Southern MUSICALITY: Light beer. Less calories…

Miranda Lambert via GoogleImages

“Sweet Home Alabama,” a 2002 film, starring Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, and Patrick Dempsey, is one of my personal favorite films of all-time.

It’s this deliciously entertaining romantic comedy about a sophisticated fashion designer named Melanie Carmichael, a rising star in the New York couture scene, who finds herself engaged to the city’s hottest and most eligible bachelor, Andrew Hennings.

In its twist, is that Melanie Carmichael, is actually Melanie Smooter, a tough-talking, rough-neck’s daughter from Alabama who escaped the backwoods and her many skeletons to fill her closet with fashion and make something of herself. One of those skeletons includes her backwoods husband — Jake, who she married right out of high school. He also refuses to divorce her.

Miranda Lambert – Gunpowder & Lead

Jake: [not recognizing Melanie in her sunglasses] Can I help you?
Melanie Carmichael: Well, for starters, you can get your stubborn ass down here and give me a divorce.
Jake: You’re shittin’ me, right?
Melanie Carmichael: I never fully understood that expression, but no, I am not “shitting” you.

Determined to make all of her dreams come true, she visits Alabama and chaos ensues as she tries to sever all ties with her past. In one absolutely delightful scene, after Melanie finds out that she and Jake still share a joint-banking account, she takes all the money and redecorates his entire house.

Carrie Underwood via LIFE Magazine

Coming home to find his home turned upside down, he opens the fridge to grab a beer,

Jake: What the hell is this? Chick food?
Melanie Carmichael: Light beer. Less calories.

Carrie Underwood – Undo It

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… and that’s the inspiration for this #MusicMonday.

Taylor Swift via Taylor Swift from "Tim McGraw"

Chick food?


Chick beer is most like it, and the awesomeness that is girl fueled southern country rock.

Enjoy 🙂

Dixie Chicks – Not Ready to Make Nice

LeAnn Rimes – Nothin’ Better To Do

Kellie Pickler – Best Days Of Your Life

Joey + Rory – Cheater, Cheater

Gretchen Wilson – Redneck Woman

Lady Antebellum – American Honey

Gloriana – Wild At Heart

Taylor Swift – Should’ve Said No

Reba McEntire – Consider Me Gone

Sugarland – Want To

Miranda Lambert – Kerosene

Carrie Underwood – Cowboy Casanova

Embrace the bad a$$ within 🙂


Sasha Muradali runs the Little Pink Book. She holds a B.S. in Public Relations from the University of Florida with a minor in Dance (’07) and an M.A. in International Administration from the University of Miami (’08). She loves Twitter and all things social media, so you should find her @SashaHalima or get a copy of the Little Pink Book delivered to your Kindle.

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