While on my way to school this morning I heard on my favorite country radio station, JR
fm, "Friends in low places."h Singing along with every memorized word, I blasted the
volume until the speakers were on the edge of blowing right then and there. In grid-lock
traffic, people along side me smirked in humor at my imitation of the man himself, Garth
Brooks. I did not have a care in the world, for my imitating was just about the music and
how good it made me feel. I believe music is not just a local or nation-wide love, but a
global sound that can be appreciated and listened to in accordance to the listener's mood.
Especially country, though in fact all music can enhance an emotion or cause a feeling to
surface with sounds, rhythm and words.
Country music is one genre of music that brings to life situations that the majority of
listeners have experienced. Country music is a soothing sound that is easy listening, in
addition is fun to sing along with. It is usually clean free from swear words that are very
evident in today's popular music. Dealing with the good and the bad emotions, country
loves to reflect on the past events that can relate to the listener so much it's scary. The fast
songs are usually quite witty, and have fun phrases like, "I'm not big on social graces, so I
think I'll slip on down to the oasis,"h from friends in low places. These songs create
followers, bringing people together. These songs, without some people knowing, spread
happiness. The pure joy and excitement when two people blast out, "Friends in low
places,"h is like no other feeling. There is a connection between these people as it relates
to similar words, feelings, song, and maybe even dance.
A sad country song, on the other hand, will make the most macho and toughest man
shed a tear. A life long partner with cancer, their words before they pass. Being overcome
with satisfaction when a parent's young child has finally grown up. These emotions can
touch almost everyone in a small way. These songs make us step back and gather our
thoughts. They teach us there is more to life than some material things, indeed there is
With this wide array of emotion, country music can lift us up or make us cry. Just a
song gives us emotions that we never thought possible unless we were actually in that
very situation. That is why country music is a favorite form of music for me. So sit back,
relax and enjoy, or maybe even be brave and sing along.