seat right up to first class So I can drink that cheap champagne out of a real glass
Who dosent think about singing this on the plane?
16. Lemon Drop - Pistol Annies
So I play my hopes and play my dreams Just like two coins in a slot machine Sing “Glory, Hallelujah” if everything works out fine
17. Red Fire Night - Green River Ordinance
There’s a magic when that west wind blows Gets even better with a little George Jones
Perfect for your summer bonfires
18. Famous in a Small Town - Miranda Lambert
Whether you’re late for church or you’re stuck in jail Hey words gonna get around Everybody dies famous in a small town
If you’re from a small town where everyone knows each other you can relate to this song. So when you’re back home for the summer turn it up and enjoy!
19. Barefoot Blue Jean Night - Jake Owen
Shot me in love like a shootin’ star So, I grabbed a beer and an old guitar Then we sat around till the break of dawn Howlin’ and singin’ our favorite song
Joseph Taborsky was the only man in Connecticut to reside on death row twice. On March 23rd 1950 Joseph and his younger brother Albert decided to rob a store for some cash. The brother stayed in the car as Joseph went inside. Seconds later Joseph ran out of the store, yelling that the clerk jumped him and to hurry up and get out of there. Albert had no idea what his older brother had done until he read the newspaper the next day. He had shot the clerk in cold blood. Joseph’s victim died three days after the shooting. In January of 1951 the Taborsky’s mother called the police saying Albert had a confession to make. He proceeded to tell the police that he was driving the car the night the clerk was shot and his brother was the murderer. On June 7th 1951 the brothers were tried and convicted of murder. Albert got a life set and his brother was sentenced to die in the electric chair. Luckily for Joe, Albert wasn’t exactly the stableist of minds, he had a mental breakdown, claiming he was Christ and babbling incessantly. Joseph’s lawyers jumped at the chance to appeal the death sentence considering most of the evidence was based on Albert’s testimony. Seeing as he was no longer of sound mind his testimony became unusable and Joseph was released in 1955. About a year later shop owners in Hertford began being killed in a series of robberies. After his arrest Joseph met a man named Arthur ‘meatball’ Colombe, and the two began the killing spree the press dubbed “the Mad Dog killings”. Over one year they killed six people during robberies. The police were stumped, the only evidence they had was a footprint, size 12. They decided to go through the ex con list looking for those with big feet. Joseph’s name was high on the list. Also Arthur’s photo had been picked out by a store owner who had survived as his assailants accomplice. Joseph and Arthur where brought in and Arthur confessed to eight hold ups and six murders. He said he had only been along for the ride and Joseph was the one who fired the fatal shots. Joseph wasn’t as quick to talk but eventually he also confessed, as well as confessing to the murder back in 1950. Their trial lasted nine weeks and they were both found guilty and sentenced to death. Arthur’s sentence was commuted to life imprisonment but, his second time on death row, Joseph would not have another chance. On May 17th 1960 he was led to the electric chair and executed. Pictured above: Joseph after he was arrested, a few shots of Joseph and Arthur in custody and Joseph as he leaves the court house.
Set in 2010 Minnesota, the new season of Fargo tells another tale of violent, bungled crime, this time featuring Ewan McGregor in two roles, as warring brothers. When he’s curly-haired, he’s Emmit Stussy, “the parking lot king of Minnesota,” a successful businessman. When he’s bald, he’s playing Emmit’s younger brother Ray, who’s a parole officer. The set-up is that Ray feels Emmit bilked him on their inheritance a while back, and he’s nursing a grudge. Now, with his new girlfriend, Nikki (Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ray wants both money and revenge: His plan is to steal a valuable stamp in Emmit’s possession, to redeem for a lot of cash and humiliate his brother.
That’s the narrative spine provided by show creator Noah Hawley, who wrote both of the first two episodes made available for critics to review. As always, however, the pleasures of Fargo derive from the variety of the characters and the clever wordplay they indulge in. Law enforcement this season arrives in the person of Carrie Coon, currently giving one of the best performances on TV in the new season of HBO’s The Leftovers. Here, she’s Gloria Burgle, a single-mom police chief dealing with a recent divorce and a stodgy new boss, Sheriff Moe Dammik, played by Shane Whigham (Eli Thompson in Boardwalk Empire). Burgle investigates a suspicious death that occurs in the premiere, as such things have in previous Fargo seasons, and Coon and Hawley quickly establish the distinctiveness of Gloria’s character: she’s not as polite as Allison Tolman’s Deputy Molly Solverson in season one, nor as tight-lipped serene as Patrick Wilson’s Trooper Lou Solverson in season two.
I suppose it was inevitable that, as Fargo went on, it would eventually show signs of repetition. And so when I saw those long shots of freezing Minnesota-by-way-of-Calgary tundra, and when I listened to more of those halting Minnesota locutions—a character doesn’t say, “plausible deniability,” he says, “I’m thinkin’ about deniablilty, what they call ‘plausible’”—I felt as though we’d been through this kind of thing before. I also had the nagging feeling that the Scottish McGregor, especially when he’s Ennis, sorta goes in and out of his Minnesota accent.
These, however, are quibbles, and if it’s one thing I learned from the first two Fargos, two episodes barely begin to suggest what has yet to occur, and I’m going into the other eight expecting there will be many entertaining occurrences and instances of what Nikki improbably terms “unfathomable pinheaddery.” As it stands, David Thewlis (Harry Potter’s Remus Lupin) is giving a fascinating performance as a malicious snake of a villain involved in a million-dollar money-laundering scheme that seems delightfully out of proportion to the level of crime that Eden Valley, Minnesota, is used to—it’s a place where the theft of a ripped-out page in a phone book is cause to call the cops. I’m also very curious about a (deceased?) pulp writer named Thaddeus Mobley—is it possible that he may be the Fargo variation on Kurt Vonnegut’s sci-fi hack Kilgore Trout? With Carrie Coon leading this procession by scrupulously avoiding any cutesy line-reading or reaction, I’m thoroughly committed to the new season, no matter where it roams.