Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Recap: "Amy's Nashville Dreams"

Tonight on TLC...
19 Kids and Counting "Amy's Nashville Dreams"
  • Amy Duggar is preparing to sing on the Showboat Branson Belle for a crowd of 700. The only time she has sung for a larger crowd was at Jill's wedding, which had about 1,500 attendees. 
  • Amy goes shopping with her mom and Grandma Duggar to find an outfit for the event. She falls in love with a blue lacy dress. "I definitely have my own style," says Amy. "I don't dress as conservative as my family. However, I do have my own dress code."
  • "Amy's a very talented gal, and I think she'll do very well," says Jim Bob. "She's a nice little singer."
  • Michelle encourages Amy to enjoy what she's doing and "come away with a great experience, whether she goes big or not."
  • Amy walks out on stage on the Branson Belle, but the music doesn't start. She attempts to make small talk with the audience for a few moments while the sound crew gets everything working. "That's my life," says Amy. "Nothing ever goes as planned."
  • The music finally starts, and Amy sings "You Are Always on My Mind." She and her mom and grandma are pleased with her performance.
  • Next, Amy Duggar celebrates her 28th birthday with her aunt and uncle and 19 cousins. "My kids love her," says Michelle. "Honestly, Amy is like a party waiting to happen."
  • The Duggar cousin, who says that traditional cakes are overrated, attempts to make a donut cake.  "Donuts to me are almost irresistible," says Jim Bob.
  • While Amy and her cousins are preparing the donut cake, Johannah takes a tumble into the cake and gets covered in frosting. Amy chases her around and tries to put more frosting on her, while Jim Bob tries to lick it off her.
  • "I thought Amy's donut cake idea was quite different, but not a bad idea, me being a cop," says John-David.
  • When people ask Amy why she isn't married yet, she responds: "Oh y'all." She says she wants to have a family someday but that, like her cousins, she is waiting on God's timing.
  • "I think Amy's plans to go to Nashville [are] awesome," says Joy-Anna. "She is going to fit right in there."
  • Amy heads back to Nashville and attends a meeting with record labels, who are impressed by the improvement she has made.
  • Amy then visits Black River Records to shoot her first music video. She has trouble remembering the words at first, but once she gets into the groove, she does well.
  • At the end of the episode, Amy gathers with her mom, both of her grandmas, a few of her closest friends, and her producer to watch her music video for the first time.
  • TLC also shows a brief preview of Jessa Duggars' wedding, which will air in 2015. Click here and here to view pictures.

"19 Kids and Counting" Season Finale

Tonight on the season finale of 19 Kids and Counting, TLC will air a preview of Jessa Duggar's wedding. Also on tonight's episode, Amy Duggar gives viewers an update on her music career. Tune in at 9pm ET PT/8pm CT.

Nov 25, 9:00pm ET

Amy's Nashville Dreams

Cousin Amy returns for a new special as she continues to pursue her music career. Amy performs on a sold out showboat dinner cruise and then celebrates her 28th birthday with her Duggar cousins. Plus, get a behind-the-scenes look at her new music video. And get a first look at Jessa's wedding.

Amy Duggar has been on the show since the beginning. In this flashback video, watch Amy, Grandma Duggar, and Jinger celebrate the birth of Jordyn Duggar back in December 2008. It's hard to believe that was six years ago!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Support the Duggars

Many of you have seen the petition to cancel 19 Kids and Counting. Show your support for the Duggars by sharing what the show means to you and why it should stay on the air. Post you responses as a comment, and feel free to add as many as you can think of.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Another Duggar Home Video

The Duggar kids are at it again! They recently filmed another video, this time starring Jason and Josie:

Friday, November 21, 2014

Jessa & Ben Go "Dancing in the Mine Fields"

Before being pronounced husband and wife at their wedding, Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald had the sound engineers play a song that they had carefully selected for their special day. It was Andrew Peterson's "Dancing in the Mine Fields," and although it wasn't written for the Seewalds, it is an appropriate representation of their love story. Here is the music video: