Wow…there are SO many great songs out by women right now. I just wanna shine a bright pink spotlight on ALL of them!
If I enjoy this half as much as I think I will I may do a whole series (oh yeah…I hope you like it too!)
Right now I’m obsessed with Ingrid Andress’ song “More Hearts than Mine” (written by Derrick Southerland, Sam Ellis, and Ingrid Andress). It’s a beautiful, yet heart wrenching song about opening yourself up to a new love in the scariest way possible; bringing them home to meet your family.
Grab a Kleenex and watch/listen here:
I first heard it while I was driving to Nashville last fall. I remember thinking how I loved everything about it. It was a fresh idea, one you don’t hear expressed in songs much. It was a feeling of vulnerability. And her delivery is also sooo vulnerable.
She talks a little about that feeling in an interview. It made her so uncomfortable she almost changed the lyrics and meaning of the song, but her co-writers (thankfully) talked her into keeping her original idea. Here is the interview:
I love a good heart wrenching country song. They used to rule the airwaves. They made/make us FEEL something deeply. Even if they hurt our hearts for a little while, that’s not a bad thing!
“More Hearts Than Mine” makes me wish there were more “feeling” songs in country music today. “He Stopped Loving Her Today” (Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman) and “I Will Always Love You (Dolly Parton) come to mind.
And it makes me wish there were more female artists getting airplay. Nothing against the guys…I just want to hear more balance. There are some phenomenal songs by female artists out there right now (and there always HAVE been).
I’ll be shining that bright pink spotlight on some other female artists very soon. Stay tuned!