Susie Moore, Deputy Managing Editor at RedState
Growing up, I had an aversion to country music. A child of the ‘80s suburbs, I was much more attuned to classic rock, pop, and a bit of punk. Still, there were countrified influences that found their way into my psyche – some Charlie Daniels here, some Marshall Tucker there. Even the Eagles were a little bit more country than rock ‘n roll.
But, as with my tastes in food and drink – and politics – my taste in music has evolved over the years and I find myself genuinely appreciating country music these days. Maybe I’m just getting older, but there’s something about the storytelling woven into the melodies that truly resonates with me now. The themes of faith, family, freedom, and unabashed love for your country.