Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I Should'a Been a Cowgirl

I live smack dab in the middle of Cowboy Country. I went to school with both Cowboys and Indians. No, really. Literally. People always think I'm making that up, but I couldn't be more serious. There were even Indian Cowboys if you can imagine that. Oh, Small Town USA, you never fail to surprise me.

I grew up on country music. My very first CD was Alabama (My second CD was Billy Joel. I was a weird kid with a vast array of musical interests.) and my first concert was Tracey Lawrence and George Jones (My second concert was Steely Dan. See what I mean?). I remember that concert was filled with more cowboy hats, spurs and boots than I'd ever been around. Well, with the exception of at our hometown football games.

I used to choreograph dances to Vince Gill songs and make my friends learn them. I took it so seriously! I was strict when those girls messed up! "Let's do it again! From the top!" You'd think I was training them to be a Rockette. The funny thing is, they took it just as serious as me!

If you don't believe that I live in Cowboy Country, this may convince you. I once sat in Church with Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood. Yup, you better believe I didn't hear a THING that preacher said because my eyes were glued to Garth. Husby and I were new to this particular area and were trying out new churches. It was rumored that Garth occasionally went there, and the few times that we visited happened to be one of the times that Garth attended. I was starstruck.

Speaking of Garth, I can sing exactly like him. And when one of his songs come on, I can't NOT sing like him. It's the strangest thing.

My main man Tim McGraw is coming to concert soon and it is sold out. It is my sole mission in life (this month) to obtain tickets. If any of you have tickets to this upcoming concert and want to so generously send them my way, by all means, go ahead. I'll give you a hundred kisses.

(They may or may not be of the Hershey variety.)

Country folk have always been a part of my life and I love it. They seem to have such a good grasp on life - working hard tending cattle and coming home to kiss their biscuit makin' wives, remembering their roots and staying loyal to their little towns, providing for their family and living off the land that God provided for them.

Cowboys are great people.

I should have been one.

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This was the closest I ever got (on my way to a friends cowgirl rehearsal dinner). And never mind the fact that my boots were BCBG. They were still cowgirl in my eyes.

21 comments:

  1. The boots are cute.. surely they're cowgirl enough ;-)
    I love your blog btw, very entertaining!

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  2. I feel the exact same way! I don't know anything about cowgirlin' but I appreciate it nonetheless. Hey, when and where is the Tim McGraw concert? I'll see what I can do! haha!

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  3. Oh my goodness, I remember seeing that picture! I can't believe how much time has already passed since then! Too cute.

    And I have yet to spot Garth. I'm crossing my fingers, though. Surely he'll pop up somewhere!!

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  4. Love this post! The first concert I ever attended was Alabama. Their Christmas album is still one of my favorites. It takes me back to my childhood every year when I listen to it.

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  5. LOVE the boots...they are fabulous! And you pull off the whole outfit without looking costume-y like some people can look when dressing like a cowboy!

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  6. Growing up I was never much into country music (like at all), but something changed around the time I graduated college/got married, and now I LOVE it. They're just awesome down-to-earth, do-anything-for-anyone kinda people, and it's awesome :) And they can sing! And they're (mostly) good clean family-friendly songs. Love it. and your outfit is super cute!! :)

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  7. Remember when you and I chased down Trisha after church just to get a second glance at the huge ROCK on her finger?!?! We are psychos, it is official. ;)

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  8. Even though I grew up in Oklahoma I didn't listen to country music until I was in college. Isn't that crazy?!?!

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  9. I too went to school with both cowboys and Indians! How cool that you got to share a church service with Garth and Trisha! I spent my formative years listening to them both.

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  10. Wow. You DID grow up in cowboy country... ;)

    And those boots are fabulous! :)

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  11. Oh my gosh I love Tim McGraw too! I have told my husband several times I would love to go to one of his concerts! I hope you can get the tickets. Maybe someone is selling them on Craigslist or something...? YOu look so cute in your picture. You were a trendy cowgirl!

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  12. You need to get some cowgirl boots! Although, really you don't. I never, ever wear mine. But I love them!

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  13. Love the skirt and the boots! My sister is an amazing equestrian (she's the cowgirl in my family)

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  14. You're totally a cowgirl. For sure.

    I love country music, live on a farm, know how to drive a tractor, but I'm not really a cowgirl. Horses are a pain in the butt.

    I really want a ticket to the George and Reba concert. It would be so amazing.

    http://asthefarmturns.wordpress.com/

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  15. Whitney Dawn, you are the furthest thing from a cowgirl!

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  16. What a great rehearsal that must have been;)

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  17. I totally agree with you! Cowgirl/Cowboy life looks so intriguing! BTW-I love your denim skirt in that picture! Too cute!

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  18. I love your cowgirl look!! I hope you are able to get Tim tickets as well!! I am a die-hard fan and this will be my 3rd time seeing him!! He is AMAZING in concert!!! Love,love,love him!!!

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  19. Too cute! I think the cowboy theme is rubbing off on you... two posts in a row about cowboys! well kinda. :) This cowgirl moved away from the country into fancy city world... and I miss it! And I went to school with both cowboys and Indians as well!

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