Thursday, February 22, 2018
Last night's Amazing Race finale was an edge of your seat episode. The two hour episode started with the final four teams which ended up being one of the toughest leg of races that I can remember. That trend continued into the final leg with the final three teams. I have such huge respect for all the teams in this finale as they competed as hard as they possibly could trying to win this race. One of this included something that wowed me with Henry and Evan overcoming a speed bump task and still finishing first on that leg of the race. That is really incredible to overcome just to stay in the race much less to finish first on the same leg of the race. The final three teams of Jessica & Cody, Jen & Kristi, and Henry & Evan went right down to the wire to try to win. In the end, it was Team Big Brother of Jess and Cody who pulled out the incredible win. Congratulations to them and to all the teams on an incredible finish to the race! I said this on Twitter but I loved watching Jen's reactions to happenings on the race. Her "I love this" reactions to seeing the incredible sights was the reaction that all of us would have seeing locations and doing fun things that a lot of us will never get to see or do. She was the "all of us" reaction of wide eyed. I thought one thing that was so interesting was just how everything balanced out as far as strengths and weaknesses among teams. You might have one team get behind when a task doesn't play to a strength while the other teams get ahead. The next task would often be a strength for the team that was behind. Just really fun to see how everyone competed and fought through these tasks. It was a great season and I was glued watching it! Here is the finish line moment from last night's Amazing Race finale! Thank you to all of the teams, Phil, and all the amazing crew for a great season!
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Continuing on with the Women of Country theme. Let's talk Lindsay Ell. Back in 2015, I was roaming around CMA Fest doing the hurry and walk fast to show after show. LOL. The normal with CMA Fest. I got to the park stage and I stopped there for a few minutes. Really enjoyed the atmosphere there. I checked the CMA Fest schedule to see who was next on the lineup. I see the name Lindsay Ell. I've heard of Lindsay Ell. I'm going to stick here and check her out. Lindsay walked out on stage and put on a big show. By the end of her performance, she had made a fan. I've kept up with her ever since and become a bigger and bigger fan. I saw her last year once again at CMA Fest performing in the same place so that was a cool retro moment. The previous time I had only ever heard of her. Last year, I am planning my CMA Fest day making sure I get over there to see her. Love how that works out. Lindsay recently released her album "The Project". This is one I was looking forward to getting. I am still kicking myself that I didn't preorder that thing on her website and get the autographed poster cause that would look really awesome on my wall! But that is beside the point. LOL. What can you do?! Kick yourself and move on. This album is just great from start to finish. "Waiting On You" was the lead single off the album. "Criminal" which is my personal favorite on the album is already picking up steam on radio. The album was "worth the wait". See what I did there with another song title. LOL. Get this album now. I have absolutely loved it. If you aren't following her on Instagram, you're missing a treat. Lot of fun and she is really interactive with fans. She is on tour and she WORKS HARD. So much of her Instagram is traveling. I don't know how she does it. She loves what she does. That is how she does it! Head over to her website at LindsayEll.com to see her tour dates. I can't wait to see her career grow and grow more. Lindsay is going to be doing great things for many years to come!
We're not far off from the premiere of Survivor: Ghost Island on CBS. It premieres on Wednesday, February 28th at 8/7c. The season will focus on the bad decisions made in the history of Survivor. I'm curious to see how this twist plays into the game. Here is a little look from CBS at the new season.
It is a good time right now for myself to be a music fan. The last few months have been awesome with so many music releases from my favorite singers. I wanted to cover some of them over the next posts to come. I'm so excited about this current group of ladies and I want them to keep breaking down those doors in Nashville. Keep breaking those barriers. Break through! There is so much talent on the female side of country music and I'm thrilled to see so much new music from many favorites of mine. So, let's start with Danielle Bradbery. She recently released her new album "I Don't Believe We Have Met". Awesome album. Just awesome! Super talented singer. I've gotten to meet Danielle at her CMA Fest meet and greets a couple of times. Really hoping that we get a show from her at one of the many stages at CMA Fest this summer. Her new songs are great. "Sway" was of course the first single off the album. A fun catchy anthem that you just have fun listening to every time. Some of my favorites off the album are "Potential", "Human Diary", "Can't Stay Mad", and my personal favorite "Worth It". There was a lot of buzz on several of these songs in the months leading up to the album release from fans at shows hyping the new music. The hype was real. If you haven't picked up Danielle's new album, go for it. Love it! Here is "Worth It" from Danielle Bradbery.
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