If you talk bad about country music, it’s like saying bad things about my momma. Them’s fightin’ words.
Dolly Parton

Country music is still your grandpa’s music, but it’s also your daughter’s music. It’s getting bigger and better all the time and I’m glad to be a part of it.

Shania Twain

Social topics may hit too close to home for people, but then again, if you pull a heartstring, then that’s what country music is. It’s not just songs about getting drunk and leaving your girl.
Kenny Chesney

I would never do anything that makes the perception of country music worse.
Joe Nichols

Country music is the people’s music. It just speaks about real life and about truth and it tells things how they really are.

Faith Hill

The tastes of country music fans are not limited to the narrow range defined by consultants and programmers and record company moguls.
Charley Pride

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Country Music Trivia part one – The Gals

Lorrie Morgan’s fullname is Loretta Lynn Morgan, no wonder she became a country music singer! Her Dad was a country music singer too, and she has had six husbands!

Dolly Parton’s nieces and nephews to refer to her as “Aunt Granny”. She has no children of her own. Parton is also the godmother of actress and singer Miley Cyrus.

Patty Loveless is a distant cousin to Crystal Gayle and Loretta Lynn.

At the age of eight, Sara Evans was struck by an automobile in front of the family home, and her legs suffered multiple fractures. Recuperating for months in a wheelchair, she continued singing to help pay her medical bills.

Emmylou Harris was named in VH1’s 100 Most Influential Women in Rock and Roll (1998) – Number 22 out of 100.

Trisha Yearwood has a Business Degree and was a secretary before she made it in the Music Business. Together with Beth Neilson Chapman, two owners of the most beautiful voices that God gave us, they were rejected at first as viable female music stars, because neither of them had the “look”. Nielson Chapman is probably one of the greatest songwriters of our time as well. What a loss that would have been.

A certain Australian Indie Artist, part of one of the most successful teams in Australian Country Music History, hates revealing her age….I know it! Promised years ago that I wouldn’t reveal it!

MORE TO COME!