Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Why I love country music

1. Because country music reminds me of open roads, mountains, rural areas, places where you glance out the window and can see for miles and miles. In short, country music reminds me that I am very, very small. When I’m at my wits end worrying about [insert issue here] it’s comforting to recall that there is there is an enormous, all-knowing, all-powerful God who controls everything. We miss out on that feeling when we live in cities, a mere bowling ball’s throw away from our neighbors. Country music reminds me how big God is.

2. Because, as my friend Las Frijoles once said, San Antonio in country songs is always just San Antone. I've always loved that.


pastor josh said...

thanks for giving me the courage to come out of the country closet myself. i used to be one of those "i like every kind of music 'cept country" 'til i lived out on the "open range" in northeast arizona for 6 months, since when its become a nostalgic "guilty" pleasure of mine for many of the same reasons you mentioned.

Giancarlo said...

Wow. This is like finding another Christian in Afghanistan (slight dramatization). Can't wait to start inviting you to Sugarland concerts

Ernest said...

Ever since I started working for the Forest Service as a Fire Lookout (in one of those towers above the tree tops), I had not understood how much junk there is in the big cities, and that people in the country generally have a greater appreciation for what God has given them and even though it may be hard work, dirt under the fingernails and all, they still want to get back out there and work the wonderful land the good Lord has provided them. Whole different mind set.
All Winter, I long to return to God’s country.