Music Monday | Sundy Best

Over the weekend, Mark and I made a quick road trip to south Louisiana (post to come). With all the free time, we reached out to our Twitter followers and asked people to send us great music to check out. We thought it’d be fun to share our favorite track from all the recommendations, so here it is…

“I Wanna Go Home” by Sundy Best (sent to us from @cmwilliamson09) was perfect for our return trip. We left in the evening after a day full of family, crawfish, beer and bourbon – hearts full of family that we were sad to leave, and pretty dang tired. A few hours into the drive we turned this song on and it picked up our spirits. On our second listen, we were singing along and agreeing that it was good to wanna go home.

You Kentucky folks will especially like it.

Stream: “I Wanna Go Home”

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From their album Bring Up the Sun, released earlier this month (iTunesSpotify).
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  • Jon-Mark

    JonMarkPhotographed in Atlanta, GA

    Raised in:
    Florence, South Carolina

    Lives in:
    Currently splits time between San Francisco and Atlanta

    Tell everyone about the Chubbies Pop Up shop in Atlanta:
    We’re stoked to be teaming up with Onward Reserve to bring an awesome in-person experience to the people of Atlanta. It’s a great opportunity for Chubbies, as the city has always been a big supporter of brand. We’ve got a strong base here, so to get to come out here and meet our badass customers, while also introducing the shorts to a whole bunch of new people for the first time is an amazing opportunity for both Chubbies and the thighs of Atlanta.

    The Chubbies Man Cave @ Onward Reserve Atlanta
    3072 Early Street
    Atlanta, GA 30305
    Hours: 10-6 M-Sat, 12-5 Sun

    Favorite thing about spending part of your summer in Atlanta:
    The southern belles and the good weather, but mostly the southern belles…obviously.

    Now would ya look at that:
    Meet Jon-Mark, Chief Customer Service God & Team High-fiver at Chubbies. Jon-Mark is currently heading up the Pop Up in Atlanta’s Onward Reserve, so swing by and enjoy a beer with him (and buy some shorts while you’re at it!)

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  • Candice, Part IV

    CandiceATLPhotographed in Atlanta, GA

    Raised in:
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina

    Lives in:
    Athens, Georgia

    Favorite whiskey:
    Whistle Pig Rye.

    Now would ya look at that:
    Pre whiskeys at the bar of One Eared Stag.

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    • LOFT belt.
    • Gap sandals.
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  • Music Monday | Go Country

    When Spring hits and we start to experience perfect weather in the South, I’m 99% of the time listening to my Go Country playlist. Windows down, so dang loud. In my office, windows up, still so dang loud.

    500+ songs all over the map: 80′s and 90′s pieces of gold, Texas country, current pop-ish hits (sans Taylor Swift), beer-drinkin’ lake time tunes, all of it. From Spring through Summer, this is hands down my most played playlist, so I figured I’d share it. A portion of it is below, but make sure to subscribe and enjoy on Spotify because I frequently curate it.

    Happy almost-always-warm-weather season, y’all.

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  • Plane Train

    Bull&Moose-003-2Photographed in Atlanta, Georgia

    Raised in:
    Tomball, Texas

    Lives in:
    Jasper, Georgia

    Favorite place to kill time at the Atlanta airport:
    One Flew South in Terminal E.

    Now would ya look at that:
    On the plane train in Atlanta’s Hartsield-Jackson airport.
    Destination: San Francisco.

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  • Drink This | The 36th Vote

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    The Drink: The 36th Vote - High West’s Barreled Manhattan. Made with the pre-Phobition recipe of two parts Rye whiskey, one part sweet vermouth and two dashes of bitters. It’s then aged in a white oak barrel for 90 days.

    It was Jamie Clayton that introduced this to me, so here’s his experience first…

    Recently, I was lucky enough to shoot a wedding in Seaside, Florida. I got to stay at the amazing Watercolor Inn for 3 nights. The first night I was there, I sat down and ordered a drink called The 36th Vote. I can’t remember the bartender’s name. Gary? Ronald? He was a fantastic bartender. He grabbed a double old fashioned glass and pulled out the Macallan Ice Ball Maker and dropped a beautiful ice sphere in my glass. He then grabbed a bottle from Utah’s High West distillery. He put 2 dashes of Peychaud’s in the glass and then a solid 2 oz pour of this spirit. Wait, what? No mixing? I quickly realized I had ordered an aged manhattan. A simple garnish of 3 maraschino cherries on a pick and he slid the drink towards me. It was so delicious I ordered probably 10 the rest of the time while I was staying there. Nothing else. All I wanted was the 36th Vote.

    Back to me (Caroline). We were staying just down the road in Santa Rosa Beach while Jamie was in Seaside. Every night he was in town, he’d text us to come to his hotel bar and try this drink. “Just one drink,” he’d say, “you’ve gotta try this manhattan.” Since we were on vacation with my parents, I never could pull myself away from family time, but I promised Jamie I’d buy a bottle on my way back through Atlanta.

    So I did. We got home, and the first drink I poured was this baby. Just as the bartender served for Jamie. 2 dashes Peychaud’s, one large ice cube, 2 oz High West Barreled Manhattan. Y’all. This is hands down the best barrel aged Manhattan I’ve had (second to one that Jamie made a while back with bourbon, port wine, and amaro). I’ve been sharing it with guests like crazy, and cannot recommend it enough.

    The other day I ran into High West’s Barreled Boulevardier which I will be buying immediately after I drink every last drop of the manhattan. Stay tuned…

    The Glass: Fleur-de-Lis glass from One Kings Lane.

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  • Brent and Alissa

    01Photographed in Knoxville, TN by Cody Bennett

    Raised in:
    Him: Knoxville, Tennessee 
    Her: Sparta, Tennessee

    Lives in:
    Him: Franklin, Tennessee
    Her: Cookeville, Tennessee

    Favorite Tennessee date spots:
    My (Brent) favorite date we’ve had was to the Jack Daniel’s Distillery in Lynchburg (it was the date I officially asked her to be my girlfriend!). It’s a fun town with rich history and a cool town square, not to mention great whiskey. In Franklin, we love the Bunganut Pig - live music 7 days a week, and the best burger/fry combo in town. In Cookeville, Taiko – The best sushi in town!

    Now would ya look at that:
    Brent and Alissa, snapped by Cody during their engagement shoot.

    On Him: Patagonia down vest, J.Crew shirt, Levi’s 511 jeans, Vans.

    On Her: Urban Outfitters shirt, Free People jeans, J.Crew flats.

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