March 14, 2017 - One Country

This Rescue Dog Was the Worst Dog During Agility Test, But Definitely the Happiest So He Wins

Oh, sweet, sweet Olly. Olly is a rescue pup, who was adopted as Lucky, but then they changed his name back to Olly. And it doesn’t matter you call this dog, he’s absolutely the worst dog to ever compete at an agility competition. But, he’s also the happiest. Olly wiped out as soon as he … Read more

Kelsea Ballerini’s Acoustic Cover of The Chainsmokers’ “Closer” Makes The Song Less Annoying Than the 90 Times a Day It’s On the Radio

I’m confident that for 6-8 months, every single time I got in my car “Closer” by The Chainsmokers was playing. The song was (and is catchy), but there such thing as too much of a good thing. Even though the line, “Hey, you tell your friendsIt was nice to meet them / But I hope … Read more

9 Kind of Trashy ’90s Country Music Videos We Can’t Stop Watching

There’s just something about ’90s country music and the fact that you could call everyone a redneck or a trashy woman and no one was offended. Even when people listen to it today they aren’t offended.

And the videos? Oh, the videos were even better.


9 Kind of Trashy ’90s Country Music Videos We Can’t Stop Watching:

1. “Trashy Women” // Confederate Railroad

Well, they say that opposites attract, well I don’t agree
I want a woman just as tacky as me
Yeah, I like my women just a little on the trashy side.

2. “Country Club” // Travis Tritt

I do my drink-in from a dixie cup
Yea I’m a bona-fide dancin’ fool
I shoot a mighty mean game of pool
At any honky-tonk or roadside pub
I’m a member of a country club

3. “Some Girls Do” // Sawyer Brown

Well, I ain’t first class but I ain’t white trash.
I’m wild and a little crazy too.

4. “A Little Less Talk and A Lot More Action” // Toby Keith

A little less talk
If you please
A lot more loving
Is what I need
Let’s get on down
To the main attraction
With a little less talk
And a lot more action

5. “Queen of My Double Wide Trailer” // Sammy Kershaw

I whispered honey let’s just go on home
And have some onion rings and watch TV

6. “Daddy’s Money” // Ricochet

Country as a turnip green
She’s got her daddy’s money
Her mama’s good looks
And look who’s lookin’ at me

7. “Kiss This” // Aaron Tippin

Why don’t you kiss, kiss this!
And I don’t mean on my rosy red lips

8. “Rock My World (Little Country Girl)” // Brooks & Dunn

All the other girls in school they give her dirty looks
She got an “A” in math and never cracked a book
Sure looks good in her denim and pearls
Rock my world little country girl

9. “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight” // Hank Williams Jr.
(Technically, from 1983, but the trashiest video ever, maybe.)

Lord, it’s hard to be a bachelor man
I got girls that can cook, I got girls that can clean
I got girls that can do anything in between
I got to get ready, make everything right
Cause all my rowdy friends are comin over tonight

Brad Paisley Earns His 24th No. 1 Song With “Today”

Brad Paisley has topped the charts 24 times. “Today” took the top slot on the Country Aircheck/Mediabase chart. The tune was penned by Brad, Chris DuBois and Ashley Gorley. That makes it the 21st song that Brad has penned that has gone No. 1. Concurrently, Jon Pardi’s “Dirt On My Boots” has hit the top … Read more

Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris and Jon Pardi Are Early ACM Winners

Early ACM Awards winners have been announced! Brothers Osborne have been named New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year. The duo are also up for the big Vocal Duo of the Year awards, which will be presented during this year’s ACM Awards ceremony. View this post on Instagram Congratulations to the winners of our … Read more

Florida Georgia Line to Appear on The Chainsmoker’s Debut Album, Because Why Not?

