Just some thoughts:
He and his wife, Faith Hill, live not too far from where our youngest daughter and her family once lived. They have a large farm in Williamson County, near the area of Leipers Fork.
Often on summer afternoons or late evenings I will drive one of my old cars ('65 Corvette or '55 Thunderbird) out in that area and will drive by his place. Over the years I have somewhat followed his career. Must say he and his wife they have done quite well for themselves. While I am not particularly a fan of what some want to call country music today I do have a fondness for one of his hits. This past week I was in one of my old cars, top down and I happened to be passing their place and I heard this song. I even stopped for a moment, pulled to the side of the road.... and just listened to the lyrics.
Don't you remember the fizz in a pepper
Peanuts in bottle/ At ten, two and four
A fried bologna sandwich/With mayo and tomato
Sittin' round he table/ Don't happen much anymore
We got too complicated/ It's all way over-rated
I like the old and out-dated/ Way of life
Back when a hoe was a hoe/Coke was a coke
And crack's what you were doing when you were cracking jokes
The wind was all that blew/ And when you said I'm down with that
Well it meant you had the flu
I miss back when/ I miss back when
I love my records/ Black, shiny vinyl
Clicks and pops/ And white noise
Man they sounded fine/ I had my favorite stations
Country, soul and rock-and-roll
What happened to those times?
I'm readin' Street Slang For Dummies
Cause they put pop in my country
I want more for my money/ The way it was back then
Give me a flat top for strumming
I want the whole world to be humming
Just keep it coming/ The way it was back then
Stan Lynch, Stephanie Smith, Jeff Stevens
In a lot of ways I like the old and out-dated.
February 2, 2017