My Kind of Country

Country music from a fan's point of view since 2008

Introductions

Hello, my name is J.R. Journey, your new blog buddy.  I am 25 years old and hail from the Buckeye State.  I have worked as a country radio DJ since 2004.  Last year, I changed directions and came out from behind the microphone and graduated to the sales department.  This means I am the one who sells those annoying commercials you hear in between the same 20 songs when you listen to the radio.

I have been a country fan since I was 9 years old when I first saw Reba McEntire steamroll the courtroom in her video for ‘Take It Back’.  And I’ve been hooked ever since.  My favorite artists include Reba (of course), George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Vince Gill, Dolly Parton, Conway Twitty, The Dixie Chicks, Wynonna, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and many, many more …

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Hey guys! Many of you already know me from the amzon.com country forum, and from the 9513 forum as “Rainbow” . My real name however is Erik. The people who know me know that I have a pretty weird taste within the country genre. I enjoy alt.country rockers like Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer, yet I also love artists like Faith Hill and LeAnn Rimes – people almost bordering on pop. My favorite artist however is the fabulous Reba McEntire. In my home country Norway, my musical taste is pretty uncommon. I have only encountered about two or three people who share my musical taste, but luckily I found J.R Journey on the 9513 forum, and his musical taste is almost identical to mine. I will be writing about the country music I love – the music I view as quality music.

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Hey guys! My name is Chris, if you didn’t catch that from my user name! You may have seen me lurking around as “Chris D.” on the 9513 and other country blogs, but I couldn’t put periods here, so I switched to Chris36. I am currently 17 years old, and I also live in Ohio. Outside of the internet, I play tennis, as well as working as a tennis coach, I am currently an Eagle Scout, and I love to speak French! I also watch way too much TV, especially Fringe, CSI (not Miami), Pushing Daisies, Survivor, and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. I also love to play video games, so I end up being very busy, especially considering that I’m still in school.

I actually didn’t like country music that much until recently; namely 2006. My parents raised me on country, but I never really cared, with the exception of knowing the words to most Shania Twain songs at a young age and random stuff like that. Then one day, I heard the song “Want To” by Sugarland on the radio, and I was instantly obsessed with it, and from there I was obsessed with the duo that sang it. I moved from Sugarland to Sara Evans, branching out from artist to artist until I found myself with artists like Kathy Mattea, Nickel Creek (Who I am listening to as I write this), and The Judds. I also have branched out to other genres with artists like Feist, Jazmine Sullivan, Adele, Radiohead, and even Mariah Carey. I like to think of myself as having fairly diverse musical tastes, and you would probably agree if you heard my ipod on shuffle, but I always seem to return to country music. I think I like it so much because it’s one of the only genres where I consistently am made to feel some emotion. I also like sad songs a lot, so that helps too.

My favorite artists within country are Sugarland, SHeDAISY, Trisha Yearwood, Lee Ann Womack, and The Dixie Chicks. If I had to choose a favorite album, I would pick There’s More Where That Came From by Lee Ann Womack. Unfortunately my favorite country song changes constantly, so I won’t say that here. I hope you enjoy hearing from me in the future!

17 responses to “Introductions

  1. chris36 December 10, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Wow, mine is really long. Oh well…

  2. jrjourney December 10, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    maybe that means you are more interesting than the rest of us …

  3. chris36 December 10, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    I sure hope so!

  4. Blake Boldt December 10, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    Hey all,

    Congratulations on the new site. I will make sure our blog roll is updated, and I look forward to making this a daily read. Best of luck!

    Blake

  5. jrjourney December 10, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    Thanks Blake.

  6. Brady December 10, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    Sweet job on the new blog, guys. I got y’all on the feed reader and am looking forward to what y’all will be doing. Good luck.

  7. Leeann Ward December 10, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Hey Guys,

    We all enjoy your faithful comments at Country Universe and I’m really excited that you have started a blog. I’ll be a regular reader, for sure. Good luck!

  8. CMW December 10, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    Just checking in to wish you guys the best of luck with the new blog. I subscribed and added you to my blogroll.

  9. Trailer December 10, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Congrats on the new blog guys! I’m looking forward to making it a part of my every day blog reading experience. Got you on the blogroll too.

  10. cowboybleau December 10, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Hey congrats on the new blog. I’ll stop in a few times a week to share my say. Add country central to your blogroll, I give you guys are shoutout on there too.

  11. jrjourney December 10, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Thanks a lot for the words of encouragement Brady, Leeann, CMW and Trailer. Your blogs are an essential part of my daily reading, so being on your blogroll makes me proud.

  12. Dan Milliken December 10, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    I’m real stoked about this, y’all. It’s going in my feed reader, too!

  13. Jordan Stacey December 11, 2008 at 1:30 am

    hmm I guess I could add you’s to my blogroll… 😛

    p.s. that is if I ever get around to updating that thing…

  14. Lynn December 11, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Good luck guys! I look forward to reading your blog.

  15. CF December 11, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    Great to meet you all officially. I’m sure I’ve seen your comments many many times.

    It’s a very cool concept for a blog. I like the different tastes you all have, and it really is exciting for the potential of this place.

    Chris D., didn’t know you were 17! That’s cool. I also love tennis as well. We’ve got several things in common.

    J.R. Journey, and Rainbow, very nice to meet you as well. Loving the site so far.

    Added you to my blog-roll as soon as I could!

  16. BIG KISS December 12, 2008 at 9:18 am

    I’ve been reading your comments on the 9513 for awhile and I am glad to see you now have your own space to discuss country music. Best of luck with the new endeavor.

  17. Lanibug December 12, 2008 at 9:44 am

    OK – boys, do not do anything to make the state of Ohio look bad (especially since I am originally from Illinois and right now it is looking really bad!!!) — looking forward to seeing what you have to say since you are guys that I normally agree with — we will see what happens in the future…..

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