My music playlist for today (June 18, 2012 edition)

I’m somewhat picky when it comes to modern country music.  I don’t mind if some of it has a bit of a rock sound, but if it comes across more like straight rock-and-roll, well … if I want straight rock, I’ll listen to straight rock.

Can't Be Really Gone

Can’t Be Really Gone (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

That’s where I appreciate more modern country stars like Tim McGraw.  He’s been around the block a few times, he’s certainly not a rising star — he’s well-established for sure.  Yet, to me, he still represents a newer generation of country star.  He can rock out a bit, but he still stays true to the roots of the country sound.

Another reason I respect Tim McGraw:  He very well could have made more of a name for himself by pushing hard the fact that he’s the son of a famous Major League Baseball pitcher, but there’s enough of a sad story there that it just wasn’t worth the strain.  Instead, he’s become a country music superstar based solely on his talent, his charisma, his “country attitude.”

It’s carried him far … far enough to have even made a few movies along the way.  His turn in “The Blind Side” wasn’t spectacular, nothing worthy of an Oscar nomination.  But it was solid, believable, and that’s just one of a number of films he’s had a key role in.

As for his charitable efforts, well, there’s a whole other reason to respect the guy.

That’s enough to respect the man purely on his body of work.  Forget the last name and where it came from if you must, just admire the work itself.

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Hi, my name's John. I've thought about this blogging stuff for a number of years now. I got into it for real on November 10, 2011, after suddenly losing my job in late October that year. I've been blogging ever since, and I kept it up on a daily basis over a period of a year and four months of being unemployed or under-employed, to try and paint a picture of what being jobless with a family to support can be like. Finally, on February 28, 2013, I got a better job that put us back into the "middle class." But then that job went away, and I took a job as a transit bus driver that put us more in a lower income bracket. Now, I want to blog again on a more regular basis to tell of the kinds of struggles people like us go through as we work toward something better. Who knows, maybe I can actually turn this blogging stuff into a way to earn a living someday! If you go to my blog at and click on my About page, it'll tell you a lot about me -- maybe more than you ever wanted to know. I'm just your average, laid-back guy who's GOING TO MAKE IT IN THIS WORLD, despite all the roadblocks thrown in the way. I also launched a "niche" blog on music at that I'm very excited about because of the popularity of music playlist articles here. Also, check out and "Like" this blog's Facebook page at for instant updates. Look forward to seeing y'all around!
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3 Responses to My music playlist for today (June 18, 2012 edition)

  1. Pingback: My music playlist for today (June 25, 2012 edition) | A View From The Middle (Class)

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  3. Isreal Cohron says:

    I really love tim mcgraw because his music is very emotional.,

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