There are few things that get my heart to pitter-pattering more than a deep-voiced cowboy. Sam Elliott, anyone? That man’s voice epitomizes the rugged west for me. Every time I hear his commercials, I want to get up and buy a Dodge Ram. And I don’t even like pickup trucks!
But even better than the rasp of Sam Elliot is a deep singing voice. That’s probably why I married my very own bass-singin’ Texan.
I’ve loved music all my life. From being a band nerd through junior high and high school to joining choir in college after I met the aforementioned bass-singin’ Texan. I love to sing, especially when there are rich harmonies. Probably because the church I grew up in (as well as the one I attend now) worship with a cappella singing. It’s a tradition I cherish, because my heart always soars when I hear those harmonies. And now that my kids are getting older, I can hear all 4 parts on my very own pew! My hubby sings bass, my 18 year-old daughter sings alto, my 16 year-old son sings tenor, I sing the lead soprano, and my 14 year-old youngest hops from part-to-part. I love it!
A couple years ago, my hubby introduced me to a group of a cappella county singers called Home Free. Does he know my sweet spot, or what? Definitely a keeper. Anyway, back to the group. They are made up of a few Minnesota boys, a fella from Georgia, and . . . you guessed it . . . a bass from Texas. Yee Haw! They won the 4th season of the NBC show The Sing Off back in 2013 and have gone on to have a well established career.
I thought I’d share a small sampling of their music with you today.
In this first one, they get together with the Oak Ridge Boys for a fun rendition of Elvira.
This is one of my favorites – Ring of Fire in honor of Johnny Cash.
The ironic thing, though, is that I don’t really listen to country music on a regular basis. I love the oldies from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s as well as the 80’s pop I grew up with. I also love big band music from the 40’s. Is it any wonder I write historical romance? I seem determined to live in the past. Ha!
- What are some of the male voices that set your heart to fluttering? Speaking or singing?
Oh, and for some extra cowboy & music love – my cowboy romance featuring a bounty hunter and a runaway music teacher is on sale today through Saturday (March 4) for only $1.99. A Worthy Pursuit was blessed to win two major awards last year – the ACFW Carol Award and the National Reader’s Choice Award. Snatch it up while it’s on sale!
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