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Planning a wedding? We’ve got the perfect guide to help you add that Country Girl twist to your big day. Here are a few of our favorite ideas.

1. Find the perfect dress.

2. Use flowers from the farm for your bouquet.

3. Mason jars make great center pieces.

4. Throw a little bit of camo in there.

5. Get creative with wedding photos.

6. Book the perfect venue.

7. Wear the cutest lingerie. Click here to shop.
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Sometimes when the world gets a little funny, Pop Music goes Country. Here are our top favorite Country covers of famous pop songs.

1. Just The Way You Are – Dustin Lynch

2. Luke Bryan – Apologize

3. Someone Like You – David Nail

4. Landslide – Dixie Chicks

5. I Could Not Ask For More – Sara Evans

6. Irreplaceable – Sugarland

7. Wake Me Up – Tebey Featuring Emerson Drive

8. Dance Again – by Elisa Anna featuring Lucas de Mattos

Yup. We will have these songs on repeat all day! Got any other suggestions? Leave in the comments below.

It’s no surprise that these ladies are still very beautiful when you take away the fake eyelashes, lipstick, and fancy clothes. Country Girls are simply gorgeous! Here are 6 Country Music Stars without makeup.

1. Reba McEntire

2. LeAnn Rimes


3. Kacey Musgraves

4. Sarah Evans

5. Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles

6. Miranda Lambert


Now they are some beautiful Country Girls!

Images Courtesy of Taste of Country.

Miranda Lambert is our queen. Strong, sassy, sweet and somethin’ else–she’s a one of a kind woman, and she should be everybody’s role model. She’s certainly a role model for our CG Girls.

Annie

Miranda is an Annie. I mean, literally, she’s a Pistol Annie. Annie is soft and feminine, but confident as all hell.


When Miranda pulls out her pink guitar and sparkly boots, paired with a cute dress, she’s definitely an Annie.

Miranda proves you can be strong AND soft, fierce and feminine. That makes her Annie’s idol.

Charley

Miranda is a Charley. Charley is classic country: hardworking and tough as nails. That’s our Miranda, too.

Charley wears boots and jeans, not for style but for the mud she works in.

Miranda is the hero of her own story, and doesn’t need to be saved. Charley is just the same!

Etta

Miranda is an Etta. She loves nature, and sees beauty in all things.

If you know anything about her relationship with Blake Shelton, you know Miranda has a flair for the romantic, and Etta is just the same.

Don’t let her delicate beauty fool you: Miranda–and Etta–are independent Country Girls.

Jane

Miranda is a Jane. She’s got a wild streak in her. Like a set-your-shit-on-fire, laugh-as-it-burns wild streak.

Jane lives for the moment, and is all about being young and having fun.

The last thing Jane needs is someone to slow her down. She’ll never settle, just like Miranda.

What’s your favorite side of Miranda? Which CG Girl are you? Tell us in the comments!

To me, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, and Taylor Swift kind of go together. They’re like Country music’s Golden (haired) trio. [Okay, so T-Swift isn’t so much *Country* anymore, but roll with me]. I’ve thought this ever since I saw this picture:

So now, when I see one of them in the news, I ask myself “what are those other two up to?” Here’s the haps with these blonde bombshells.

Taylor Swift

If you haven’t seen her video for “Shake It Off,” it’s worth a watch. It’s not Country at all (no surprise there), but it seems like everyone has an opinion on it.

The undeniably catchy single is from her new album “1989”

Between creating those and taking enough Polaroids to put in each physical album she sells, she’s been one busy chick.

Carrie Underwood

Carrie has been busy #trending lately. From her #IceBucketChallenge with hubby Mike Fisher (who, by the way, looks great in an icy white tee shirt)…

… to taking a can of Coca Cola and #CrushinIt on her head on Brad Paisley’s instagram

Carrie’s been all over the inter-webs lately, and we’re loving it.

Miranda Lambert

Meanwhile, Miranda has been changing up her look. Maybe you remember when she cut her hair short in early July:

And now, she’s gone even shorter!

Miranda’s rocking that blond bob. You go, girl.

Which story are you most excited about? Have an opinion on one? Leave us a comment!

Have you heard Alyssa Trahan yet? She’s only 19, and she’s already making it on the country music scene. We love this Country Girl, and here’s why you should, too:

1. She’s beautiful.

Look at that face. That hair. She’s perf.

2. She’s wicked smart.

And not to mention talented. This girl plays over 13 instruments and has written over 50 songs. She also knows her way around music production. Read more about all this in her bio.

3. She can sing.

If you haven’t already seen “Cowboy” you need to watch it now.

4. She’s sweet.

Look at that. She personally responds to her comments on YouTube. And they all get a 🙂

Not convinced yet? Check out her website where you can find links to her Facebook, Twitter, and way more!

Yes, we do keep track of how many times our pins are re-pinned on  Our Pinterest. Here are our top 5!

Also, a special insider look at some of the shirts’ nicknames we use here at HQ!

