Country Music - 06/03/14
I can remember singing Patsy Cline with my mom as a little girl. My mom loved listening to the Forester Sisters and I would sing those with her too. I remember Ray Stevens songs and how often my grandfather would play them. I can sing almost every word to "The Mississippi Squirrel Revival." My great grandparents were banjo pickers. I've known some level of country music for as long as I can remember.
It's funny because my dad is all rock-n-roll and I've listened to every Steve Miller, Allman Brothers and Boston album. Dad plays the guitar and drums. My uncle plays a mean Hammond b3. I've been known to pick up a microphone or pick up sticks and sit down at the drums. (Confession: I played the french horn in school)
Moving to Nashville has been an amazing experience on a music level and a coming home of sorts. Of course country music has changed since Patsy but I still love it. I dig everything from Jake Owen to Carrie Underwood - Blake Shelton to Little Big Town.
"Pontoon" isn't a new song but it's my summer anthem. Every time I hear it, I go to a happy place: boat, water, sun, laughs... and maybe a cold beverage :)