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Blue Ain’t Your Color: Song, Lyrics and Chords

A reader loved ” Blue Ain’t Your Color” and another wanted some chords. This blog is about the chords and the song :
Blue Ain’t Your Color” is a song recorded by New Zealand-born Australian country music singer Keith Urban and written by Steven Lee Olsen, Hillary Lindsey, and Clint Lagerberg. It was released on 8 August 2016 as the fourth single from his ninth studio album, “Ripchord”

The song was produced by Dann Huff.
The song is in the key of G major and a 12/8time signature, with a main chord pattern of G-Am-C-D-G.

Blue Ain’t Your Color Lyrics
[Verse 1]
I can see you over there, staring at your drink
Watchin’ that ice sink alone tonight
And chances are you’re sittin’ here in this bar
‘Cause he ain’t gonna treat you right
Well, it’s probably not my place, but I’m gonna say it anyway
‘Cause you look like
You haven’t felt the fire, had a little fun
Hadn’t had a smile in a little while, baby

[Chorus]
Blue looks good on the sky
Looks good on that neon buzzin’ on the wall
But darling, it don’t match your eyes
I’m tellin’ you
You don’t need that guy
It’s so black and white
He’s stealin’ your thunder
Baby, blue ain’t your color

[Verse 2]
I’m not tryna to be another just
Pick you up kinda guy
Tryna drink you up
Tryna take you home
But I just don’t understand
How another man can take your sun
And turn it ice cold
Well, I’ve had enough to drink
And it’s making me think that I just might
Tell you if I were a painter I wouldn’t change ya
I’d just paint you bright, baby

[Chorus]
Cause blue looks good on the sky
Looks good on that neon buzzin’ on the wall
But darling, it don’t match your eyes
I’m tellin’ you
You don’t need that guy
It’s so black and white
He’s stealin’ your thunder
Baby, blue ain’t your color

[Bridge]
No, no, no
Mmmm, it ain’t your color baby
Mmm, baby

[Chorus]
Blue looks good on the sky
Looks good on that neon buzzin’ on the wall
But darling, it don’t match your eyes
I’m tellin’ you
You don’t need that guy
It’s so black and white
He’s stealin’ your thunder
Baby, blue ain’t your color
Baby, blue ain’t your color

[Outro]
Mmm, no, no, no baby
Come here baby
Let me light up your world

Blue Ain’t Your Color Chords ( Guitar/Piano)

 

Piano Chords:https://chordify.net/chords/keith-urban-blue-aint-your-color-keithurbanvevo

Die A Happy Man by Thomas Rhett …… a hit and a winner why?

How many of these characteristics does “Die A Happy Man” have?

To Write A hit Country Song : 2017 per Beaird Group
Top 5 Ways Summary:
1. 2 verses : 75 % only 2 verses:  Yes or No ?
2. Three choruses : reach in less than a minute :  Yes or  No ?
3.No bridge or short bridge( 50% less of successful country songs have no bridge. Yes or No ?
4.Simple 3 or 4 chords
5. Title obvious in every chorus, twice per chorus. Yes or No
50 % hit country song last line of the chorus: Yes or  No?

Identify the song form :

LYRICS:

Die A Happy Man

Baby last night was hands down
One of the best nights
That I’ve had no doubt
Between the bottle of wine
And the look in your eyes and the Marvin Gaye
Then we danced in the dark under September stars in the pourin’ rain

And I know that I can’t ever tell you enough
That all I need in this life is your crazy love
If I never get to see the Northern lights
Or if I never get to see the Eiffel Tower at night
Oh if all I got is your hand in my hand
Baby I could die a happy man yeah

Baby and that red dress brings me to my knees
Oh but that black dress makes it hard to breathe
Your saint sure got us the cutest, the hottest masterpiece
It’s too good to be true, nothing better than you
In my wildest dreams

And I know that I can’t ever tell you enough
That all I need in this life is your crazy love
If I never get to see the Northern lights
Or if I never get to see the Eiffel Tower at night
Oh if all I got is your hand in my hand
Baby I could die a happy man yeah

I don’t need no vacation, no fancy destination
Baby you’re my great escape
We could stay at home, listen to the radio
Or dance around the fireplace

And if I never get to build my mansion in Georgia
Or drive a sports car up the coast of California
Well if all I got is your hand in my hand
Baby I could die a happy man

Baby I could die a happy man
Baby I could die a happy man
Don’t you know baby

Written by Thomas Rhett, Sean Douglas, Jon London • Copyright © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

2017 AMC SONG OF THE YEAR : Do you agree ?

Do you agree ?  Many liked Keith Urban’s “Blue Ain’t You Color……

Song of the Year

“Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban (Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Lee Olsen)
“Die a Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett (Thomas Rhett, Sean Douglas, Joe Spargur) — WINNER!
Humble and Kind,” Tim McGraw (Lori McKenna)
“Kill a Word,” Eric Church feat. Rhiannon Giddens (Eric Church, Luke Dick, Jeff Hyde)
“Tennessee Whiskey,” Chris Stapleton (Dean Dillon, Linda Hargrove)
“Vice,” Miranda Lambert (Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)

Read More: 2017 ACM Awards Winners List | http://tasteofcountry.com/2017-acm-awards-winners/?trackback=tsmclip

John Mayer’s story and his opinion how he got to where he is today:Inspiration

Have you ever needed to be inspired ?

