I know I'm in the minority - country is tremendously popular, and growing more and more popular every day.
And I know the Zac Brown Band is very popular too - especially among women, it seems to me.
In fact, it was my wife buying their new album that got me to listen to it as this week's new music.
I played the album while I was setting up my classroom on Friday.
I gave it a chance. I listened to it twice.
And, I'll be honest - I see the appeal. I do. There were a couple of songs in there that I didn't hate...I might even admit I kind of liked them.
But any sense of enjoyment I felt listening to the music was accompanied by a sense of irritation - something about that music just bothers me.
I'm sorry. I really am taking an open-minded approach to it. That's the whole point of this year.
But I think the bottom line is that I don't really like country music.
And the Zac Brown Band didn't do anything to make me reverse my opinion.
(Not to mention the album cover art kind of scares me.)