The definition of the word “swagger” seems to have changed somewhat with a little help of today’s pop music and swagger is definitely not what it used to be.
From materialistic things, to flashy outfits or anyone who wears baggy jeans, the word swagger has been thrown around so often, it’s hard to know if you even want to have swagger anymore.
Countryswagger truly stands apart from the rest. Someone with countryswagger knows where they’re from and where they’re headed to next. They’re confident in their life and the decisions they make. They have an air about them, and when you’re in the vicinity of someone who happens to have it, you just know.
You feel it.
Countryswagger has the kind of attitude to make you want to succeed, and try again if you fail.
It’s the style you have, which is not just about the clothes you wear, but the way you wear it.
It’s being able to walk into a room and have all eyes on you, without you saying a word.
It’s the self-confidence you have in yourself, and the aura that surrounds you.
All these qualities combined create the very concept of what swagger is, or at least, what it should be.
So it makes you ask yourself; Do you have countryswagger?
You could say I wasn’t exactly “country” when I bought my first pair of boots. I was leaving home to Austin, Texas for college and got a pair just because I knew everyone else would have some. I don’t think I understood then what these boots were going to mean to me.
These boots have seen my cheer the Texas Longhorns to victory, and seen me with my head down when we lost.
They’ve seen unbelievable country concerts, everything Luke Bryan to the King, George Strait.
They’ve seen me two steppin’ across my favorite dance floor, and seen me walking along 6th street.
Boots are usually a good investment, and for good reason; they’ll last for years. My boots are going into their 6th year now, and they’ve got plenty of time left in them to make some more memories, and that’s why I got them in the first place.
But the memories I have with my boots won’t be the same as you with yours. Every pair of boots have a different meaning.
Maybe you have a torn, rugged, pair of boots means which means you work hard for a living, and that makes you proud.
Maybe you have boots with lots of crystals and rhinestones and that means you probably like the finer things in life.
Maybe you’re a first time father, and you have a pair of matching boots with your son, which means family is very important to you.
The annual celebration of our Independence Day is one of the bigger holidays throughout the year, with barbecues, beer, and fireworks galore, but the meaning somehow gets lost in the celebrating, not unlike Christmas and Easter where origins of the holiday get forgotten in the midst of presents and candy.
We are the land of the free, and the home of the brave. To some, those are just words sang before every baseball or football game, but for others, it means everything.
It stands for the men who fought for our freedom; past, present, and future.
It stands for the family and loved ones who have waited for them to come home.
It stands for the brothers who have fallen, and the ones who tried to save them.
So while this will be a happy weekend with the fireworks shows, parades , and good food, this is also a moment to learn and teach a history lesson of the birth of our nation. There’s a reason why we have the liberty and freedom to do what we love, like spending time with our families and having a beer with our hot dogs and burgers, and it’s because of what is arguably the most important day in American history: