I truly love all types of music, but I have to admit that one of my absolute favorites is country music. I was in the 7th grade when I was first introduced to country music. At that time, one of my good friends listened only to country music, so as I result, I became interested in seeing what this kind of music was all about. That summer, I spent every day at home watching the Country Music Television channel. I remember sitting on my bed in my room just crying my eyes out as I began to really listen to the words of some of those songs. It was incredibly fascinating to me that every country song I heard, whether fast or slow, seemed to tell a unique and touching story. That is what I loved most about country music back then, and that is what I love about it still today.
Last week on American Idol (which, by the way, happens to be my favorite TV show!), one of the contestants, Lauren Alaina, performed an amazing country song called "Anyway". This song was orginally released by Martina McBride in 2006. I had not heard this song in a very long time, but the moment I heard Lauren sing it, I instantly remembered just how much I love the song and how inspiring it is. Hearing this song again is a great reminder to me to keep moving forward in pursuit of my dreams, no matter what. So, if you feel like you need a little encouragement today, check out this song - I promise you will be smiling after you hear it.