The Outdoor Inspirations of Thomas Rhett’s New Album

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The Outdoor Inspirations of Thomas Rhett’s New Album
Country music megastar Thomas Rhett grew up hiking, hunting, and fishing, but the schedule of a touring musician doesn’t allow much time for outdoor adventure. In 2019, his Very Hot Summer Tour had him playing nearly 50 shows in five and a half months. “Looking back, I was overcommitted in every are...

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Is “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” a conservative…

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Is “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” a conservative anthem? < p style="">From the article: “The tension between different parts of human nature is evident in the music video. You hear a song about the nature of power and world domination, but you see images of people driving a cool vintage car, flying a glider, ...

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California Police Officer Plays Taylor Swift Song To Try To Block Video From YouTube

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Thelasko shares a report from the BBC: A US police officer played a Taylor Swift song on his phone in a bid to prevent activists who were filming him uploading the video to YouTube. The video platform regularly removes videos that break music copyright rules. However, the officer's efforts were in v...

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The Wild Songs in Thomas Rhett’s Heart

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The Wild Songs in Thomas Rhett's Heart
All too often, life gets in the way of the things we really care about. So it was for Thomas Rhett, one of the biggest names in country music, whose rise to superstardom meant that he no longer had time for the outdoor experiences that had been such a formative part of his childhood. But then the pa...

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Summer: I. Allegro non molto–Under the heat of the…

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Summer:

I. Allegro non molto–
Under the heat of the burning summer sun,
Languish man and flock; the pine is parched.
The cuckoo finds its voice, and suddenly,
The turtledove and goldfinch sing.
A gentle breeze blows,
But suddenly, the north wind appears.
The shepherd weeps because, overhead,
Lies the fierc...

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blackswaneuroparedux:The true work of art is not beautiful in…

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blackswaneuroparedux:
The true work of art is not beautiful in the way an animal, a flower or a stretch of countryside is beautiful. It is a consciously created thing, in which the human need for form triumphs over the randomness of objects. Our lives are fragmented and distracted: things start up in...

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