New Country Music Plus Videos from Florida Georgia Line, Luke and Keith

 

April is all about country music with new music videos from Florida Georgia Line (“Sippin’ on Fire”), Keith Urban (“Raise ‘Em Up”) and Luke Bryan (“Spring Breakdown”), not to mention fresh country albums from young guns like Tyler Farr and legends Reba McEntire, Dwight Yoakam and the Zac Brown Band. (What? They’re legends in Margaritaville!)

Later this month, all of the heartland’s finest, including Brad Paisley, Little Big Town, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Rascal Flatts, Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert and a specially reunited Brooks & Dunn, will perform at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 19, on CBS.

That’s a whole lot of heart-breakin’ and boot-shakin’, so to pump you up, here are the biggest country albums to add to your music playlists. First, let’s check in with barefoot, Spring Break party-boy Luke …

 

March Country Albums

Luke Bryan, Spring Break … Checkin’ Out, 3/10 — Bryan’s last Spring Break album?! Say it ain’t so. It includes 5 new songs along with remixes of Spring Break 6. Get a taste of “Spring Breakdown” in the video above.
Allison Moorer, Down to Believing, 3/17.
Canaan Smith, Canaan Smith EP, 3/24.
Striking Matches, Nothing But the Silence, 3/24 — From the songwriting duo behind the hit show “Nashville.”
Darius Rucker, Southern Style, 3/31.
Now That’s What I Call ACM Awards: 50 Years, 3/31 — Satisfy all your country yearnings with 34 hit songs from 1969 to 2012, featuring Blake Shelton, Brooks & Dunn, Clint Black, Kenny Chesney, Glen Campbell, The Judds, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, whew, and tons more.

April Country Albums

Kristian Bush, Southern Gravity, 4/7 — The new solo album from the Sugarland guitarist includes hits like “Trailer Hitch.”
Will Hoge, Small Town Dreams, 4/7.
Dwight Yoakam, Second Hand Heart, 4/14. — Inspired by his 2012 songs produced by Beck, Dwight unveils more “cow punk” songs, kinda like country meets The Ramones.
Reba McEntire, Love Somebody, 4/14 — Featuring the power anthem “Going Out Like That” and a duet with Jennifer Nettles called “Enough.”
Ricky Gunn, King of This Town, 4/21.
Tyler Farr, Suffer in Peace, 4/28. — More moody breakup songs from the singer of “A Guy Walks Into a Bar.”
Zac Brown Band, Jekyll + Hyde, 4/28. — Like the title suggests, the band is experimenting with different styles, including songs with Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell and Sara Bareilles.

Watch the new music video by Keith Urban and Eric Church for “Raise Em Up,” which Keith said was inspired by watching his daughters jump on their trampoline.

 

More Funny and Romantic Song Pick-Up Lines


 

Still searching for a way to meet that cute girl? Stop listening to your friends for dating advice and look to your music library. Everything you need to say to meet women is right there, recorded by lyrical maestros like Luke Bryan, John Legend, Maroon 5, Ne-Yo, Taylor Swift, Usher, and, of course, One Direction.

We’ve chronicled “Great Song Pick-Up Lines” in the past, but the last few years have been especially rich for pick-up line magic, so we’re at it again.

For instance, you could go the Prince Charming route and, like Ne-Yo, offer to help a cutie with her problems. (“Don’t be afraid, let me heeeelp.”) Just take it from Harry Styles and the boys of 1D, flattery will get you nowhere. Instead, insult her friends! Example: “Your friends, they look good, but you look better,” (from “Stole My Heart.”)

Here are more of the Best Song Pickup Lines, from the earnest to the endearing, followed by some of the Worst Song Lyrics that are, welp, just too funny too ignore. Find some you like and make a pick-up line playlist of your own with our store-and-play service MyMusicCloud.

