There is something about country music that can warm your heart, make you feel nostalgic and cause your feet to tap, all at the same time. No matter who your favorite artist is or how often you listen to country songs, there are a few things every kind of fan must know.
It’s Not Just You
Unless you live in a small town, you’ve probably noticed that a lot of people don’t like country music. It’s not that they just don’t enjoy it, but they seem to really loathe it. If you feel like you’re the only country music fan in your whole neighborhood, the first thing you need to know is that it’s really not just you. In fact, there are many places that celebrate country songs and stars above all others. If you don’t have time to take a road trip to Nashville, consider some local options. Many cities, for instance, have country bars that are known for line dancing. Go with a friend wearing your cowboy hats and country girl belts and you’ll feel right at home.
If you like a few country songs but are still sort of on the fence, you need to know that country music is actually a pretty diverse genre. Songs that play on the radio today are often a fusion of country and rock or pop, for instance. Other variations include folk, bluegrass and red dirt. You might want to encourage your friends to give some of these different varieties a try in case one of them is more suited to their musical preferences.
Oldies but Goodies
A final bit of information that is especially relevant to younger country music fans is that older songs are still worth listening to. Country songs from years ago are often slower and milder in comparison to today’s country rock, but they often have things to say that perhaps current generations need to be reminded of. These songs eulogize a simpler time where people had strong values that may differ from what people see as important now.
Country music holds a significant place in the United States’ history, but it is not limited to that. Consider taking some time to enjoy this genre that sparked so much creativity and diversity. Whether you find a spot to go line dancing or listen through your earbuds at home, you will likely find a song that sticks with you for some time to come.