I am a self-described music whore. I will listen to just about anything and everything...with very little exception. Some genres I have to be in the mood for but I really do just enjoy music, all day every day...excellent, horrible and everything in-between.
However there is one genre that will always be my favorite, hands-down, no questions asked.
And yes I am a music elitist when it comes to this genre. I will listen to all country but you DO NOT MESS with my country greats. It's just not something you do.
There is nothing that makes me feel more human, more comfortable, more happy, or more at home than some good ol' country music!
What is it that I love about country music?!
Well for starters, I grew up on it. It's just near and dear to my heart because it's one of two main genres I grew up listened to. Saturday mornings were started with either a little classic rock or a little country. Roadtrips always were accompanied by a vast richness of cd's and singing as a family. Evenings were spent watching classic Disney (as we didn't have too too much when I was younger) or rocking to our old record and cd player.
But on top of that it's just home-grown, classic, genuine music from genuine down-to-earth people (mostly). They talk about love, life, heartbreak, successes, the little things in life, God, and of course big green tractors! I love the genuinity, I love that I can rock out to it, I love Brad Paisley's comedic outlook in his songs, and I love how closely it always hits to my heart.
I love songs about love and loving others. And country music does that on a continual basis.
A lotta bit o country music is always a great thing in my book :-)