Life Lessons From The Judds


Listening to The Judds was a very prominent and important part of my childhood. It might have been my parent’s fault that they handed me the Rockin’ With The Rhythm cassette tape during such formative years. Even now when I listen to the old hits, I’m transported back to long road trips with my parents, playing those country songs over and over again. I’ve garnered some great advice from these ladies, and I’m here to share with you all that I’ve learned.

Grandpa Knows.

One of the Judd’s biggest hits was “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Old Days).” Of course you know that your Grandpa has a wealth of information, but until I was removed from my childhood, I didn’t know how much he knew. For example, my Grandpa was doing a raw food diet and juicing his own wheatgrass long before retailers were selling cold pressed juice for $9 a bottle. He was way ahead of his time, but also could probably recant the history of WWII. Such a treasure trove of knowledge. I loved to listen to him tell me about the good old days, but I could have spent a little less time watching his cable TV when I visited him.

It Could Be Me?

I’ve learned from “Why Not Me?,” that I should be open and honest with any dude that I happen to fall in love with. I guess that if I really like him, I should ask him if he would like me to love his cares away. Who knows, maybe we could grow old together and he could pass on his knowledge to our grandkids. The Judds Circle of Life.

I’m Only Happy When It Rains

“Rockin’ With The Rhythm of the Rain” is one of my favorite Judds’ songs. Sitting on the front porch while it rains is one of the best spots, ever. We all know that country music focuses on sunshine and summertime, so where are all the songs about rain? (Not counting that Eli Young Band song). This is a refreshing change, and the Judds definitely know where it’s at. Especially when you have someone that you love sitting right next to you.

Have Mercy.

Which came first, the Uncle Jesse tagline, or this Judds’ song? Before Shania Twain’s “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?” The Judds had “Have Mercy.” With the rockin’ piano and lyrics about a cheating partner, this song taught me great lessons about judgment of character. Never again will I date a man that looks like he will withdraw all the money in my checking account. Never again.

What have you learned from The Judds? Comment below.

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