My Kind of Country

Country music from a fan's point of view since 2008

Snowed In…

I live in Ohio, and let’s just say that it’s been snowing for a while now, with freezing rain and ice and all around bad weather.

My car- really.

My car- really.

As a result, I’m bored. No school yesterday, no school today, with no homework. Our Satellite TV isn’t working, and the internet almost broke (I almost had a nervous breakdown until I saw the router was unplugged)… So I’m working on scholarship essays, and listening to music of course. I’ve listened to everything from “That’s Not My Name” by The Ting Tings to “Spotlight” by Jennifer Hudson. However, it’s very cold and dreary and I haven’t left the house since Monday.

So I have a simple question:

What songs do you listen to when it’s cold and snowy? Or what songs do you think I should listen to in order to warm up?

Right now I’m on a varied playlist with artists like Patty Loveless, Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson, Beyoncé, the Dixie Chicks and Coldplay- but it’s just not doing it for me… I want some good music for bad weather, so give me some recommendations!

PS: That really is my car. I took the picture this morning…

PSS: Martina McBride revealed her new cover art for Shine on her Myspace:

Shine, by Martina McBride

Shine, by Martina McBride

Very cool cover! What do you guys think?

13 responses to “Snowed In…

  1. Rainbow January 28, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    You think that’s alotta snow? You should see some winters here.
    Our weather is really bipolar though, some years we get 5 feet snow, and others, like this one, we have barely seen an ounce of snow on the ground.

    Oh, and for those of you who don’t know: I live in Norway.

    I tend to listen to singers with a warm tone in their voice when it’s cold outside. Julianne Hough, LeAnn Rimes and Sara Evans spring to mind. Singers who have a crisp, clear voice usually don’t attract me as much as they usually do at this time of year. Lee Ann Womack is a good example of a singer who appeals to me more when it’s warmer outside.

    I’m weird, I know.

    One of my favorites right now is “What If We Went To Italy” by Mary Chapin Carpenter. Oh, how I long for those summers in Italy.

  2. Chris D. January 28, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    I know you were going to say that. xD

    Here, this much snow freaks people out…

    I don’t have any Mary Chapin Carpenter. Is she really that good?

    I’m also waiting for my Trisha Yearwood CDs to arrive, so those will be great snow music, I know.

  3. Chad January 28, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Its so funny…I hit the comment button and though, “I’m goingto suggest Mary Chapin Carpenter” and then it was already there. She’s fantastic…any CD of hers is a good, but if you want specific suggestions, I can try to choose (so hard!!)

    And the Martina CD cover is pretty cool…I might have to actually buy the Cd and not the digital version off amazon.

  4. Chris D. January 28, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Ditto Chad, I love the Martina cover. it’s cool how her clothes kind of tye-dye out, if that makes any sense. She looks kind of dead though.

    I have to say, Patty Loveless and Jamey Johnson shuffled together on iTunes make the perfect mix for a cold day.

  5. Billy January 28, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    I sugggest Colbie Caillat for the cold weather beating songs. She has a nice summery sound, and her songs are always nice and pleasant to listen to.

    I do love the Martina cover. =)

  6. CF January 29, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Wow, love the Martina cover.

  7. Felipe January 29, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Can’t wait for Martina album!! The cover is great!

    When I was a kid, I’d give anything to just see the snow… but man, it’s so scary now, especially with a picture like that!
    In rainy and cold days, I think the calm songs are the best for hear… by now I remembered of “The Weatherman (No Wonder I Feel Blue)” from the British group Songbirds… It’s calm, it’s warm, and talk about raining! hehehe

  8. J.R. Journey January 29, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    You got about as much snow as I did, Chris. Except our power was out for roughly 36 hours – starting about 5:30 AM Wednesday morning. So we were running the generators just to have a lamp and maybe a TV to watch. Needless to say the internet went down, but I didn’t suffer the nervous breakdown I thought I would. Actually, I read almost all of Wynonna’s ‘Coming Home To Myself’ autobiography with my little booklight – which is awesome and I highly recommend it – and listened to music on my little mp3 player.

    And Yes. Mary Chapin Carpenter is THAT good. You should really check her out.

    Also, I usually listen to Reba on cold and snowy days – big revelation huh? Reba’s music is just so familiar to me and when it’s crazy outside, I want to hear something I know every note to. And that can only be Reba.

  9. Chris D. January 29, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    I was wondering where you went. xD

  10. Lanibug January 30, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Gentlemen – I understand your snow issues – as I live just above you in lovely central Ohio — and I will be thinking of you tonight, as I go and enjoy Jamey Johnson in concert — and I have the double love of snow, then ice and then more snow — it has been hazardous to get back and forth to work — my choice when it is snowy – SheDaisy, Shelly Fairchild – as Rainbow says – nice warm voices —

  11. Chris D. January 30, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    I dunno Lanibug, I haven’t had school since Monday. I’m just hoping I can get to work tonight. xD

    I never thought of SHeDAISY! Apparently their new album comes out Feb. 10th, according to Lyric Street’s website…

  12. Steve from Boston January 30, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Well, if the warm-hearted and warm voiced Patty Loveless is not doing it for you Chris, I gotta wonder if you Sir, have a “cold cold heart”! (jk)

    I agree with Rainbow about Sara Evans warm-toned voice too.

    And Yeah, I agree with JR here, that Mary Chapin Carpenter really IS that good too. Brilliant songwriter as well.

  13. Steve from Boston January 30, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    OH, and Chris, I got the PERFECT remedy for you….Patty’s “Bluegrass and White Snow”, a Mountain Christmas album. This album is infused, yea, saturated with warm Mountain hospitality! So I recommend you enjoy it on any cold day, even “out of season”….it will warm your cold cold heart. (sorry, I couldn’t resist)

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