Which are you? A Fan, or not a Fan?? Country music is not the music I listen to the most, but there are times when I am in the mood and that happens to be today, which is the reason for this post 🙂 Pandora is playing “Angel of the Morning” right now. I enjoy what they call Country Gold now, guess I am getting old. When I get in the Country mood I go back to the old country singers, not to say that I don’t like any of the new singers now. I think its more that I have memories of listening to Country Countdown with my best friend when we were the ripe old age of 11 and 12 🙂
I think memories play a large part in the music you enjoy. I remember sitting in my friend’s bedroom listening to the Country Countdown as we tried to keep her little sister out, cause we were telling secrets. Sharing our life’s dreams in between the songs, “The Yellow Rose of Texas”, “Lucille”, “Coward of the County”, and “Nobody”.
. I remember traveling with my family on vacation and listening to my sister sing, “I never promised you a rose garden” and the Kitty Wells song, “How far is Heaven?” My parents had 2 records of the Grand Ole Opry songs. I remember playing those records a lot as I sat in the family room listening to Minnie Pearl, who can forget her? 🙂 I was intrigued with the song, “The Carroll County Accident” and felt the sadness of the “End of the World” song. Ironically enough I listened to the End of the World song every day for a straight week before my brother died. Did my spirit sense something coming, I don’t know, but I know I have never forgotten the song. When my friend and I roomed together in the dorm, we would sing loudly and laugh to the song, ,”Tear in my Beer”. WE didn’t drink beer, and the song was supposed to be a sad song, but it just made us laugh. Now the song, “He stopped loving her today” was a sad song. “Addicted” was a sad song, for the poor girl couldn’t get the guy out of her mind! And yes we had times of identifying with that song. We did have fun singing the song with the chorus, “What part of NO don’t you understand??” thinking of the guys that just didn’t get it and the “You got 5 minutes…” song.
My husband is less of a Country fan than me, but he still included some Country songs on the 9 Love song tapes he made for me. Yes cassette tapes! A thing of the past! How can you not like “Amazed” song by Lonestar, “When you say nothing at all”, “From this Moment” and “I love the way she loves me.” Once again its the memories. Oh and can’t forget this song. This was not put on the love songs tape, but my hubby dedicates it to me of course. Alan Jackson’s “Little Bitty” song. I think I have mentioned that I am under 5 ft tall 🙂 OH Pandora is playing, “I Swear” by John Michael Montgomery. Yes, that song did make it on my tapes! Last but definitely not least is the , “I Hope you Dance” song for my 2 beautiful daughters! Hope you enjoyed my little walk through Country Music Memories, whether you are a fan or not 🙂 And if you haven’t heard of some of these songs go to YouTube and look them up. You never know, you may like them. No longer do we have to sit by the radio with our cassette tape in, ready to record when our favorite song would come on. I know I am not the only one that did that, fess up!
As I have said, music makes memories come back to you and for that reason I had to add this post script. After posting this I had to smile as 2 memories came back to me. I remembered the song, “She’s crazy for leaving”, and how I put my own words into the song one day as I was coming home and heard it on the radio. I thought back to the Lorrie Morgan song, “What part of NO don’t you understand”, and I had made up lyrics to that also. What are the lyrics you say? Well, who knows maybe that will be for another post 🙂