I think I have always been a fan of country music not necessarily realising that it was ‘country music’.
I used to follow the pop charts religiously when I was younger and looking back now the songs I bought/liked were for their story-telling more than anything else.
Simon LargeI have been a fan of ‘new’ country music for about 10 years or so when I found a local radio show which was on a Saturday night and played a mix of old and new country and I heard ‘Austin’ by ‘Blake Shelton’ and just thought wow what a great song.
From that moment I was hooked.
That show has now ended but I still listen to country music on local radio 10 years later.
Favourite country songs
Solo artist: Strawberry Wine by Deanna Carter
Duo: Islands In The Stream by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
Group: Almost anything by The Eagles, if I had to pick just one it would be ‘Lyin’ Eyes’.
Why do I like country music?
Every song tells a story with a start, middle and ending.
The lyrics are understandable.
Even without a video you can play most county songs through your mind and see the story unfold.
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