Today I want to chat about the music that I listen to most often, the music that I usually work to. Country music.
Now, I love loads of music genres, and Alexa gets to play a good variety here. But I’d say that the music I ask her to play most often is country music. She’s used to the request!
I think I started listening to it a few years ago now, and it’s grown on me as I know more and more songs.
Whilst I know there are plenty of country fans here in the UK, it’s not that mainstream, so whilst I haven’t a clue about the latest chart hits (my Radio 1 days are over!) I do recognise most country songs that come on the radio.
If you fancy listening to some country but aren’t too sure where to start with it, you could start by simply playing Absolute Country radio each day to give you lots of tracks and a feel for it. You’ll soon find the songs and artists that you love.
I’d then suggest you dip into a few songs by some of my favourites such as Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, The Chicks, Luke Combs, Tim McGraw, and of course, Dolly Parton. You can’t talk about country music without mentioning Dolly!
They are songs that can make you feel, they tell stories, and some of them just have you singing every word, loudly and with heart!!
Maybe this is music that you have just not explored before, so it’s worth giving it a shot. You might hate it, but you tried it. Or you might discover that you love it.
And if you are looking for a few songs to get you started, these are the tracks that I’d suggest you listen to, the ones that I turn up loud when they come on:
I am hoping this helps some of you to dip your toe into country music. For those of you that are already fans, what are you enjoying at the moment?