I can thank my parents for my eternal love of classic rock and roll music. Growing up, country and rock were typically played in our household, specifically on Sunday mornings, and although they may seem like insignificant memories to others, for me, they are the reason I have such a passion for music.
I often say to people when conversing about music that there really is a lack of good, soulful, classic music being released nowadays. There is the occasional song that comes out that catches my attention, but I always find myself losing interest in it rather quickly. Classic rock and roll, however, is something I firmly believe I will never lose interest in, and I am so grateful I am able to enjoy this music years later.
Not everyone is a fan of the rock and roll classics and legends, and I completely acknowledge that. But I firmly believe it is difficult to deny how timeless a lot of rock and roll hits still are today, and arguably will be for a very long time still. AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynard, The Rolling Stones, Led Zepplin, Guns ‘N Roses, and of course, Queen, are just a few of my favourites, and listening to their songs gives me tremendous pleasure.
I feel the same way about country music. Country music nowadays really isn’t country at all; rather, it is an odd combination of a few guitar strokes and fiddles with pop music. I realize this is my own opinion, but many of my friends and family who are fellow country music fans feel the same way. George Strait, Garth Brooks, Brooks ‘N Dunn, Alan Jackson, and the rest of the original country legends will always be my favourites.
I will give a shoutout to Cody Jinks, a current country musician whose music still has an old-school sound, and further Chris Stapleton. Let’s hope this sort of music sticks around for a long time in the midst of a changing music landscape.
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