I officially have a new favorite drink. Jack Daniels & Ginger Ale. I may be officially cheating on my usual Bacardi & Coke, but let me tell you that whiskey is awesome. AWESOME. I realize that its intimidating, but try it.Try yourself a Jack & Ginger and tell me that you’re not obsessed.

I went to CMA Fest in Nashville this weekend, so it was only fitting that I get country drunk, sing loudly to songs I hardly know and try my best to look Southern. Our first night on Broadway, I got to meet Craig Campbell and I just love him. If you don’t know who he is, listen to this song and try to tell me he’s not flippin’ wonderful.

You know what I realized about country artists – they have actual legitimate talent. Oh, and they’re wonderful when it comes to interacting with fans of any obsession level I saw a bunch of artists perform their asses off and, guess what, they’re actually singing. I didn’t have to listen to a recording that plays on the radio or something just off their latest album. I got to hear them change around words to fit CMA fest and do shout outs mid-song. And after meeting Craig Campbell, Chris Cagle and Chris Janson (among others) I can definitely say that Southern gentlemen do exist. They were all super sweet to me even though I know, like, one of their songs.

This guy Chris Janson sings this song “Corn” which he and his super sweet wife wrote together. His album isn’t out yet, so here’s a shitty YouTube version. It’s not nearly as sick as it was when he performed on the Bic Bella Soleil Beach stage on Saturday, but you’re just going to have to see him live to experience that.

I hope you like these songs and I hope that next year y’all (ha, I had to) choose CMA Fest over Bonaroo. Definitely worth it. I’m obsessed with Nashville. Once you go there, you will be too. Promise. Oh, and go to Monell’s for breakfast. You will not regret it.

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