Music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them a world of work, culture, intellectual activity, and human involvement. The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music.
As a music teacher, I’m surprised at how few songs from the past my students don’t know. Music was a huge part of my family so we were always listening and singing around the house. Country music was popular in my house and there are really neat story songs that kids should be exposed to. Here are a few that were my favorites.
Della and the Dealer – Hoyt Axton
Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald – Gordon Lightfoot
El Paso – Marty Robbins
Take Me Home Country Roads – John Denver