With deep family roots in Texas, it was easy to grow up loving country music. This is not to say other genres don't hold appeal for me. Its just that when driving down the road - listening to #TheHighway comes natural for this southern boy.
As you probably have experienced in your own life/home, music tastes can vary among family and friends. In fact, some that claim to love the same type of music (e.g. country in this case), can be talking about two extremely different styles. Today, the country scene has a little bit of something for everyone. You can hear southern fried rock, country rap, country pop, and more. It is a genre where all music lovers are welcomed.
I grew up on George Strait, followed by Garth, Toby, Tim & Faith, Brooks & Dunn and Reba. My dad thought these artist weren't as pure country as Hank Williams Senior, George Jones, Merl Haggard, and Willie Nelson. Well, he would say that young Strait fella ain't so bad. Now I find myself having similar discussions with my daughter when she tries to convince me that I should be OK with one of her "country play lists" that includes Ariana Grande. Really? Me thinks we are going to have to disagree on that one.
Whatever style of country music you lean toward, you can find it at on SiriusXM (#siriusxm, #thehighway, #Y2Country, #noshoesradio, #outlawcountry...). I'll end this with words from John Denver, "Take me home country roads, to the place where I belong" - even if that place mixes rap, pop, rock and country into something kin our family's musical goulash.