Country Music

He Said She Said: Just A Few Ole Country Boys, Part 2

She Said's taste in county music leans towards the quaint. She's never been a fan of modern Nashville glitz, preferring instead the subversive '60s country from artists like Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash that her grandfather loved, and the cowboy ballads her great-grandfather and his farm hand used to sing on their cattle ranch in the panhandle town of Booker, Tex.

Much of She Said's favorite country songs are colored by these facts: She grew up in Oklahoma, her father was a California hippie, and when She was five years old her best friend was a genuine, real-life, 70-year-old cowboy named Grover Cleveland Jones.

Which leads to a bit of an eclectic mix. For example, "Friends in Low Places" is exactly the kind of Nashville over-production She Said can't stand, but it's also about gettin' drunk and tearin' shit up, that rebellious flavor that's so appealing. And? Garth Brooks is an Okie hero. So there ya go.

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