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    10 Songs That Prove Not All Country Music Is For Kids

    That's what she said.

    This past summer I was a nanny to a six-year-old girl: playing with her, taking her to do fun activities, and carting her around to her different camps. While driving we would switch from radio station to station, trying to find something appropriate for her young ears. Many times we would land on one of the local country music stations because they seemed the safest and most "family friendly" of the options. Little did I know some of these seemingly harmless tunes had underlying innuendoes that even I didn't want to hear. This made me question if country music—a staple of every backyard bar-b-que and pool party—should even be something we expose our children to. Should parents guard the country music they listen to just as much as they may guard rap and hip-hop that is so highly stereotyped to be inappropriate? Here is a short list of just a few of many songs we assume are appropriate for children but actually may change your mind about what should go into their ears.

    “The Fireman” by George Strait 1985

    "Friends in Low Places" by Garth Brooks 1989

    “Guacamole” by Texas Tornadoes 1992

    "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under" by Shania Twain 1995

    "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" by Trace Adkins 2005

    “Little White Lines” by Shooter Jennings (written by Waylon Jennings) 2006

    “Big Green Tractor” by Jason Aldean 2009

    “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” by Kip Moore 2011

    “Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line 2012

    “Follow Your Arrow” by Kacey Musgraves 2013

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    Much of the reason parents feel comfortable playing country music around their children is that children do not quite process lyrics as well as adults do. I reminisce back to when I was a child singing along to popular songs of the day—changing the words to what I thought they said and humming when I didn't even know the words. Like much of today's media parents filter things according to their parenting style so it is really up to them to determine what is appropriate and what is not for the children to listen to. But even so it is safe to say that country music is not always just a bunch of meaningless lyrics for all ages—but a genre that discusses familiar and sometimes uncomfortable subjects for adults.

    And now here is cute video of a child I found on Facebook....