Yes, Country Music is For Even You

Too many people are country music haters and take pride in that. Allow me to change your view on this top tier music genre.


Country Music star Morgan Wallen performing at a live show. Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

If you are a country music hater, let me ask you one question. Why? 

If you are not an avid country music lover there is no reason why. Country music is such a vast genre of music that there is definitely something for everyone.

If you say “I like all music except country” then you just haven’t given it a fair try. That has been based on what you have been told by your peers. Or you just want to be different.

I don’t think there is a single person in America that can hear songs like “Chicken Fried” or “Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue” or “Country Girl (Shake it For Me)” and not uncontrollably sing along. 

If you fall into this category of you can’t help yourself from singing along to these songs, then you do in fact have a soft spot for country music. You just prefer more nostalgic country songs.

I used to say I hated country music when I was younger, but then I started noticing that when I was in the truck with my dad on the way to our farm I would sing along to the songs on the radio that I knew.

Then that turned to me making a small country music playlist for the songs I knew, and then I heard a couple Luke Combs songs that I enjoyed. Then over the course of about a year my opinion shifted even more to the point that country became my favorite music genre.

I have since been to two Luke Combs concerts and I am going to another one in June. 

So all in all, if you think you don’t like country music, just lean on the few songs you compulsively sing and just give an honest try to expand the songs you know.

Country music just feels so comforting and uniquely American. It feels so unifying to be singing country music with your friends and family. Just give it a try.