Country Life


1. You’ve spent more hours a day with a pitch fork in your hand than a smartphone.

2. Grandma (aka Granny, Nana, Oma) always made iced tea in the sun after a long days work.

3. You learned how to drive a tractor before driving a truck.

4. No matter how hard you try, you’ll always have dirty fingernails.

5. These guys are your pets.

6. Some of the best times were spent at the County Fair.

7. It never occurred to you once that some girls don’t own a pair of Cowboy Boots.

8. You think this is sexy.

9. And/or this.

10. You love football.

13. This is your idea of the perfect date.

12. You always want to go back.

13. You wouldn’t need 12 signs to know you’re from the country, it’s just who you are.













Being a Country Girl is a huge blessing. Here is why I’m thankful to be a Country Girl.


1. I can get my hands dirty and feel amazing doing it.






2. Daddy taught me how to be a tough lady.

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3. I can drive a stick shift anytime, anywhere.













4. Keeping up with the boys is no problem.








5. Starry nights are always mesmerizing.











6. Boots are a way of life.










7. I can enjoy a nice, cold glass of sweet tea on a hot summer day.








8. This was one of my first birthday gifts.










9. Dad knows how to keep my boyfriend in check.










10. I have really cool role models like this lovely lady.










11. Hunting is always pretty epic.








12. Life is good.



Photo credit: Vevo.com: Jason Aldean
Photo credit: Vevo.com: Jason Aldean



Jason Aldean has delivered another hit song “Gonna Know We Were Here” about a couple of adrenaline junkies and their wild night together. Aldean has been on a hot streak lately with only one of five singles not reaching the top 5 in the charts over the last decade. This is another hit that does not disappoint. “Gonna Know We Were Here” is a great country rock song that will surely get you in the mood for a party!


Chris Janson
Photo credit: rollingstone.com/country: Chris Janson

Chris Janson made a splash this summer with his hit “Buy me a Boat” which gave every country lover a song to tap their foot to in-between trips out to the lake. In honor of Janson’s upcoming debut album (releasing Oct. 30th) we wanted to take a trip back to those summer nights when you too were wishing to be out on the lake.




Photo credit: www.jambase.com
Photo credit: www.jambase.com

Eric Church has a love for “The Weight” the song by The Band seen in his many covers of the song throughout his tours. Church’s love for the song was on display again when he and Warren Haynes sang the song at recent live show. You could see the excitement on Church’s face as Haynes came onto stage which then poured over onto the crowd. We will have to see if Church brings this back as he and Hank Williams Jr. kick off the 49th CMA awards.


Greg Kinman shooting pumpkin
Photo credit: YouTube: hickok45


Have you ever needed to carve a pumpkin, but you just wanted to target practice too? Well look no further, Greg Kinman has just the solution! A man from Middle Tennessee has combined the art of target shooting and pumpkin carving in his videos he will show you how to carve your pumpkin with your Henry Rifle. Now this isn’t the first time he has carved a pumpkin with a firearm, Greg Kinman has posted a few videos on his YouTube channel hickok45.




Forget the fancy glitz and glamour of New Years Eve. In the country, all you need is some good company, great food and drinks, music, and the perfect bonfire party to ring in the new year. Bonfires are laid back, relaxing, and simply unforgettable. Here are a few DIY tips to planing the perfect New Years Eve bonfire party.

1. Find the right location

Whether it’s at your Pap’s ranch, by the beach, or a registered campsite, you want to find the perfect location to ring in the new year. Is there a burn ban in effect? Have the conditions been fairly wet, windy, or dry? These are a few questions to consider when planning.

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2. Prepare Easy & Tasty Food

A few simple, easy to prepare, DYI food items are frankfurters, burgers, smores, barbecue, beans, and anything that can be stored in a cooler. Plan your food items out ahead of time whether it’s something that can be prepared and chilled beforehand, or cooked by the fireside.


3. Use essential plates, cups, and storage

Some key essentials come with the plates, cups, and storage of your bonfire site. You want to keep drinks and perishable foods chilled at all times. Bring a cooler, trash bags/cans, and disposable cups, forks, and spoons to make cleanup easier, especially if you’re renting a campsite for the evening. You don’t want a hefty fine for the New Year.


4. Plan your signature Bonfire Party Outfit 

If you’re going to be outdoors for the evening and by the fireside, you want to make sure that you’re as comfy as can be. Hoodies, caps, and boots are a must. Keep it casual and low key.


5. Organize the Perfect Bonfire

Plan the right sized bonfire location. Some simple sticks will do the trick for something smaller and low key. Firewood works for a bonfire of a much larger scale. Be sure to use your best judgement when scaling the size of your fire. You don’t want things to get out of control or fizzle out before the night ends. Always be safe, and make sure to have a couple of experts around that can be on standby in case of emergency. Keep a cellphone or first aid kit on handy as well.


With these tips, we hope you have a thorough idea on how to start the perfect New Years Bonfire Party. What tips do you have? Leave us a comment!