Your Take: Love at First Listen
Yesterday on the blog, Juli pulled together a Friday Five centered around Valentine’s Day songs. And while the artists included ranged from Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard to the Old 97’s, all had their own take on the official (commercially, at least) day of love.
2010 was a good year for country music love stories, marking the marriages of Carrie Underwood and Kellie Pickler and the engagement of power couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert. The Boot used the upcoming holiday to put together a very comprehensive roundup of country artists’ takes on love and relationships, including this interview with Shelton:
Blake Shelton may be a guys’ guy, who hunts, drinks and sings about his ‘Hillbilly Bone,’ but if you check out his latest single ‘Who Are You When I’m Not Looking’ and the way he looks and talks about his fiancée, Miranda Lambert, you know the singer is 100% head-over-heels in love.
“Being able to look at Miranda, and know everything about her — know the good times, the bad times, every habit she has and everything she does, and I don’t have a problem with one thing about her,” gushes the groom-to-be. “I can find something in everything she does that says that she’s awesome. I’m constantly in awe of the things that she does and she says and the way she looks. It doesn’t get old to me. I don’t get tired of it. I know that’s a lame way to talk about love, but when you talk about being in love with somebody, as I’ve gotten older, once you get past those early days when you cry when they go to the grocery store [laughs] and you don’t want to sleep so you can stare at them. Once you get past that and you still feel the way I’m talking about, to me, that’s when it gets good.”
And while Shelton and Lambert were busy falling in love with each other, millions of fans have found a similar spark with their music. Who was the first country artist or what was the first country album or song you fell in love with? Did the love affair turn into a lifelong relationship, or did it fizzle out early?
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