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Life Lessons From Country Music

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Music is powerful.

We connect with the song lyrics, melody, and singer in a way that is like no other. People write music from experience, and you can hear it most often in music that has lyrics. We experience and connect to music in a great way, even more so than how we connect to social media.

We mold our lives, believes, and lifestyles by what we listen to. Don’t believe me? #YOLO.

I enjoy country music, Garth Brooks being one of my favorite country artists. Friends In Low Places is timeless! Garth Brooks’ music has given me the greatest advice I have ever received. This is my tribute to him and sharing what I have learned through his music.

5 Life Lessons From Country Music

Lesson 1: Not knowing the way something will end is not a bad thing and knowing may cause me to miss the good.

Song: The Dance

Lyrics: “And now I’m glad I didn’t know the way it all would end, the way it all would go. Our lives are better left to chance, I could’ve missed the pain, but I’d of had to miss The Dance.”

Lesson 2: Always make sure to tell those you love you love them, tomorrow is never promised. I never want anyone I love to ever have to wonder if I love them.

Song: If Tomorrow Never Comes

Lyrics: “If tomorrow never comes, will she know how much I loved her? Did I try in every way to show her every day that she is my only one? And if my time on earth were through and she must face this world without me. Is the love I gave her in the past gonna be enough to last if tomorrow never comes?”

Lesson 3: There are times we really want something but it just isn’t good for us. Trust that God does know what he is doing.

Song: Unanswered Prayers

Lyrics: “Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers. Remember when you’re talkin’ to the man upstairs that just because he doesn’t answer doesn’t mean He don’t care. Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.”

Lesson 4: Have real friends who will be there through the hard times.

Song: Friends in Low Places

Lyrics: “‘Cause I’ve got friends in low places where the whiskey drowns and the beer chases my blues away. And I’ll be okay. I’m not big on social graces, think I’ll slip on down to the oasis. Oh, I’ve got friends in low places.”

My last life lesson is from Billy Currington

Lesson 5: People can really be crazy at times. Relax, have a beer.  God’s got this!

Song: People Are Crazy

Lyrics: “God is great, beer is good and people are crazy.”

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One Response to Life Lessons From Country Music

  1. David May 17, 2014 at 4:44 pm #

    thanks Westley! I really like the article, I think I will have to look up these songs!

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