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The Album Collection
57 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
Lady Antebellum - Lady Antebellum (2008)
In April of 2008, a new country group by the name of Lady Antebellum made their country music introduction with their self-titled debut album. With both Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott sharing lead vocals, the group brought in a fresh new sound that captivated country fans. With singles like "Love Don't Live Here", "Lookin' For a Good Time", and "I Run To You", the group quickly became one of the hottest acts in country music.
29 minutes | Jan 27, 2021
"I Don't Remember Me (Before You)" - Brothers Osborne
On this week's episode, we tackled a recent music video by Brothers Osborne. Released in 2018, "I Don't Remember Me (Before You)" didn't have commercial success at radio, but the duo flexed their creative muscles with an engaging and captivating music video.
47 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
Keith Urban - Keith Urban (1999)
In the late 90s, country music was introduced to a new country singer from down under - Mr. Keith Urban. Urban made his debut in 1999 with his self-titled debut album. Urban's debut single "It's a Love Thing" peaked at #18 on the charts but it was the other singles on the album that really announced his entrance to country music. Songs like "Your Everything", "But for the Grace of God", and "Where the Blacktop Ends" all reached the Top 5 at country radio. Aaron and Emily discuss and debate whether or not the Keith Urban sound of this album holds up to his sound in 2020. Spoiler: There's not a consensus.
36 minutes | Dec 2, 2020
"You Save Me" - Kenny Chesney
The music video for "You Save Me" is one of Kenny Chesney's more creative videos that stretched him outside of his comfort zone, by playing the lead actor. Emily and Aaron chat about the opening of this music video, making it more of a mini-movie as well as Kenny's acting chops and if he could've gone Hollywood.
32 minutes | Nov 4, 2020
"Here Comes Goodbye" - Rascal Flatts
Rascal Flatts released "Here Comes Goodbye" in 2009 and it became their 10th #1 song. While the song lyrics lead you to think the song is about a breakup, the music video goes in an entirely different direction. We talk about how this music video hits you right in the gut and how creative of an idea the concept for the video was.
77 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
"Come On Over" - Shania Twain (1997)
It's one of the most iconic albums of all time, not just in country. Shania Twain's Come On Over album would become the 9th best selling album in U.S. history with over 17 million albums sold. Come On Over featured 16 songs, 11 of which charted Top 30 at radio including the crossover hits "From This Moment On" and "You're Still the One" and the karaoke and wedding favorite "Man I Feel Like a Woman." We chat about how large of an impact this album had on country music and what level of stardom Shania reached.
49 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
Live Like You Were Dying - Tim McGraw (2004)
Tim McGraw's 8th studio album Live Like You Were Dying would go 4x Platinum while garnering 2 Grammy nominees. The title track "Live Like You Were Dying" would become one of Tim's signature songs of his career as it spent 7 weeks at #1 while winning both the ACM and CMA Awards for Single of the Year and Song of the Year. But there's a lot more to the album as well. Four other songs were released all reaching Top 15, with "Back When" going to #1. Looking back, this album was crucial for Tim to bridge his success in the 90s to the mid 2000s and going forward.
38 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
"Best of Intentions" - Travis Tritt
Released in June of 2000, Travis Tritt's "Best of Intentions" would reach the top spot on the charts, becoming the last time he would have a #1 single. But let's get to the video. Always one to be creative with music video concepts, Travis Tritt once again stars in the lead role for the music video. We chat about the idea to place him as a prisoner, Tritt's ability to act, and read some "interesting" YouTube comments on the video.
38 minutes | Sep 25, 2020
It Goes Like This - Thomas Rhett (2013)
Thomas Rhett is a bonafide super start in country music. With sell out tours, platinum albums, and award show hardware, it's wild to think he's only been in our lives for 7 years. In 2013, Rhett released his debut album It Goes Like This. While it featured three #1 singles with "It Goes Like This," "Get Me Some of That", and "Make Me Wanna", this album is quite different than what we're use to. This album has TR working with different producers and a more country-rock sound than one would expect. We discuss this, some of our hidden gems and songs we wish would stay hidden, and where this album ranks with the three others on this episode.
24 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
"Tall, Tall Trees" - Alan Jackson
He's one of the greatest country artists of all time and on this week's episode, we breakdown Alan Jackson's 1995 "Tall, Tall Trees." The music video features Monica Potter, from Parenthood or Con Air, depending on your TV-watching preferences. The music video shows AJ's sly and often hidden humorous side of him. He saves the best for the end, with the clever way the video concludes.
