Usually, it’s Westlife. Lately as well it’s been Lady Antebellum and Brad Paisley.
My UK readers will probably have no clue who Lady Antebellum or Brad Paisley are. My USA readers will probably have no clue who Westlife are either 😛 Go look any of them on Wikipedia, then YouTube 🙂
Westlife, as you’ll know from the other blog pages, I’ve been a huge fan of since 1998. Lady Antebellum (called Lady A by some) I discovered back in December 2009. I listen to American radio (UK radio sucks) and heard their song “Need You Now” and thought ‘hmm, pretty catchy’. I saw Westlife in May, June and August of 2010 and one of their support acts, Wonderland (new girl group – 5 girls; 1 English, 4 Irish), started singing a song that sounded familiar. It turned out to be Lady A’s “Need You Now”. Lady A did briefly tour here back in 2010 but are not well known here. It was interesting that Wonderland covered “Need You Now”.
Brad Paisley I discovered on the American radio stations I listen to. Also, this past Sunday was the NASCAR Daytona 500. Brad sang at the opening events. I now have his entire back catalogue via iTunes 😛 (currently cheaper than buying the CDs in HMV!). Again, he is virtually unheard of in the UK.
I also like to listen to house, trance, drum & bass and UK garage to cheer me up. The labels Ministry of Sound and Hed Kandi have a good selection of all of these on their compilation albums.