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2 Powerful Country Songs About Changing Your Life

(Lyrics) 'Here's to the Strong, Thanks to the Brave, Don't Give Up Hope Some People Change' - Some People Change by Montgomery Gentry

Against all odds you've done the bravest thing many people can't or won't do; you've mustered up the courage to change your life.

You did it not because you were trying to impress anyone or because you expected anything for changing, but solely because you decided it was time to live your authentic life.

Have you made choices throughout your life that you're not very proud of? Perhaps you've fallen into the pit of addiction, or you've hurt those you love the most with your words and actions. As the lyrics in Montgomery Gentry's song say, 'against all odds, against the grain, love finds a way, some people change'.

Maybe your change involves the brave and difficult choice of leaving an abusive relationship, or one that was simply wrong for you. No matter your story, your courage to better your life is celebrated in two very powerful country songs; 'Some People Change' by Montgomery Gentry and 'Changed' by Rascal Flatts.

Be sure to listen to both of the songs featured below; they celebrate the honest courage it takes to change, and the words and music are a moving anthem that honor any major changes you've bravely faced in your life.

'Some People Change' by Montgomery Gentry - For Full on Inspiration and Pure Celebration! (Lyrics) 'As she fills her glass up, she'd love to kill that bottle...

You'll Find Montgomery Gentry's Song 'Some People Change' on their 2006 Album of the Same Name

'Changed' by Rascal Flatts - (Lyrics) 'The things I’ve done, Man, that was not me, I wish that I could take it all back

If your changed life involves a long hard road to truth and self discovery, then 'Changed' by Rascal Flatts may be your song.

(Lyrics) I got off track, I made mistakes, Back slid my way into that place where souls get lost

Accepting responsibility for our own actions is probably one of the most difficult aspects of life, especially if we've hurt a lot of people along the way.

The inspirational message delivered in Rascal Flatts' song 'Changed' talks about a person who walked away from his past with his eyes wide open. He could finally see where he was going, and was no longer the man he used to be.

The lyrics continue as he acknowledges how his life had been off track, and really wishes he could take back all of his mistakes.

The song closes with him being at a place in his heart where the deepest level of change can grow; he's beginning to forgive himself.

It's the forgiveness of self that is, without a doubt, the hardest thing to do. Before we get to a place where we can self-forgive, we need to make it right with those we've hurt. Our journey of change is about putting things right so that we can be gifted something that may have been illusive our entire life...a measure of inner peace.

'Changed' by Rascal Flatts - (Lyrics) I'm changed for the better, More smiles, Less bitter, I'm even starting to forgive myself

You'll Find 'Changed' by Rascal Flatts on their 2012 Album of the Same Name

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Barbara Tremblay Cipak (author) from Toronto, Canada on March 04, 2015:

Thanks Kristen, haven't signed up yet, but hopefully this spring I'll get to it!

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on March 04, 2015:

Great post on two awe-inspiring songs about changes for your love. I love Montgomery Gentry. I hope you've kicked butt in your yoga class, if you've signed up, Barbara. Voted up!

Barbara Tremblay Cipak (author) from Toronto, Canada on October 27, 2014:

lol, thank you, I'll bet the Country Artists would appreciate that too

Giovanna from UK on October 27, 2014:

You re so turning me on to country music. Great songs! Enjoyed them. Great theme for an article too.

Barbara Tremblay Cipak (author) from Toronto, Canada on September 18, 2014:

@mumsgather - so true, the right song can do wonders for the soul

mumsgather on September 18, 2014:

I love how you manage to find all these songs with inspirational messages for life. I think that listening to songs are really mood lifting. The right one will do wonders to inspire or lift you when you are down.

Barbara Tremblay Cipak (author) from Toronto, Canada on September 11, 2014:

@smine27, awe, you have us here, glad music could help a little

Shinichi Mine from Tokyo, Japan on September 11, 2014:

These songs are absolutely inspiring. Just what I needed as I was a bit down today. Thanks!

Barbara Tremblay Cipak (author) from Toronto, Canada on September 08, 2014:

@mbgphoto - thank you, I find myself hunting for them constantly :)

Mary Beth Granger from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA on September 08, 2014:

I love your pages on country music. I am always discovering new songs to love! Thanks.

Barbara Tremblay Cipak (author) from Toronto, Canada on September 03, 2014:

@favored thank you

Fay Favored from USA on September 02, 2014:

Haven't heard these songs. Thanks for sharing them and their message.

