Britney Spears in Vegas: It's Britney Betch!!

Y'all, it finally happened!! I went to see Britney Spears in Vegas and my life is now complete, thank u and goodnight.

September Playlist

I have to say that I am somewhat refusing to acknowledge that it is actually September because that means summer is over. I love Halloween as much as the next gal (Britney comin' at ya again for year five), but at the risk of sounding like a total clich√©, there's just something about those summer nights, you know?

As far as music goes, though, I am really digging my playlist for this month, a specific highlight being 'Let 'Em Talk,' one of my favorites from Kesha's excellent new album (peep my thoughts in it here). Tbh I had trouble picking which of her songs to put on here bc the whole thing is so good, so also be sure to bump 'Hunt You Down' if you're feeling twangy.

Also, my kween Bebe Rexha released new music last month, and I also had a v hard time choosing between '(Not) The One' and 'Meant to Be,' her unexpected yet fabulous collab with Florida Georgia Line. Other standouts include 'Lights Down Low,' the best slow jam I've heard in a while, 'Temporary Feeling' and 'Haven't Met You Yet.' Darn that Brett Eldredge for making me feel some type of way.

As always, check the playlist below!

xo, HB

Kesha's 'Rainbow'

Tbh I had no idea what to expect from Kesha's new album, Rainbow. Would it be an album of emotional ballads addressing her Dr. Luke drama like 'Praying?' A callback to her previous electro-pop sound? A new, country-fied version of the singer √† la Gaga on Joanne? A trippy space odyssey? Frankly, it's kind of all four.

August Playlist

Y'all I am sO excited about this playlist bc it is chock full of goodies and I'm obsessed. First thing I need to say is that I almost cried when I heard Thomas Rhett's new single, so that's that and I'm not even ashamed. Second thing is that the Michaels sisters are so talented it's insane, and Jaden's single and Julia's EP are both totally gorgeous and you should listen to them ASAP. Third thing is that I am now seriously obsessed with Betty Who and Jake Miller, and the fourth thing is that Becky G has had me on a major Spanish pop kick as of late. That's all. Happy August!

xo, HB

Summer Concert Wishlist

Hello frands! I'm not sure how July is already almost over, but summer is in full swing and that means summer concerts! While I am slightly disappointed to say that the last show I went to was CMA Fest at the beginning of June, I am hopeful that the rest of the warm weather will bring more nights spent with my faves enjoying some major bops.

Check the post below to see which shows I'm hoping to hit up this summer, and let me know if you've seen/will be seeing any of the same!

xo, HB

(Yes, I am aware that several of these shows will take place in my neck of the woods in what is technically the fall, but whatever.)

Shawn Mendes — I'm not sure why, but there's something I really enjoy about going to concerts and being surrounded by screaming tweens. I'm not sure if it's a nostalgia thing or a fangirl thing but all I have to say is that this boy can write a song.

John Mayer — Possibly reformed and incredibly talented artist who happens to give excellent advice on Twitter. Have you heard 'In the Blood'? Cause ya should.

Betty Who —
I am going to be 100 percent honest here and admit that I had never listened to Betty Who until last week, but you can bet I'm a fan now. Start with "Mama Say" and work your way through girlfriend's two spectacular albums and you'll see what I mean.

Bruno Mars — It's obviously a known fact that Bruno can put on one heck of show, and to see it in person would be hands down amazing. Although I might die if I hear 'Versace on the Floor' live because that song does things to me.

Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young — Three of my faves together in one show? You bet your behind I'll be there ready to hunt down whatever Kelsea is wearing so I can go buy it. Can't wait!

Jake Miller — Jake has for some reason not yet announced a Nashville date for his current tour, but thanks to his most recent album (2:00am in LA) and how good it was, I would consider road tripping for this one.

Sam Hunt and Maren Morris — Obviously no list would be complete without bae, and the fact that Maren Morris is his opening act makes me want to see this show even more than I normally would, which puts my anticipation level off the charts.

Ed Sheeran — Yes, I am aware that his two concerts in Nashville are sold out, but I'll be darned if I don't try and get tickets. Please sign me up for two hours of this ginger wonder playing his gorgeous songs with no band and only pure talent to back him up.

July Playlist

I say it every July, so I'll say it again this year — Party the U.S.A., y'all!!

Now that that's out of the way, here are my jams for the month.

Several of these songs are from truly excellent full-length albums, notably those from Lorde, Hey Violet and ZZ Ward, who tbh I hadn't heard of until Spotify tipped me off and I can't thank them enough. Girlfriend is so rock 'n roll and is giving me just the vibe I need right now, and her album has the perfect mix of high-tempo rollers and slinky slow numbers that give me chills. Also, basically anything with Kehlani gets put on my playlists instantly, and both of her spots on here are excellent, although "Heebiejeebies" may win for my personal favorite. And as far as country goes, I'm pretty psyched for Brett Eldredge's new album, because each song he's previewed from it so far is crazy gorgeous and makes me angry bc feelings but also incredibly happy bc the songs are just so dang beautiful. Music, you know?

xo, HB

Peep the tracks below!

A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock 'N Roll

Last weekend was CMA Fest here in Nashville, and it was four days full of country concerts and hockey! This was my look for Friday's daytime events, and you can probably see that I wasn't really feeling too country at the moment. I'm slightly obsessed with these sunglasses from Dolls Kill and I've been wearing my Vans sneakers everywhere lately, so I decided to have a little '90s moment and this look was the result. Rock and roll y'all!

xo, HB