Eric Church is giving his fans a sneak peek into his upcoming album, Desperate Man. He just released the lyric video for “Heart Like a Wheel,” which will be included on the new collection, available October 5th.
The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, has passed away at her home in Detroit after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 76.
This world needs women who are strong, independent, smart, talented, and fierce. That said, we lost one today. Even though we say “goodbye” to a legend, her legacy will live on and she will forever have our love and #RESPECT. Sing with angels, Aretha.
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) August 17, 2018
An unbelievable woman and voice. It was an honor to meet and perform with the Queen of Soul. RIP Aretha Franklin ❤️💔https://t.co/BQBtdPuoZO
— Shania Twain (@ShaniaTwain) August 16, 2018
She could hit every note, but the greatest gift was that you felt every word. Truly the Queen. Rest peacefully, Aretha. pic.twitter.com/dzCLhuzmon
— Lady Antebellum (@ladyantebellum) August 16, 2018
— Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker) August 16, 2018
You are greatly missed. The Queen👑 of Soul. There will never be another like you. Thank you for blazing trails, setting the standard and sharing your gifts with the world. Thanks for showing this girl the beautiful world of Soul, R&B and Gospel and how to sing from the ♥️. Have fun leading the choir up there. God just got his angel back. #queenofsoul #arethafranklin #restinpeace
— Jon Pardi (@JonPardi) August 16, 2018
The undisputed Queen of Soul, simply the greatest to EVER do it. RIP Aretha Franklin.
— Travis Denning (@Travis_Denning) August 16, 2018
Rest in Power Queen. Today is a sad day 😞 https://t.co/Nat5BXo7ph
— Mickey Guyton (@MickeyGuyton) August 16, 2018
All hail the Queen. There will never be another like you. 💔 pic.twitter.com/zSIG6bqnKO
— Karen Fairchild (@KarenFairchild) August 16, 2018
I used to sit in my car in college and try to mimick Aretha’s vocal techniques.
How to have such power while seeming so at ease.
How to say so much more than the words coming from my mouth using tone and inflection.
She was my teacher. She was my inspiration.
— Kassi Ashton (@KassiAshton) August 16, 2018
The world is better for having heard your voice. Rest peacefully, @ArethaFranklin
— Adam Hambrick (@adamhambrick) August 16, 2018
The loss of @ArethaFranklin is a blow for everybody who loves real music: Music from the heart, the soul and the Church. Her voice was unique, her piano playing underrated – she was one of my favourite pianists. pic.twitter.com/ug5oZYywAz
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) August 16, 2018
If you’re feeling down about Aretha Franklin just think, the universe is billions of years old and we got to live at the same time as her. We’re the lucky ones.
— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) August 17, 2018
With songs like “Rum” and “Dirt Rich” from their debut album, Pawn Shop, Brothers Osborne explained how they grew up and where they came from as a blue-collar family.
“We’re from Maryland, which is a very blue-collar state. Our dad’s a plumber, our mom’s a hairdresser. We didn’t have a lot of money growing up, but we still really loved life. We enjoyed ourselves so much, you know, and we tried to have the biggest time possible with what little we had,” says John Osborne. “We want to express that it’s okay to be that way, because we turned out alright. We’re doing fine. As long as you’re able to laugh and able to enjoy yourself with family and friends, you’re really living the good life.”
The guys are currently making their way up the country charts with “Shoot Me Straight” from their latest album, Port Saint Joe.
Brothers Osborne (blue collar background) OC: …good life. :47
JOHN: “We’re from Maryland, which is a very blue-collar state. Our dad’s a plumber, our mom’s a hairdresser. We didn’t have a lot of money growing up, but we still really loved life. We enjoyed ourselves so much, you know, and we tried to have the biggest time possible with what little we had. There’s songs like ‘Rum’ explains that – it’s about we can’t afford to go to the beach, but we’re gonna live it up like we’re at the beach. We don’t have money, but we’re richer than anyone could ever be. Pawn Shop, for example, it’s like we understand what it’s like when you have to sell what you have because you can’t afford to eat or keep the lights on. We want to express that it’s okay to be that way, because we turned out alright. We’re doing fine. As long as you’re able to laugh and able to enjoy yourself with family and friends, you’re really living the good life.”