You Had Me from Hello Giveaway

Y'all I do live in Texas....born n' bred as they say.  Even more so since I was born in Pecos Texas....home of Judge Roy Bean and home of the world's first rodeo.  And you would think that I owned many pairs of jeans, a pair of cowboy boots and the regulation cowboy hat.  But no!  I hardly ever wear jeans, never have had a pair of boots or a cowboy hat.    Yet I am Texan through and through.

Also there is the love of Friday night football and scooting a boot to country music.  Again I fall short.  If my daughter was in the band I was at the game.  Once that was done I have not seen another football game here or elsewhere.  And I have never ever ever enjoyed a country bar for dancing.  But I do have to say that I do have a few choice favorite country songs.  Ones that must have been just the right song at just the right time.

Well Kenny Chesney has a song titled "You Had Me from Hello".  And this one spoke to me when I remember how Dear Hubby and I met up.  You see we were both at a funeral, actually the dinner after the funeral.  I heard his voice and my head turned to see who owned such a soft smooth sound.  It was like warm dripping honey....sweet as can be.  I was so thrilled when he and his mother sat at the table I was at with my great uncle.  Dear Hubby said "Hello." and that was the beginning of our life together.

Kenny and songwriter Skip Ewing say it best in the lyrics.

One word, that's all was said,
Something in your voice called me, turned my head.
Your smile captured me, you were in my future as far as I could see.
And I dont know how it happened, but it happens still.
You ask me if I love you, if I always will.........

Well, you had me from "Hello"
I felt love start to grow the moment I looked into your eyes,
You won me, it was over from the start.
You completely stole my heart, and now you won't let go.
I never even had a chance you know?
You had me from "Hello"

Inside I built a wall so high around my heart, I thought I'd never fall.
One touch, you brought it down
Bricks of my defenses scattered on the ground
And I swore to me that I wasn't going to love again
The last time was the last time I'd let someone in.

It was great to get a chance to see how this song came about.  I was reading it in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Country Music.  Skip telling how Kenny heard the phrase 'You had me at hello" in the movie Jerry McGuire.  And how it was built from there.  Of course as it always goes....Kenny got the girl and Skip got a lil credit for writing the song.  But more so....this one song so captures the way I feel about my Dear Hubby.

I might not be a big one for country music.  But I am a sucker for a song that tells just the way your heart feels.  Lyrics that twist and turn in such a way that tears run down your face and your not ashamed of it.  I have been enjoying learning the background of so many of these songs in the Chicken Soup for the Soul: Country Music book.  And  you know what, I bet you would find many of your own favorite songs there too. 

Well I can share 3 of these books with you, my readers.  And am thrilled to get the chance.  So yes, it is giveaway time once more.  And oh so easy with the help of RaffleCopter.  So just start clicking below to win.

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