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  1. anonymous
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    Dec 5th 2012 report

    I kind of got the impression that even if you were not born in USA you can have the same mentality and outlook on life.

    "It ain't where, it's how you live
    We weren't raised to take, we were raised to give
    The shirt off our back to anyone in need"

    I take the 'ain't where' literally.
    But maybe that's just wishful thinking of a guy who wants to life in the south at some point in his life.

  2. anonymous
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    Aug 2nd 2012 report

    At the beginning of the song, he states that there's a tag that reads "Ohio" and thinks the guy must be lost. However, with boots and wrangler jeans on the guy, even from Ohio, he realizes that country is country wide now. It is not just confined to the South. It is "Country Wide". In every state, there is a station PLAYING CASH, HANK, WILLIE AND WAYLON, and there literally is. The 2nd person obviously doesn't like "New Country" but that is why it is now Country Wide. I myself and from Philly but I am just as country as the Southern Gentleman if you look at the customs I adopted that were passed on to me by my parents and those customs are mentioned in the song.

  3. chickennugget
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    Dec 9th 2011 report

    this song is pretty cool. i like how he just talks about how no matter where you are in the country that you should have country music blasting loud. he is doing a good job and he is proving that we can have a new generation of country superstars. KEEP DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING BRANTLEY CAUSE YOUR DOING A GOOD JOB AND DONT GIVE UP CAUSE YOUVE GOT A FAN RIGHT HERE FROM BOONVILLE LISTENING TO YOU.

  4. anonymous
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    Oct 10th 2011 report

    I agree with the first one, why then would he tell the country customs and also say "There's cowboys and hillbillies
    From farm towns to big cities
    There ain't no doubt in my mind"

    This disproves the 2nd persons theory
    "There's cowboys and hillbillies
    From farm towns to big cities
    There ain't no doubt in my mind"

    It does mention the older people in country, but that is not the main focus of this song.

  5. anonymous
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    Jun 26th 2011 report

    The above interpretation is dead wrong! This song's title speaks for itself: it is a slam against country music radio. The artist is telling people that there are still station(s) in every state that are not embarassed to play Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Jr., Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings. By "countrywide" they mean those aforementioned legends that are ignored by country radio are still listened to many across the nation and are still "country". That is what they mean by country should be "countrywide"---that there are other types of county music that the mainstream country music radio ignores--- not just the type of typical, boring boilerplate country music that exists today.

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  6. anonymous
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    Jun 13th 2011 report

    It is pretty simple, he is trying to tell us that where ever you go in our country ("any states") you will always going to find:
    -Country customs(ie: "We weren't raised to take We were raised to give The shirt off our back To anyone in need", "We bow our heads before we eat, Before we start our day Before we fall asleep,'Cause in god we trust and we believe"),
    -Country Music (ie: There's a station Playin' Cash, Hank, Willie, and Waylon In foreign cars and four wheel drives)
    -and Country folks(ie: There's cowboys and hillbillies From farm towns to big cities)

    That's Why he is saying "Country must be Countrywide" All those thing you can find Throughout a whole country.

    -NP87


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