"This Is Country Music" as written by and Brad Paisley Chris Dubois....
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Well you're not supposed to say the word "cancer", in a song.
And tellin' folks Jesus is the answer, can rub 'em wrong.
It ain't hip to sing about tractors, trucks,
Little towns, or mama, yeah that might be true.
But this is country music and we do

Do you like to drink a cold one
On the weekend and get a little loud?
Do you wanna say I'm sorry or I love you
But you don't know how?
Do you wish somebody had the nerve
To tell that stupid boss of yours
To shove it, next time he yells at you
Well this is country music and we do

So turn it on, turn it up, and sing along
This is real, this is your life in a song
Yeah this is country music

Are you haunted by the echo of your mother, on the phone
Cryin' as she tells you that your brother is not coming home?
And if there's anyone that still has pride and the memory of those
That died defending the old red, white, and blue,
This is country music and we do

So turn it on, turn it up, and sing along
This is real, this is your life in a song
Just like a road that takes you home
Yeah this is right where you belong
This is country music

This is country music
He stopped lovin' her today
(This is country music)
Hello darlin'
(This is country music)
God bless the USA
(This is country music)
Amarillo by morning
(This is country music)
Stand by your man
(This is country music)
Momma tried
(This is country music)
Take me home
(This is country music)
I walk the line
(This is country music)
Country boy can survive
(This is country music)


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"This Is Country Music" as written by Chris Dubois Brad Paisley

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    General CommentAnother song that kinda pokes fun at society and how country music does everything that everyone else doesn't to avoid any awckward or unpleaseant situations. But that's how it's done in this music industry. Great music doesn't come without taking some risks here and there.
    YankeeCowboy92on January 29, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI gained even more respect for Brad Paisley. He can perfectly blend serious with hilarious. HE is the future of country music. This song tells about why country music is the best genera of music, it's pretty self explanatory.
    dave1701on May 24, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis is the title track from the 2011 album.
    When I saw the album was called this I thought its a bit presumptious to brand yourself like that.
    But I'm a big fan of Brad and if his name is on it I will buy it. It didn't disappoint and this song is typical of that whole album. So current and relevant. Country music is not just for people who wear all denim and go linedancing and live out in the sticks- it is real and honest. I love the fact he talks about real things, difficult and complicated things and is able to bring humor to it and give a voice in song for those situations that are normally too touchy to deal with.

    I love the bits at the end where he quotes so many of the greats. He is paying tribute to all that comes under the umbrella of country music and showing the range and variety.

    Sorry I sound like a total country music fanatical canvassing politician! But it really is all just so inspiring :-)
    LettersFromWaron February 04, 2012   Link

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