Friday, August 17, 2007

Favorites Friday

About 5 years ago, I started checking out the Country Music station in the Harrisburg, PA region. I'd heard a couple songs while hanging out with Li'l Sis & Pastor Brother-In-Law that I really liked by Brad Paisley and thought "I've never really given Country Music a chance, maybe I should. . . " (or something along that thought line). I've always loved a wide variety of music genres, but honestly had never even tried Country. So I tuned in and I got sucked in right quick! All these years later, I'm not a huge Brad Paisley fan; my tastes run more to groups with great harmonies and border-line grunge Aussies. There are some who argue that what I like isn't really country, it's more pop-country, but I like it and that's what counts! I like the stories, the sound, and the "Americana" of it all. So, today's post is all about my not-so-secret, little-bit-of-a-redneck five favorite country artists . . .

My Five Favorite Country Artists:
  • Keith Urban-love his sound, his guitar skills and his pretty hair; and don't even get me started on his accent! :) (right about here, The Boss is chuckling and shaking his head!)
  • Rascal Flatts-like their harmonies and their passion for Jesus! I've gotten the whole Gang hooked and singing along
  • Little Big Town-amazing, big harmonies, reminds me of Avalon (from the later 90's) in many ways
  • Tim McGraw-he's TIM McGRAW!
  • SugarLand-good twang when I'm feeling particularly red-necky, and great for hard-driving tunes while cleaning or driving with the windows down
Keith Urban is in concert tomorrow night in Philly. I didn't win tickets. Pups N' Horses and I were each trying, with the agreement that we'd bring each other if we won. The Boss was okay with that, not being a huge fan of Keith Urban. Or of my obsession with Keith Urban. I've been thinking all week of ways to finagle free tickets, and even penciled the concert date into my calendar, so I didn't plan anything that I couldn't get out of . . . just in case! But the sad fact is that I didn't win tickets. Even with my frantic prayers when I dialed in, I didn't win. I know I'll live, and even thrive in spite of it, but the sad fact remains - I didn't win. I didn't.

As I read this over after the initial posting, I realize it's seriously lacking in spiritual depth. So here's my editing to correct that: Thank you, Lord Jesus, for the insight that Pastor Brother-In-Law showed even before he was a pastor, to lead me to this endeavor. His wisdom can have only come from You, O Lord and I'm so grateful that you brought him to our family, to share this with us. And thank you Lord for the incredibly cute and wonderful nieces and nephew that he and Li'l Sis gave us too. Amen!

Have a great Friday, all five of you, my faithful readers :)


Leslie said...

you are a NUT!!!

Kateri said...

The CMT Music Tour is coming to our local civic center...just down the road from your brother. Sugarland and Little Big Town are two of the three groups performing. Let me know if you want me to send you the link to the info via email. Sounds like your kind of concert:)
Oh, and I agree with are a nut...that comes from the bottom of my sweet little heart!

Melissa said...

While I don't share your country music fondness, we did have a "country wedding" and I subjected myself to country music out of love for the Husband for 2 hours at our reception.

Our wedding song was something from George Strait. If I heard it I would know it, but I can't remember the name of it!

CampHillGirl said...

Have to say I love country music. Obviously not all of it, but we have two radio stations programmed to country in the car. I love the stories and the truth and the relatability of the songs. (Have you heard the song "Tough"?) But we don't any CDs, and I'm terrible with names, but I probably like at least some of your list. :)