How to tell if he’s country

I just saw a commercial about the Country Music Awards on Wednesday night and said to my wife, “How many Country Music Awards shows are there?”
That’s not a knock on country music. It just seems like every time I turn around there’s an awards.
The mention of country music brings back a sweet memory of my daughter at about 5 years old. She’s now 37.
We were watching TV one day and Randy Travis came on. “He’s country,” Greta said.
I knew she never before saw Randy Travis, so I asked her, ”What makes you think he’s country?”
“Look,” she said, “he has a lip like the top of Gumby’s head.”
If you know the animated character Gumby, you know Greta had a point. Think Elvis.
Ever since, “Gumby Lip” has been part of our family’s lexicon as a description for all country musical artists.
Well, the guys anyway.

Ed Ackerman