Ok, so it seems there are tons of songs coming out these days about little country towns and riding backroads. And, of course, everytime I hear one, it almost brings me to tears. I guess if you aren't from the Delta, you don't understand. It really is just the best place on earth. It really can't be explained. But I heard a song this morning, on my 45 minute commute to work... and I got so homesick. O, what I would give to spend a night riding back roads, drinking beer and listening to the best country music, maybe even hit up Roebuck Lake... Please, take me back home.. To Itta Bena!!
Maybe it's the:
the small town, simple life
the 2 minute commute to work
the friends and family
the rich history
the miles of fields
I really can't explain what it is that's so great, but everytime I drive home and hit the flatland, I get chills and have the urge to take a picture. Of course, it would look just like the picture I took last time I came home.
One thing I can guarantee, there is no prettier sight than a cotton field in full bloom. It puts the biggest smile on my face every. single. time. O, I just can't wait. You can call me crazy. You can call me redneck... country... whatever you would like. I really don't care!! As Dorothy said, "There's no place like home."
Somewhere between there on a dirt road
When I rolled down my window
She smelled the scent of wildflowers on the summer wind
With just a bite of homeade ice cream
And a glass of Momma's sweet tea
This ol' holler's got a way of makin' friends
She'd never seen a glowin' field of fireflies
Or the twinkle of a star in a southern sky
She fell in love
~Jason Aldean "Country Boys World"
"Country Boys World" ~ Jason Aldean
"Dirt Road Anthem" ~ Jason Aldean
"Country Girl, Shake it for Me" ~ Luke Bryan
"Barefoot, Blue Jean Night" ~ Jake Owens
"HomeBoy" ~ Eric Church
"Honey Bee" ~ Blake Shelton
"Crazy Girl" ~ Eli Young Band