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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Diversity is key

I think it's fun to be unpredictable.  Life is full of surprises, and I think we should be, too.  In one of my previous posts I mentioned being a creature of habit.  Routines and such are my "thing".  I cook the same meals, I mostly wear the same clothes over & over, I have the same old "haunts" online, I mainly read romance novels and I usually only watch tv shows I know and love.

One area where my life is varied, though, is music.  I will admit to being a country girl at heart.  99% of what I listen to is country music.  That hasn't always been the case, though.  Before the Garth Brooks revolution in the 90s, country music wasn't really "cool" in upstate New York.  I grew up listening to pop music.  I could belt it out right along with Whitney Houston (or at least I tried!) and my very first concert was Rick Springfield.  I am a classic rock fan and even went through a rap phase.  My mp3 playlist is a mixed bag of just about everything.  On my walk yesterday I was jamming to "Bust a Move" and "Walk this Way" .  By the time I got home I was singing along with Lonestar's "Amazed" (mine & hubby's song) and then I had my own private worship service with Michael W. Smith's "Thank You for the Cross" and "How Great Thou Art" (Alan Jackson's version is beautiful).

Later this month I am going to a Miranda Lambert concert that I am very much looking forward to.  My concert experiences have been just as varied.  Here's an abbreviated list (in no particular order):

Reba McEntire
John Michael Montgomery
Alan Jackson
Billy Ray Cyrus
Billy Joel
Rod Stewart
George Strait
Alabama (probably one of the best concerts I've seen)
Taylor Swift
Garth Brooks
Brad Paisley
Darius Rucker
Ty Herndon
Neil Diamond
Michael Bolton
Sheryl Crow
Shania Twain
Tim McGraw
Faith Hill
Kelly Pickler
Montgomery Gentry
Pat Green

One of my biggest complaints about where I live (aside from the God-awful wind) is the lack of musical entertainment.  Other than local Texas bands, we rarely have good performances here.  When I heard the ad on the radio for the Miranda Lambert concert I jumped on it.  She's one of my favorites and I hate being in a concert drought!  I am also looking forward to this summer when my BFF and I will be going to see Tim McGraw at Bethel Woods in New York.  This fall I am taking my girl to see her idol Taylor Swift at Cowboys Stadium.  We took her last year and she fell asleep.  I'm hoping she'll be better company this time!   There are many artists I haven't seen and would love to, including Sugarland, Bon Jovi, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney... the list goes on & on. 

Who is on your playlist?

1 comment:

Blessed Mommy said...

Mine is pretty diverse too. Anything from Metallica, MercyMe to Gary Stewart. It depends on what kind of mood you are in to decide what you want to listen to. Can't wait til the Miranda Lambert concert. It will be so nice to have a girls night out! I didn't know that you were taking K to see Taylor Swift again. She will love it.