We've all heard the jokes about what you get if you play a country music song backwards, your truck, your house, you dog and your wife, but in truth many of them are truly great songs that deserve our attention. Just as before here are my top five country songs.
#5 Where Were You by Alan
Jackson. Many people probably consider
this a song of opportunity. It garnered
him a lot of exposure on the backdrop of a national tragedy. I think the reason why I included it is every
year I remember the attacks, and I truly do remember exactly where I was when
it happened. I remember it like it was
yesterday. I feel I owe it to those who
died to remember it. After all, those
who forget the past are damned to repeat it (yes I know that isn't how the
quote goes, but I fell my version is more accurate).
#4 Whiskey Lullaby By
Brad Paisley and Allison Krauss This
song could not be any more depressing, but since that's my thing, I love
it. It takes what sadness can do to you
to the extreme, and then does the same thing with guilt. This song inspired many of my early works,
when I first started dabbling in writing.
In a way is set the tone for a lot of what came after.
#3 Country Boy Aaron
Lewis. This is a fairly new song, but
it's awesome! The message of this is
clear, be yourself, and stand up for what you believe in. Don't trade who you are to make yourself more
marketable. I live by that, and if we
all did the world would be a better place!
#2 There Goes My Life by
Kenny Chesney This song does not apply
to me per sea, but what it does do is remind us how our children can sneak into
our lives, take them over, and we could not be happier. I can honestly say I did not give up any
dream to have children, but I am going to do everything I can to make sure my
daughter's dreams come true! She is now
my life, and what an epic life it is.
#1 My Little Girl by Tim
McGraw Come on, do I really need to
explain this? In just a few short
minutes this song captures everything I feel about my own little girl. I may sound like I'm beating a dead horse
again, but for those of you who have kids you will understand, and for those
that don't, well I hope someday you do.
Well there you go, I didn't
lose a single house, wife, dog in any of these songs, a truck was lost, but we
will ignore that (not really, I don't have one) . It's unfortunate that country and pop are
becoming so intertwined. I wish it would
stop, because if it doesn't I fear we will lose great songs like these, to the
Just one more list to go,
and it's an easy one!