Saturday, September 13, 2008
American Country Music
I have a question. Do other countries listen to American country music, or do they have their own version of country music?
Today, for the drive to the grocery store, on a whim, I grabbed an Alan Jackson CD to listen to. It got me to thinking about country music in general, hence the above question. I like all kinds of music (except opera), but country music has a special place in my heart. I love the good old classic style of country, please don't mix any rock in with my country. I'm a country music purist, it has to have twangy guitars, a catch in the voice and must include beers, bars, and cheatin hearts. I'm also a purist when it comes to church. I want it dark, somber, with candles and robes and pipe organs. I'm a simple girl, I want my country music..country, and my church..churchy.
The best country is the good old country, my favorites are Hank Williams (senior, not junior), Tammy Wynette, and the ultimate, the best, the queen, Patsy Cline. I could listen to Patsy 24/7. I've been known to replay her CD, until my family cries "uncle". Seriously, I could play "Walkin' After Midnight" thirty times in a row and never get tired of it.
What do you listen to?