Florida Georgia Line has another fun cross-genre collaboration coming up! The duo will be featured on The Chainsmoker‘s debut album, Memories … Do Not Open. FGL is featured on the album’s final track, “Last Day Alive,” which was written by The Chainsmokers’ Drew Taggart. https://www.instagram.com/p/BRmNnuUAOew/ The announcement came via this Instagram post. Of course, the … Read more

Reese Witherspoon’s Mom Really Didn’t Mind All the Sex During the Latest Episode of “Big Little Lies”

Reese Witherspoon‘s latest show, “Big Little Lies” on HBO is all about the world’s most interesting group of PTA parents in Monterey, California. The show also stars Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley. View this post on Instagram Trying not to reveal any spoilers… 🤐. Happy #BigLittleLies night, everyone! @hbo 💋 A post shared by Reese … Read more

Juliette Barnes’ Assistant/Nanny Emily Was Also in Luke Bryan’s “Do I” Video Way Back in the Day

Juliette Barnes has sure put Emily through the ringer during their time on/in “Nashville.” Juliette asks a lot of her personal assistant turned nanny and Emily basically raised Cadence during JB’s dark days. And then, there was the time Juliette disguised herself with a scarf and hat and rode around a festival in a wheelchair … Read more

Dolly Parton’s Favorite Walnut Pie Recipe

Do you like pie? Of course you do, you’re alive. Do you like Dolly Parton? Of course you do, you’re reading this story. In honor of Pi Day, which really has nothing to do with pie but who cares, Dolly has shared her favorite walnut pie recipe. I’ve never had a walnut pie, but it … Read more

TSoul’s Cover Of Big Mouth Billy Bass’ “Take Me To The River” Will Leave You Gasping For Air

Both Blake Shelton and Adam Levine were blown out of the water by TSoul, a 29-year-old whose real name is Terry. TSoul performed an electric rendition of “Take Me To The River” which was written by Al Green and popularized by a robotic singing fish. Certainly, given the style of song, Alicia Keys had the … Read more

Saddest Country Music Video of All-Time: Pirates of Mississippi’s “Feed Jake”

Growing up, I spent a lot of time watching CMT. And out of all those videos and all that time praying that Garth Brooks’ “Thunder Rolls” would come on, I saw the saddest country music video of all-time– “Feed Jake” from the Pirates of the Mississippi.

In 1991, when the tune was released, I thought it was about a dog, which made it sad enough. If you die, someone has to take care of the dog, right? Now, re-watching the video and really listening to the lyrics it’s easy to hear it’s really not even about a dog.

I’m standing at the crossroads in life, and I don’t know where to go
You know you’ve got my heart babe, but my music’s got my soul
Let me play it one more time, I’ll tell the truth and make it rhyme
And hope they understand me

Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep
If I die before I wake, feed Jake, he’s been a good dog
My best friend right through it all, if I die before I wake
Feed Jake

Now Broadway’s like a sewer, bums and hookers everywhere
Whino’s passed out on the side walk, doesn’t anybody care
Some say he’s worthless, just let him be
But I for one would have to disagree
And so would their mamas

Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep
If I die before I wake, feed Jake, he’s been a good dog
My best friend right through it all, if I die before I wake
Feed Jake

Now If you get an ear pierced, some will call you gay
But if you drive a pick-up, they’ll say ‘No, you must be straight.’
What we are and what we ain’t, what we can and what we can’t
Does it really matter?

Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep
If I die before I wake, feed Jake, he’s been a good dog
My best friend right through it all, if I die before I wake
Feed Jake
If I die before I wake, feed Jake

Hard to imagine a country music song in 1991 championing gay rights or advocating for the homeless, but the Pirates of the Mississippi video seemed to be. The video tells the story of one friend going home to attend the funeral of a friend, who helped him adopt Jake when they were kids.

Jake has lived one hell of a long life. And, this guy may be too cool for his hometown and all, but he shouldn’t be too cool to wear dress pants to a funeral.

Still, there’s nothing sadder than a country music song about a dog– even if Broadway’s like a sewer, bums and hookers everywhere.

A Serious Discussion: Are Roy D. Mercer Prank Calls Still Funny?

In the mid-1990s, two radio DJs from Tulsa, Oklahoma created the character Roy D. Mercer as a vehicle for on-air prank calls. By 1997 Capitol Records Nashville started releasing the sketches on CD and to date, 12 compilation albums have been released. So, 20 years later are these sketches still funny? They aren’t obscene and … Read more