Party Playlist Essentials: Country Music Songs

Whether you are throwing a party this fall for a football game, birthday party, or just because it is Saturday night, one thing is certain: you’ve got to have the right music! A new trend that has developed over the past few years is one of “bro-country,” which basically describes the group of young men in country singing about beautiful women, drinking at the bar, mudding in their trucks, or, “whiskey, women and wheels.” Luke Bryan has been dubbed the leader of this pack, though these themes are not anything too new for the country music crowd. Country’s bad boys, like Tim McGraw, have been making music like this for decades. However, in the wave of social media and nicknaming, bro country is now a thing. With that in mind, we have developed a list of the bro country artists who are vital to your next party playlist.

Luke Bryan

Jason Aldean

Florida Georgia Line

Blake Shelton

Brad Paisley

Billy Currington

Now throw on your cowboy boots and cowboy hats, pick up some ice cold beer and party on (responsibly)!

Party Playlist Essentials: Country Music Songs

Whether you are throwing a party this fall for a football game, birthday party, or just because it is Saturday night, one thing is certain: you’ve got to have the right music! A new trend that has developed over the past few years is one of “bro-country,” which basically describes the group of young men in country singing about beautiful women, drinking at the bar, mudding in their trucks, or, “whiskey, women and wheels.” Luke Bryan has been dubbed the leader of this pack, though these themes are not anything too new for the country music crowd. Country’s bad boys, like Tim McGraw, have been making music like this for decades. However, in the wave of social media and nicknaming, bro country is now a thing. With that in mind, we have developed a list of the bro country artists who are vital to your next party playlist.

Luke Bryan

Jason Aldean

Florida Georgia Line

Blake Shelton

Brad Paisley

Billy Currington

Now throw on your cowboy boots and cowboy hats, pick up some ice cold beer and party on (responsibly)!

For You: EXTRA 10% Off Sitewide at Sheplers

Attention, attention!

Because Sheplers loves our friends and family, we’ve thrown a little extra promotion onto all online orders. Simple use promo code SAVE15 at checkout for all orders over $100. Even sale items are eligible! Those graphic tees, Wrangler jeans, or Ariat boots – the time is now to snag the items you’ve been eyeing for less.

Reasons to shop Sheplers with an extra 15 percent off include:

No buyer’s remorse! Let your mind rest as you think of the savings.

The seasonal change. New weather means new boots, or a hoodie, or other classic cowboy outerwear is not only a want, but a necessity.

Your job. Work in a field that requires flame resistant workwear? Now is the time to stock up for less over at Sheplers.

The shipping. We provide free domestic shipping on all orders over $99.

The service. Widely known as a provider of outstanding customer service, the team at Sheplers wants to make sure you love what you purchase. Our customers matter, and we’ve made our shoppers a priority since day one, back in 1899.

Well, what more do you need? Buy your western wear today at Sheplers and make a purchase you feel confident in.

For You: EXTRA 10% Off Sitewide at Sheplers

Attention, attention!

Because Sheplers loves our friends and family, we’ve thrown a little extra promotion onto all online orders. Simple use promo code SAVE15 at checkout for all orders over $100. Even sale items are eligible! Those graphic tees, Wrangler jeans, or Ariat boots – the time is now to snag the items you’ve been eyeing for less.

Reasons to shop Sheplers with an extra 15 percent off include:

No buyer’s remorse! Let your mind rest as you think of the savings.

The seasonal change. New weather means new boots, or a hoodie, or other classic cowboy outerwear is not only a want, but a necessity.

Your job. Work in a field that requires flame resistant workwear? Now is the time to stock up for less over at Sheplers.

The shipping. We provide free domestic shipping on all orders over $99.

The service. Widely known as a provider of outstanding customer service, the team at Sheplers wants to make sure you love what you purchase. Our customers matter, and we’ve made our shoppers a priority since day one, back in 1899.

Well, what more do you need? Buy your western wear today at Sheplers and make a purchase you feel confident in.

Carrie Underwood & Her Cutoff Shorts-Ready Workout

First of all, we want to congratulate future momma Carrie Underwood on her baby on board! Second, we had to find out how she was going to stay in such great shape. Carrie Underwood is synonymous with killer legs and is always in shape. Recently, Carrie’s trainer spoke with People Magazine, and she shared that despite being pregnant, Carrie is still motivated to work out and to stay in tip-top shape.

It’s no surprise to us that Carrie Underwood is still an avid fitness fan. After all, this is a singer who wears short cutoff jean shorts and cowgirl boots–she wants to keep that image.

Her pre-baby workout routine consists of:

Lunge with leg pulse
Go down into a lunge then come halfway up. As you come up, bring your rear leg up, squeezing your bottom. Do 15 reps for each leg.

Sumo squat with arm curl
Grab dumbbells anywhere from 3 to 10 lbs. Spread your feet shoulder-width apart with your toes pointed outward. Rotate your hips back, keeping your weight on your heels, and go into a squat, making sure your knees don’t go forward. Stand halfway up and do an arm curl, then go back down into the squat without ever fully standing. Do 15 to 20 reps.

Shoulder toning series
1. Using 3- to 10-lb. dumbbells, bring your arms out into a lateral raise, bend your elbows, then return arms straight out to the side, squeezing your triceps as you extend. The weights should stay at shoulder level throughout the exercise; relax your neck so that your shoulder gets the burn.

2. Bring your arms up halfway into a curl, palms up and elbows tucked to your side. From that 90-degree starting point, rotate at your shoulder until your palms are level with your elbow and shoulders aligned.

3. The starting point is the same as a shoulder press. Rotate at the shoulder so that your hands come forward and eventually hang below the elbow. Keep your elbow and shoulder lined up throughout the maneuver.

