Not your mama’s music?

Or is it?

I’ve been a fan of country music for a few years now, but I seem to go through cycles in my life and am beginning to branch out again. At the moment, I’m turning a bit more toward rock/pop music — partly thanks to my wonderful teenage daughters. πŸ™‚

Does it seem odd that a teen turns the parent on to new music, new bands? Maybe, but in our house, that’s just the way of things. No, I don’t try to act like a teenager, although I think it comes naturally at times. πŸ˜‰ But I’ve always had very eclectic taste in music.

My oldest daughters and I like the many of the same things — music, movies, television shows. We connect over clothes, stories, you name it! They are my best friends as well as my daughters.

So who have I ‘discovered’ thanks to my girls? Evanescence… Daughtery… Nickelback… the list goes on. But it works both ways — they like some of my favorites including Keith Urban and an old-time favorite, Journey, to name a few.

Music is very important in our family. My dh and I have both sung to and with our children since they were babies. Our family even has two special songs just for the dog. πŸ™‚ But it’s always been that way for me — music expresses my moods, stirs my memories, and inspires my muse. Most of my stories and books have ‘soundtracks’, and I know quite a few authors who are the same way. I think it all has to do with that creative side of our brains… music etches itself on our minds and in our souls.

Next time you hear a song you like, don’t dismiss it as something your mom wouldn’t care for. Sure, you know her better than I do, but sometimes it’s nice to share… you just might be surprised. πŸ˜‰

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