If you have read very much of my blog you will know that I love music! I even have a “Music and Bands I Like” page, though I haven’t added to it in a long time. Most of the time I listen to Christian rock because I love the rock genre – which is what I listened to most as a teenager – and I find encouragement and strength in the Christian themes of this music.
But I also listen to some non-Christian artists and to other genre’s of music. I even like some country music, though not a lot of the current top 40 stuff. One of my favorite country music artists is Dwight Yoakam. His style is not top 40 or Nashville style, but is what is called the Bakersfield sound. It has kind of a twang to it and was first made popular by Buck Owens (who I also like).
Most of Dwight’s music consists of what I call sad heartache songs. (I even have a playlist on my iPod called Sad Heartache Songs, and it is mostly Dwight). There is something about his voice and the lyrics of his music that really captures the varied emotions and heartache of lost love. He is also a lot of fun to watch in concert.
But Dwight has one song that I want to share today that is not of the sad heartache variety. It is a song that he apparently wrote for his mother, and it is called Hold on to God. It’s a wonderful song that reminds me to hold on to God’s everlasting Word and that Jesus is my lifeline in life’s storm-tossed sea of trials and tribulation.