Monday, July 16, 2007

More Conversations In The Car: Billy Ray, I feel your pain.

Today while stuck in traffic, I was scanning the channels looking for something to get jiggy to and I heard Billy Ray Cyrus' "Achy Breaky Heart."

Yes, friends. After all these years his heart is still a breakin.'

And achin.'

I quickly stopped the scan within the 3.4 seconds window of opportunity so that we could listen to Billy Ray.

I explained to my daughter...

"Sweetie! This is Hannah Montana's dad! You know the one that plays her dad on TV and is really her dad? This is him back in the early 90's, the 1990's when he was really popular."


"Anyway, that's HIM!"

Then I began to sing along, "Don't break my heart..."

Then I began to realize that I was singing along... "My achy breaky heart."

I don't know what is worse- the fact that I was telling my daughter that I remember her generation's pop star's DAD or that I was stopping the channel scan on my car radio so that I could sing along!



mandy said...

LOL! you know.... being southern does have EVERYTHING to do with attitude, and car-karaoke w/ Billy Ray is some SERIOUS southern attitude.
girl.... i don't even know how to help you!

~Nancy~ said...

Awww...when I moved to Kentucky from Arkansas three years ago, little did I know I was moving to Billy Ray's hometown! I already knew I was living right by the birthplace of Wynona and Ashley Judd but Billy Ray?!
He is a cutie....even if that song is one of the hokiest ever written...and it sucks you right HAVE to sing!

Linda said...

You know, my kids, and my friends kids, do love some old stuff, like Eagles. But not Billy Ray. They do not love Billy Ray.

Linda said...

I would just like to add that my comment verification code for that last comment was actually, and I'm not making this up, "OlRad," which makes me think that it is possible to be "mature" and yet "hip." Billy Ray himself is kind of Ol Rad.

Candace & Anna said...

Ache Break brings back great memories! I have to stop and sing anytime I hear it!!!

Dreama said...

I did the same thing not to long ago, We have to watch Hanna Montana every Saturday Morning. Have you seen the Planters peanut commercial that plays "Saturday Night" by the Bay City Rollers? Now that will make you feel old!!