As the great Martin Luther King Jr. once said:
“No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”
This country was built by hardworking men and women, the foundations we stand on today are because of the hard work that each generation has contributed and continues to grow. Though Labor Day has passed, the spirit of appreciation for the laborers of our great country shouldn’t be forgotten and should still be appreciated.
Country music always appreciates the working man and woman; it has always been a part of the genre. We have great music like “Hard Workin’ Man” by Brooks and Dunn, “Amarillo By Morning” by George Strait, “Blowin’ Smoke” by Kacey Musgraves to only name a few. Country music knows how to appreciate laborers; the prospect of hard work has been a part of us since the early days of Country.
Cowboys, farm life, trucking and such has inspired so many singers to come up with great songs about it. There is no denying it when it comes to how country music appreciates hard work.
“9 to 5” A Battle Song for the Working Class
There are so many great country songs about the working class or working hard but none is more recognizable than the classic “9 to 5” by the queen of country Dolly Parton.
Perhaps even the song of a generation, “9 to 5” speaks to almost everyone especially the women working class since it did push the issue of women inequity in the male dominated workplace. Along with that, the lyrics simply rings true for everyone in one way or another.
Listen to Dolly’s awesome classic “9 to 5” and take the motivation you need to keep on workin’ hard.