March 1, 2011
Sometimes it’s hard to write about country music.
Outside life intrudes, and the music that used to offer you sanctuary now greets you with mind-numbing banality.
But if there’s something true about all long-term country music fans, it’s probably that the music has uniquely inspired us, moved us in a way that other genres had failed to do.
The country music that I grew up with is the gift that keeps on giving. Twenty years later, songs that I know by heart but never had a personal connection to will suddenly become the story of my life. I’m certain that the same is true for other country music fans.
The song that’s hitting home for me right now is “Little Hercules” by Trisha Yearwood. Sometimes the burden we put on ourselves is greater than that which is put upon us by others. This song helps me keep things in perspective.
What country song is inspiring you these days, even if it isn’t a current day release?