23 minutes | Aug 21, 2020
"Check Yes or No" - George Strait
It's one of the classic George Strait hits..."Check Yes or No." On this episode of Video Vault, Aaron and Emily chat about how much of a "feel good" music video this is and why it's George Strait through and through.
29 minutes | Aug 20, 2020
Modern Day Drifter - Dierks Bentley (2005)
Dierks Bentley followed up his debut album with the successful sophomore album Modern Day Drifter in 2005. The album featured hits "Lot of Leavin' Left to Do" (#3), "Come a Little Closer" (#1), and "Settle for a Slowdown" (#1). While the album was successful from a singles and commercial standpoint, Aaron and Emily struggle with how to rate the rest of the album as they have a preference for his more recent music.
46 minutes | Jul 30, 2020
Lonely Grill - Lonestar (1999)
Lonestar's 3rd studio album Lonely Grill would become a career changer for the group. With songs like "Amazed" and "What About Now" was certified platinum 3x and launched the group into crossover appeal. With a new producer in Dann Huff, Lonestar ushered in a new sound which led to four #1 hits. Emily and Aaron talk about the great hidden gems that are found on this album even if they disagree on one of them.
33 minutes | Jul 23, 2020
"The Heart Won't Lie" - Reba McEntire and Vince Gill
In 1993, Reba McEntire and Vince Gill teamed up on a duet with "The Heart Won't Lie." The song would reach the top of radio charts, making it a #1 single for the both of them. The video features Reba as a Navy Officer Candidate and Vince as her Marine Corps Drill Instructor. As Aaron and Emily break down this music video they learn that one of them isn't a fan of the music video and finds it rather cringeworthy. Listen to see where that conversation goes.
33 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
"Just Another Day in Paradise" - Phil Vassar
In 2000, Phil Vassar released his 2nd single in "Just Another Day in Paradise." The song would become his first of two #1 songs. The feel good song is brought to life in the music video as Phil plays the dad of a family in a house where everything is going wrong. Aaron and Emily talk about how clever the concept of the video is, the early 2000s fashion and design, as well as Phil's natural acting abilities as the everyday dad.
49 minutes | Jun 23, 2020
My Kinda Party - Jason Aldean (2010)
One of the most successful albums of the last decade, Jason Aldean's My Kinda Party not only changed his career but it changed country music and ushered in a new sound. With songs like "My Kinda Party", "Don't You Wanna Stay", and "Dirt Road Anthem" Aldean went from being a rising star to a bonafide super star in country music. We talk about the top hits, hidden gems, and the talented group of songwriters on this project that included names like Thomas Rhett and Brantley Gilbert.
46 minutes | Jun 16, 2020
Take Me As I Am - Faith Hill (1993)
In 1993, a new female voice in country music burst on to the scene. Faith Hill released her debut album Take Me As I Am. The lead single "Wild One" spent 4 weeks at #1 on the charts and then she followed it up with another #1 in "Piece of My Heart." At the time dubbed by the media as the next Reba, we discuss if that's accurate or not. Aaron and Emily differ on how good this album is and where it stacks up all-time for Faith.
36 minutes | Jun 12, 2020
"My Maria" - Brooks & Dunn
In 1996, Brooks & Dunn released "My Maria" and it became an iconic song for the duo. The music video on the other hand is one that not many people associate with the song. Why is that? We discuss why that is and if a more identifiable video would've made the hit even bigger.
54 minutes | Jun 5, 2020
No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems - Kenny Chesney (2002)
With his sixth studio album, Kenny Chesney went to the next level and began to transition the sound of his music from more of the traditional sounding to the more modern country with coastal influences. No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems featured his biggest hit up until this point with "The Good Stuff." Other top hits on this album include party jams "Young" and "Big Star" and the title track that became the soundtrack for many summers with "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems." Emily and Aaron chat about what this album did for his sound going forward, the fifth single that they shouldn't have released, and if this album even belongs on the medal stand amongst Kenny's best albums ever.
30 minutes | Jun 4, 2020
"Ol' Red" - Blake Shelton
"Ol' Red" is one of Blake Shelton's most well-known singles and helped put him on the path to become the artist he is today. While George Jones and Kenny Rogers each recorded the song prior, Blake took the song and made a music video that resembles something you'd see on the big screen. If there was ever a music video for Shawshank Redemption, "Ol' Red" just might be it. We tackled the 2002 video from Mr. Blake Shelton.
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