Looking to make a change this year? Want to hop on the New Year’s Resolutions train, but not sure where to start? Country music has all the answers.
7 New Year’s Resolutions from Country Music:
1. Get to church.
“Something in the Water” is straight up a song about baptism and Carrie Underwood isn’t afraid to tell you that. The undertones of “Amazing Grace” could also give away a few clues to its religious backing.
Take stuff to a shelter, have a garage sale– doesn’t matter. Purge! Jake Owen says it best, “we all want what we ain’t got.” You’ll never have enough stuff, so it’s time to purge.
3. Be yourself.
Or, “Follow Your Arrow.” There’s no better time to be yourself than now! 2015 is the year! Kacey Musgraves is right, “You’re damned if you do // And you’re damned if you don’t.” Just be yourself.
4. No more excuses.
Get “Ready Set Roll” and just do it. No more excuses– time for that follow through.
5. Spend more time with people you like.
Little Big Town has the right idea with their song, “Good People.” They even think you should get in a little bit of trouble, “They say you are who you hang with // It’s no coincidence I wanna hang with you // Rise and fall together and troubles is better in twos.” Why not? As long as you don’t do anything illegal.
6. Live the dream.
Sturgill Simpson wants you to stop going through the motions. If you’re out of the bed, live the dream. His song “Living The Dream” is that exactly, “Ain’t no point getting outta bed if you aint living the dream.”
7. Get fit.
Is there anything worse than resolving to get fit and not getting? Probably, but not if you’re actually trying to do it. You don’t have to run or lift weights– you can boogie your way to good health. Brooks and Dunn think you can do it. Just “get down, turn around go to town boot scootin’ boogie.”
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