Archive for Gone Country


At 11:10 a.m., I sent a virtual request to Prime County on Sirius. At 11:11 a.m., a young-sounding girl’s You Go First recorded request started to play. Her song? Fishin’ in the Dark by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. My song!

I should have been a DJ. Oh wait, I was.


Everybody Dies Famous In a Small Town

I’ve had my five minutes of fame on my hometown news station.

PS-Great song by Miranda Lambert!

In Which I Confess to Watching Bad Reality TV

I’m caught between a rock and a hard place tonight: The Bachelorette or Nashville Star?

It used to be what set me apart from the rest of my family, my very vocal dislike of country music. That, combined with a bad attitude, was my form of rebellion during the rough teen years. (I know, other kids do drugs and get knocked up. I hate country music.)

While my mom was schlepping my sisters to the JCC for Friday night country line dancing, I was sitting at home, doing I can’t really remember what. But I certainly was NOT listening to country music, much less dancing along.

But then I had to take country line dancing during gym class and… I kind of really liked it. So I started listening to more George Strait and less Green Day. Today I’m 100 percent country.

I haven’t been dedicated to Nashville Star in the past, partly because of no cable, but I recall it was on at a weird time. Now that it’s on NBC I can watch it! BUT! I’m invested in The Bachelorette. Who will receive the final rose? Will there be a proposal? Why does Deanna break down tonight? However, the king of the country line dance, Mr. Billy Ray Cyrus, is hosting Nashville Star. The two shows overlap by an hour.

That’s right. While other people are struggling to put food on the table or maintain the roof that protects that table from the elements, my biggest concern is which reality TV show I should watch. I’ll shut up now.