For some reason, when I mention that I love Country Music, there's this BIG loooong pause that I get, even from my family members! I'm guessing I don't exude the type of person who might like and appreciate Country Music? Whatever the reason, only they know...at least for me, I grew to love Country Music because I allowed myself to listen to a song by the none other Tim McGraw when I was 16 years old. I believe the song was "Something Like That" (the barbecue stain on my white t-shirt song).
I couldn't help but swing my head back and forth to that song! It was addicting! Then I had heard of his wife Faith Hill with "This Kiss", then Shania Twain with "You're Still the One", and I guess these were what you call crossover "Pop/Country" songs, but it still made me want to explore their more Country material a bit more.
It's no secret that out of all the country stars out there, Tim McGraw is my all time favorite! Besides his good looks, he's an amazing story of triumph, success and a family man! Now that's sexy! His music get's better every year and I've seen him altogether (counting what will be in June) 4 times!!! I can't get enough! Call me obsessed or whatever, but I just love what he stands for and how he loves his wife and family!
In today's world, even the younger generation is falling in love with Country Music and discovering not only Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry, Miranda Lambert, etc....they're also listening to Garth Brooks, Brooks & Dunn, George Strait, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, and Patsy Cline among other greats! Country Music has come very far in this time, especially in movies and t.v. shows.
As much as I love Destiny's Child and Selena, I have a BIG space in my heart for COUNTRY!! It ALWAYS tells the truth when it comes to love...so raw and oh so "Damn that was good!!!!" type of feeling!
I remember a couple years back my Mom was like, "I had no clue you liked Country?! When you're older and of age, you can take me out to a country bar!" I shoook my head and said, "Mom...NO!"
To this day she still wants to go to a country bar, hopefully soon one day I will take her to one and we can appreciate the songs for what they are...
TRUE Feelings from the HEART!