I Went and Tainted my Ears

I Went and Tainted my Ears


I have to ‘fess up and say that I’ve never been a fan of country music.  Although I seriously enjoyed seeing the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with my uncle when I was in high school, country music stations have never earned a preset spot on my radio.  When I hopped in my parents car a few years ago and found it tuned to country instead of the previous AM talk radio, I thought I needed to send them to rehab.A few times each year, I would get my fill of country music during our multi-hour drive to see my MIL… there are areas in Kentucky and Tennessee where there is nothing but country music.  So we would search the radio dial for the channel with the most hick versions of country music just so we can make fun of it.  If the lyrics don’t reference losing a truck, a dog or a woman then it really isn’t country, right?

Well sometimes people make mistakes.  This is my time to suck it up and just admit it.  When Shania hit the scene with her pop-crossover hits, I actually bought one of her CDs.  But over the past few years, I would be listening to the radio and enjoying a song only to cringe when I hear “That last hit was from ‘country music superstar blah blah blah.”

It started happening more and more where the line between pop and country music was starting to blur. There were several songs that I enjoy that are the product of country music.  Then a few weeks one of my public relations contacts asked if I wanted to check out the latest Martina McBride greatest hits release “Playlist”.  My PR rep offered two or three to give away to my readers.  Bribery, I tell you!

So I sucked it up and said “Sure. I’ll do it for my readers.”  But there’s nothing that says I have to like it.  In the spirit of the event, I decided to just go ahead and taint my ears.


Stupid country music that sounds like pop.  Makes me have to admit that I kind of like it.


Now, to be honest and fair – some of it was a bit too country for me.  But some of it is very catchy.  Like Track #11 “This One’s For the Girls” is a remix from the On Target album.  Track 9 “I Love You” is a pop remix from the Runaway Bride soundtrack.  Then there’s #14 – “God Bless America” from the Patriotic Country album… which isn’t pop, but it is God Bless America so who cares.

Here’s your chance to grab some country music for yourself.  First, click the Soundcheck banner to download “I love you” for free from Walmart.  Just enter code “Suave”.

When you’re done with that, if you would like a chance to receive Playlist: Martina McBride, just enter my giveaway!  Oohh, the things I’m willing to do for my readers.

The Prize
Playlist: Martina McBride CD

Participants –
…must provide a US mailing address.
…must provide an email in the first comment, email me directly with an email address or have email accessible from their profile. Winner has 72 hours from posting/notification to respond.  If winner cannot be contacted, I will move on to the second random selection.

Sometime on February 16, 2009, a winner will be chosen at random (using random.org) from all comments left.

How to enter: (CONTEST CLOSED)


About Nicole

Founder and owner of SAHMReviews.com, Nicole has been involved in social media marketing since 2007. She has partnered with a number of major corporations who utilized her skills to improve their social media outreach and online presence. Nicole has worked closely with brands such as Netflix, Nintendo, Domino's and Disney, has been featured in McDonald's videos as well as Maria Bailey's book "Power Moms". Always a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and mother of two amazing daughters, if you can't find Nicole, she is probably somewhere being an advocate for playing board games.

32 comments on «I Went and Tainted my Ears»

  1. My wife is a huge country music fan – thanks for the giveaway! Not pop, but another classic recommendation – How Great Thou Art.

  2. Jill says:

    The way she does O Holy Night gives me goosebumps- I dont know if you would consider it pop-
    So how about A Broken Wing. Its a ballad- but not so country!


  3. Jill says:

    I am a subscriber via Google Reader.


  4. Kristie says:

    #2 ‘How I Feel’ doesn’t seem too country. I’m not a die hard fan, but I do love her music!

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  5. Kristie says:

    I’m a follower.

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  6. Kristie says:

    I put your new button in my sidebar!

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  7. i vote for how i feel 🙂

  8. Krista says:

    Hmmm, well, I really like She’s a Butterfly, but then all I really listen to is country so I don’t know if it “sounds” country or not. It’s more of a ballad though I think…

  9. mindy says:

    a broken wing thanks for the giveaway

  10. Victoria says:

    This One’s for the Girls is very much a pop song. Hope you enjoy! utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

  11. Wrong Again is my fav. Thank you for offering this giveaway! eyeslikesugar [at] gmail [dot] com

  12. Anonymous says:

    This One’s for the Girls
    lisaahinkle at yahoo.com

  13. liane66 says:

    This One’s for the Girl’s.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Colleen says:

    Independance Day…although I think a lot of the new country is pop.

  15. Colleen says:

    I have your new button

  16. Cheri2628 says:

    I really like Through Your Eyes and A Broken Wing. Thanks for the chance to win!

  17. Cheri2628 says:

    I am a new follower.

  18. Carey W. says:

    I like songs like Happy girl and her song broken wings.


  19. Angie says:

    i follow you through blogger

  20. hickcrazy1 says:

    I’m not really much of a pop music lover in any genre. This One’s For The Girls is a song I like but then anything targeted for Women in any song list will get a look see from me.


  21. wendy says:

    Happy Girl is my daughters favorite song and she is fifteen so it appeals to the younger crowd * at least in my household)

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  22. kbksmama says:

    Happy Girl here too!

  23. Amy says:

    The song #2 ‘How I Feel’ is a song I can see going pop. Thanks, Godesseablu@msn.com

  24. Anonymous says:

    I love her song “Blessed”


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