Listen y’all, it doesn’t matter how many lyrics mention baling hay or cotton or corn, you don’t have to live on a farm to love country music. You don’t have to have a blue collar job to enjoy this genre. You don’t have to have ever set foot in a stirrup to appreciate the twang of some quality fiddle music.
In fact, there are a lot of us who, as much as we would love to, have never lived in the country at all, but that doesn’t stop us from knowing every word and singing along to every song on the local country station.
You may be in denial about this because you live right on the edge of the country in a suburb, or you could live smack dab in the middle of a metroplex in a high-rise and still wonder where you fit in. But in case you’re just not sure, here are 12 signs that you’re a city dweller who loves country music.
12. You really identify with this lyric:
Take me away, Randy Houser.
11. Your ideal getaway is something like this:
Or just basically anywhere that you can see all those stars you keep hearing about.
10. You take every opportunity to show off your boots.
Which, unlike Granger Smith’s, are pristine from never having worn them in a pasture.
9. You drive a truck even though you never haul anything and city gas mileage is awful.
I feel you, Jimmy Fallon.
8. …and your friends hate it.
Next time we’ll take your Prius.
7. When your friends are ordering mojitos and martinis you go for one of two drinks:
It don’t really matter if it’s whiskey or wine.
6. …Actually one of three drinks.
God is good, beer is great, and people who don’t love country music are crazy.
5. When imagining your prince charming:
4. When coworkers complain about the country music coming from your office and you’re just like…
Right, like Justin Bieber and Kanye are so great.
3. You aspire to live in the country one day.
Six lanes… tail lights… the struggle is real, Tim McGraw.
2. …but you honestly don’t get the obsession with crickets.
What’s with the love affair for noisy bugs?
1. This is how you react when people tell you country music is for rednecks.