Gettin’ My Hillbilly On

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It started a couple of weeks ago.  T and I were driving to Chicago.  As we drove along, we were enjoying “Willie’s Roadhouse” on a Sirius station.  We’ve never had Sirius before, never even considered it.  A free trial subscription came with my new car.  The subscription was only supposed to last for one month, but we kept receiving signal months after our free trial had expired.  While I don’t listen to it that much during my drive back and forth to work, T and I have enjoyed it on longer car trips.  This particular day was no different.  We were singing along to our favorite classic country tunes.  We were smiling most of the time, but every now and then our eyes would fill with tears and emotion as the lyrics, slide guitar, and pain reached out and touched our hearts.  Neither of us like modern country music, but we have a deep love for the old stuff:  Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Waylon, Willie, George Jones, Tammy Wynette, and so many others.  On this particular day, the station was doing a tribute to the Queen of Country Music, Kitty Wells. Continue Reading »