Friday, June 26, 2009

Song of the Day

Spending the day doing endless loads of laundry, packing a thousand mismatched socks, and hoping with all hope that I don't forget anything of great import, I am almost ready for our trip to North Carolina.

Of course, my journey south would not be complete without a mixed CD of my all time favorite country songs.

Now, before the eye rolling ensues, consider this: country music is the contemporary oral tradition of rural Americana, much like hip hop (dare I say it) represents the story telling of urban America. Like the folk stories and songs that have become the fabric of so much of the American quilt (stop me, stop me now), country music is the tapestry of our grassroots and, for that reason, it produces some of the best music....

Before the outcries begin, let me present to you one of the best country songs representing exactly my point. It is a personal favorite and will be on the CD, along with a lot of Rascall Flatts, Tim McGraw (shout out to Tug), Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood, Keith Urban, and, of course, Garth.

And, yes, that's Ricky Schroeder in the video:

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