Showing posts with label Kaitlin Butts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kaitlin Butts. Show all posts

Sep 29, 2022

25 Favorite Albums of 2022: 3/4 Report


1. Kaitlin Butts - What Else Can She Do

2. Big Thief - Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You

3. Aaron Raitiere - Single Wide Dreamer

4. 49 Winchester - Fortune Favors the Bold

5. Ben Chapman - Make the Night Better

6. Ian Noe - River Fools & Mountain Saints

7. The Vandoliers - s/t

8. The Wilder Blue - s/t

9. Kelsey Waldon - No Regular Dog

10. Joshua Hedley - Neon Blue


11. Wade Bowen - Somewhere Between the Secret and the Truth

12. Amanda Shires - Take it Like a Man

13. Jason Scott and the High Heat - Castle Rock

14. Tami Neilson - Kingmaker

15. Arlo McKinley - This Mess We’re In

16. Band of Horses - Things Are Great

17. Michaela Anne - Oh to Be That Free

18. Pusha T - It’s Almost Dry

19. Hailey Whitters - Raised

20. Drew Kennedy - Marathon

21. American Aquarium - Chicamacomico

22. The Sheepdogs - Outta Sight

23. Whiskey Myers - Tornillo

24. Yelawolf / Shooter Jennings - Sometimes Y

25. Sarah Shook and the Disarmers - Nightroamer


Lurking beyond: Zach Bryan - American Heartbreak, Bri Bagwell - Corazon y Cabeza, Tony Logue - Jericho, The Whitmore Sisters - Ghost Stories, Jamestown Revival - Young Man, Vince Staples - Ramona Park Broke My Heart, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway - Crooked Tree, Brent Cobb - And Now Turn To

Aug 3, 2022

The Country Chart in My Perfect World

This is the kind of variety country radio would have in my perfect world. 

They aren’t ranked based only on how much I like the songs, but a combination 

of how long the singles have been out + how much I like them. 

Jul 14, 2022

Nicolas Cage Country Reaction Gifs

When somebody says "You like country. Have you heard of that Cody Jinks fella? He's pretty good."

How much would someone have to pay you to go to a Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, Mitchell Tenpenny, Walker Hayes concert?

Listens to Kaitlin Butts once

I've always been crazy but it's kept me from goi...
naw, I'm insane too

Get in losers. We're going to see the Pine Box Boys.

When Turnpike sold out, but a buddy can get you in through a utility tunnel

Waking up tomorrow to new music from Arlo McKinley, Willi Carlisle, Tami Neilson, and Nick Dittmeier

Hearing that new Walker Hayes song

Hearing any Walker Hayes song, pretty much

Jun 22, 2022

20 Favorite Songs of 2022 So Far

Favorite Songs of 2022: Mid-year Report

1. Kaitlin Butts  - Blood

2. Jamestown Revival - Young Man

3. Drew Kennedy - Peace and Quiet

4. Big Thief - Certainty

5. Ray Wylie Hubbard ft. Lzzy Hale, John 5 - Naturally Wild

6. Aaron Raitiere - Everybody Else

7. Jason Scott & The High Heat - Suffering Eyes

8. Bonnie Raitt - Just Like That

9. Ian Noe - Road May Flood / It’s a Heartache

10. Pusha T - Rock N Roll

Next 10 (in no particular order)

Hailey Whitters - College Town

Band of Horses - In the Hard Times

Madeline Edwards - Port City

Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway ft. Billy Strings - Dooley’s Farm

49 Winchester - Russell County Line

The Wilder Blue - Feelin’ The Miles

Ben Chapman & Channing Wilson - Things People Say

Arlo McKinley - Stealing Dark from the Night Sky

American Aquarium - Just Close Enough

Tami Nelson ft. Willie Nelson - Beyond the Stars

Apr 29, 2022

20 Favorite Albums of 2022: 1/3 Report

(Trailer's top 20 so far - Year end list will be staff voted)

1. Kaitlin Butts - What Else Can She Do

2. Ben Chapman - Make the Night Better

3. Joshua Hedley - Neon Blue

4. Ian Noe - River Fools & Mountain Saints

5. The Wilder Blue - s/t

6. Jason Scott and the High Heat - Castle Rock

7. Band of Horses - Things Are Great

8. Pusha T - It’s Almost Dry

9. Hailey Whitters - Raised

10. Yelawolf / Shooter Jennings - Sometimes Y

11. Sarah Shook and the Disarmers - Nightroamer

12. The Whitmore Sisters - Ghost Stories

13. Jamestown Revival - Young Man

14. Tony Logue - Jericho

15. William Clark Green - Baker Hotel

16. Brent Cobb - And Now Turn to Page…

17. Ray Wylie Hubbard - Co-Starring Too

18. Pinegrove - 11:11

19. Lost Dog Street Band - Glory

20. Alma Russ - Fool’s Gold

Apr 21, 2022

Jim Carrey Country Reaction Gifs

What people who started liking Morgan Wallen after 'the incident' look like to me

When somebody at the party puts on some Turnpike

🎵 Got it goin' on like Donkey Kong 🎵

Carrie Underwood fans when they see a non-superlative opinion about her latest song

"People said Waylon and Willie weren't country in the 70s"

Chad Russell or Thomas Jordan or Dylan Hardy has the number 1 country song this week?

You're the one person who liked Billy Currington's last album?

Don't mind me, just listening to the new Kaitlin Butts album again

When it took you 42 years to get the twist in "He Stopped Loving Her Today"


Apr 15, 2022

Album Review / Kaitlin Butts / What Else Can She Do

By Megan Bledsoe

For years now, Kaitlin Butts has been releasing singles, slaying live performances, and generally making us all--or at least those smart enough to pay attention--eagerly anticipate the day when she would at last grace us with her second album. Now that day has finally come, with a record that will hopefully establish Kaitlin Butts as one of the best emerging artists in the Red Dirt scene. Though the seven-song project might seem a little short, especially given the long time between albums, the resulting record tells a complete and powerful story. Short albums like this one work when they have something specific to say, and Kaitlin Butts certainly does, delivering a message of hope and resilience and painting a portrait of those who face the worst that life has to offer and yet somehow prevail.

The women of What Else Can She Do face very different trials. There's the mother in "It Won't Always Be This Way," constantly comforting herself and her child with these words as she tries desperately to think of a way for them to leave her abusive husband. There's the brokenhearted narrator of "Jackson" who laments the fact that she may never get married, while the young wife in "Bored if I Don't" bemoans the fact that she did. The hapless, homesick waitress of the title track dreams of life back home in the country, all the while knowing she will never return. But though their circumstances are different, all of Butts' characters share a common desperation, each of them standing at the various crossroads in their lives and forced to face the consequences of their choices. And Kaitlin Butts displays her talent as a songwriter in that she is able to empathize with each of them individually while simultaneously uniting them all in the bonds of struggle.

The struggle, however, is only half of the picture and only a part of what unites these characters and makes this record cohesive. All of these women also share a common bond of resilience and strength. The narrator of "It Won't Always Be This Way" never stops echoing the words, even though she has no idea how many more times she'll need to repeat them, and eventually, she and her child are able to begin a new life. The young girl in "She's Using" fights to overcome her addiction with the help of supportive family and friends. The narrator of "Jackson" finds new resolve to leave the man who keeps letting her down. Through it all, Kaitlin Butts weaves a powerful tale of hope, instilling the message that we can survive the worst of circumstances and even come out on the other side having been made stronger by the experience.

Country music has historically been for the downtrodden, for the lonely, for all those who can find comfort in a sad story which sounds achingly similar to their own. Kaitlin Butts understands this instinctively and offers us all this comfort, telling the stories of abuse, addiction, heartbreak, and regret with candor, with warmth, and with understanding. But more than that, she cautions that these situations do not define us. She paints a compelling picture of strength and determination, gently reminding us that, although there are "lots of sad stories," as the title track states, our stories do not have to end sadly. Instead we may change our stories, so that, like the tales of these women, ours may become stories of enduring hope and unwavering perseverance.

What Else Can She Do is available today everywhere you purchase or stream music.


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