First, let me say up front that I am not a big fan of country western music. There are many genres I prefer to the yee-haw, guitar strumming, cowboy hat wearing, yodeling, Slim Pickins’ type of crooner—or in many cases, groaner or moaner. The typical lyrics narrating tales of broken hearts, jilted lovers, cheatin’ no-good polecats, and unfaithful females just don’t move my potentially achy-breaky heart.
This is not to say it’s necessarily bad music. It’s just that I don’t really have an ear for it. I actually think I’d rather spend an afternoon in the dentist’s chair (an experience of which I am definitely not fond) than say, have to sit through the Country Music Awards. Again, I’m not saying these performers lack talent; I’m sure it’s probably a flaw in my character that the Grand Ole Opry is not my favorite tv show.
That being said, I have to admit that the video below touched me deeply. I caught myself singing along with the catchy refrain; and the message was so relevant, I couldn’t believe my ears. Many lyricists pen words declaring deep love, but few are able to match the feeling in the song this man sings. Don’t be fooled by his casual litany of country song titles at the beginning; he sings a serious tale of love. You may want to watch this with your significant other.