Friday, April 27, 2018

Mewsical Mudpie

Growing up there was always country music playing in my home. From The Nashville Network (TNN) to Hee Haw to the Grand Ole Opry, I loved it all even though it wasn't "cool" among my peers, and it's still the music I listen to today. Not 21st century country - the junk coming out of Nashville now makes me cringe - my favorite is classic country music mainly from the '60s through the '80s.

I was incredibly lucky that my parents took me to tons of concerts, and thanks to my friendship with a local DJ I even got to go backstage to meet several of them! Alabama, Clint Black, Ricky Van Shelton, Lorrie Morgan, Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Vince Gill, Toby Keith...I could go on and on.

My all-time favorite has always been Conway Twitty, and in the spring of 1993 it was announced that he would be performing at the Vermont State Fair in September on the weekend of my 16th birthday. Needless to say, tickets were purchased immediately, but on June 5th he tragically and suddenly passed away. Tammy Wynette was announced as his replacement at the fair, and I adored her too, but my heart was still broken that I'd never get to see Conway in concert. It's hard to believe that was 25 years ago.

So what does this have to do with a cat blog? Our friends at Stunning Keisha challenged us to another "getting to know you" meme with a musical twist...answer the questions provided using only song titles from one artist or band. It's tough, especially when you have your heart set on using your favorite singer! I knew Mudpie was up to the task though, and I think she ended up doing a pawsome job interpreting the prompts...she even picked some of my favorites!

Artist/Band: Conway Twitty

What is your gender: Three Times A Lady

How do you feel: The Rose

If you could go anywhere: House on Old Lonesome Road

Favorite mode of transportation: Slow Hand

Your best friend: Hello Darlin'

Favorite time of day: I Wish I Was Still In Your Dreams

If your life was a TV show: Ain't She Somethin' Else

Relationship status: Crazy In Love

Your fear: Goodbye Time

Who else is ready to give this challenge a shot? 
We'd love to hear what you come up with!


Summer at said...

Although my human is definitely more of an alt-rock girl (I had to listen to a 90s band called Therapy? - yes, with the question mark - all the way to the pet expo yesterday), she totally agrees that the older, vintage country music is the real stuff. She even interviewed June Carter Cash once!

Mickey's Musings said...

Mum was not a fan of country music,but as she grows older she appreciates it more.
She is still a rock and roll girl though ;)
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

Unknown said...

I'll listen to just about anything except rap (ick!), but I definitely grew up on country and still love it. Conway Twitty was one of the greats! :)

Patricia T said...

I agree, most of what is called country music, today, is junk! Give me classic country any day.

The Menagerie Mom said...

My grandpa and dad used to play old-fashioned country music all the time. I did like many of those classics. Then I got a bit jaded after hearing modern country music. I should go back to those classics, though, because those are the real deal. Mudpie, you did a fantastic job using your mom's favorite singer for these pawsome answers! Each of the furbabies around here is going to be taking their turn doing this little challenge next week. They all agreed to use one of my favorite classic rock bands. Purrs to you, Mudpie and Melissa!

Three Chatty Cats said...

Great job, Mudpie! I love the TV show answer.

World of Animals, Inc said...

Thanks for the share. We are sad that your mom didn't get to see Conway Twitty is concert, but 25 years really has passed fast. Mudpie, you can put on a good country concert for your mom one day. Have a great day.
World of Animals

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

I grew up on old country music. My parents loved Johnny Cash! And we watched Hee Haw all the time.

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

You're ONCE ... TWICE ... THREE times a tortie, and I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE you :) ~Bear Cat

Cathy Keisha said...

Hard to believe but TW loves old country and some bluegrass. Did you know the famous punk club CBGB's stands for Country Bluegrass Bllues? She saw Johnny Cash live, as well as Emmylou Harris. She really loves cowpunk like Jason & the Nashville Scorchers. This meme was tough. I wanted to use Nirvana so the show of my life would be "Territorial Pissings" (heh heh) but none of the others fit.

pilch92 said...

I am sorry you didn't get to see Conway Twitty. You saw a lot of other great artists. Great answers Miss Mudpie.