Thankful : Day 12

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thankful for my friend, Lindsey, who introduced me to country music. Seriously, it must have been back in like 8th grade or something. I remember talking to her about music one time when we were hanging out and she asked if I liked country. "NO WAY!" I said. In reality I had never really listened to country music before. I just had this idea in my head that it was twangy and awful and I would hate it. And yes, there is some older country music that is twangy, though not awful, still not my favorite. I took her advice and listened to some more "pop country" and found out that I really liked it!

And then my country music love was born.
And I've never turned back. It's the only thing I listen to on the radio now.

I bring this up because the other night I was watching the Country Music Awards and I was thinking about how much I really do enjoy listening to it. I like the messages portrayed in the music and I like the beat and just overall like the sound of the music. The country I listen to is more of "pop country" I guess you could say. Or at least that's how the newer artists seem.

In fact, I just found out that iTunes has iTunes radio now where you can pick a type of music or a radio station to listen to. The only thing I don't like is that there is commercials but that's how it is on regular radio so it's ok. I don't totally know how it works, but I found a great country station that I've been listening to as I write this and I've liked every song in it so I think I have found a keeper!

If you don't listen to country and you have been against it for forever, I suggest listening to at least a couple songs. There are some really great artists out there if you just give it a try :) I even got Seth to listen to it! Not all the time, but at least usually while I am in the car and even sometimes on his own ;) I'd say that's a win!