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The Definitive Ranking of Cross Canadian Ragweed Songs

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Just in case you didn’t know this October marks the 10 year anniversary of Cross Canadian Ragweed breaking up. And if you miss Ragweed like me and Koe Wetzel, it’s time for a blast from the past. Here is the definitive ranking (or so I say) of the top 10 Cross Canadian Ragweed songs.

10) When It All Goes Down

“When It All Goes Down” is one of those songs that is so catchy, you almost don’t notice the dark lyrics. For a song about the confusing drama of religion, the steel guitar is completely out of place in the perfect way. Even though I personally started out with no idea what “When It All Goes Down” was about, this is now one of my favorite songs to scream sing alone in my car. Welcome to number 10 on the list!

9) Bang My Head

Look, this song starts with the phrase “Let me tell you something, cucumber.” The fact that I didn’t make it number one exclusively for that is a miracle. That aside “Bang My Head” is the best song for blasting when you are really REALLY angry. “Bang My Head” is the ultimate catharsis and also one of the most underrated Cross Canadian Ragweed songs.

8) Kick In The Head

“Hey, I’m jaded” and I love a song about good old-fashioned misery. There’s no other song that has ever said “with this roller coaster, bathtub toaster, kick in the head” and I hope there never will be. You can’t redo legendary.

7) Jimmy and Annie

Oh man, I love a song about outlaws. Jimmy and Annie were just two young lovers who wanted to see the world and waste a little gas, if you ignore the robbing banks. But anyway, “Make ’em open up your ears and listen to your song. It doesn’t matter whose right or wrong.”

6) Lighthouse Keeper

I am 98% positive “Lighthouse Keeper” must have been written under the influence. However, this wild story about a magic carpet, unicorns, fortune tellers, and an evil lighthouse keeper is probably the most magical journey country music has ever had.

5) Cry Lonely

“Cry Lonely” is a song about loving someone who only wants you when they’re lonely. “Cry Lonely” is a bitter but relatable jam that lands number 5 for being one of the catchiest Cross Canadian Ragweed songs there is.

4) 17

“17” is the song I feel like everybody knows- and for good reason! The lyrics are impeccable and honest. I hope everyone got to experience being 17 and “runnin’ from your folks, runnin’ from the law.” If not, it’s time for a trip back home for a redo. After all “you’re always 17 in your hometown.”

3) Alabama (Soul Gravy Version)

“Alabama” was the first Cross Canadian Ragweed song I fell in love with, so naturally this will always have a special spot in my heart. However, this song about missing an ex has stood the test of time. The song describes a girl sitting on her phone, waiting for a text and I’m pretty sure we’ve all been there.

2) Dimebag

“Dimebag Darrell God bless that man!” This song still hits hard with the lyrics “Bad news travels faster than any good news that you hear. Just one more dark disaster makes you wonder why we’re here.”

1) Boys From Oklahoma

Ohhhhhhh man. If you haven’t spent countless hours watching live versions of this song including the one with Stoney LaRue, Wade Bowen, Randy Rogers, Jason Boland, and Bleu Edmondson go do that right now! Either way, this song about rolling joints has so many elite lyrics I couldn’t even begin to start picking some to put here. Of course “Well I ain’t no holy roller, so I just use a bong” definitely deserves an honorable mention. Seriously, this is THE best Cross Canadian Ragweed song of all time and nothing will ever compare.

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Kylie Trout’s Female Perspective of ‘Somebody’s Problem’ by Morgan Wallen

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DAMN,Kylie Trout killed this cover of Morgan Wallen‘s song ‘Somebody’s Problem’ with a twist! The song is from the girl in Morgan’s song’s perspective, which is REALLY cool. Kylie is a 17-year old high-school senior/songwriter from California.

Kylie originally tested this version out on TikTok and it currently has over 37 thousand likes and counting. People were begging her to release this version and singing her praise for her amazing voice. Check it out below!

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Does Kyle Nix’s “Graves” Bury Miranda Lambert?

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June 25th Kyle Nix released his debut album Lightning on the Mountain. One of those songs on the album has been stuck on my mind for the last five months. “Graves” stands out from the many bangers on this album in that it is the only song with an angry bite to it. Naturally amidst the peppy bluegrass and crooning love songs, the bitterness of “Graves” draws attention… and maybe it was made to.

At first listen, “Graves” is like every other country song. There’s a foolish boy and a heartbreaking girl and, of course, beer. We haven’t just heard that story on the radio, though. A closer look shows that “Graves” tells the tragedy of Evan Felker from an outsiders point of view.

If you haven’t heard the story, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton split up in 2015. This kicked up quite a few rumors about cheating on both sides. The media went into a frenzy again when in 2018, Miranda Lambert and Evan Felker started dating. Evan Felker had been married and had cheated on his wife while on tour with Lambert. Soon after the divorce with his wife, the Turnpike Troubadours split up with rumors that Felker was in rehab for alcohol addiction. Kyle Nix, was a member of the Turnpike Troubadours who is now starting a solo career. “Graves” appears to tell this story from Nix’s point of view.

Not convinced? Here’s a breakdown of the lyrics and the subtle references to Evan Felker.

She’s pressed against the bar

With lipstick on her glass

She’s known ‘round these parts

And he just stumbled onto the tracks

Enjoy the show

Pretty girls make graves

But a fool will dig his own

He strolled up like the King of Hearts

Countin’ money for her drinks

Took her hand and brushed against

The Ace of Spades in her sleeve

Hand him the spade, take your seat

Enjoy the show

Pretty girls make graves

But a fool will dig his own

Now he’s clothed in skin and bones

The sky is turning black

He tells himself he should have known

Opens the bottle and tips it back

Hand him the spade, take your seat

Enjoy the show

Pretty girls make graves

But a fool will dig his own

But a fool will dig his own

Are you convinced? Either heartbreak is just a common theme in country music, or Kyle Nix was airing some dirty laundry. Either way, Lightning on the Mountain was an amazing album and certainly worth the listen.

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Bailey Rae Secures a Spot on NBC’s ‘The Voice’

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The Roberta, Oklahoma native Bailey Rae almost got an immediate chair turn from John Legend on NBC’s The Voice. The 18-year-old singer covered Lee Ann Womack’s “Does My Ring Burn Your Finger”.

Judge Blake Shelton is from Ada, Oklahoma,and was quoted saying, “There is a good chance I have driven past your house and thrown trash in your yard…that is how neighborly we are”. Shelton went on to pitch to Bailey Rae about how in the battle rounds he plans to poach her once Legend “Screws it up”. “When Kelly hits her button to steal you, I will already have my cards on the table,” Shelton said. “We’re neighbors and this is meant to be.”

Team Legend has never had a country artist, Bailey Rae is the first and we are so happy for her and intrigued to see what John will help her achieve!

The Voice will be back on Monday, November 9.

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