WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO? – CHRIS STAPLETON

What am I listening to these days? I never thought I’d say this, but the answer is country music. Why? Probably has something to do with a guy I dated earlier this year. He was really into country and I guess it kinda/sorta/maybe rubbed off on me. (See what happens when you let your guard down?) For most of my life, I’ve unabashedly bashed country for it’s southern twang and tunes about pick up trucks, whiskey and daisy dukes. But, like most things in life, I can be quick to judge. There’s actually a lot of quality country tunes and artists that I have willfully ignored for much of my twenty-three years. When you get down to it, there’s so much grit and soul in this genre. Take Chris Stapleton for example. He’s well known around town for his songwriting skills (top hits for both Luke Bryan and Kenny Chesney), but recently put out his own debut album in 2015. Traveller is such a great listen! It kinda/sorta/maybe even has me revaluating my stance on country.

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