Both of my parents always listened to country music, and I still like a little of that from long ago.
I grew up during the disco era, and that was a lot of fun, but I am glad disco did die.
Early on some of my first albums were AC/DC Back In Black, Van Halen, and Glen Cambell Rhinestone Cowboy.
I was always all over the place with music growing up, but along with all the different rock, pop, metal, I always liked some country sometimes for a while.
I always really liked Alabama, Oak Ridge Boys, Ronnie Milsap, and a few others.
To this day, if I am relaxing and drinking beer, I can still listen to those old country songs for hours.
Anyway, for a very long time I was only listening to Alternative Rock, and I prefer that now.
But at times, I would be on vacation, and go to a karaoke bar, and someone would be doing something new I had never heard before, because I no longer listened to country music, but songs like My Town by Montgomery Gentry, and several others like Toby Keith, I always liked, and never heard them except for at those bars.
I have always known that there are plenty of country radio stations in my area, I was just never interested, and I am still not interested.
The whole reason that I am typing all of this, is because I have found that some current country is actually pretty good.
My girlfriend of 6 years has always been into country, and I tried, but I could not change her. But after I seen that she likes some of the new music I like, I started giving her a chance to expose me to some new country.
Most of the songs that she liked was a swing and miss for me, but when Luke Combs came around, for whatever reason I can get into his music.
On Saturday nights up late drinking beer these days, we YouTube country for hours, and it is all good.
My girlfriend thinks she has me changed over to country now, but I tell her, hell no! On a late Saturday night drinking beer, then yes, but if I am not drinking beer, I still can not handle country.
I have always been fine with Alabama and a few older bands like that anyway, when drinking.
Anyway, here is the first song, that has really won me over into listening to some current country music: