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Monday Music: Country Edition!

I grew up in Kansas.   A small town in Kansas, not exactly a tiny town but not very big.  I believe that it has a population of maybe 35,000.  Like I said, small.  A big change compared to living in Phoenix! Every summer we have our one big event: Dodge City Days.  It was always a lot of fun with the big rodeo that was kicked off with a major country act, the street dances, the fairs, and so many things.  It is literally the big event of the year.  I do miss downtown Dodge City during Christmas with the shops lit up and opened up with snacks and the small art gallery opened up.  It was nice.  It's nice to visit but to live there again? I don't think so :)

I miss the COOPs and the grain elevators
The scenic overlook gives you a view of the feed lots full of cattle heading to the slaughter houses.  It smells ... wonderful.  Haha

Brick roads :)

Bat Masterson :) Oh and my nail polish? The Wizard of Oz collection.  Appropriate, no?




So back to the music.  I have a lot of fond memories of country music from growing up in the Queen of Cowtowns from the races, going to the bars and dancing (kids could stay until 10 because they served dinner) and at the street dances.

Here are some that make me smile and brings back good memories.  I'm going to leave out the amazing Garth Brooks this post because A. He's featured in Whatcha Gonna Do With a Cowboy and B. I featured him in the 90s Music Post :) Also, I don't think he would mind I skipped him since Chris is getting an awesome feature and they were friends.

 I want to start this off with some great music from a great singer, Chris LeDoux.  I was very fortunate to meet him when he came to Dodge City and was at the Gibson's store signing autographs.  He was such a nice, nice guy.  I no longer have the photos with him but he was so nice to an awkward small town girl.  He signed an extra one for my mother.  The very cool thing about MOST of the country artists when they came to town, they'd get down with the locals :)  RIP Chris LeDoux














Should've Been a Cowboy was written in Dodge City about Dodge City.  Very cool, huh?









12 comments:

  1. Holy crap, did you grow up in Dodge?! I grew up right near there!!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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    1. Shut. the. front. door! What a small freaking world! Where did you grow up??? This is awesome! Same first name (only different spelling) plus being from the same area? Awesome! Only somebody from SW KS would call it Dodge! It's a KS thing! Love it!

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    2. Hahaha!! Right?! Weirdly coincidental! I grew up in Holcomb! We were freakin' neighbors!!!

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    3. OMG! We were! We were! My cousin lived in Holcomb for a short time, too! I'm so gonna be cliche and bring up the Clutters! We'd stop there when we'd go see family in Garden and Ingalls! LOL. I also went to the Mennonite farms a lot in Montezuma when I was a kid! LOL. I am cracking up. This is awesome!

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  2. I grew up in Atchison, KS. That grain elevator looked so familiar. :)

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    1. Ha! Shut. the. front. door. I am loving "meeting" other bloggers who are from Kansas! I know Atchison!

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  3. Hey, Kansas looks a lot like my home province of Manitoba in Canada! Those huge grain elevators and scenic outlooks over flatness. Look it's flat! haha! Now I live in Cape Town, which is full of mountains and sea and so different. http://janeheinrichs.blogspot.com

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    1. I never imagined Manitoba looking flat and like a prairie! Wild! Oh wow, Cape Town! I bet it's GORGEOUS there!

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  4. I love the Trisha Yearwood song..... I think I'm going to have to do a country music post now for tomorrow.

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    1. I love Trisha Yearwood! I am going to have to go check out your post! Some days... country music just does it!

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  5. When I’m looking for the latest country music, I always end up in one spot – 103.1 WIRK. I was even lucky enough to catch up with Keith Van Allen in the streets and got free ‘Rib Round Up’ tickets. Just one of the many events that keep me tuned into www.wirk.com

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    1. Hi Cheryl! How fun you got free tickets! I love when that happens.

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