If you are in need of some advice about friends, relationships, or change, turn on the radio and listen for a bit. You are guaranteed to hear a line that will relate to your life or current situation, offering words of encouragement or wisdom. Myself, being a lover of all music, country especially, have resorted to song lyrics for hope and comfort a time or two. With you, I would like to share the best lessons I have learned from country radio.

1. Carrie Underwood showed us the best methods for revenge.

"...I dug my key into the side of his pretty little souped-up four-wheel drive, carved my name into his leather seats, I took a Louisville slugger to both head lights, I slashed a hole in all four tires..."

2. And how to put an end to an abusive relationship.

"...Jenny slipped something in his Tennessee whiskey no law man was ever gonna find, and how he died is still a mystery, but he hit a woman for the very last time..."

3. Montgomery Gentry encouraged us to be more appreciative of where we come from.

"Don't you dare go running down, my little town where I grew up and I won't cuss your city lights..."

4. Dierks Bentley broke down the difference between boys and girls.

"...it's different for girls when their hearts get broke, they can't tape it back together with a whiskey and Coke, they don't take someone home and act like it's nothing..."

5. Miranda Lambert revealed the truth about getting over someone.

"...they say I'll be OK, but I'm not going to ever get over you..."

6. Sam Hunt hit us with the hard facts about small town breakups.

"...you've gotta move or move on when you break up in a small town..."

7. Cole Swindle reminded the boys how to treat a girl.

"...and tell her that you love her, even when she makes you mad, and remember boys, no matter what you make it work, you want her need and her and fight to keep her, let her know you know what you have..."

8. Florida Georgia Line taught us how to apologize the right way.

"...but if I told you I loved you, would it make you want to stay? I'm sorry for the way I hurt you and making you walk away, and if I wrote you a love song and sang it to you every day, would it ever be enough to make you wanna come back home and stay? Would it make you, make you, wanna stay?"

9. Rascal Flatts told us the best way to spend our summer nights.

"...now fellas, you better watch your step, don't let them teeny french bikinis make you loose your breath, back to the ladies, ya'll keep doing ya'lls thing..."

10. Taylor Swift informed us about being 15 years old.

"...'cause when you're fifteen and somebody tells you they love you, you're gonna believe them, and when you're fifteen feeling like there's nothing to figure out but count to ten, take it in, this is life before you know who you're gonna be..."

Most country songs have a powerful or intriguing message behind the catchy chorus. Actually think about the lyrics of the song you're listening to the next time you're blaring your speakers. You may gain insight or inspiration, searching no further than that song that has been stuck in your head all day.

XO & best wishes,

Ashley Rose Corbin