Author Archives: Tiffani

I grew up on Elvis, the Commodores, Don Williams, the Eagles and Merle Haggard. At varying life intervals, I've loved Bon Jovi, Richard Marx, New Kids on the Block and Daughtry. Stevie Nicks, Aretha, Janis Joplin and Mary J. Blige make me proud to be a woman. As an ’80s girl, I love big hair, big guitars and big voices. I’m old school with a little Ke$ha and Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights mixed in. I’m also a writer, a wife and a mom. I’m an athlete, a reader and a football fan. I’m a contributing writer at VisitSouth.com and Bama Ears. And, yes, I rock.

Big Time Rush with a side of One Direction

We hit the road to Nashville at 4:30 p.m. last Wednesday (after work and school) on the way to see Big Time Rush at Bridgestone Arena. My daughter, Riley, could barely contain her excitement: She bounced and sang the whole two-hour drive. And the night was unbelievable. Amazing. Every adjective that means incredible.

Please Come Home for Christmas

I love Christmas music, always have. Every year I try to wait until at least Thanksgiving, but every year, I fail and end up adding my “Cool Christmas” playlist to my iPhone before the turkey is even thawed. One of my favorite songs, “Please Come Home for Christmas,” comes in as many versions as there…

Footloose remake: Totally rad or totally bad?

The much talked about release of the remake of ’80s classic Footloose hits theaters Oct. 14. Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough play the lead roles.

Alabama tornado relief: Can you help?

After 5 days without power, I was finally able to charge my computer and talk about the devastation that happened Wednesday, April 27, 2011, in my community and the state.

Late, Late at Night by Rick Springfield

When I first started reading Late, Late at Night by singer-actor Rick Springfield I wasn’t impressed. It wasn’t the content; it was his writing style, sort of a stream of consciousness, that threw me off. However, once I settled in, I enjoyed the conversational tone. It was like we were having a chat on the…

Holiday tunes: Wilson Phillips & Windham Hill

The holiday season is here, and I recently had the opportunity to listen to two new Christmas albums. Read on for my take on Christmas in Harmony by Wilson Phillips, and Winter’s Songs: A Windham Hill Christmas.

Viva ELVIS

While piddling around on my MacBook with a missing “o” key cover and listening to the dishwasher run, my email bonked at me and I discovered that Elvis had a new album out. Viva ELVIS is a companion to the Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas.

Love Is a Mix Tape

Rolling Stone writer Rob Sheffield captures what it’s like to love through music in Love Is a Mix Tape. It’s one of my top 3 favorite music books. If you love music, it’s a must-read, for wisdom like this: “When you stick a song on a tape, you set it free.”

Brendan James wears his heart on his sleeve

A great vibe permeates Brendan James’ self-titled second album. It’s upbeat at times, melancholy at others, and his piano-playing is always good listening. And I’m not the only person who likes it: Legendary singer-songwriter Carly Simon said he has “a voice that can change the world.”

Hear the World and the music in it

Hear the World is teaming with international musicians to spread the word about hearing loss, an issue that affects 16 percent of the world’s population, including my 8-year-old daughter, Riley.