Sometimes it helps to hear another’s struggle (s)especially when the end result is the success that you  have been attempting and seems to be out of reach as a lyricist and or songwriter .

Is John Mayer any different than any of us ? We all have a story. Here is his story, told by him , to inspire you !

John Mayer attended Berklee Music for only a semester or two and goes back in 2008 and 2011 to talk about his experiences at Berklee and since leaving.

It felt inspiring to me and thought it would be something that might inspire you too. The first video is entitled appropriately inspiration.

I will write my take home message that I got out of the video  in two weeks giving everyone hopefully a chance to review and get their ideas to share. I will post as a link so as not to be a spoiler for any new comers to the blog. Enjoy and be inspired !

Here is the first video  :

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59 th Grammy Song of the Year : “Hello” Adel Adkins & Asheton Hogan

Song Of The Year went to :

“Hello” — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)

What made this song stand out? The lyrics? the melody? the harmony? the voice? All or some combination ?
Let me know what you think. What can be learned from this song in regards to writing a hit ballad?

List of nominations :
Song Of The Year:

“Formation” — Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles & Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyoncé)
“Hello” — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)
“I Took A Pill In Ibiza” — Mike Posner, songwriter (Mike Posner)
“Love Yourself” — Justin Bieber, Benjamin Levin & Ed Sheeran, songwriters (Justin Bieber)
“7 Years” — Lukas Forchhammer, Stefan Forrest, Morten Pilegaard & Morten Ristorp, songwriters (Lukas Graham)

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2016 Grammy Song of the year :Girl Crush

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The 2016 Grammy Song of the year nominee
Girl Crush (Little Big Town) ?

Winner announced this coming Monday February 15, 2016!
Girl Crush

Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)

Track from: Pain Killer

Label: Capitol Records Nashville; Publisher(s): Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Songs Of Crazy Girl Music, Songs of Universal, Inc., Hoodie Songs, HillarodyRathbone Music admin. by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

One Song tip blog: How to get your lyrics in songs, enter contests

Jim McInnes (the creator of The Homegrown Show in 1983) has joined forces with Jeff Berkley and Cathryn Beeks to select songs for the next Homegrown Album. SUBMIT YOUR SONG about San Diego (a location, place, street, business, etc.) to Cathryn@ListenLocalRadio.com by March 15th, 2016 for your chance to be selected for the compilation. They are seeking artwork, too! No fee to enter, just get your fully produced song in by March 15th. Contact Cathryn@ListenLocalRadio.com for additional info.

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One Songwriter tip blog: Tennessee Whiskey now aka Christ Stapleton

Spotlight Song : Tennessee Whiskey now  aka Christ Stapleton

“Tennessee Whiskey” is the title of a country song written by Dean Dillon and Linda Hargrove. It was originally recorded by American country music artist David Allan Coe, whose version peaked at number 77 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1981.

Recently,  it was  sung by Christ Stapleton and Justin  Timberlake at the 2015 CMA awards where it stunned everyone with the performance.   The song has been released by Mr. Stapleton prior according to billboard. the first time round the song did not break the top 40  What is the difference, same artist, same song, but different time.  You just can’t give up!

COMMENT:

Lyrics are in the v1/c/v2/c/c/c  form .

[Verse 1]
I used to spend my nights out in a barroom
Liquor was the only love I’ve known
But you rescued me from reachin’ for the bottom
And brought me back from being too far gone

[Chorus]
You’re as smooth as Tennessee whiskey
You’re as sweet as strawberry wine
You’re as warm as a glass of brandy
And honey, I stay stoned on your love all the time

[Verse 2]
I’ve looked for love in all the same old places
Found the bottom of a bottle always dry
But when you poured out your heart I didn’t waste it
‘Cause there’s nothing like your love to get me high

[Chorus]
You’re as smooth as Tennessee whiskey
You’re as sweet as strawberry wine
You’re as warm as a glass of brandy
And honey, I stay stoned on your love all the time

[Chorus]
You’re as smooth as Tennessee whiskey
You’re as sweet as strawberry wine
You’re as warm as a glass of brandy
And honey, I stay stoned on your love all the time

[Chorus]
You’re as smooth as Tennessee whiskey
You’re as sweet as strawberry wine
You’re as warm as a glass of brandy
And honey, I stay stoned on your love all the time
Well, I stayed stoned on your love all the time