“It isn’t reasonable to expect that everyone in the world is a country music fan. Not yet, anyway.” Charley Pride
Real country music comes from the heart and the soul and the land and the family. It is as funny as a Tom T Hall song and as tragic as the crooning of Old Hank. It is as real as the gravel in Johnny Cash’s voice and as authentic as Hal Ketchum’s “Small Town Saturday Nights”.
Country is Cadillac dreams and broken bones from broncs. It is dirty jeans and Sunday morning splendor, it is whiskey rivers drowning the heartache and “I Will Always Love You”. Country is the full gamut of human emotions and experiences set to music from slide guitar to fiddle to electric guitar pouring out as harsh and smooth as white lightning moonshine.
And that power and personal appeal is why we all have a little country rebel calling in our heart.