April 3, 2011

Confession: I hated Country Music

I used to hate country music. This is pretty funny since most of what I listen to now is country. I always thought it was uncool and that the subject of the songs were lame. I grew up listening to hip hop, pop, R&B, rock, alternative, oldies, and even some rap. Basically anything but country.

I remember we were driving home from a trip down to Disneyland and my sister (who is a big country fan) was controlling the radio and I swear the song "What About Now" by Lonestar would play 3 times in an hour. I even made a bad joke saying "what about no?" I was so against listening to anything country.

Then I picked up this promotional cassette with snipets of songs and one of the songs was "Prayin' for Daylight" by Rascal Flatts. I grew to really love that song and would just play it over and over again so that is when my love affair with country music started. I still like to pretend to "hate" it and I'll admit I do not love all country music but I do enjoy a lot of it. My favorites include: Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, and Brooks & Dunn.

I would have never imagined when I was younger that I would go to so many country concerts. One of my favorite concerts ever was Brooks & Dunn's Neon Circus Tour in 2003. Brad Paisley and Rascal Flatts opened and it was seriously one of the best concerts I have ever been to and I have been to a lot. I already have tickets to 2 Country concerts this summer and am expecting to buy more.

I thought I would share this since tonight is the ACM awards show and I really can't wait to watch and see who wins! I would have never thought I would be excited to watch a country music awards show but it just goes to show you that you should be open to things.


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Michelle said...

Jason Aldean is my husband! HAHA Yes I'm in denial that he's married to someone else! I love country! I'm obsessed actually! Funny thing is... I used to hate it too! Go figure! Can't wait for the ACMs to start!

Kelly-Marie said...

I absolutely love country music. It's been a big part of my life with how the songs some how tend to relate to a lot of things I'm feeling or going through. I really hope Jason Aldean and Taylor Swift bring home a ACM. If you ever get a chance, attend a Jason Aldean concert. I went to his concert the other month and he really connects with the crowd, he's amazing.

Lyndsay said...

I love country music. It's only been about 6 or 7 years that I've been a fan. Before that, I used to say I hated it, but I guess I really didn't give it a chance because it's by far my favorite genre. :)

Jenn W said...

i'm glad you finally saw the light!!

Heather said...

Jason Aldean is one of the best country artists out there right now. Unfortunately I don't think he gets enough credit. He's the bomb.

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