What I'm listening to... Nashville

I am missing Nashville so much! Rather than spreading the country-music melodrama over a lengthy period of time, I greedily watched all the episodes as quickly as I could without getting square eyes and addicted myself in the process... Here are some of the tunes helping me through this tough time as we await season 2! Rayna... Deacon... WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN!?

Lennon & Maisy

I didn't realise until recently that all the cast members really do sing! What?! Even more amazing is that these girls are actually sisters in real life... Here they are doing the most beautiful session for Ryan Seacrest, performing a cover of Jason Mraz's 'I Won't Give Up'

Lori McKenna - Make Every Word Hurt

As the title of the song suggests, this isn't really an up-tempo number. Wallow in it though because it's really great...

Patty Griffin - Irish Boy

Taken from her most recent album, 'American Kid' this is just one example of why I love Patty Griffin. For me, she sits on the blurry boundary between folk and country, with her own beautiful brand of storytelling songs that make you well up a little bit when you hear them.

ther favourites include Long Ride Home, Rain, and My Dear Old Friend. Listen and sob...