I have been thinking about his for a while.  I have been hiding from who I am. I don’t know how to say it so I am just going to do it. Its time to come out of the closet.

I like old country music.

There I said it. I am out.

I know this new revelation will bring shame and heartache to the family but its best I come out. I know now the embarrassment that I am. I know the denial I have been in, hiding behind rock music for years.

Any way with that off my chest here are some of my favorites.

Waylon Jennings – Are You Sure Hank Did It This Way?

This is version of The Highwaymen who included Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson. What a group of  country all stars. The song refers to Hank Williams. I love the blues licks included and Waylon’s voice.

Kris Kristofferson – Sunday Morning Coming Down

Johnny Cash may have made this song famous but its best sung by Kris Kristofferson. The story goes that Kris got a job sweeping floors at Columbia Studios (Cash and Bob Dylan recored there while Kris worked there)  in Nashville. He used to leave his songs laying around hoping someone would notice.

Kris Kristofferson – Me and Bobby McGee

Made famous by Janice Joplin, its still nice to hear Kristofferson sing it. The artist Pink has a nice version too.

Johnny Cash – The Man in Black

Buck Owens – Hello Trouble

This might be my unofficial theme song. I just love the lyrics and his guitar work.

Hank Williams – Move It On Over

This is another song with great lyrics.  I first heard this song at a Willie Nelson concert at Sundance. My favorite version is actually George Thorogood’s