A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "Dirt" by Florida Georgia Line is a classic country song about love and loss, work and family. This mild ballad has one strong word ("damned") and a mention of whiskey. The video features an old man narrating at a funeral for his wife, talking about their life spent side-by-side in a rural town.
What's the story?
DIRT is a meandering country ballad from Florida Georgia Line's sophomore album. The sentimental track -- which rose to the top of the country charts -- describes "dirt" as something they've built their entire lives on, as it's been the foundation of their rural upbringing and the "cornfields" and "whiskey bonfires" and a blue-eyed girl in muddy blue jeans they've met along the way.
Is it any good?
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about symbolism. Do you think "dirt" represents something more than its literal meaning? Can you think of other examples of symbolism in music, books, or movies?
Do you know any couples that have been together their entire lives? What are some of the things you've noticed about their relationship? What does "commitment" mean to you?