Saturday, November 20, 2010

why i love country music

some people will ask me how, or why, in the world i could even listen to country music.  well, i love country music because of what it is. not just because of the twang and acoustic guitars, but because of the people, meanings of songs, and the songs themselves. while watching the cma's a few weeks ago, i was watching my favorite singer perform a brand new song, and i knew right then and there, THAT is country music. it suddenly became my new favorite country song.  here it is, Brad Paisley and This is Country Music:

You're not supposed to say the word "cancer" in a song.
And tellin' folks Jesus is the answer can rub 'em wrong.
It ain't hip to sing about tractors, trucks, little towns, and mama, yeah that might be true.
But this is country music and we do

Well you like to drink a cold one on the weekend and get a little loud
Do you wanna say I'm sorry or I love ya but you don't know how?
Do you wish somebody had the nerve to tell that stupid boss of yours
to shove it next time he yells at you?
Well this is country music and we do

So turn it on, turn it up, and sing along
This is real; this is your life in a song
Yeah this is country music.

Are you haunted by the echo of your mother on the phone
Cryin as she tells you that your brother is not coming home?
And if there's anyone that still has pride and the memory of those
that died defending the old red, white, and blue,
This is country music and we do

So turn it on, turn it up, and sing a long
This is real; this is your life in a song
Just like a road that takes you home
Yeah this is right where you belong
This is country music
This is country music
You Stop Lovin Her Today
Hello Dolly
God Bless the USA
Amarillo by the Morning
Stand by your Man
Take Me Home 
I Walk the Line
Country Boy Can Survive

this song sums up all of country music and why i love it.  country music is the only genre of music where you can sing about cancer, Jesus, and supporting the troops and still be loved by the fans. country artists will talk about their real life, they'll write songs about break-ups, and relationships and love, like every other genre. but country artists will bring their real life into their music, which makes the fans feel so connected to the singers. and, of course, there are some songs that aren't so nice and clean, but there are so many amazing songs that cover them up.  THIS is why i love country music. written by "the wifferwoo" (this name was made up with the help of my cousin, nick, also)

1 comment:

  1. I think country music singers are some of the most patriotic, USA loving people around. They do sing it like it is.