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What Country Means To Me

What Country Means To Me

by Kirsty Dobson


Country music has been in my life since I was born, I was raised on it. My Nanna loved country music as did my mum. When I was little I was surrounded by the sounds of Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, Billie Jo Spears, all the greats.

I’d sit in my room after school listening to records and singing in front of the mirror.

Songs like Walking After Midnight by Patsy and my favourite Your Good Girls Gonna Go Bad by Tammy.

As I was in my teens Shania Twain was on the scene and I was obsessed with Any Man of Mine, I was lucky enough to see Shania twice in concert.

I then hit a rough time in my life and it was Tim Mcgraw that got me through it with the A Place in the Sun album, Somethings Never Change became my all time favourite song ever, his voice is just perfect. I was gutted when I found out he was doing Country2Country the first year, I only heard a week before!

I used to listen to all types of music but made the decision around 2009 to only listen to country, to me, it’s everything. It makes me smile when I’m feeling down and I love nothing more that turning it up loud on my commute to and from work, nothing like a bit of country caraoke!

I’m off to Nashville in November and it will be a lifelong dream come true, I’m so excited and hoping to get tickets to the CMA awards! Watch this space!



Annette Gibbons
Hi, I’m Annette, I have been a huge country music fan since the early 90s those were the days we were lucky enough to have CMT in the UK. I enjoy nothing more than listening to country music whilst having a cold beer (or a moonshine) with friends. I try to as many gigs as I can here in the UK and in the USA; I think of Nashville as my second home and I am lucky to have made some amazing friends in Tennessee. Think Country is something I am very proud of, I just want to share my love and passion of all things country music related with you all.
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