Some of my friends were surprised to hear of my sudden lean toward Country music.
I must admit, over the holidays, the Country sound became an ongoing radio selection, I Tune choice and now, even the subject matter of my blog.
From the communications stand point, I am in awe of the expressive story telling and how the artists have all had broken hearts ! Everyone seems to have a truck which is a bit different from rhythm and blues music. And the guitar has a way of making the story even more compelling.
As my students return to classes for the Spring semester, I hope they will share with me what goes good with Country. We know beer is always the first choice but what about the snacks ? And is Country also about an attitude; such as being bold and brazen and confident ? There are several songs that have made me laugh and cry this holiday season. “Break up WIth Him” is one of them. How painfully explicit can it be to rip someone off like a band aid ?
If you haven’t heard this new twist on how to leave your lover for another; you too might enjoy Old Dominion:
And while break ups are not often my favorite conversational topic, the song
“Breaking Up in a Small Town “has given new meaning to moving on !
So now that I have become a Country fan, I am looking to hear how to use this music to create conversations; engage students and maybe hear a few heartfelt stories.
And, as I mentioned earlier, how to enhance the music with food. How about beer battered onion rings ?
Or, my all time favorite; Coors Beer Chili:
But I would be remiss, if I did not conclude with this real heart toucher.
“Break on Me” is now the number one song on my music billboard. . Talkin’ about Country; this powerful ballad just makes my day ! Keith Urban, here’s looking at you !