For those of you who think country music isn’t for you, here are 13 reasons you need to stop what you’re doing and try it. From country vet Tim McGraw to newcomers like Sam Hunt, country music has some of the sexiest men on the planet who can rock the hell out of a cowboy hat, wear boots with the best of them and look damn good in a tight t-shirt. Oh, and they can sing. See which hot cowboys made our top 13 and prepare to be converted, my friends.
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My favorite thing about country music is the focus on storytelling. Country songs are full of vivid characters and tales of heartbreak and hi-jinks. I think this is why, sometimes when I’m listening to country, I start feeling like a different character myself. The funny thing is, it’s not necessarily the character featured in the song I’m listening to, it’s a character within myself that can only be awakened by a certain combination of lyrics and banjo chords. For example, the other day when my boyfriend Nick got home from work, I said hi and then immediately began railing against “big city fat cats” who don’t understand the values of the REAL America. Nick shook his head and said, “You’ve been listening to ‘Flyover States’ again, haven’t you?” Oops. Guilty. Here is a rundown of my five main country music alter egos and the songs that trigger them… Keep reading »
I’m moving to Nashville in 10 days, so obviously I’ve been listening to a lot of country music. I’ve discussed the many merits of country before, but recently I’ve discovered how many bits of wisdom are written into these twangy songs. Read on for 10 life lessons–some serious, some funny–and the country tunes that inspired them… Keep reading »