Fan or not a fan of Country Music??

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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚

I think memories play a large part in the music you enjoy. I remember sitting in my friend’s bedroom listening to the Country CountdownΒ  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? πŸ™‚ 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 singingΒ  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. ThisΒ  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 πŸ™‚Β  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,Β  whether you are a fan or not πŸ™‚ 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.Β  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.Β  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 πŸ™‚

13 thoughts on “Fan or not a fan of Country Music??

  1. I’m a Trace Adkins fan since his Celebrity Apprentice days. Other than that, I don’t really listen to country music much.

    Now mix tapes? Oh yes, my husband made me a few of those. My favorite is the one he named “Kat’s mix tape that she won’t like because I didn’t let her choose the songs.”

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  2. I am definitely a country fan ever since highschool when we finally got cable and we would watch the country music videos because they actually told a story. And I so know what you mean about songs and memories. One particular song, can bring you back to a time and place like that. Great post!

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  3. My hubby loves country. I like it. It’s not the station I would put on if by myself, but oh the memories some of the early songs you mentioned brought back!!! So true how music takes you back to a place and time with memories. Thanks for sharing JR!

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    • You are welcome for bringing back some memories for you! πŸ™‚ Glad I could help and cool how you like some of the same songs I mentioned! πŸ™‚ When we meet sometime we will have some of your delicious baked goods with the OLD country songs playing in the background, LOL!


  4. I rarely listen to country music these days, but I grew up listening to it. I’m much more of a Country Gold kinda girl myself. Most of the new stuff just isn’t the same!
    You’re definitely right about the memories associated with the songs. I remember listening to Patsy Cline and the Grand Ol Opry vinyls with my one grandpa. We didn’t spend much time together, but I still have those records and cherish them as much for the memories as the song.
    This post definitely has me inspired to go find the country “oldies” station now 😊 Thanks for the sing along memory lane!

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    • Yay for another Country Gold fan πŸ™‚ Oh yes gotta love Patsy Cline’s, “I fall to Pieces” song πŸ™‚ Neat that you could have those special memories with your Grandpa.
      You are welcome, glad I could inspire you to check out the “oldies” station and give you a trip down memory lane!

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  5. I feel like I’m at a meeting and should stand up and say: Hi, my name is Judy, and I listen to Country and Western music. πŸ™‚ About three years ago, my granddaughter liked Taylor Swift. She moved on, but I started listening to a variety of folks like Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw and enjoy gardening or walking while listening to their tales of woe. πŸ™‚

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