Saturday, February 19, 2011

Why Kenny Chesney Takes Me Back ...

Since Spring has decided to tease us for a few days here in MD, my mind couldn't help but begin to wander to the warmer days that are still to come this summer.

Have you ever heard the Kenny Chesney song "I Go Back?" There is a line in the song that goes "We all have a song that somehow stamped our lives, takes us to another place and time .." Have you ever experienced this? You hear a song on your radio and you are automatically back in your friend's basement after a high school dance discussing your latest crush, or you're sharing your first kiss with that guy you've been crushing on for what feels like forever?

Well, it's a little more general for me.

I have always been a country music fan. Since the day my Dad brought home Billy Ray Cyrus on tape and made us listen to it on repeat, err, I guess we had to physically rewind the tape each time? Oh, those were the days. Even though we grew up in North Jersey where there was (and still is) no country music station on the radio, country music found its way into our house all the time. So, I guess you could say that I got my country "culture" at home, and I got most of my country memories in college.

For the last 8 years, I never missed the chance to jump in the car with friends for an all day outdoor tailgate for a Kenny or Brad Paisley show. And when B and I frequent the beach during the summer with the in-laws, the local country station is the only go-to background music of choice while we enjoy the fresh, bayside air and a few cold drinks.

Perhaps all of these things have everything to do with the fact that I always directly associate country music with summer. The suntans, the flip flops, the lazy days and late nights with friends. And, I will go ahead and blame all of these wonderful things for the fact that I am now addicted to our local country radio station in February. Really?? Memorial Day is how many days away? I just can't help it. I have been blaring my favorite lazy day tunes with the windows down and the sunroof open for the past few days, and it's a great feeling. So, here's to hoping this weather doesn't leave us for long!

I just had to share my country song of the month week with you - gotta love Tim McGraw!!


Jen said...

Just found your blog through your twitter - your wedding dress is BEAUTIFUL!

Pamela M said...

Thank you!! I was absolutely in LOVE with it!! I want to wear it again! Do you have a blog?

Suz said...

I heard I Go Back on the way to work this morning & it totally started by day off right. I love country music year-round, but especially love listening to loud with the windows down in the spring/summer!