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.