Turning a personal tragedy into a hit record is tricky, and not just for all the normal reasons that it's difficult to make a song into a hit. Artists who write a great personal song may be hesitant to record it for months or years. Taste of Country writer Billy Dukes considers three powerful songs and three artists who dealt with the personal tragedies that inspired them in very different ways.
'The Voice' contestant Cary Laine gave a rendition of the Band Perry's 'Better Dig Two' on Tuesday (Feb. 25) that was so powerful, it knocked the socks off of all four coaches. Shockingly, however, she didn't pick Blake Shelton for her coach.
If we didn't know better, we'd think this tiny tot named Isabella was related to country power couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert. As she sings 'Boys 'Round Here,' she displays both Shelton's signature smirks and Lambert's lovable sass. What more could you ask for?
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