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Country Music for the heart and soul

Music is three chords and the truth right? Or is that just country music? I've been a bit quiet on my blog as I've had a difficult month. I've been debating about writing about it I don't want to write anything negative as there's so much negativity in this world and I don't want to add to it. However, as country music is honest, it's full of songs about heartbreak, loss and things ending and we can all relate to the subject we hear our favourite artists sing about. Writing a song can be very therapeutic as can listening to music be very healing.

Carrie Underwood 'Cry Pretty'
Not even Carrie Underwood can cry pretty

What I've learned over the last few weeks is that my love of music is helping me through a tough time once again. It's something I love so much that no matter how hard it is to listen to a song, it's actually making me feel better and helping me through every stage of the 'getting over it' process. As I've mentioned in a few of my posts, I'm feeling a little heartbroken at the moment. Something which started off so well had ended with little warning and no closure. I'm an open book but I am having a hard time talking about this one, however there are many artists who have also laid their heart on the line through their music.

There are some very worthy songs out there including 'Tin Man' by Miranda Lambert, 'Hurt' by Lady Antebellum and also 'Space Cowboy' by Kacey Musgraves. I've also loved listening to Martina McBride's 'Wrong Baby Wrong' and Keith Urban's 'Blue Ain't Your Colour' and finally Carrie Underwood's 'Cry Pretty'.

Goodbye Summer duet
The duet of summer 2018

Once I got out of wallowing stage, I have found a lot of strength from music, it was strange hearing 'Goodbye Summer' by Danielle Bradbery and Thomas Rhett as it was like reading a chapter of my own story. Jason Aldean's new single feat Miranda Lambert 'Drowns The Whiskey' has been another great tune. I was listening to Lauren Alaina this morning and 'Doin' Fine' has made me realise I've taken a step forward to feeling more like myself.

Lauren Alaina
Lauren Alaina 'Doin' Fine'

I'd love to hear from you and the songs that bring you comfort and hope in hard times, please comment and share as I love to discover new songs and expand my horizons. Look out for some exciting new things coming soon this Autumn, I've got lots of emerging artists to talk to you about and more from the songwriters series too!

Keep it country and thanks for listening.

Sammi x

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