Folks hereabouts hold a rip-roaring bull-busting Country & Western theme night of music, dancing and dress-up two Thursday’s a month. Here are a few personal observations about what it means to be Country & Western in Elko.
For example, when I asked a fellow dancer “What music do you like?” She looked at me a bit strangely and responded, “Both sorts…country AND western!” Okey, dokey then.
Word in this area is that, if you play any Country and Western record backwards, your wife returns to you, your dog comes back to life, and you get out of prison.
Two music lovers were being held hostage and both were going to be shot. One of them was a local country music lover and the other an out-of-town city slicker that enjoyed all kinds of music. Before they were shot they were asked for one last request before they died. The country music lover said, “I would like to listen to Achy Breaky Heart’ fifty times in a row.” The city slicker said, “Please, shoot me first.”
Rejected Country-Western Song Titles: 1) The Trailer Sure Seems Lonely Now That You and Our Nine Kids Are Gone 2) You Can Take the Boy Outta the Country, but You Can’t Take the Bullets Outta That City-Boy Who Just Cut Me Off with His Mercedes Actual Country and Western Song Titles: 1) When I’m alone, I’m in bad company. 2) I may fall again, but I’ll never get up this slow.