To help celebrate Country Music Month, we asked some country music experts what country music is to them. This installment is from Laura Taylor. Laura is a weekend on-air personality at one of America’s largest country stations in Chicago.

October is Country Music Month!  This got me thinking about all the wonderful things this music means to me, but I realized there’s one song in particular that sums it all up better than I ever could, so I’m going to step aside for a minute and let [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Brad Paisley[/lastfm] take this one.

Thank you, Brad.  Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Working at US99.5 in Chicago is the best job in the world.  Not only do I get to listen to this great music all day, but I get to meet some great artists every now and again!  I snagged a picture with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Antebellum[/lastfm] when they performed at our studios last year.

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Laura Taylor with Lady Antebellum

And here Drew Walker and I are with Luke “Shake it for Me” Bryan.

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Drew Walker, Luke Bryan, & Laura Taylor in the US99.5 air studio

Meeting so many great country music stars makes Country Music Month even more special.  I’d love to share some of my country music favorites with YOU in honor of this special month!

COUNTRY ALBUM YOU CAN’T STOP LISTENING TO: [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Eric Church[/lastfm]’s Chief

FAVORITE TRACK OFF SAID ALBUM: This is a tough one, but I’m going with Country Music Jesus

BEST COUNTRY CONCERT YOU’VE EVER BEEN TO: [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Keith Urban[/lastfm]’s “No Frills” Tour at Joe’s Bar March 30th, 2009

FAVORITE COUNTRY SONG OF ALL TIME: [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Garth Brooks[/lastfm]- Friends in Low Places

FAVORITE FORMER AMERICAN IDOL COUNTRY STAR: While I stayed up all night to vote for [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bo Bice[/lastfm] as opposed to [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Carrie Underwood[/lastfm], I’d say the right person won that season.

COUNTRY SONG THAT ALWAYS MAKES YOU CRY: [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Miranda Lambert[/lastfm]- The House That Built Me

COUNTRY SONG THAT ALWAYS MAKES YOU WANT TO PARTY: [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Big & Rich[/lastfm]- Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)

COUNTRY SONG THAT MAKES YOU… BLUSH: [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dierks Bentley[/lastfm]- Come a Little Closer

COUNTRY SONG WITH LYRICS THAT INSPIRE YOU: [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lee Brice[/lastfm]- Love Like Crazy

COUNTRY STAR YOU’D LOVE TO MEET: [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Sugarland[/lastfm]


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