Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Country Music


Randy Travis recently was allowed by the Grand Old Opry to offer a membership to Carrie Underwood on the stage of the Opry. What a wonderful honor and what a wonderful tradition.

I like all kinds of music but as most of you know Country Music has a special place in my heart. It could be that I grew up in a very small country town in Iowa during the 1940s. Or it could be that I lived in Europe and New York for nearly ten years and that taught me the value of the country and its people.

Regardless of the reason it is an American tradition that lives on even stronger than ever even though one of the biggest stars Keith Urban is from Australia. You have got to give him credit though as he is married to Nicole Kidman who is also from Australia. Many other country stars are from Canada also. Shania Twain for example. Maybe it is a United Kingdom thing?

The world is truly flat. Must be a globalization thing too.

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