…but I’ll live with it. That’s not really the point of my post, and hopefully you’ll believe me. If you don’t believe me, just remember that I’ve never revealed the name of the supermodel I dumped to marry my ultra hot wife.
(I should clarify that the supermodel part is a joke. An average guy wouldn’t have to clarify something like that, but I know some of you might think I actually dated a supermodel. I didn’t. No, really. I didn’t.)
Anyway, my good buddy Michael Armstrong (whose website I would link to if he had visited it himself in the last ten months) is on the road playing acoustic guitar and keys for a new country artist named Julie Roberts. Her debut album released this week, and I’ve added it to my collection (and to my album list on the right). I’ve probably bought five country cds in the last five years, but I really like what I’m hearing so far. She’s the real deal — a smoky, soulful voice singing songs without a lot of the glitz and cheese that make most modern country go down like a shards o’ glass freeze pop.
Oh, she also looks more like Faith Hill than she probably wants to. You might think that’s a stupid thing to say, and in most cases it is. Being gorgeous doesn’t tend to be an obstacle for people in our skin-deep culture, least of all folks in the celebrity business. I’m just guessing Julie doesn’t want to be taken seriously as a country singer because she looks like another famous country singer. She’s got the goods musically, and some folks may never discover that because they’ll look at her and assume she made it because she blonde and beautiful. That said, she probably made it more easily than she would have if she looked like this girl:
[NOTE: I’m not endorsing hogwild.net; just stealing their glamour shots.]
Anyway, check out the album if you’re interested (you can get it for about $8 most places), but I mainly want to say congrats to Michael for landing this gig. Michael knows that I don’t care if he’s ever famous, but I’m glad he’s having fun doing what he does best.
Also, if you’re interested, CMT is launching its new series, In the Moment, Friday night by telling Julie’s story. They’ll also be on Good Morning America next Tuesday and on Leno Thursday, June 10. I’m sure Michael (who actually resembles the hogwild girl a little) will pop up on one or all of those.