After years of living in farm country on the East coast where cow-tipping is a rite of passage, my cousins broke in horses and the boys at high school were deemed most popular based on how high their pick up trucks were — ugh, spare me — it’s finally happened. I’m starting to like Country music
Now, here I am living in the Southwest and I find myself skipping through radio stations to find something that has a melody and decent lyrics. Pop music you’ve driven me to this point. I blame you.
“Catch a grenade?” What in the hell? Enrique Iglesias — where’s the poetry in this line: “tonight I’m f***ing you.” And what the Black Eyed Peas did to “The Time of My Life” — blasphemy!
So maybe I’ve not given Country Music a fair shake. Actually, I know I haven’t as I can recall several road trips where my family’s amusement was simply derived in watching me squirm/foam at the mouth when they played Country Music. So here they are — the few songs that are encouraging me to dip my toe into this genre of music.
Tim McGraw – Felt Good on My Lips
Zac Brown Band – Chicken Fried
And four others that I’d like to share with you but YouTube disagrees. So when you can, check out:
- Jaron and The Long Road to Love – Pray For You Hint: It’s not really a religious song. In fact, it’s my kinda prayer.
- Brad Paisley – Water Who doesn’t love water?
- Brad Paisley – Going To Miss Her Maybe he wasn’t dating the right kind of girl. I <3 fishing. Spoiler!!!
- Brad Paisley – Alcohol Mmm tasty — urp — memories.
Any other country gold, I’m forgettin’?