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Country Music Week

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 7:41 am - March 29, 2006.
Filed under: Country Music

PatriotPartner and I are going to be knee-deep in country music by the time Sunday rolls around. Before I fully explain, let me direct your attention to a more interesting reality TV show involving wanna-be singers than the usual “Idol” banter on FOX.

Nashville Star on the USA Network

American Idol was so painful last night (now I know why singers have producers to pick their songs!) that I needed something to cleanse my senses. Thank God for Nashville Star! And the website is fantastic. You can see the performers do their songs via video clips from the previous episodes.

Our favorite? Chris Young. Tall, dark and country! Official Chris Young website here.

But all of the Nashville Star guys are very good, great singers …. and good-looking! Check it out. Tuesday nights at 10pm on USA Network.

Back to our “Country Music Week”…. on Thursday we are making the four-hour drive from Charlotte, NC to Knoxville, TN to see three of our favorite country performers in one concert.

Brad Paisley is headlining with special guests Sara Evans and Billy Currington. (Billy is one of the top search engine keywords that bring folks to GayPatriot, by the way)

Then on Saturday night, back in Charlotte, we are on the floor at the new Bobcats Arena to hear one of our absolute favorites — Martina McBride!

I actually got turned onto Martina’s music thanks to Sean Hannity using her great song “Independence Day” as his bumper/intro music. When I first heard the song, I had to find it! I’ve loved Martina’s music ever since.

So that’s our week. I’m not sure how much blogging I will be doing in Knoxville on Thursday and Friday due to the drive time, but I’ll try!

-Bruce (GayPatriot)



  1. Thank you for the pictures of the lovely ladies!

    Julie the Jarhead

    Comment by Julie the Jarhead — March 29, 2006 @ 8:05 am - March 29, 2006

  2. GP, that’s exactly how I got hooked on Martina! Wonder how many others found her the same way…In any case sounds like you have a fun week. Enjoy!

    Comment by DinaFelice — March 29, 2006 @ 8:19 am - March 29, 2006

  3. Not to be too shallow, but how does a gay guy even hear the lyrics when Brad is singing? My pistons aren’t firing from the lyrics; he’s a solid hunk.

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — March 29, 2006 @ 9:35 am - March 29, 2006

  4. I adore Brad Paisley. He has a great sense of humor in his music.

    My dream concert would include him and Montgomery Gentry with some Trace Atkins thrown in.

    Comment by just me — March 29, 2006 @ 10:51 am - March 29, 2006

  5. WOOLF!! Brad, Brad, wherefore art thou? Put him, Kenny Chesney, Clay Walker and Brad Paisley together and I’ll think I’ve died and gone to redneck heaven!

    Thanks for making my Wednesday a happy one!

    Peter Hughes

    Comment by Peter Hughes — March 29, 2006 @ 11:19 am - March 29, 2006

  6. Nashville Star is a joke, and the fact they have that either Lesbian or Transexual Wynonna hosting, proves that, it bores me to sleep and i love country music.

    Comment by Robert Bayn — March 29, 2006 @ 12:08 pm - March 29, 2006

  7. Great choices. Two of the BEST women in country music.

    I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Martina; gorgeous, talented, and very socially aware. Don’t miss the video for Independence Day; it’s a past Video of the Year, and it is incredible. “Concrete Angel” is in the same vein, and it’s just as phenomenal. My two favorite songs from her are “Safe In The Arms of Love” and “Happy Girl”, which is STILL my “pick-me-up-when-all-else-fails” song.

    Sara Evans is like my female alter ego. 🙂 If you want a scary mental picture, imagine me doing drag to “Born to Fly”…’s happened. And if you want to melt your partner’s heart, turn the lights down, have some candles lit…..then start “I Could Not Ask For More” playing, and dance. Hang on every word.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — March 29, 2006 @ 12:33 pm - March 29, 2006

  8. NDXXX, too –no waaaay too much information there on the Sara drag moment, partner.

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — March 29, 2006 @ 1:29 pm - March 29, 2006

  9. Worry not, friend M-M; I played the role of a sweet little girl with rosy cheeks, a big Blossom-style straw hat, and a stuffed puppy cradled in my arms as I whirled, twirled, and danced my way across an imaginary meadow.

    Now THAT’S waaaay too much information. 🙂

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — March 29, 2006 @ 2:21 pm - March 29, 2006

  10. ND30, you have made my day! I can’t stop laughing after picturing that!

    Thanks, pardner!

    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — March 29, 2006 @ 4:30 pm - March 29, 2006

  11. NDXXX, cute; too cute. But being in SF, you might see it bettered on the street one day.

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — March 29, 2006 @ 4:39 pm - March 29, 2006

  12. and this is why i visit gp…to expose me to the stuff that i can honestly say i would not seek out on my own

    and while i haven’t yet one of these days i may expand beyond lyle lovett to listen to some of these musical artists

    Comment by ralph — March 29, 2006 @ 10:22 pm - March 29, 2006

  13. chris young is HOTT!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Julie — July 5, 2007 @ 3:07 pm - July 5, 2007

  14. OMG You guys! These pics of Brad are way too cute. Get them off of hear before I kill myself with pleasure!

    Comment by leave it to beaver — December 10, 2007 @ 10:39 pm - December 10, 2007

  15. Im so proud to be a member of Gay Patriot. It has brought me so close to country music. ROCK ON GAYS!!! DONT LET ANYONE TELL YOU WHAT WE’RE DOING IS UNFORGIVABLE!

    Comment by Jack 'Bo Vice' Swan — December 10, 2007 @ 10:39 pm - December 10, 2007

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