Chris Young said it best... "I was raised on Country." Country music played a HUGE part of my childhood. While I grew up in the 90's & have some serious love for 90's Country Music, and one of my earlier country music memories was crying in the Ames parking lot because my Dad wouldn't buy me the new Billy Ray Cyrus cassette tape, which we eventually walked back inside the store & got (thanks Dad!), it was far more than just 90's (or back then - current) country that I listened to growing up.
My parents played me all the greats... I'm talking Everly Brothers, Conway Twitty, Buck Owens, Charley Pride, George Jones, Hank Sr., Merle Haggard, Kitty Wells & the list goes on & on. In fact, while he is the "King of Rock N Roll", my first known crush was around 4 years old, to Elvis Presley. Young Elvis. Not fat, drugged up Elvis. Regardless... music played a big part of my life. I think you get that now.
When I was 8 years old, in 1992, I got probably the best Christmas gift ever. A Boom Box with a CD Player!!! And, the first CD I got with it? A Patsy Cline Greatest Hits, and Brenda Lee Christmas album.
I'm pretty excited about this new Lifetime movie coming out, "Patsy & Loretta". Both of these women are inspiring & have left their mark on the music scene. Plus, continuing with my love of old music plus being an old soul here, my favorite movie of all time is "La Bamba" (since about 5 years old), and I tend to love any biopic about an artist... "Walk the Line", "Coal Miner's Daughter" & "I Saw the Light" are a couple worth mentioning here.
"Patsy & Loretta" will premiere on Lifetime this Fall.