What I didn't have was any country music. Unlike Barbara Mandrell, I only became country when it was cool. I didn't start listening to country until I was in college, and of course since it was the late 80's the country singer I listened to the most was George Strait. My friends and I would sit in our room at the Tri Delt house and sing along to "The Chair" over and over. We knew every word of nearly every George Strait song. Good memories.
I also went to a few concerts in high school and college -- the pinnacle of these concerts was the Rick Springfield concert I went to in 1984. Nothing could top that. Until this weekend -- when I went to the George Strait concert with my brother, his wife, and Lillie.
It was a great concert. He played lots of oldies and lots of new songs, but of course couldn't play everything. I heard some of my favorites -- "Ocean Front Property," "Amarillo by Morning," "Marina Del Rey," and "I Saw God Today." I missed some that he didn't sing -- "You Look So Good in Love," "Run," and "She Let Herself Go." Martina McBride, who is also one of my favorites, was on tour with him. It was a great night out!
|Lillie and me|
|My beautiful daughter and beautiful sister-in-law|