Friday, December 5, 2008

She's gone country... ??

I've recently discovered a new found love for another country singer/artist. Bear in my mind that I am not a huge country music fan. However, I do like to tune in every once in a while as I feel that so many country songs have so much sentiment to them. I'm a southern girl, yes but my taste in music lies more in acoustic and ecletic genres. I can appreciate almost any type of music though, really.

Now as far as country goes, I'm extremely picky. A few of my favorites are Keith Urban, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood, and Rascal Flatts. As you can tell, the majority of my selection have more of a pop feel to their music. I'm not a huge fan of the "twang" in country music as well as the songs about "drinkin' beer with the dudes, takin my dog out fishin' by the crick' or cheatin' on my woman". Um, no thank you. They annoy me to no end. However, I do love the country songs that tell a sweet story of love and/or loss. I love the songs that give personal depth to the person who wrote them. I love the songs that make me cry or feel all warm inside. I love those type of country songs. They just make me feel good.

So, the other night I downloaded both of Taylor Swift's cd's from itunes. I had heard two of her songs before and thought that they were cute but I had no idea that I would fall in love with most all of her music. Well, I did. And that is all I have been listening to for the last 3 days.

I'm such a girl and her girly, sweet songs just make me feel like I'm 15 again. I love it. I love her sweet voice and she really is an amazing songwriter. I also like the fact that she plays an instrument, writes most all of her songs as well as sings. I have an admiration and deep respect for multi-talented artists and songwriters. She's also gorgeous.

There is this one song called "The Best Day" on her newest album "Fearless" and it's all about her parents. She talks about her life with them and basically thanks them for giving her the best days. I cried when I heard it. It's just so sweet.

Okay, I need to stop obsessing over Taylor Swift now. But her hair is incredible. The end.

P.S. Her Christmas music is great as well! (Thanks Karen!) ;)


Mitzy said...

She does have a Very pretty voice!.. I just really Hope she doenst let the "industry" of the Music world corrupt her talent!!!

and yes, she has great hair..

Andrea said...

I'm with you on the country music. I like it but mostly the "pop" artists. Keith Urban is pretty much my fave :)

I've heard such good things about Taylor Swift's new album. I'm sure I would love it...I need to check it out soon!

Lindsey said...

My husband and I both love listening to Taylor Swift! Glad you are going country!;)

Karen said...

She's awesome! I have both her cd's and her Christmas album also! Although after awhile she gets to be a little much...

Tom Degan's Daily Rant said...

Dear Amber,

I came across your blog quite by accident. I just wanted you to know that I think it is extraordinary.

All the best,

Tom Degan
Goshen, NY

Abbi said...

she's sweet and beautiful! i love her music!
i found your blog through some others and i love what you stand for! GOD!!!

Danya said...

I'm not a big country girl either, but I do like Taylor Swift (I have to admit, I'm a closet Carrie Underwood fan as well) - I caught my sister listening to her and found myself humming along...and the fact that she plays the guitar AND writes her own songs certainly makes her a true artist! That's so hard to come by these days!