I keep my Christmas lights on, on my front porch all year long
And I know all the words to every Tanya Tucker song
I'm not much of a fan of country music, but this gleeful, boot-stompin' song makes me want to find a real fun-lovin' redneck woman of my own. Shoot, it almost makes me want to *be* a redneck woman myself. Drinking beer at the local honky tonk, buying cheap lingerie, hell yeah, life don't get no better than that.
Seriously, it's a fun song, both to listen to and to sing along to in Karaoke Revolution. But I'm afraid it's based on a pickup truck full of lies. In an Entertainment Weekly interview, Tanya Tucker herself calls Gretchen Wilson on it:
Hey, she's lying out her ass. I asked her to sing me one of my songs the other day, and she didn't know a damn word of it!
Now I'm sure this was meant good-naturedly; after all, they did the interview together and Tanya admitted she was thrilled to be mentioned. Still, it makes me think twice about my own redneck woman plans. Is it really all it's cracked up to be? Just what else is she lying about? How long do you *really* keep your Christmas lights out, Ms. Wilson?