December 10, 2008
I’m really excited to announce that regular commenters J.R. Journey, Rainbow and Chris D. have launched their own blog: My Kind of Country.
All three writers have been invaluable in their contributions on the comment threads here, and there’s something beautiful about three fans of country music – two from Ohio and another from Norway – finding synchronicity after meeting in the country music blogosphere.
When the country music blogs started surfacing a few years ago, they were voices in the wilderness. By that point, there were few print magazines left that focused solely on country music, and there weren’t many online alternatives to them. Today, there are a diverse crop of writers with varying points of view, and they’re talking to each other and sharing their knowledge and insight.
In my view, the philosophy behind their blog moniker captures the entire purpose of country music blogging: “My Kind of Country.” All of us love country music, but we have our own take on what makes it worth listening to. With the launch of their site, new readers will soon be discovering that J.R., Chris and Rainbow’s kind of country is their kind of country, too. Pretty soon they’ll be commenting, and maybe will start a blog of their own.
It’s a beautiful thing.
In honor of J.R., Rainbow and Chris joining the family of must-read blogs, I ask you:
What kind of country do you call, “My kind of country?”