Best Song Ever

Note: The Title of this Post has Nothing to Do With the One Direction Song… Though I do Enjoy that Song.

Those of you who’ve followed my blog for a while (or maybe not… I’m pretty sure I mention it every day) know that I am a true blue native Texan.


I am very proud of my Texas heritage and I love pretty much everything about the Lone Star State.  Unique, beautiful, and Southern, with a rich and diverse history, what’s not to love?

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Every one of these images depicts a land that is very near and dear to my heart and that will always be home to me.  As much as I love Texas, however, a very significant part of my heart also beats across the Atlantic Ocean.

In Scotland.

Recently, my sister and I have been talking about returning to our ancestors’ homeland (well, one of them – we’re also Welsh and French and German and Irish, but we have quite a bit of Scottish blood on both sides, and I inherited my curly hair from my Scottish great-grandfather, so we just go with it), so Scotland has been on both of our minds for a while now.  That being said, last night, I was browsing iTunes and I searched for songs with the keyword, “Scotland.”

That’s how I discovered the song “Scotland” by Jessie Lee Cates.  It’s a country song… as in Texas country music… about SCOTLAND.

As a Texan, I should probably also mention that I have a distinct fondness for country music.

Well, it turns out that Miss Cates is from Tennessee, but you know, we Texans like Tennessee country just fine.

Anyway, “Scotland” is a fun, catchy tune about a Southern girl with Scottish heritage who longs to visit her homeland that she’s never seen “to learn about life when her granddaddy’s granddaddy played the bagpipes.”  I.  Love.  This.  Song.  I love everything about it.  I’m Texan by birth, but Scottish (somewhat) by blood.  I love both lands with all my heart, and I feel like when I return to Scotland (hopefully this summer), a part of me will feel like I’m going home.

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Long story short, if you love country music and/or Scotland, go check out the song “Scotland” by Jessie Lee Cates.  I can not stop listening to it.