Hello my country music friends…
It’s time again for our “Video Picks of the Week!”
Many of you probably know Whitney Duncan from Nashville Star Season 5 (2007). Duncan was signed to Warner Bros. Nashville after finishing fifth on the show. I actually randomly stumbled upon her music a couple of years ago, and I enjoyed it so much that it made me seek out more of her work. This week’s music video is her debut single “When I Said I Would” from her first major label release, Right Road Now. I think the whole album is great, and Whitney has a voice and sound completely fitted for country music. If you have not already, definitely check out her songs on iTunes.
Check out the live performance and cover song video picks after the jump….
This week’s live performance video is Sugarland performing their mega hit “Settlin” for AOL sessions back in 2007. The song was the duo’s second single off of their multi-platinum album, Enjoy The Ride, and reached number one on the Country Billboard Chart.
“Settlin” is my favorite Sugarland song. Of course it has a memorable melody topped with Jennifer Nettles’ smooth vocals, but I am such a fan of the message. I personally try to live without settling in my life, and the track just always resonated with me. I am very much a lyrics girl so if I connect with the lyrics, I am usually drawn to the song. “I ain’t settlin’ for anything less than everything”… perfect.
Sometimes an artist takes a timeless, legendary song and creates a fantastic version of their own. That is what Keith Urban did with his cover of The Beatles’ “Help.” This week’s pick is Urban’s amazing performance of the classic from “Music City, Keep On Playin,” the benefit concert to support Nashville’s flood victims. I think it is one of the most memorable television performances I have ever seen!
Hope you enjoyed this week’s videos. Leave us some comments… we love them!
Until next time…