Sunday, June 5, 2011

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Country Music {Review and Giveaway}

I have to admit, I do not really listen to country music. However, after watching this season's American Idol that may change. As I watched, I had three top favorites: James Durbin, Scotty McCreery, and Lauren Alaina. I was very surprised that the top two finalists were country singers and I really enjoyed listening to them all season. I just loved both of the songs that were picked out for them to sing as their first single. Lauren Alaina's song "Like My Mother Does" is a beautiful tribute to mothers, and Scotty 's song "I Love You This Big" I love to sing as well. I always think of my two boys when I hear this song and how sometimes they will say to me I love you this much with their arms spread wide. I immediately had to buy both songs on Itunes.


If you love country music, you will enjoy reading Chicken Soup for the Soul: Country Music:

Songs tell a story, and now many of country music's most famous singers and songwriters are sharing more of the story! These artists reveal the inspiration, influence, and background, and when and why they wrote their most famous songs, in this fresh collection of stories. The book also includes great photos of the songwriters and lyrics of many of the songs. A great gift for anyone who loves country music!

My thoughts: Although I am not a fan of country music, I browsed through the index to pick out some songs that I enjoy such as: "I Hope You Dance", "The Devil Went Down to Georgia", and "Wind Beneath My Wings". Songs always tell a story, and I loved reading about the background story of each of these songs. It gives you a perspective of what these songs really mean to those who wrote it. And I also enjoyed reading the lyrics-especially to "I Hope You Dance". I just love this song which reminds me not to get caught up in the rush of each day, but to enjoy each moment of my life. Each day is truly a blessing from God.

Win It: One lucky reader will win a copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Country Music.

Mandatory Entry: Leave me a comment letting me know which song you enjoy that you would love to hear the story behind.


Extra Entries:
1) Visit Chicken Soup for the Soul and leave me a comment letting me know what other book you would like to read.
2) Become a follower of my blog through google connect (this counts if you are already a follower too.)
3) "Like" Dealightfully Frugal on facebook and leave your username.
4) "Like" Chicken Soup for the Soul on facebook and leave your username.
5) Follow me on Twitter and leave your username.
6) Follow Chicken Soup for the Soul on Twitter and leave your username.

Please make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry, as well as your email in one of the comments.

This giveaway will end June 20, 2011 at 11:59 pm(EST). The giveaway is open to US and Canada residents only. The winner will be chosen using random.org and will be notified by email. The winner will then have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

Disclosure: I received a copy of the book to review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own and are my honest opinion of the product.

30 comments:

  1. I like the song The Chair by George Strait and would love to here the story behind it.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  2. I would like to read Chicken Soup for the Soul:A Book of Miracles. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  5. I like Chicken Soup for the Soul on facebook.Shari D cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. I would love to know the story behind the country song Convoy by CW McCall.

    Thanks for the giveaway. ~Pauline

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  9. Another Chicken Soup for the Soul book I would like to read is My Dog's Life.

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  10. I am following your blog publically with Google Friend Connect. GFC ID: dod

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  11. I am a fan of yours on Facebook. My Facebook ID is Pauline Milner Pike.

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  12. I am a fan of Chicken Soup for the Soul on Facebook.

    Facebook ID: Pauline Milner Pike

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  13. I am following you on Twitter. My Twitter ID is @bullittmilner.

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  14. I am following Chicken Soup for the Soul on Twitter.

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  15. For me it would be The Dance by Garth Brooks!

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  16. how can i help you say goodbye by patty loveless crystletellerday@yahoo.com

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  17. The dance!
    Awesome contest! Thanks a ton! Janna Johnson jannajanna@hotmail.com

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  18. I'd like to know the story behind Mr.Bojangles (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
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  19. I would also like to read Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving and Recovery

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  20. I hope you dance is a song I always think of my kids when I hear.

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  21. I would love to hear the story behind George Jones' "He Stopped Loving Her Today".

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  22. I would like to read Chicken soup for the Soul for Dog lovers.
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  23. I am a follower on google connect.
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  24. i want to hear the story behind the band perry's if i die young
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  25. "Need You Now"!

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  26. I would love to read the story behind Jesus Take The Wheel and The Dance wilcarvic
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  27. I would also like to read The Story Behind The Song. wilcarvic
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  28. I would like to hear the story behind Vince Gill's Go Rest High on that Mountain. dpschad@yahoo.com

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  29. Another book I would like to read is The Chicken Soup Book of Miracles. dpschad@yahoo.com

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