Thursday, July 31, 2008

Havin' a Goodtime

My seven-year old daughter Maggie has always been drawn to country music. We listen to a wide variety of music, and she has latched on to some of my non-country favorites, like Ray Charles, Jim Croce, and Aretha Franklin, but given her choice, she goes back to country. Chris and I have joked that we likely have one of the very few black children in Macon County who prefers to get down to a country tune.

I had to laugh this morning as we were on our way to work. I had the radio on, but wasn't really paying much attention to it until I heard Maggie singing. I started listening and realized it is a very catchy new Alan Jackson song that is currently getting a lot of airplay. At the point I noticed she was singing, the song was about halfway through. Imagine my sweet little seven year singing the following:

(from the song "Goodtime" by Alan Jackson)

I cashed my check, cleaned my truck
Put on my hat, forgot about work
Sun goin' down, head across town
Pick up my baby and turn it around
Good time, Aahh, I need a good time

I've been workin' all week
And I'm tired and I don't wanna sleep I wanna have fun
Time for a good time

If you would like to hear this song, you can see its video in its entirety through this link:


Michelle said...

Perhaps Maggie can start her own line dance and break Blue Mound's record for longest dance chain.

Julianne said...

Love that song! I think Maggie might have a future in clogging. Perhaps Aunt Julianne can introduce her to it.

Love the picture of T-man!

p said...

At least when she goes to the 'T' State to visit Truman, Tatum, and T #3, she'll enjoy the music, and, the clogging too!!