17 Apr 2018

Country music feature: Ashley Tipping

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 2:19 pm on 17 April 2018
Ashley Tipping

Ashley Tipping Photo: Supplied

New Zealand country singer, Ashley Tipping joins us for a whirlwind tour of country music, both here and overseas.

Ashley and her husband Michael make up the duo Cooper's Run and the pair have shared the stage with some of the greats of country music including Kenny Rogers, Glen Campbell and Lady Antebellum.

Ashley talks to Jesse about some of the best country songs from New Zealand and abroad, including how the genre has changed through the years.

We also asked listeners to send in suggestions for NZ country song titles. Here they are:

I said I do in Oamaru

You Blew it Stewart, No Man is an Island

Hang your swandri on the peg next to mine..

When you caught my eyes at the local pie cart you gave me some fries but you
took my heart

You got the ring, I got the finger

I went down on one knee, but she said yeah, nah, yeah

You promised me Auckland but you gave me south of the Bombays

I want wedding bands, not more red-bands

Our love is sweeter than a kumura

When you hopped into my Ute I took a different route

You had a holden I had a Ford and we ended up driving a Honda accord

She gave me the eye and I dropped my pie

I will love you until the cows come home

Our love was my rock, then you treated me like schist

This kiwi might be flightless but your love makes me soar

You caught my eye in papatowai

Pack ya bags and rattle ya dags

You told me you loved me and my heart was soaring,  until I backed the Ute over the huntaway

The rain in Eketahuna, washed my heart away

You warm my heart but the cowpat warms my feet

She told me to choose between her and Rugby, now my heart's All Black & Blue

I’m cryin’ tears across a dustbowl as my lifeline flows into the sea (Drought song)

My new icebreaker don’t feel nearly as soft on my skin as you did babe

Get your lying hands off my Pineapple Lumps

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