On the Sheplers Radar: New Music in October

As we head into fall, its a time of transition. The leaves change, the seasons change, and guess what? The music changes, too! There are some big deal music releases happening in October that we are so excited about, and we want to share them with you! Get ready to head to iTunes, Spotify, or your favorite store to pick up these hot new albums next month.

October 7
Jason Aldean, ‘Old Boots, New Dirt’
Old Dominion, ‘Old Dominion’

October 14
Angaleena Presley, ‘American Middle Class’
Florida Georgia Line ‘Anything Goes’

October 21
Little Big Town, ‘Pain Killer’

October 27
Sam Hunt, ‘Leave the Night On’
Alan Jackson, ‘Let It Be Christmas’

The way we see it, we’ve got several cowboy boots-stompin’ soundtracks to keep October fresh. So relax into fall, enjoy your college & pro football, and listen to some amazing new music. Which album are you looking forward to hearing?

 

Wear Plaid Shirts with Style, Just Like Beyonce

Leave it to Beyonce to prove that a stylish woman tries all trends, even the traditionally simple plaid look. After seeing plaid on runways and on off-duty models (and an Olsen twin or two), it was only a matter of time before Queen Bey wore the grunge staple in her own way. Beyonce’s hit single “Flawless” was accompanied by a music video when she released her video album, and while other songs on the album show her wearing sultry clothes, swimwear and more (or less), the “Flawless” video shows Beyonce in a dressed down flannel shirt and cutoffs. Is Beyonce channeling Daisy Duke?

Well, sort of. But add some high-fashion bling, chained Chanel boots, and a chic hair and makeup game, and Beyonce proves that even the most standard wardrobe items can go the sartorial distance and help you showcase your personal style.

Whether you admire Beyonce’s risky fashion moves or you prefer something more subdued and classic, Sheplers has a wide variety of plaid shirts for women to help you make your fashion dreams a reality. Throw on a chic plaid button down with some skinny Levi’s jeans, or a pair of DIY Wrangler cut-offs, and you’ve got your next country girl night out look complete. Or, opt for liquid leather leggings, stilettos and swinging chandelier earrings for a look that high fashion and ready to hit the town with your girlfriends.

Wear Plaid Shirts with Style, Just Like Beyonce

Leave it to Beyonce to prove that a stylish woman tries all trends, even the traditionally simple plaid look. After seeing plaid on runways and on off-duty models (and an Olsen twin or two), it was only a matter of time before Queen Bey wore the grunge staple in her own way. Beyonce’s hit single “Flawless” was accompanied by a music video when she released her video album, and while other songs on the album show her wearing sultry clothes, swimwear and more (or less), the “Flawless” video shows Beyonce in a dressed down flannel shirt and cutoffs. Is Beyonce channeling Daisy Duke?

Well, sort of. But add some high-fashion bling, chained Chanel boots, and a chic hair and makeup game, and Beyonce proves that even the most standard wardrobe items can go the sartorial distance and help you showcase your personal style.

Whether you admire Beyonce’s risky fashion moves or you prefer something more subdued and classic, Sheplers has a wide variety of plaid shirts for women to help you make your fashion dreams a reality. Throw on a chic plaid button down with some skinny Levi’s jeans, or a pair of DIY Wrangler cut-offs, and you’ve got your next country girl night out look complete. Or, opt for liquid leather leggings, stilettos and swinging chandelier earrings for a look that high fashion and ready to hit the town with your girlfriends.

Sheplers is Celebrating International Country Music Day

Country music fans, rejoice! International Country Music Day is all about celebrating the songs and artists that inspire you from day to day. Whether you are a fan of fast-paced, boot scootin boogie songs or you prefer the quiet and meaningful songs of love and loss, we know everyone has their own special connection with country music. Now, it’s time to celebrate. Sheplers has a few ideas to help make this country music appreciation day an amazing day for you!

Show your  support.

Wear your concert tees, your baseball hats, and other merchandise that celebrates your favorite star. If you can’t wear these items to work, don’t worry, wear them when you get home.

Dress the part.

Aside from wearing your country music fan gear, its also the perfect time to put on your cowboy boots, your cowboy hat, favorite jeans or cutoffs and channel your inner country mentality!

Play your tunes.

Build a playlist, turn it up, and rock out to your favorite country music. Again, if you can’t do this all day, you can still listen on your way to work and on your way home.

Crack open a cold one.

Country and beer go together like peanut butter and jelly. Enjoy an ice cold beer and listen to your favorite musicians.

 

 

Fresh from London Fashion Week: Denim Jackets are In!

While it might seem to be an unusual arena, the London Fashion Week scene paid a little homage to Americana fashion this month, specifically in the form of denim jackets. The September runways are to forecast what trends will be hot for spring, and judging by this month’s shows, denim jackets are a must-have item.

In fact, one of the most revered brands in British fashion, Burberry, sent models down the runway in a variety of jackets– but opened the show with a dark wash, slim cut, sheepskin lined denim jacket. If you are searching for the perfect denim jacket, look no further than Sheplers. We carry a variety of respected denim brands such as Miss Me, Scully, and more. Plus, we have a variety of washes and fits to help ensure that you find what you are looking for in a denim jacket.

Burberry’s Christopher Kane displayed the denim jacket among a palette of bright colors, which is the perfect way to modernize this classic American staple. If you are looking for a trend this fall that will carry you into the warmer seasons, we recommend a denim jacket for a look that is both practical and fashion forward.

Need further proof of the longevity of the denim jacket? Look back to last year’s fashion week in Milan, where Donatella Versace sent studded denim jackets down the runway as a collection opener.