Monday evening I was introduced to the Staff Parish Committee of the church I will begin serving on July 1 (stay tuned for more information about that early next week). As we sat and visited I found myself expressing a general lack of appreciation for country music. Yesterday afternoon I put together a bio for the church to use as an introduction in the newsletter and wrote this, I am a “fan of all kinds of music; recently really enjoy things involving the banjo, fiddle, or mandolin.”
I am a fan of music involving banjo, fiddle, mandolin. I don’t like country music?
And then the question hit me, “what is country music?”
Some of what I have really been enjoying lately:
The Avett Brothers – Laundry Room
Mumford and Sons – Roll Away Your Stone
The Civil Wars – Barton Hollow
For what it’s worth, iTunes classifies the albums from which the Avett Brothers and Mumford and Sons tracks come as “rock” and The Civil Wars as “Country & Folk.”
So, do I like country music?
How do you define country music?