My mom came into my room one morning blathering on about God-only-knows like she does when I've just woken up and she has me at a disadvantage. (I am not a morning person. It takes a significant amount of time for me to get from opening my eyes to actually getting out of bed. During this time, I have no choice but to listen.)
All I heard was "something something Adele something something listen something something song." And I was all ABSOLUTELY NOT. Because even if there's a chance I'll like it, I absolutely detest (WITH MUCH PASSION) being forced to listen to anyone's "favorite" song. So, I told her no and added a "leave me the hell alone, woman!" for good measure.
She pouted and walked away. Not five minutes later, Adele's Rolling In The Deep began reverberating throughout the house. I thought it was The Big One. My mother... she will not be deterred.
I've been on a country music kick lately. Blame it on Jake Owen. It all spiraled out of control after I heard Barefoot Blue Jean Night on the radio. I liked it so much I downloaded the album. It's pretty much been on repeat for the last three weeks. (That voice of his... wow.) I even started stalking him on Twitter. (This is so not something I'm proud of.)
I've got the house to myself tonight and I've spent the last three hours watching music videos on YouTube. It started spilling over onto my Facebook page and, well, it seemed only natural to drag some of it in here and let everyone wallow in the feelgoodness of these songs. Have a listen. Or not. I hate to be forced; I'm certainly not gonna force you.
(But seriously, if you listen to any of them, listen to the last. Will Hoge. He'll give you chills. In the best possible way.)