‘But You Like Country Music’ Finds That Bit of Common Ground We All Need

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There’s been a lot of discord of late, caused by one thing or another. And usually, at some point, some common ground can be found, based on likes, dislikes, and things you don’t normally know about someone until you ask.

Well in this instance, the common ground is the love of country music. For many a fan of the genre, looking for some give and take between themselves and their neighbor, co-worker, or even their local county rep., it can often come through a shared taste in such a thing. Music is a powerful tool in the ways of mending fences, building bridges, and finding meaning between opposing parties. Texas singers and musicians Sunny Sweeney and Brennan Leigh perform this somewhat comical but downright truthful duet with a style that tells a story, makes you want to tap your toes, and helps you have empathy where before there may not have been any. Aptly titled, “But You Like Country Music,” it’s a poignant piece that could be applied through the ages, marital problems, opposing environmental views, and yes, even political arguments.

Shared on Sunny Sweeney’s YouTube Channel, this duet helps the listener see the other side of the coin. The fact that two people of contrasting viewpoints could even share one iota of something in common is usually overlooked. But as the saying goes, we “put our pants on one leg at a time, just like you.” The gist of this song cuts right to the heart of every issue. Where’s the middle ground? What can you agree on? If it’s a favorite type of food, sit down and share it. If it’s a brand of beer, buy each other a drink. But if it’s country music, you can dang sure bet you’ll learn to accept each other’s idiosyncrasies over a Willie Nelson or Merle Haggard song.