Updated: Oct 11, 2020
Three chords and the truth is probably the most precise or perfect definition of country music. And it came from a man that was not schooled in the traditional sense of the term, but grew up listening to the Grand Ole Opry. Of course, I'm talking about Harlan Howard, who said that sad songs always beckoned him. I feel the same. Harlan liked those tear jerking, cry in your beer songs far more than the typical boy meets girl tunes. Some would even say he was as much a Hillbilly Poet as Hank Williams.