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Susan Ann Wall: Country Crushes
Thursday, April 21st, 2016

I have a ton of celebrity crushes, but since my newest release – BROKEN STRINGS — is part of a country music themed collection called Love Notes, let’s talk country crushes!

My favorites come and go, kind of like a flavor of the month, but there are some musicians and songs that have a long-standing place in my heart. I’m also a bit of a concert ho, so all the pics here are from concerts I’ve been to!

 

  1. sw1CaptureKenny Chesney

Kenny is my longest-standing country crush. Oh, those arms. Whenever I need a good arm-porn fix, I turn to Kenny. I’ve seen Kenny in concert 5 times, with concert #6 planned for this summer. He always plays the weekend of my mother’s birthday at Gillette Stadium, so I take her every year for her birthday. He’s an amazing performer. The energy at his shows is incredible and we always have a great time. The song that got me hooked? Somewhere With You.

 

  1. sw2CaptureDierks Bentley

Speaking of concerts, my next concert is Dierks Bentley in June. I’ve had a crush on him ever since I Hold On. That song was the theme for Bryan Curtis in The Sound of Deception, but it rings true for all of my heroes. It’s no surprise that Dierks is one of the inspirations for Jake “JD” Donovan in Broken Strings. With Dierks, my crush is inspired by the whole package, the curly hair, the blue eyes, the sexy smile … oh, and that nice tush! He sure does fill out a pair of worn jeans like nobody’s business!!

I saw Dierks for the first time last summer and we even got a shout out from the band for our poster “We’re With the Band.” Yes, Dierks made eye contact with me and smiled. I still haven’t recovered.

 

  1. sw3CaptureEric Church

Springsteen is the song that got me hooked on Eric Church, and that song is the inspiration behind my next Superstitious Brides book, 3rd Trip to the Altar. But it was seeing him in concert a second time that put him in the ovary exploding category of country crushes. The first time I saw him, the experience could best be described as meh (he opened for Toby Keith and I won the tickets on the radio). He didn’t suck, but I wouldn’t have paid to see him. The second time, he opened for Kenny Chesney. I went in with low expectations only to have my mind and ovaries blown. The performance was explosive and I will even admit it was my favorite part of the Kenny Chesney experience that year.

 

  1. sw4CaptureKip Moore

Kip is a relatively new crush for me. I like all of his music, but Running for You nabbed me. Well, okay, so did his arms. He’s another giver when it comes to the arm porn. He opened for Dierks last summer and it was such a fantastic show, I mean, all that arm porn!! Running for You is now a favorite in my writing play lists but I do love all of his songs. There’s something about the gravelly voice … it’s a melodic seduction of the senses.

 

  1. Chris Young

My newest country crush is Chris Young. He’s really hot in country music right now and while I’ve listened to him for years, it’s only been recently that he’s burrowed into my heart. I love his deep voice and the sincere, heartfelt lyrics in his love songs. I haven’t seen Chris in concert YET, so I don’t have any pictures to share, but you can be sure if he comes to my neck of the woods, I’ll be there! The radio show host of the local country station I listen to LOVES Chris Young (she calls him Chris Yum) and since she helped inspire Colleen “CC” Cooper in Broken Strings, I listened to a lot of Chris Young while writing that novel!

So tell me, who is your country crush and why? If you’re not into country music, who is your biggest celebrity crush?

About the Author

sw3National Bestselling Author Susan Ann Wall writes racy, rule-breaking romance and women’s fiction. Her newest release, Broken Strings, is available April 19, 2016 in the Love Notes ebook collection. Looking for other great deals? You will find the first novel from her Puget Sound ~ Alive With Love series, The Sound of Consequence, in the upcoming collection First Glance, which features 13 first-in-their-series romances for only $.99 (available April 26, 2016).

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8 comments to “Susan Ann Wall: Country Crushes”

  1. Susan Ann Wall
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    · April 21st, 2016 at 8:18 am · Link

    Thanks so much for hosting me, Delilah!! Muah!



  2. Lisa J
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    · April 21st, 2016 at 9:39 am · Link

    Kip Moore is at there top of the list. I also love the new Zac Brown cd, although it is a little bit of every genre (like me). Another growl one, is Kid Rock. When he sings (not the rap stuff) I can’t help but love it and he has a country pant.

    Have you seen Uncle Kracker lately – he has definitely been working out! Can’t help but love him.



  3. Shirley Long
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    · April 21st, 2016 at 11:32 am · Link

    I’m a BIG country music fan. Never listen to anything else. So this is easy for me.

    My country music crush is now, has always been and will always be George Strait. Seen him in concert many many times and the things that man does to a pair of Wranglers is mind-blowing. And I truly LOVE his voice. Whenever my nerves are frazzled or I’m upset or whatever, I just put on Mr,. Strait and everything seems better.

    Plus he’s a real Texas gentleman. And if you’re from Texas you know what I mean. Even tho he’s a “humongus” star, he’s been married to the same woman since he was a kid and he’s never forgotten his Texas values.

    Simply put………………I just love hiim. 😆



  4. Susan Ann Wall
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    · April 21st, 2016 at 2:53 pm · Link

    HI Lisa and Shirley!! Thanks for stopping by!!

    I haven’t seen Uncle Kracker lately … interestingly, he opened for Kenny Chesney the first time I saw him in concert. Maybe Kenny’s workout routine rubbed off on him. I’ve also seen ZBB … who guess what? Opened for Kenny. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Beautiful Drug, Colder, and countless other songs!

    George Strait is a classic. Cross My Heart is “our” song. My best friend sang it at my wedding almost 20 years ago!!



  5. Dianne Kenes
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    · April 21st, 2016 at 3:45 pm · Link

    My Country Crushes are the Texas Tenors love this group! I like Blake Shelton, Josh Turner, Craig Campbell!



  6. Pat Freely
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    · April 21st, 2016 at 11:26 pm · Link

    Blake Sheldon’s music always calls to me. My radio is always on country music. I may live in the big city, but at heart I am a country girl.



  7. Susan Ann Wall
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    · April 22nd, 2016 at 5:40 am · Link

    Hi Dianne and Pat!!

    A couple Blake Shelton fans!! Love it! He has a great sense of humor and is very talented! I love his music!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!! Be sure to pick up Love Notes!! 😛

    ~Susan



  8. Dianne Kenes
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    · April 22nd, 2016 at 6:08 am · Link

    Thanks I will look into Love Notes!