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MSR – Brett Young – Ticket To L.A.

So today on the MSR (Midnight Star Review), I will be talking about the latest album release from country music rising star Brett Young.  This new cd is titled “Ticket to L.A.” and was released on Friday December 7th, 2018.  There are 13 total tracks on this album but let’s see a little about the career from Brett Young.

Brett has had success on Radio with 4 number hits on the airplay charts.  Such as “Sleep without you” which was his debut single.  Then he got more attention with his song “In case you didn’t know”.  And his last two number ones were “Like I loved you”, & “Mercy”.  Which also earned him a spot on my AOTY 2018 (Artist of the year).  Now let’s see what we can find on this CD.

The lead single for this new album is one co-written by Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum titled “Here tonight”.  The title track is “Ticket to L.A” which Brett Young is from California.  And Brett used to be a baseball player until he got hurt which you can heard more about his life on his song with Gavin DeGraw (Who is his friend) titled “Chapters”.  Also check out “The ship and the bottle”, & “Reason to stay”.  But the stand out songs on this cd in my opinion are “Change your name”, & “Chapters”.  But maybe a follow-up to “Mercy” is “Don’t wanna write this song”.  Where his loved one has died and he has to move on.  But it is so hard to move on.  Now for the rest of the track on this album.

Track list.

1. Ticket to L.A.

2. Here tonight.

3. Catch.

4. 1, 2, 3 Mississippi.

5. Let it be mine.

6. Where you want me.

7. Used to missin’ you.

8. Change your name.

9. Chapters (Featuring Gavin DeGraw).

10. The ship and the bottle.

11. Reason to stay.

12. Runnin’ away from home.

13. Don’t wanna write this song.

And today on the MSR (Midnight Star Review), I would give Brett’s new album a 5 out of 5 stars.  Brett co-wrote 10 out of 13 tracks on this CD and every song on this is actually really good.  And I felt like it was very tough to pick a few songs to talk about.  Thanks for taking the time to read this review.  See ya all next time.

teenietulip: Drunk on You– Luke Bryan


Drunk on You– Luke Bryan


Hank Jr performing in 1990s.






Long Gone Lonesome Blues/Doesn’t Anyone Know My Name 1964 promo poster



CMT – Artists Of The Year 2018

The show originally aired on Wednesday 10/17/18 on CMT (Country Music Television) channel 327 on Directv and at 8pm EST (Eastern Standard Time).  This show honors the women in country music.

Pistol Annies – Sugar daddy.

Trisha Yearwood I guess was the host.

Elle King honors Miranda Lambert.

Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum honors Kelsea Ballerini.

Kelsea Ballerini & Alison Krauss – Ghost in this house.

Sheryl Crow honors Maren Morris.

Smokey Robinson presents the next performance where Maren Morris honors Aretha Franklin with Brandi Carlile – (You make me feel like) A natural woman.

Charles Kelley & Dave Haywood honor their bandmate Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum.

Tori Kelly & Kirk Franklin join Hillary Scott –

 “American honey”, “Never alone”, & “Oh happy days”.

Sara Evans & Danielle Bradbery are a part of the show that talks about the new way for new artists.

Miranda Lambert honors Artist of a lifetime Loretta Lynn.

Martina McBride – Woman enough to take my man (Part of the Loretta Lynn Medley).

Dierks Bentley, & Sheryl Crow – 

Louisana woman, & Mississippi man (part of the Loretta Lynn Medley).

Sissy Spacek accepts the award for Loretta Lynn.

Jimmy Westbrook, & Phillip Sweet honor Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman & Karen Fairchild who join Gladys Knight on a Medley.
I can’t make you love me.
Help me make it through the night.

Keith Urban honors Carrie Underwood.

Carrie Underwood, Maddie & Tae, & Runaway June join together to close out the show with a medley supporting all the women of country music with classics.

Stand by your man.
Workin’ 9 to 5.
Rockin’ to the rhythm of the rain.
Independence day.
Wild one.
Tell me why I haven’t heard from you?
Man I feel like a woman.
Cry pretty.

And on the MSR (Midnight Star Review), I would give this special show a 3 out of 5 stars.  Somewhat felt like it was average except for maybe Carrie Underwood’s ending.  But probably a good start to see if CMT (Country Music Television) sticks with this for another year.  Thanks for taking the time to read this review.  See ya all next time.