A little bit of country

I have a confession to make. My name is Vicky and I like country music. Please don’t judge me 🙂

My favourite country artists are Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and The Wreckers. Have a listen to my fave of their songs throughout this post!

Country music isn’t big in the UK – only Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum have made some in-roads but it’s not really played on our radio. My exposure to country came from American Idol. Every year there’s usually a country contestant and a lot of county songs are covered and country artist come on the show as well. Carrie Underwood was the first country music I brought and I love discovering new artists to listen to.

I love country music because of the way they use stories in their songs. Cheating, heartbreak, lost love, small towns, drinking, domestic violence, big dreams and rag to riches – it’s all their in a song accompanied by some catchy guitars. Country songs transport me to sunshine, driving down the road with the roof off or sitting on a porch in the evening rocking back in a chair.

Country songs remind me of summer and make me smile. When the sun comes out, I like putting on a country song on the way to work. Mostly I listen to modern country which is a bit more poppy, although Dolly Parton’s Jolene is a good classic to bring out.

I’d love to visit Nashville, the home of country music and listen to live music and explore the roots of country. I think I’d enjoy the trip – maybe I’ll get there one day and organise a blogging country knees up 🙂

Any country fans out there? Anyone visited or lived in Nashville?

Vix

xx

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34 thoughts on “A little bit of country

  1. I love country too! Fell in love after watching O Brother Where Art Thou (and buying the soundtrack). Johnny Cash has a special place in my heart, and Alison Krauss… Taylor and Carrie are great too.. Country music always makes me feel like the singers came straight out of the movie Sweet home Alabama (loved that movie) 🙂
    I’ll come with you to Nashville!!!

  2. Me too – I have loved country music since I was a teenager in the UK! Have you heard of Keith Urban (married to Nicole Kidman)? He is absolutely fantastic – and an Aussie!
    I’ve never been to Nashville but would love to go one day and take in all the atmosphere.

  3. Johnny Cash is a great one. Ever see the movie “Walk The Line”?
    I remember I liked a lot of Shania Twain and Faith Hill when I was younger cause they seemed to mix the country with a bit of rock or pop.
    I do like Carrie Underwood.
    I honestly don’t listen to Taylor Swift much…not sure if I would like..something about her has always not appealed to me..not sure why though.
    I think Keith Urban is neat.
    But I am not a fan of country that is too “country”…the stories of heartbreak and stuff are actually what kind of make me go, “oh brother” 🙂

  4. I’ve loved country since I was introduced to Garth Brooks in High School. You should check out Brad Paisley, Sugarland, Brooks and Dunn (now just Ronnie Dunn, Alabama, Reba McEntire, Trace Adkins, Josh Turner, and I am really loving the Zac Brown Band now!

  5. I think I’ve already mentioned I like Country. Taylor Swift is fantastic. I love the “our song” our song is the slamming screen doors, tapping outside my window or when you talk real slow, because it’s late and your momma don’t know.

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x54nnj_taylor-swift-our-song_music

    She comes up with the cutest things, and I like because she writes them herself, I believe.

    RANDY TRAVIS, RANDY TRAVIS, RANDY TRAVIS…I don’t know what it is, but I love, love his songs. it’s the deep part of his voice love this song

    He’s a good “GOD-fearin'” man. Garth Brooks, of course…AND DOLLY PARTON…Kenny Rogers

    and Carrie Underwood’s tougher girl songs like Next time he cheats (at least she’s wearing better clothes now)

    🙂
    Sandi
    http://www.ahhsome.wordpress.com

    • I love ‘Our Song’ too, just right for singing along! She’s so talented at writing songs! I love Before He Cheats, the video is in my post too – great song! I’ll have to check out Randy Travis, not heard his music before.

  6. I like all kinds of music, including country. Check out Kenny Chesney, Sugarland, Lady Antebellum, and Darius Rucker. I went to Nashville in high school for a chorus trip.

  7. When Christopher and I first started dating we agreed that we didn’t like country music.

    …..

    3 years later he decided he missed his small town country roots and started listening to a country song here or there. Didn’t bother me that much at the time. Mostly I just picked on him for it and didn’t listen to it.

    6 months later we were planning music for our wedding. He had this song that he said reminded him of us in some ways. It was called “One Boy, One Girl” so I listened to it. Teared up. And decided maybe just maybe not all country music was complaining in twang (my wife left, my truck broke, my dog died… etc).

    Over the last three years since then he has managed to get me to listen to more and more country music until finally last year I realized that I do in fact like it. That’s right, I admit it now. I like it. 😉 Some of your favorites are some of mine too! 🙂

  8. No judgment, I don’t really love it. That being said, I do like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash and Kenny Rogers (he’s the Gambler!!!). But I think it’s funny that you secretly like it, you know that made me smile.

      • And that’s what makes life so interesting all of our differences, it would be sad if there was only one type of music. I think for me country makes me sad, because old school country was about all the sad things that were going on in your life. You know there’s a song called, “There’s a tear in my beer cuz I’m cry’n for you dear”?

  9. at one time I swore I would NEVER listen to country music. I absolutely HATED it; but about 10 years ago, a boyfriend of mine was a fan and I got stuck listening to it and eventually ended up liking a good bit of it. I really like Tim McGraw, The Dixie CHicks, Darius Rucker (From Hootie and the blowfish) and Lady A too! Never say never, right?! 😉

  10. I had *the* biggest country phase back during my Jr year of high school.. then a i grew out of it… but now that I live back in the South, it’s starting to grow on me again! And YES i’ve visited Nashville… just last May! And I even went and saw a show at the Grand ‘Ole Opry!! So neat 🙂

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