The older I get, the more aversion I feel towards spending money on music and listening to music all the time. When I was in my teens, I used to do nothing without music accompaniment — whether it was sitting down to homework or taking the trash out.
I don’t listen to a lot of music now. Before I got married I was on this kick where I would only listen to Christian music radio in my car, but then the talking in between got a little too much for me. So I just flipped around stations. Then, as I mentioned in an earlier post, I started getting back into country music.
Now I’m really into it. I’m blaming it on the summer — on hot hot days, long trips, rolled down windows, and driving on the forever highway. Nothing really captures those moments for me, nothing really makes me want to start singing, grab Husband’s hand with a sly smile, or hang my arm out the window like country music. I feel it deep down, I feel it pulse in my heart, in my veins, begging me to close my eyes and just live in the moment.
I normally recommend a song, tv show/movie, and book. But I’m using this post to focus strictly on country music. Here are the top ten country songs (no particular order) that, when they come on the radio, you can bet I’m turning up the dial and belting it out.
Home– Dierks Bentley
Little Bit Stronger– Sara Evans
Fly Over States– Jason Aldean
Springsteen– Eric Church
Even If It Breaks Your Heart– Eli Young Band
Blown Away– Carrie Underwood
Mama’s Broken Heart– Miranda Lambert
Ours– Taylor Swift
Time Is Love– Josh Turner
We Owned the Night– Lady Antebellum