I’ve been watching country music videos tonight and I stumbled upon one of Alison Krauss singing with Taylor Swift. I remember breaking my teeth on country music with the album of Alison Krauss. My brother got annoyed at me for singing so loudly (over and over again) about a place called ‘Atlanta’.
“Do you even know where that place is?” He asked me. I just shrugged and kept on singing. At 9 years old I knew that I loved country music and years later, I still do.
I’ve been watching a show called ‘Nashville.’ I fell in love with Lennon and Maisy Stella, actresses and singers who play Reyna James’ daughters on the show. They look and sound so heartbreakingly sweet, especially Lennon. I loved how she sang a Jason Mraz song: “And when you’re needing your space, to do some navigating I will be patiently waiting to see what you find.” Weeks later I realize how selfish _ is. I realized it when I started listening deeply to this song:
I remember why I love country music. It reminds me of what I value the most: family, friendship, work, music, words, faith, God, deep and enduring love. “At the end of the day, Lord I pray I have a life that is good.”