In case you couldn't tell by now, I love country music. There is something just so soothing in it for me.
I grew up listening to country/western as a kid, maybe that's why I find such pleasure in it, still today. Even presently, sometimes if I happen to stop by my folks house in the calm of the morning, just after breakfast, my folks will have a Gospel or country CD playing all the old tunes that they listened to when I was growing up. The true country sound of the steel guitar and mandolin fill the house with peaceful melodies, and I want to just sit down to listen and enjoy the moment. It makes me smile that my folks still find pleasure in it as well. Such a simple thing for them to enjoy on quiet mornings, but such an important nostalgic feeling it brings to me.
I guess most of the music played on country radio today, would not be what my folks listened to back then, and the new country isn't what they listen to, today. But the video below features one of the popular artists of today singing an old tune with one of my dad's favorite artists from the past. It brought me warm, fuzzy feelings from the first lick. Trace Adkins obviously feels the same way that I do about those old artists of the past.
This video simply reminds me of a quiet morning at my folks' place. I am sure my dad doesn't listen to and probably has never even heard of Trace Adkins! But I grew up on Loretta Lynn and this video absolutely warms my heart! There's a whole lot of "warm and tender" between these two singers of different generations, and that brings a lot for me as well.