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I grew up listening to country music. My dad listened to all the greats...George Jones, Marty Robbins, Don Williams...too many to list. To this day I still know the words to many of the hits from the 50's, 60's and 70's.
If you don't like listening to country music, do yourself a favour and search for the lyrics to a few. Try "The Battle" (George Jones - "soft satin armour" kills me with its imagery), "Phantom 309" (Red Sovine - the best ghost story going), "Stand By Your Man" (Patsy Cline - taking everyday love and making it amazing). If there is one thing country music does better than any other genre, it's telling stories. In three or four minutes, a great country song can tell as much as an 80,000 word novel. And make you feel as much, as well.