Well…I finally got to watch the ACM (country music awards) show I’d DVR’d a couple of days ago and I have to take issue with what was voted Song of the Year. In truth, my choice was apparently released two years ago. But for some reason, the powers that be chose to close the show with this tune.
Now don’t get me wrong. As usual, I found some very good songs in the three hour show. Which makes sense given the entire presentation is about showcasing country’s best over the past year so people will go out and buy – and attend concerts. Whatever…this was my winner. It’s called REDNECK LIFE. Check out the hook:
I didn’t choose the redneck life
The redneck life chose me
What you see is what you get
And what you get is what you see
No more profound words have ever been spoken! I’m not sure why I like this redneck shit. But I can tell you DON’T TAKE YOUR GUNS TO TOWN by Johnny Cash was one of the first records I ever bought.
I also have to include as #2 BROKEN HALOS by the guy who’s clearly head and shoulders above his competition. Here they are…my favorite country songs of the year.