Growing up, I wasn’t what you would call a country music “fan”. I made all the standard jokes (country music is an oxymoron, ha ha. Wasn’t I witty?) and teased my friends who listened to the genre. I was one of the few odd (wo)men out, as almost everyone I knew enjoyed at least a few country music artists.
It turned out that for me, country music was a lot like asparagus: give it a try, and you’ll find that you like it. Once I actually listened to a wider sampling with an open mind I found that I liked country music very much. Today, if you get in the car with me, you’ll find it’s always tuned in to a country station.