Monday, April 09, 2007

Have I Truly Gone Country?

I am fairly certain that the fact that I downloaded Carrie Underwood’s album Some Hearts is a testament to something I am not quite ready to admit. Granted, I’ve never hidden my love of country music. And I am an outspoken fan of American Idol – I even watched Season 4 with some degree of regularity. So I don’t know why downloading the album feels somehow…shameful. Something I wouldn’t want to admit to anyone (and yet have now chosen to disclose to everyone).

I say this. I downloaded the album knowing only 2 songs: Jesus Take the Wheel and Before He Cheats. Both are favorite karaoke choices at Tradewinds (my next long overdue post along with a shout out to Tim Schafer) and I heard Before He Cheats about 4 times on the radio this weekend. By the second time, I knew all of the lyrics and was singing along with gusto. Anyways, it just seemed that if I liked those 2 songs, I’d probably like at least a few more and so instead of doing the iTunes cop-out and only buying individual tracks, I bought the whole album.

I have yet to listen to it in full – I’ll let you know what I think when I do.

In the meantime, I am sitting here pondering it what it means to buy a Carrie Underwood album.

And if that ain’t pop country culture, I’ll kiss your…

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

She's gone country...
Look at them boots

She's gone country...
Back to her roots

She's gone country...
A new kind of suit

She's gone country...
Here she comes