“Cost of Livin’ “

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46th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards - Concerts On Fremont - Day 2

There’s no two ways about it.  Country music connects.  Country music will always be there, through good times and bad, we get it, others don’t.  Very few songs, in my time spent, listening to music connect the way [lastfm link_type=””]Ronnie Dunn[/lastfm]’s “Cost of Livin’ does.

There was a story last week from the BBC News and how they looked at country music, including “Cost of Livin'” and how it reflects the economic struggles we all face in America. The story listed quotes from two people who talked about “Cost of Livin'” one of which said: “That’s me. That’s exactly me. When I first heard it, I got chills. It’s exactly where we are,” while another said that as difficult as things are for him, the song gives him a ”spiritual lift” that inspires him to ”just go ‘All right, pick it up, shut up, suck up and get going again.'”  You can share your thoughts on what the song means to you by going to Ronnie Dunn’s home page at RonnieDun.com.  Be careful though, and have some tissue handy because it’s hard to read the messages people leave with a dry eye.  One person left this message: ”I can’t even begin to describe how much this song has touched my heart,” to another who offered, “I don’t feel so alone anymore,” the song and Ronnie’s performance are a potent reminder of music’s gift and potential for reflecting life as it is — and for offering messages that truly matter.

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