These last few weeks have been really fun, so I'm just going to keep the music theme going on Wednesdays until the end of the summer or until I run out of ideas, whichever comes first!
Today is COUNTRY DAY, and the way you are going to participate is by providing me with either three answers or one answer. If you decide to do three answers it will look like this:
- Your favorite OLD SCHOOL country artist(s). This is where you talk about the good old days and how these young whippersnappers ain't got nothin' on REAL country music. Names like Hank and Cash and Dolly will inevitably come up. Got it?
- Your favorite 80's/90's country artist(s). Many of us got on board with country during this era. I would totally put myself in this category. I listened to Johnny Cash and the Oak Ridge Boys with my Granddaddy, but it wasn't until I heard Clint Black for the first time in about '90 that the scales fell from my eyes. So my country appreciation begins with Clint. Besides Clint, names like Garth, Alan Jackson, Faith Hill and Alabama will surely arise.
- Lastly, tell me your favorite CURRENT country artist(s). You know, somebody who's only been on the scene the last five to ten years or so. Gretchen Wilson comes to mind, or Montgomery Gentry, or maybe Sugarland. You get the drift.
OR you could go the other route. You see, I am not naive to the fact that many of you might not like country music AT ALL. You might not get it, or you may get it and just plain loathe it. I don't want you to be left out of COUNTRY DAY. All you have to give me is one response. And it goes like this here:
- I don't like country music.
That's all! I have a feeling this might be the most hotly debated segment of our little musical summer...
As for me, I will get back to you. My answers are going to require some thought and preparation, so I will wait and put them in another post.
But to give you an idea, it will probably include people like Hank, Hank Jr., Hank Jr the Third, Buck Owens, Dwight Yoakam, Clint Black, Travis Tritt, Alan Jackson, etc., etc.
(This is the country-est post to ever be a part of Watercooler Wednesday!)