Timeless Thoughts: Michelle Branch is no longer ‘everywhere’. In fact, she’s nowhere. Or is she somewhere?

This post is a part of Timeless Thoughts, a monthly link-up hosted by Georgie and Tara where bloggers share something they’ve missed from their past. OK. OK. That’s basically my entire blog, but I’m doing this anyway. Sue me.

OK, so this isn’t the first time I’ve posted about Michelle Branch. I didn’t dedicate an entire post to her though. She was more of a blurb. I wonder how many times I can subtlety mention Michelle Branch on my blog before someone mentions it. Challenge accepted.

As a teenager, my music taste was ambiguous at best. I listened to mostly country music and to this day, I’m still puzzled as to why. Now, I’m not a big fan of country music. In fact, I pretty much listen to everything but country. Yeah, I’m a strange one.

I don’t have a lot of nostalgia and memories attached to music until I was much older because I wasn’t listening to music until I was like 12. Michelle Branch is one of the few music artists I was familiar with around that age. Yes, I sometimes feel like a 12-year-old girl listening to her songs. Her songs are easy for me to listen to and they remind me of a simpler time. Since I listened to music at a later age and I wasn’t familiar with a lot of music at the time, it’s nice to have at least a small amount of music artists that I’m familiar with and can easily recognize. Plus, at the time, she was literally everywhere. It was difficult to avoid her anyway, heh.

In the mid-2000s, Michelle decided to form a country pop duo with Jessica Harp, a friend and fellow musician. I didn’t expect Michelle to sing country, but I still liked her. I did still like country at the time though, heh. So that doesn’t say much.

in 2007, they disbanded, and she’s been here and there but she’s nowhere near as popular as she used to be. She’s not everywhere. She’s not nowhere. She’s somewhere. Maybe she’s in a coffeehouse in Iowa.

7 thoughts on “Timeless Thoughts: Michelle Branch is no longer ‘everywhere’. In fact, she’s nowhere. Or is she somewhere?

  1. I tolerate country music, but just barely. I can’t say it’s my favourite genre! X_X;;

    Perhaps she’s somewhere right now and will make a comeback in the future 🙂 It’s good that her music reminds you of simpler times. That’s always a nice feeling, and that’s how the 50s and 60s music are for me.

  2. I like her first album, only. I still listen to it at times. Ah, the good old times <3 Had no idea she did helped formed a country duo. I cannot get into country except for some expectations like The Civil Wars, and Dixie Chicks.

    Memory lane for sure.

  3. Oh wow! I didn’t realize that Michelle Branch was a part of The Wreckers. Thanks for sharing that tidbit. I don’t know much by The Wreckers but I did like the music that I did know by them! I like country music, but I could understand how someone would lose taste with it. I liked it a lot more in middle school; it was practically the only thing I listened to. I think country music has changed quite a bit in the last decade and I’m not sure for the better. I’m a bit over “bro country.”

  4. I liked only a few songs of Michelle Branch’s from her first album, and then that was hit for me. I got into her because of these things called “Hit Clips”. Only “Everywhere” was available as a Hit Clip, so I liked that song first.

    I haven’t heard her name in a while though. When I saw this post, I was like, “Oh! Wow! Long time!”

  5. I used to love The Wreckers! Haven’t listened to them in years. I’ve never listened to any of her solo stuff though, so I might have to give it a go!

  6. I like Goodbye to You, it was in an episode of Buffy and that is what I think of when I think of Michelle Branch 😀

    Other than getting her mixed up with Vanessa Carlton, I’m not really sure if she’s doing much of anything these days either 😛

  7. She had a song called Loud Music that was released not too long ago, I have a friend who is a seriously avid fan of Michelle’s, and spent ages on her forums to follow what happened to after she apparently ‘disappeared’. She had problems with her label, but she is still posting photos on Instagram of her little one, and she hopes to get back into music I think… but yes, she was a huge part of my childhood as well. Tuesday Morning is one of those songs that gives me the absolute chills.

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