#MusicMonday with Lori Ann Bailey




Top Five Songs That Tell a Story and Pack an Emotional Punch.





As a child, I wanted to be a country singer, so much so that I wrote a song. I was soon reminded by my brothers that I didn’t have the vocal range to sustain such a career. My dreams were crushed, but that hasn’t changed my love for music and how it still influences me today. The great Kenny Rogers once said something to the effect of “to have a successful singing career you need to be able to tell a story, that’s what people love in music.” Here are five stories set to song that always tug at my heart.


Kenny Rogers – Coward of the County

Garth Brooks – Unanswered Prayers

John McDermott – Massacre of Glencoe

Bob Carlisle – Butterfly Kisses

Lee Brice – I Drive Your Truck

What are your favorite songs that tell a story? Let Lori know in the comments or find us on twitter to chat.



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Scotland, August 1642.

He has sworn he will never marry.

Lachlan Cameron is honor bound to see a wounded lass to safety, although he has well learned women are deceivers, and this lovely maid harbors a wealth of secrets. But Maggie’s free spirit and charms enthrall him while he works to discover if she is innocent…or a spy scheming with his enemies to destroy his clan.

She has sworn she will never fall in love.

Maggie Murray fled her home to avoid a political marriage to an abusive man. Salvation comes when the Cameron laird, unaware of her identity, protects her as she escapes. His kindness slowly warms her, and she’s tempted to confess her real name. But his strong sense of honor would force him to return her to her father…and torment at the hands of her scorned betrothed.




Lori Ann Bailey is a winner of the National Readers’ Choice Award and Holt Medallion for Best First Book and Best Historical. She writes hunky highland heroes and strong-willed independent lasses finding their perfect matches in the Highlands of 17th century Scotland.  Writing about the people and places playing in her head helps her live out her dreams and delve into her love of history and romance. When not writing, Lori enjoys time with her real-life hero and four kids or spending time walking or drinking wine with her friends.

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