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?