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Best New Artist
Kasey “Tuff” Tuffman just told Nashville to kiss his you know what. After winning Best New Artist at an award show, he knows it’s time to head back home to Texas. So after a very public meltdown, Tuff makes his way to Austin, where the Red Dirt music lives large.
Jonah Littlejohn once loved KT more than anything in the world. When KT loses it on national TV, Jonah knows he has to reach out and offer his home studio as a place to heal and make music. A bad relationship has left Jonah broken and wary of romance, but he wants to help his old lover out.
Seeing Jonah again proves to Tuff that he’s made the right decision. Now all he has to do is convince Jonah that they’re the most perfect duet there’s ever been.
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Red Dirt Music and Being Who You Are
Hey y’all. I’m BA Tortuga, resident redneck and lover of all things country music.
Seriously. I’m an addict. Like 30,000 songs on my iTunes addicted.
Of all the songs, of all the genres – Texas Red Dirt is my absolute favorite. What makes it Red Dirt?
No one seems to know.
To me it’s that attitude of “I don’t care what Nashville is doing. I don’t care what the big machine wants. I’ll play what I want, tour when I want, and look like me.”
Now, is this everyone’s definition? God no. But somehow to me? This one resonates.
My wife would say it’s the cowboy in me. The person that refuses to become something she’s not because it’s easier or more popular. I’d tell you that there are people that are constitutionally incapable of being someone they’re not, so they do their best and blunder on.
This is Best New Artist in a nutshell. It’s about figuring out who you are and blundering on -- with a Red Dirt soundtrack.
Much love, y’all.BA
About the author:
Texan to the bone and an unrepentant Daddy's Girl, BA Tortuga spends her days with her basset hounds and her beloved wife, texting her sisters, and eating Mexican food. When she's not doing that, she's writing. She spends her days off watching rodeo, knitting and surfing Pinterest in the name of research. BA's personal saviors include her wife, Julia Talbot, her best friend, Sean Michael, and coffee. Lots of coffee. Really good coffee.
Having written everything from fist-fighting rednecks to hard-core cowboys to werewolves, BA does her damnedest to tell the stories of her heart, which was raised in Northeast Texas, but has heard the call of the high desert and lives in the Sandias. With books ranging from hard-hitting GLBT romance, to fiery menages, to the most traditional of love stories, BA refuses to be pigeon-holed by anyone but the voices in her head.
Find out more on her website.
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