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Carrie Underwood Visits Nashville’s Music Row

From left: Christy, Carrie, Melody

From left: Christy, Carrie, Melody

Even if country music is not your cup of tea, this gorgeous singer will most likely set your heart racing.

Yes, we are talking about Carrie Underwood who was on Nashville’s Music Row last week to celebrate her #1 song “See you again.”

My daughters showed up at the #1 party (invited) to catch a glimpse of the fabulous country singer who looked more petite in person than on television (so I was told).

And you bet, she flashed the winning smile that won the hearts of Americans when she was voted as the winner of American Idol in 2005.

With her good looks and unquestionable singing capacity, it is not surprising that Carrie quickly shot to international fame after her win. A year ago I was lucky enough to see her on her “Blown Away” tour. And yes, I was blown away.

So we all know her as the cute blond babe with the mighty voice and megawatt smile. But off stage, behind that television persona, what is Carrie Underwood really like?

My daughters said she was “kinda cranky and so tiny.” Well, maybe it wasn’t her best day. And I guess the camera does add 10 pounds.

Nevertheless, we think Carrie and her music are awesome.carrie underwood

 

Apple Orchard, Pie Kitchen & Country Store

On Sunday I had a wonderful time apple picking with my oldest daughter. She came home from college do to some laundry and enjoyed some home cooked meals (you know how college kids are).
We went to nearby Breeden’s Orchard in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. The orchard offers apples and fresh cider from September to October and peaches from July to August. It also has a cute country store with yummy jams, jellies, juices, and even knitted scarves and hats.

Upon arrival, the owner handed us a basket with some instructions, such as “… this row has the tart apples; this row has the smaller apples, only pick apples from the tree not off the ground, etc.” We had the best time picking, eating, and enjoying the fresh air and nature. We ended up with six pounds of apples in our basket and probably two pounds worth of apples in our stomachs.

The apples were delicious and I can’t wait to make an apple pie or apple strudel.

Sometimes it’s nice to get away from computers and smartphones and just enjoy the simple things in life. Picking apples is relaxing and fun. If you haven’t done it yet, find a farm or an orchard and pick some fruit straight from a tree.

It was a good day!

Favorite Country Song of the Week

17 year-old Christy Schmidt penned her first song at the tender age of 10. Today, the Nashville-based singer/songwriter brings a youthful, edgy outlook to contemporary country music. Her song “Time to Dance” describes in such detail the way every teenage girl feels when she doesn’t get asked to the school dance. But even though this song was written by a teenager, it is very strong and can appeal to a broad audience. Young girls can hear what they can look forward to as teenagers; their moms can remember their own teenage years listening to this song.

The song opens with “Don’t you know that I like roses just as much as she does, but you don’t know that I’d be just fine with some hand-picked daisies.”

It continues with “… As she is walking down the stairs with her perfectly done hair I’ll be dancing in my bedroom in a dress you’ll never see me wear…”

The song ends with an unexpected twist “… Maybe next year I won’t be your second choice, I’ll probably be your third…”

Heartbroken girls will cry their eyes out while listening to this tune. Listening to Christy’s music is like reading her diary or perhaps reading every girl’s diary. It’s genuine, real and raw. Christy is a brilliant songwriter, who in my opinion, is unstoppable.

Listen to this great song at www.reverbnation.com/christyschmidt