Barbara Tremblay Cipak (author) from Toronto, Canada on September 02, 2014:

@sylvestermouse, thanks again and well said 'allow people to change and become renewed' - very nice

Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on September 02, 2014:

Both songs carry a powerful message. People can change and we all need to be ready to accept those changes and allow people to become renewed. Not just ourselves, but everyone. You already know I love Rascal Flatts and that is truly a remarkable song for a country music band to release, especially in today's "correct" environment. Makes me love them even more!

Excellent reviews Brite-Ideas :)

Barbara Tremblay Cipak (author) from Toronto, Canada on September 01, 2014:

Thanks Robin :)

Barbara Tremblay Cipak (author) from Toronto, Canada on September 01, 2014:

I'll have to go listen to that one too, thank you :)

Robin from USA on September 01, 2014:

Timely topic for me and many others. Great Hub!

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on September 01, 2014:

Things Change by Tim McGraw came to mind as I was reading your article...it's a powerhouse song of how change can alter our lives, for the better. I like your two choices also! :)

Barbara Tremblay Cipak (author) from Toronto, Canada on September 01, 2014:

@DrBill, thank you for that. Your philosophy is a peaceful one to choose, 'being about change and second chances'.

William Leverne Smith from Hollister, MO on September 01, 2014:

I've always been about change, and second chances. Love your ability to build these songs together around a theme. Thanks for sharing! ;-)

Barbara Tremblay Cipak (author) from Toronto, Canada on September 01, 2014:

@Nancy - and congratulations to you for Lens of the Day on Squidoo (before our big transfer!) - Thanks again for kind words of support my friend.

Barbara Tremblay Cipak (author) from Toronto, Canada on September 01, 2014:

@WannaBWriter, those are some great friends you have. That hand up by a good friend is usually all the lift we need. Glad you found strength after that too; takes a lot of effort to change our life or situation and when we finally do it can be so freeing!

Barbara Tremblay Cipak (author) from Toronto, Canada on September 01, 2014:

@fpherj48 thank you, so true about the stories and messages, they jump out every time in C&W don't they

Nancy Carol Brown Hardin from Las Vegas, NV on September 01, 2014:

Another fabulous story, that ties country songs with the stories of our lives. But then, that's what country songs are based on and why they are so popular. Good work my friend, but you always do good work!

Barbara Radisavljevic from Templeton, CA on September 01, 2014:

Change is always hard. Sometimes we can feel trapped in a situation and feel as though we have no power to change. I needed a little help from my friends who pulled me far enough out of the hole I was in to climb the rest of the way out myself.

Suzie from Carson City on September 01, 2014:

I do enjoy C&W music and have my favorite artists. Have always thought that the "stories" & messages" within C&W tunes are always so real and honest. Inspiration can be found through music in general.

The songs you have shared with us are perfect examples!...Up+++

Barbara Tremblay Cipak (author) from Toronto, Canada on September 01, 2014:

@billybuc, thanks for listening and commenting on the music! Especially those who may not be tried and true country fans (not that you aren't, just saying, in case! lol)

Barbara Tremblay Cipak (author) from Toronto, Canada on September 01, 2014:

@Smine27 thanks kindly and I always enjoy your posts online as well

Barbara Tremblay Cipak (author) from Toronto, Canada on September 01, 2014:

@Merrci, thank you - even though many people have different faiths or no particular faith, the words and message sure apply to life don't they

Barbara Tremblay Cipak (author) from Toronto, Canada on September 01, 2014:

@JustAskSusan thanks, the lyrics sure make these songs

Barbara Tremblay Cipak (author) from Toronto, Canada on September 01, 2014:

@bravewarrior I couldn't agree more. I've used the 'common denominator' scenario with my grown kids to help them see that perhaps the person in their situation who needs to change is them - and of course, I do it for myself too! Thanks for the thoughtful comment.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 01, 2014:

As you know, I love this series. Music is a powerful force...it certainly has been in my life. Thanks for this trip down Memory Lane.

Shinichi Mine from Tokyo, Japan on September 01, 2014:

What can I say. This was really an awesome post.

Merry Citarella from Oregon's Southern Coast on September 01, 2014:

Wow Brite-Ideas, both songs are wonderful. The video for the Montgomery Gentry one is so touching. It still surprises me when I hear musicians include their faith in their music. Makes me very proud of them. Excellent review!

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on September 01, 2014:

I can totally relate to the Rascal Flatts song Changed. I enjoyed listening to both of the songs.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on September 01, 2014:

Barbara, the first step in making a change is recognizing that we are in control. We got ourselves in our messes and we can get ourselves out. Whenever life wasn't going my way I'd ask myself, "what's the common factor here?" The answer was always, "me". At that point we need to accept responsibility for our actions and make the necessary adjustments to change the situation.

Excellent post!