Every single year there are really good country songs released on the market and now we will present a few of the top country songs 2011 had to offer. One of the best country songs of 2011 is Ronnie Dunn’s “Bleed Red” which was the first solo release of the artist. This track is a new beginning for the performer, as it has gotten really high positions in music charts.
She shot to international fame with “Songs in a Minor”, her first studio album, and sold 12 million copies worldwide in 2001. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified it as six times Platinum. She was tagged as the best-selling new artist and best-selling R&B artist. She went on to win five awards at the Grammy Awards making her the second female solo artist to win soundtrack five Grammy Awards in a single night. She won the Song of the Year, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, and Best R&B Song for “Fallin”, Best New Artist, and Best R&B Album.
So stand up and get ready to get motivated to overcome obstacles. This playlist is empowering no matter what color you are. It will touch you, resonate with you at your core, and make you MOVE! The legacy of this music lives on.
On the other hand, many listening to the song would find the lyrics offensive and demeaning to women (that includes the music video), and yet every time it’s played on the radio I turn up the volume and whenever I catch the music video on cable let’s just say that it’s “must see TV”.
But by and large, we hear more about all the good things music is good for, e.g. its therapeutic qualities. Many hospitals now across the country use music therapy to help “motivate” the healing process in their patients – case in point, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. They use music as part of their cardiovascular surgery healing program to “promote relaxation and reduce tension, stress and anxiety.” They find that music helps these patients to relax as it decreases their pain, improves their moods and helps them to sleep better, especially during the recovery period. Now that’s what I’m talking about!
‘Vampire Money’ was released in 2010, but you wouldn’t know it. The song sounds like an out of control collaboration between the Sex Pistols and Jerry Lee Lewis. The 50s style single chord piano thumping and sarcastic as hell ‘voice over’ type intro is bound to make you giggle. However what takes the biscuit with this song has to be the lyrics. “Gimme, gimme some of that vampire money c’mon!” a not so subtle dig at the Twilight movie soundtrack gold rush that they managed to resist.
This is another beautiful original setting by Katharine Blake. The lyrics are simple, anonymous, and heartbreaking, originating in late 13th-century England. It survives in but one manuscript where it is buried under a lot of legal writings. Interestingly, the manuscript has music with the text, but for whatever reason, the Baebes chose to use original music for this recording.
The music is great, the characters are adorable, and Miss T’s glam production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is gorgeous. (Adam Lambert could easily star in this, if it were adapted as a stage musical.) Lovers of theater will appreciate the play within the play. In fact, only the crustiest homophobe could dislike this disarming production.