xXBeSafeXx wrote:^^There are sooo many people that think country is like that! (and it is sometimes, but not always!)
Country is a lot more complex than a lot of other music, I think. I love pretty much all music, but I have the most admiration for country singers and musicians. Not to mention there are country singers who have been around for forever, longer than most pop singers have been alive. Think George Strait, Reba, Tim McGraw; I think Tim's the youngest of the three, at 40-something. And they're all still coming out with new music! That's becuase they really sing, and sing correctly, so it's not as strenuous on your vocal cords.
Don't get me wrong now, I love rock, metal, the occasional pop song, and the EXTREMELY rare rap song. I just think country takes the most talent, and it's definitely the most accepting genre, looks and age-wise.
I totally agree with you! I'm so glad my sister made me listen to country music, because my pre-conceived notion of country music was based purely on the stereotypical view of it (again, think the lyrics "Backwards" from Rascal Flatts). It didn't take me long to realize how wrong I had been. I think country singers are definitely the most classy over-all, and that country stars are definitely are among the most talented musicians and singers around. Plus, country stars seem the most down-to-earth and humble, which I think is awesome. And I love how in country there's meaning to every song, and how the lyrics tell a story.
One good thing that has come from my previous dis-like of country music is that when people say they hate country, it's a bit easier for me to convince them to give it a try. I'm like "Really? You *hate* country music? Have you ever actually listened to any? Or do you just hate it based on what you think
it is? 'Cause that's the only reason I used to 'hate' it, but I was wrong - and you're wrong too. Now shut up and listen to it!" Haha. And after I started loving country music and realized how dumb and blind I had been, I came up with a little saying: "There are two types of people in the world: people who like country music, and people who haven't realized that they like it yet."
One more thing... I've been to a BUNCH of concerts, but I swear to you, out of all of them... the country concerts have been the best (and definitely the most fun).