I took a closer look at this album cover today and realized I’ve been subconsciously dressing like Gram. And that made me pretty excited.

6Gram Parsons, 1973,

Cooooool. (at FAME Studios)

Going back to Music City this morning. I’ve been such the jet setter lately!

Charlie Rich - Feel Like Going Home
from The Silver Fox
36 plays

Completely obsessed with this song. I’ve listened to it at least twenty times in the last day. Talk about a sad song. But what a beautiful song. I’d love to go back in time and see Charlie do this one live with a choir. It’s funny, I’m, like, one the happiest/most well-adjusted people I know, yet there’s nothing I love more than songs like this; songs that come from the sincerest, and sometimes, sadly, lowest places. Charlie wrote this one himself, and he just continues to keep me in awe.

P.s.: Sorry I couldn’t find a better version of this version.

6Charlie Rich, 1973, audio,

Not that you need another reason to love the adorable and #1 dude, Benji, but his theme song was recorded by Charlie Rich. Nbd! Still trying to decide which guy is cooler (Benji or Charlie).

6Benji, 1974, Charlie Rich,

Graceland Too owner Paul McLeod dies f

Awful news out of Holly Spings, Ms. Grateful I got to experience this amazing place last year.

6Elvis, Graceland Too, Paul McLeod, 1 elvis fan,

Things that I want:

1. Shirt that says: “Ol’ Blue Eyes is Back”

2. Shirt that says: “Bob Wills is Still the King”

3. Selena shirt

I’m in a real t-shirt kick.

Maggie Rose - Girl in Your Truck Song
112 plays

This song is awful. Here are a couple reasons why:

- Not only does it feed into “bro” country stereotypes, it straight up feeds off of them, and is darn proud of it.

- Sure, it’s great to feel attractive, desirable, etc., but everything about this song is all about catering to the dude in the truck: giving in to his every desire, verbatim, according to songs brought to us by guys like Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, etc. She’s at his every beck and call: from picking her up, to following through with everything he’s mentioned he wants of her in song: painted on jeans, hangin’ with the boys, cold beer, and just doing what he likes (“We can do…I don’t care, I don’t care…I can be the girl in your truck song!”).

But. I still think it’s cool to think about this song as a response song. Maybe it isn’t a direct response to a single song (but, rather, several songs), but it’s responding to a popular form of song. And though it may not provide the most interesting, praiseworthy, or surprising chapter to the long list of response songs, it’s sure fun to put it in that perspective.

6Maggie Rose, truck songs, response songs, audio,

🎶🎶…a crawfish pie and fillet-oh gumbo!! 🎶🎶 (at Cochon Restaurant)

Hey New Orleans.

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