Megan, Founder and Editor
I have lived and breathed music in some capacity most of my life, whether I was singing it, writing it, playing it, or just talking about it at length, probably to the extreme annoyance of most of my family and friends. Fortunately for them, I started Country Exclusive, and now I do most of my talking and ranting online. I enjoy all genres, but my first and deepest love will always be country music–and George Strait will always be the King. I fell in love with country in the 90s on my grandma’s car radio, and I’ve never looked back. I’m a proud Oklahoman, and it gives me a certain joy to share some of the great Red dirt and Texas music so beloved in this region with the rest of the world. Really, anytime I get to share great country music with you all, it’s a joy like no other. My second love is sports, especially Thunder basketball and Sooner football and softball.
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I have loved music as long as I can remember. I like all genres, from rock to some R&B to the occasional pop song. The genre of music I love the most, though, is country; specifically, traditional country. I love anything featuring steel guitar and fiddle, and when you add some good lyrics to the mix, you’ve got my attention. My love for traditional country began with Loretta Lynn and Marty Robbins. Since I was fortunate enough to grow up with 90s-era country, I went on to love artists like Mark Chesnutt, Martina McBride, and so many others. While traditional country is something I listened to a lot growing up, I did not discover the great music out of Texas and Oklahoma until about 2009. Reckless Kelly led me to artists like Jason Boland, Stoney Larue, Turnpike Troubadours, and too many others to list. In short, I’m a fan of real country music. Songs that I can connect to emotionally, fiddle solos, and frequent steel guitar. I hope to provide reviews that cover this kind of music, and that by reading my thoughts, you find some new music to love.
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