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Yee haw! This is my first response to country music. I started to appreciated this genre of music when I went to the rural college town of Morris, MN. Their main station-KKOK played this type of music 24/7! I began to listen to the lyrics of some of the music and really started to like it more.

One of my favorite first country CD's I ever got was Alan Jackson. I listened to one of his songs again in the summer of 2002 during an unexpected road trip delay (Montana: Hungry Horse Trip). It was an inspirational song called "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning). I listened to it during a ride in the hills of Havre, MT. When I first listened to the song, I wanted to immediately buy the CD. Unfortunately, I never really got to it. However, I found these related links:

  • Tunin' up for the Grammys: Alan Jackson to perform 9/11 tribute, from
  • Where Were You, lyrics in
  • Some cool songs about the Lord...

    I was playing pool with some friends (Tim and a Bulgarian couple on New Year's Day-January 1st of 2007) in a local hangout (Crystal Lanes-Morris,MN) and was very touched by a couple of country songs. I decided to look it up on the internet...

    "Jesus Was A Country Boy.." by Clay Walker
    "Three Wooden Crosses", by Randy Travis

    My Bulgarian friend, Tony, was even touched too! He would start singing the first song off and on afterwards.

    Reccomended Resources



  • Josh Fischer, first met the guy at the once a month "MainstreaM" at Living Waters Ministries' J.A. Haavig Center in 2001

    A co-worker (formerly Hoffman Home)/friend/sister in Christ (5-6+ years) of mine is trying to contact (September 2005) Mr. Travis about a song she wrote. She feels led by the Lord that this is a type of song Mr. Travis might be into. She would like Mr. Travis to sing this song she wrote with some of his insights on edition of course! I look in the internet on how to contact him, which I found this site->Randy Travis (his testimony)

    ... "Before Travis pulled out of his downward spiral of youthful crime, he was convicted of breaking and entering, larceny and carrying a concealed weapon. However, for his positive contributions to society as an adult later in life, Travis received a pardon for his offenses in 1999 from then-North Carolina governor James Hunt. Travis' true spiritual awakening didn't come until the mid-1980's, around the time he started recording classic country songs like "On the Other Hand," "1982" and "Diggin' Up Bones." "In my early to mid-20s, I started reading the Bible," he says. "I was amazed at how it brought this calming effect over me. I hadn't known much peace of mind for quite awhile." Travis also started attending church regularly for the first time in his life."

    Randy Travis Official Site
    -Contact Links:
    Elizabeth Travis Management
    contact info
    Randy Travis, from Christianity Today
    A Rebel Finds Peace, an article from Christianity Today
    Road to Redemption, from CBN 700 Club
    -Record Company:
    World Records

    -Related Sites:
    New Mexico Film Museum

    Tim McGraw
    "Everybody just wants to get high Sit and watch a perfect world go by We're all looking for love and meaning in our lives We follow the roads that lead us To drugs or Jesus"-lyrics from Drugs or Jesus



  • Carrie Underwood

  • Carrie Underwood - Jesus Take the Wheel

    Myspace Site
  • Johnny Cash

  • -Concerts
    A Boy Name Sue, from
    "I Walk the Line" live 1959

    "Jackson" by Johnny and June Carter Cash
    Johnny Cash-Ring of Fire 1963

    Walk the Line

  • Mercy Me

  • *saw them live in concert on Friday, March 17th of 2007 in Alexandria, MN
    Meet Casting Crowns - Who Am I "Live"

    " A short interview with band members and then the a live version of "Who Am I" filmed in Atlanta, Georgia."
    Who Am I - Casting Crowns, with lyrics on
    Myspace Site
    "Since then, MercyMe has released one more album Coming Up To Breathe in 2006. While this album keeps to the same style and appeal of its predecessors, Bart Millard wrote that the band was not seeking to meet its previous popularity, but rather a more personal album that was written for God."
  • Randy Travis
  • Related Sites:
    Three Wooden Crosses

    *with Bible messages
    Randy Travis - Three Wooden Crosses "LIVE"
    Randy Travis - Three Wooden Crosses, personal made video from

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