First…how can you not love country music? There is just something about country music that I will always love. It tells a story. It can make you want to either smile from ear to ear or make you shed a tear or two.
I listened to country music growing up because that it what my parents listened to. When I got older I listened to country music because I loved it. Most of my memories from growing up can be associated with a special country song.
Country music is all about life lessons. Just by tuning into a country radio station you can learn about love, family, and booze. It will help you realize that “She’s In Love With A Boy” or that “It’s A Little Too Late” and you “Should’ve Been A Cowboy.” It reminds you that it is always “5 O'Clock Somewhere” and the next day you will be asking “What Was I Thinking.” Sometimes, it will even make you realize “What Hurts The Most” but “Whatever It Is” will be alright in the end.
Now that we have the basics of country music covered we need to talk about my favorite decade of country music…the 90’s. I still listen to 90’s country on a daily basis. I have multiple Pandora stations of artists that were big in the 90’s and just one plain “90’s Country Radio” station. Those were the days of real country music. When you have a combination of George Strait, Alan Jackson, Diamond Rio, Brooks & Dunn, Shania Twain, Jo Dee Messina, Ricochet, and Martinia McBride (only to name a few) it turns out to be the best era of country music ever!
When you open up my Itunes I have a wide variety of music but the majority is country. Yes, I was raised in the South and that is expected but it is more than that. Country music talks about my was of life. Many of the songs I am pretty sure they wrote about my life. I can relate to most of the songs on country radio and that makes it extra special to me. I will always be a fan of country music as long as they continue to tell stories with each song.
Why do you love country music? Comment and let me know! I want to hear all about why country music is special to you!