Monday, July 1, 2013

Here's the thing about country music...

Until recently (recently meaning yesterday), I'd kind of written off country music. Before my mission, I listened to it on the regular. When I came home it had started to sound like nails on a chalkboard to me.

Sad, no? I was totally okay with it. It's when I hit my true hipster stage.

But then Samantha Jean decided that she was going to try, as many had before her, to convert me back to the land of cowboy boots, Wranglers, trucks, and twang. And because heaven knows that after a while I can be worn down, I finally had her just make me a mix of songs to ease myself into it. Little did I know that with country, there's no easing. It's all or nothing.

And I'm back in the all phase.

So without further ado, here are the things that I've learned in the last 24 hours of my recent re-conversion to country music:

-Girls are allowed EXPECTED to be sassy

"Have  you ever noticed every hurricane gets its name from a girl like this? She's a cat 5 kind keeps you up at night." 
-Hunter Hayes

-Say what you really think

"So let's shake hands and reach across those party lines. You got your friends just like I got mine. We might think a little differently, but we got a lot in common you will see. We're just like you, only prettier."
-Miranda Lambert

-When in doubt, talk about your truck

If I tried to give you an example of this, I would spend all day typing. Just listen to any Brad Paisley, Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan or Kenny Chesney album

- Sometimes? You don't have to be nice

"Well I've been saved by the grace of southern charm. I got a mouth like a sailor, and yours is more like a Hallmark card."
-Miranda Lambert

"Mama always told me that I should play nice. She didn't know you when she gave me that advice." 
-The Band Perry

-When worn right, blue jeans really do it for a guy

"Girl, you cut those jeans just right. I know you didn't buy 'em like that."
-Brett Eldredge

- If something is worth happening, it happens in the summer

See Brad Paisley's "Beat this Summer" and Rascal Flatts "Summer Nights"

-"Bless your heart" is more of an insult than an actual wish

"I don't have to be hateful, I can just say, "Bless your heart."
-Miranda Lambert

-Just because you're a good girl, doesn't mean he's a good guy

"You'll see a good boy, gonna give you the world. But he's gonna leave you cryin' with your heart in the dirt."
-Carrie Underwood

-And last but not least: the "g" at the end of any word is meant to be left off

So friends. Feed my new addiction. All suggestions are welcome and will be vetted by my guide, Samantha Jean.


Elsie Boyer said...

I too experienced a similar conversion! Mine happened when I had an awesome opportunity to go to the Martina McBride and George Strait concert. My submissions are as follows

Merry Go Round - Kacey Musgraves
If Love Had a Heart - Rose Falcon
Mama's Broken Heart - Miranda Lambert
Somewhere with You - Kenny Chesney
Stronger Than Me - Nashville Cast
Fade into You - Nashville Cast

Actually, almost anything that Nashville has produced. I am full on addicted to that show!

Liz Horton said...

You are way better than me, I still can't deal with country unless it's Carrie Underwood and the Civil Wars (arguably). Sooo you're on your own. But you are great! I love this post!

Baby Sister said...

Oh I love that Miranda Lambert song!! Good choices. Although I do have to defend Brad a little bit, he doesn't sing about this truck that much. ;)

I'll have to start making a list. :)

Mike and Mindy Williams said...

Brad Paisley is my all time favorite...most recently, I love his Karate song and Mona Lisa...both on his newest album, which is fabulous!!

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