10. “Saw you there and I thought, ‘Oh my God, look at that face,’ You look like my next mistake!” Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”

9. Don’t be afraid to give your heart to me, And if you do, I know that I won’t let you down, no,
so hand it over, trust me with your love,” Maroon 5 and Gwen Stefani, “My Heart Is Open”

8. “If you don’t wanna take it too far then, well, you better stop flirtin’ and stop twerkin’
So perfect, cause it’s workin’,” Kid Ink & Usher, “Body Language”

7. “You’re so contagious, I can’t take it, have my baby, let’s just make it. Excuse me. What’s your name?” Jay-Z featuring Pharrell, “Excuse Me, Miss”

6. “Girl, let me love you and I will love you until you learn to love yourself, Girl, let me love you
And all your trouble, don’t be afraid, girl, let me help.” Ne-Yo, “Let Me Love You”

5. “If you need some love tonight, Then I might have just enough, I ain’t as good as I once was,
But I’m as good once … as I ever was.” Toby Keith, “As Good As I Once Was.”

4. “Give your all to me, I’ll give my all to you, You’re my end and my beginning, Even when I lose, I’m winning.” John Legend, “All of Me.”

3. “Oh, it gets so critical, We become caught up in the trivial, My dear, we’re both a bit too cynical, Come close, I’ll give you something spiritual,” Neon Trees, “Love in the 21st Century”

2. “I know we only met, but let’s pretend it’s love,” One Direction, “Live While We’re Young”

1. “Girl, you got a smile like a devil on my shoulder, Tempting me sayin’, ‘Honey, come over right now, right nowww,’ I know I shouldn’t wanna, but I think I’m probably gonna,” Luke Bryan, “Your Mama Should’ve Named You Whiskey”

5 Worst Song Pickup Lines

“Your body is a temple, It might just be the Temple of Doom, Got an Indiana Jones for you, Baby, There’s a challenge for my Doom,” Santana featuring Miguel, “Indy”

“Why you gotta be so rude? Don’t you know I’m human too?” Magic! “Rude”

“They’re callin’ me an alien, a big-headed astronaut, Maybe it’s because your boy, Yeezy, get ass a lot,” Kanye West & Katy Perry, “E.T.”

“What rhymes with Hug Me?” Robin Thicke, “Blurred Lines”

“Is it weird that your ass remind me of a Kanye West song?” Jason Derulo, “Trumpets”

15 of the Best Workout Songs

1988 Aerobics Dancers Perform to Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off”

Got a little jiggle around the middle? It’s time to shake it off, shake it off with this awesome playlist of the 15 Best Workout Songs of 2014. We’ve gathered hitmakers, chartbreakers, and booty-shakers from the worlds of rap (Eminem, Lil Jon), funk (Bruno Mars), dance (Ariana Grande, The Chainsmokers), country (Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert) and alt rock (Big Data, Linkin Park, Walk the Moon) to name-drop a few.

So get ready to pump up those lats and pecs. We recommend starting with Workout Song No. 1 and sweating it out from there. Don’t have one of these tracks in your music library? Browse our MyMusicCloud Music Store and download it to your account within seconds. Now, make like Britney, and get to Work, B**ch!

1. “Dangerous” – Big Data featuring Joywave
2. “A Light That Never Comes” – Linkin Park & Steve Aoki
3. “Fireball” – Pitbull featuring John Ryan
4. “Problem” – Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea
5. “Detroit Vs. Everybody” – Eminem, Big Sean, Royce da 5’9”, Danny Brown, Trick Trick and Dej Loaf
6. “Turn Down for What” – Lil Jon & DJ Snake
7. “Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
8. “#Selfie” – The Chainsmokers
9. “Bang Bang” – Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj
10. “Shake it Off” – Taylor Swift
11. “Somethin’ Bad” – Carrie Underwood & Miranda Lambert
12. “That’s My Kind of Night” – Luke Bryan
13. “Come with Me Now” – Kongos
14. “Centuries” – Fall Out Boy
15. “Shut Up and Dance” — Walk the Moon

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Have Yourself a ‘CMA Country Christmas’ and Holiday Song Playlist

Ready for some country-style holiday cheer, y’all? If December doesn’t feel complete without soaring sopranos and big gowns, then “CMA Country Christmas” is the TV special for you. The cheerful, 2-hour singalong returns at 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, to ABC with country’s top voices singing some of the most beautiful holiday songs of the season.

Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles once again hosts this year’s concert with Little Big Town, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, Alan Jackson, Dan + Shay, Hunter Hayes, Brad Paisley, LeAnn Rimes, Michael W. Smith, Carrie Underwood, and even Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler (dueting with Brad for “Run Rudolph Run”).

If that’s not jolly enough to pique your interest, consider LeAnn singing the silvery “Carol of the Bells” (watch below), Carrie joining Christian singer Michael W. Smith for a mesmerizing duet of “All Is Well” (from his new holiday album “The Spirit of Christmas”) and Jennifer singing hits like “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.”

Later, Disney darling Idina Menzel performs “White Christmas,” the melodic “Do You Hear What I Hear?” and then teams with Jennifer to belt out, of course, her unstoppable hit from the movie “Frozen,” “Let It Go.”

All this Fa-La-La-La fun reminds us of some of our favorite old country holiday songs, plus some new ones that just came out for winter 2014 (noted below). Here’s what’s on our MyMusicCloud Top 10 Country Christmas Song Playlist.

10. “Go Tell It on the Mountain” – Sara Evans from her new album “At Christmas”
9. “Hard Candy Christmas” – LeAnn Rimes from her new album “One Christmas: Chapter One”
8. “Last Christmas” – Taylor Swift
7. “Where Are You Christmas?” — Faith Hill
6. “Run, Run Rudolph” – Luke Bryan
5. “White Christmas” – Martina McBride
4. “Do You Hear What I Hear?” — Carrie Underwood
3. “Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy” — Brad Paisley
2. “Christmas in Heaven” – Scotty McCreery
1. “Please Come Home for Christmas” – Darius Rucker from his new album “Home for the Holidays”

Watch LeAnn Rimes sing “Carol of the Bells”

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The Best and Silliest New Holiday Songs of 2013

It’s been 19 years since Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” hit the malls, so if all you want for the holidays is some new music to go with your peppermint mocha latte, you’re in luck. MyMusicCloud is putting some fa-la-la-la-fun into your earbuds with these new 2013 holiday albums to download to your holiday playlist.

First, Mariah’s heir apparent, Ariana Grande, has been releasing a new holiday tune each Tuesday this season to promote her upcoming 4-song album Christmas Kisses, out this week. They are:  “Love is Everything,” a remake of the Wham! Boys’ “Last Christmas,” (hear it below) followed by the breathy “Snow in California” and a cover of “Santa Baby,” just out this past Tuesday.

Also in the mistletoe mood are Mary J. Blige (A Mary Christmas), British sensation Susan Boyle (Home for Christmas), a ccapella stars Pentatonix with a “Deluxe Edition” of their 2012 PTXmas album featuring two new recordings of “Little Drummer Boy” and “Go Tell It On The Mountain,” and the bearded dudes from “The Duck Dynasty” singing “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Camouflage and Christmas” alongside country stars like Luke Bryan and Josh Turner (don’t laugh, “Duck the Halls” has reached Billboard’s No. 4 spot).

But pop queen Kelly Clarkson is outshining everyone with her Wrapped in Red holiday album, featuring remixes of standards like “Silent Night” (with pals Reba McEntire and Trisha Yearwood) and “Please Come Home for Christmas,” plus a swing-y “My Favorite Things” and new songs “Underneath the Tree” and “Wrapped in Red.”

If you prefer your yuletide fun with a Hanukkah spin, watch Elizabeth Chan’s “Fa La La” below. The marketing exec quit her career just to write holiday songs, and her corny homemade music video features dreidels and blue-and-white suited Santa Clauses getting down. There’s also the LOL “Thanksgivvukkah Song,” which rhapsodizes about “turkey-shaped menorahs” and “Pilgrims and Maccabees.”

Enjoy these new holiday favorites below, and learn how to make your own playlist on MyMusicCloud  …

Ariana Grande’s “Last Christmas”

“The Thanksgivukkah Song”

Elizabeth Chan’s “Fa La La”

Making of the “Duck the Halls” Album with the Robertsons