Friday Nineties – Faith Hill – Breathe

Acadia Einstein

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A lot of you might only know Faith Hill from the Monday Night Football song.  I have to say that for someone as pretty as she is she seems like she should have been more famous.  Maybe she was country famous.  Country famous (to me anyway) is that you are a country singer but you are famous enough for me to know one of your songs.  I know old country people like Waylon Jennings.  I even know some fun facts about him!

  1. He was the narrator of The Dukes of Hazzard
  2. I met him once when I worked concert security.  He was super nice.  He probably thought I was awesome since I opened the gate to let him into the show.
  3. He was Buddy Holly’s drummer and was too low on the totem pole to get to ride in the plane that killed Holly.
  4. He died anyway (albeit much later).

And I know some of his songs.  Therefore he is country famous.  Faith Hill sang “Breathe” which I know and therefore she is country famous.  And “Breathe” is a legitimately good song about a woman who loves a guy with asthma.  I think.  And I had to choose between this and “This Kiss” and after watching each video I decided that both this song and video were superior.  I have to work at this you know.

So let’s recap.  We now know what country famous means, that I know enough about Waylon Jennings to fake my way through a 6th grade report and that rolling around on a bed and standing in a desert with long hair is better than sitting on fake fruit with a weird hairdo.  Seriously, go find the “This Kiss” video.  TERRIBLE.  The things I do for you people.

7 Comments

  1. stacy
    stacyReply
    June 28, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Such sacrifice

  2. Angela Mia
    Angela MiaReply
    June 29, 2013 at 2:57 am

    She also did the Pearl Harbor song. Talk about a delicious slice of soft porn… (the movie, not the song.) I honestly don’t know which guy I would prefer to knock me up or survive the war!

  3. Eva Halloween
    June 30, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Darling, you should really leave boring trivia that no one cares about to me. Waylon Jennings played the drums?

    • Eva Halloween
      June 30, 2013 at 12:54 pm

      And actually, since it’s an interesting story, Buddy Holly’s lineup at the time was Waylon Jennings (base), Tommy Allsup (lead guitar), and Carl Bunch (drums). Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper (J.P. Richardson) were also on the tour. Because of a tremendously ill-equipped tour bus, Carl Bunch was hospitalized for frostbite of his feet and Buddy Holly decided to charter a flight for the next stop. Although everyone in Holly’s band was supposed to be on the flight, Carl Bunch was still out due to his injury, Allsup lost his spot on the plane to Ritchie Valens on a coin toss, and Waylon Jennings gave up his seat to Richardson because Richardson had the flu. Jennings has said that, when Buddy Holly heard he had given up his seat on the plane, Holly joked, “I hope your ol’ bus freezes up,” to which Jennings retorted “Well, I hope your ol’ plane crashes,” an off-the-cuff joke that haunted him for the rest of his life.

      • Acadia
        July 3, 2013 at 12:19 am

        See!  I can bring knowledge!  Not a ton, but some!

  4. Don Quikaung
    Don QuikaungReply
    July 13, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    You have a post about one of the hottest country singers of all time (I assume, since I don’t listen to country, but damn she is hot) and you write more about Waylon freaking Jennings than Faith Hill? Dude. What. The Actual. Eff?

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