For me, Country Music is a feeling. A flock of emotions flyin’ free. In every lyric, in every melody, in each and every song. Its simplicity, the one owned by those who don’t need big words to express their mood. The one from those who do not care about being humble, but could not abide being dishonest. No loudness. Just a few instruments. Harlan Howard got it right: three chords and the truth.

Country songs do not last long, but they last forever. They have the power to get inside of you and never leave again. Once you make them your own, they will never leave you alone. 

If you truly love country music, it’ll always be by your side. It’ll be there in those terrible moments, the saddest, the loneliest,… but do not expect her to smooth those moments for you. She’ll be fine just crying, next to you, every tear you cry. And she will also be there in those moments of uncontrolled happiness, the craziest, the funniest… And she will fall deep in love, just as much as you will, even if it’s with the wrong person. She will live with you. 

How lucky are those who hold Country Music deep inside their hearts; they will never be alone.

Joe Fields