5. Neon Pink Sequins “Country” Deep V-Neck Burnout Tee

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Sometimes we just call it “Country Country Country”

4. Wild Thang Rhinestones Burnout Tee

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AKA “sparkle thang” – makes our hearts sing

3. Tahiti Blue Boots with Rhinestones Burnout Racerback Tank

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Its nickname around here is “blinged-out boots”

2. True Royal Blue “Sweet as Sugar, Hard as Ice, Hurt Me Once And I’ll Shoot You Twice” Flowy Racerback Tank

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Or, as we call it, “sugar shoot”

1. Camo print “Country Girls Don’t Retreat, They Reload” Tee

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We’d call it “camo pistols” but that actually describes a lot of our shirts…

Country Girls of all kinds love Fall. Whether it’s back to school, hunting season, or perfect temperatures for enjoying the outdoors, there’s something for everyone to fall for! Our CG Girls are no exception. See why Annie, Charley, Etta, and Jane love Autumn, and see what they’re wearing this season!

Annie

Annie is our girly-girl, but she’s sharp as a tack. Annie loves back-to-school shopping, and organizing both her locker and her closet.

Annie’s pick:

Rhinestones, angel wings, pink, and paisley – Annie is all over it. Annie pairs her pick with a cute denim mini, and boots, of course.

Charley

Charley is our hardworking tomboy, and a sharpshooting hunter in the Fall. She keeps her style simple and practical, but effortlessly cool.

Charley’s pick:

Charley is rarely found not wearing jeans and boots. She’s all about Fall staples, and this outfit is no exception.

Etta

Etta is our boho Country Girl. She’s in tune with nature, so she loves all the changing colors of Fall. Etta can be found horseback riding through fields or collecting leaves.

Etta’s pick:

Sunflower and script over a rich purple and a cool style, this hooded 3/4 sleeve is perfect for Etta. Etta pairs this top with a flowy maxi skirt and her trademark long, wavy hair.

Jane

Jane loves Autumn air. With Halloween, and campfires for scary stories and Truth or Dare, Fall is perfect for this wild child.

Jane’s pick:

Jane adores the comfy fit and sporty style of this fleece sweatshirt. She would pair it with her favorite destroyed denim and cowboy boots.

Which one is your favorite? Tell us in the comments!

It’s August, and it seems like everyone is already looking forward to fall. Don’t get me wrong, fall is great, but if you’re like me, you aren’t ready to let go of summer yet. So while everyone else is telling you to bust out the hoodies and pumpkin spice lattes, here’s [NUMBER] things you absolutely MUST check off that summer bucket list before it’s too late!

1. Swim in something that isn’t a pool.

It may not be reasonable for some of us to get all the way to a beach to swim in the ocean, but everyone is bound to be at least within a few hours of a lake, pond, creek, quarry, or some natural body of water. Throw caution to the wind and dive right in! (Well, okay, first check how deep it is, then dive at your own risk). With sweltering August temps, late summer is the perfect time to finally check this off your list.

Or, you could try a make-shift pool!

Okay, so you won’t really be able to swim, but this still seems way fun! All you need is a truck, a tarp, and a hose. Then you can add chairs and umbrellas and beverages at your discretion.

2. Stargaze from the bed of a truck.

While we’re on the subject, if you haven’t done this yet this summer, do it. Get as far away from civilization as you can. Bring blankets, pillows, and a special someone. Roll the windows down and blast country music on the way there, but then take a moment to take in the vastness of the stars in silence. Have a deep conversation about your futures, fears, favorite memories – anything. There’s just something about being outside at night in the summer, and if you haven’t had that yet this summer, you need to!

3. Go to a country music festival.

Sure, Stagecoach and Country Jam already happened, but festival season is far from over! There’s still time to experience this crucial summer event.

Lockn Festival in Virginia is September 4-7, and features Willie Nelson, The Allman Brothers, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, among others. Tickets are still available on their site, and start at $109.

Ramble Jam in Minnesota is September 12-13, with headliners Chase Rice on Friday and Josh Thompson on Saturday. You can still get advance tickets for $49 through August 13th on their site!

Americana Music Festival in Nashville, TN is September 17-21, featuring Greensky Bluegrass, The Avett Brothers, and many others. Tickets are pretty steep starting at $365, but hey, it’s Nashville.

4. Go on a road trip.

A road trip doesn’t have to be a huge, week-long, cross-country adventure. You can get the same thrill and fun in an overnight trip. Here’s how:

  1. Choose your destination. Find a city or spot about a 4-6 hour drive from your starting point. Look for concerts or shows in the area, or just choose a place with great nightlife.
  2. Book a motel. You’ll only need it for the night, so go as cheap as you can. Cram all your friends into one room. Heck, you could even sleep in your car. Remember, it’s not about comfort, it’s about the story.
  3. Pack. Put a toothbrush and a change of clothes in a backpack. Bring snacks, a cooler full of drinks, and some music.
  4. Be spontaneous. Leave in the morning so you have all day to get there. Then, if you see something you like, go for it. Photo ops, scenic routes, and anything with “World’s Largest” make for great memories. Use your phones as cameras, but nothing else. Facebook can wait, you’re on a road trip, dang it!
  5. Share. Split the cost of gas, the motel, snacks, and tickets, and take turns driving. It turns out a one-day road trip can actually be pretty feasible, and super fun.

5. Spend a day doing nothing.

For just one day, live like a cat. Move only from nap to nap, just following a sun beam. Have food brought to you, if you can. You may start to feel that nagging feeling of needing to do something, but you can push through it. Whatever you do, do it aimlessly: listen to music, browse Pinterest, read a magazine. Whatever else you need to do can wait a day. Your body will thank you for the relaxation.

Have you done any of these? Is there anything else everyone should do this summer? Let us know in the comments!