Music Monday: Sugarland’s Stay

22 Mar

Okay, I’m not a country music fan. At all. Sure, I like some of the crossover hits by Carrie Underwood and others, but in general I don’t care for it at all. In fact, if I’m driving in the car with someone who is playing country music, I have to ask them to turn it off.

But, like most rules, this one has an exception. Sugarland. I know, I know, for someone who doesn’t like country music you would think that a group with one of the twangiest lead singers would make me grit my teeth, right? Noppers.

A few years ago I was channel surfing and happened to flip to a country awards show. Surgarland was performing a new single. Stay. I was riveted. Blown away. I had no idea who they were, but the song, my God! I immediately Youtubed them and found the video.

Okay, the video. I have been a music lover since before I could walk and remember when MuchMusic and MTV came on, so I’ve seen a lot of video’s. Stay is the most emotionally charged video I have ever seen. I still can’t watch it without getting choked up.

I HATE songs where the singer is bitching about how hard it is to cheat. Now, Stay is written from the perpective of “the other woman”, but it doesn’t come of as whiny. It’s about being in a crappy situation and make a hard decision. It doesn’t romantify cheating like some other songs do. (Yes, Hinder’s Lips of an Angel, I’m talking to you.)

Okay, enough gushing from me. Watch the video, but grab some Kleenex first: you may need it.

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2 Responses to “Music Monday: Sugarland’s Stay”

  1. nomadreader March 23, 2010 at 3:28 pm #

    I adore Sugarland, but I first heard Jennifer Nettles sing Stay before Sugarland existed. She was playing a small folk rock acoustic club in Atlanta; it was amazing. When I first heard it on the radio, I couldn’t believe it. I’m so glad to see the song become so popular. If you like her voice, you should definitely check out the old band cds. Her first band, Soul Miner’s Daughter, remains my favorite band of all time. Happy listening!

  2. sugarland tickets March 23, 2010 at 6:01 pm #

    I agree Sugarland doesn’t compare to other country music artist. Yes Stay is a great song.

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