I’ve Gone Country!

I’ve never been a huge country music fan.  I like the “crossover music” that started with Alabama and the Oak Ridge Boys, but never really embraced the whole genre. However, last week I stumbled across a streaming country station that I ended up leaving on all day and the strangest thing happened. I started to understand the attraction. The singers’ voices are amazing – George Strait could sing paint off of a fence – and the lyrics really are poetry.  The only thing I can’t figure out is how any of these folks can smile. If their songs are any indication, they’re perpetually out of love, out of money, drunk, or looking for their dog that ran off with their girlfriend/wife and best friend.  I think country music singers should get cats.  No one runs off with them!