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Thank you so much for blasting that country music at ATO from 1997 onward. It worked. You dragged me to Country Fest 1999 and I started listening to the Chicks, Jo Dee, Tim and even George! From then on, I’ve been doing my best to convert others. My sis is finally sold and so are a few close friends, but I still get the occasional, “Annie, I didn’t know you listened to that.” Now I remember when I thought the same way…”it’s all just a bunch of stupid people in big hats and a whole lot of twang.”
We all know that there’s been a lot of “crossover” from various artists over the years, playing some country hits on pop stations. I kinda love that because it gets more people thinking they should convert. Chris and I even danced our first dance in July of 2004 to country music. Tim and Faith’s “It’s Your Love.”
Well, Z, I just wanted you to know that I hold you fully accountable and I’m grateful for that. I should probably also thank a fond friend and roommate from VA. who also played the good stuff. She had me listening to Blake Shelton’s “Austin” back in 2001. Z, I want you to know it is o.k. if you still have posters of Shania plastered to your walls because today I am going out to buy posters of Blake Shelton for my walls. My oh my, he’s SOOOOOOOOO good looking. And how did he know that I paint my toes because I bite my nails?
Who turned you on to country music?
|Blake & Brad on the Big Screen at Comcast Center|