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20 Life Lessons You Learn From Country Music

From keeping the faith to never forgetting your roots, here are 20 life lessons I learned from country music.

Throughout life your family, friends and experiences teach you many life lessons. For country music fans, there are many lessons within the songs on our radio as well. Here are 20 important life lessons I learned from country music.

20. Melodies sound like memories

Country music has the ability to take you back to old memories and feelings.

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19. God blessed the broken road

Every roadblock and wrong turn leads you to the right place.

18. Ladies love country boys

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17. Never forget your roots

Your upbringing shapes the person you become. Miranda Lambert’s “The House That Built Me” expresses this life lesson very well.

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16. Life makes love look hard

…and there’s a Taylor Swift song for everything.

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15. You can always start over

Sometimes you need a forgiveness and a second chance. “Finding My Way Back Home” by Lee Ann Womack and Rascal Flatt’s “I’m Movin On” are the perfect songs to get you through tough times.

14. Girls lie too

“We like your friends and we love your mom.”

13. Rain is a good thing

According to Luke Bryan, “Rain makes corn, corn makes whiskey, whiskey makes my baby feel a little frisky.” What’s not to love about rain?

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12. It’s five o’clock somewhere

Sometimes you just need a drink.

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11. Don’t cheat

Carrie Underwood might take a baseball bat to your car.

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10. Go on spring break

Luke Bryan still does… and he’s 38.

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9. Don’t blink

From childhood memories to growing up and starting your own family, don’t blink because life flies by.

8. You find out who your friends are

Tracy Lawrence and Garth Brooks know a thing or two about finding out how your friends are and “Friends In Low Places.” Be the type of friend you’d like to have.

7. Your first love will never fade


“Check Yes Or No” and “She’s In Love With The Boy” are as classic as your first love.

6. Keep your girlfriends close

Sometimes you just need to crank up Shania Twain and hit the town with your girls.

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5. Let the guys fish

Ladies, don’t let Brad Paisley’s “I’m Gonna Miss Her” become your story.

4. Confidence is sexy

“This One’s For The Girls” and “Red High Heels” anyone?

3. If you really love someone, you’ll do anything for them

Tim McGraw’s “Just To See You Smile” and Martina McBride’s “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” define true love.

2. Keep the faith

Faith is one of the most common themes in country music. Carrie Underwood’s hit “Something In The Water,” Blake Shelton’s “God Gave Me You,” and even Thomas Rhett’s “Beer With Jesus” are constant reminders to have faith.

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1. Live Like You Are Dying

At the end of the day, love deep, forgive, and “Live Like You Are Dying.”

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