“I like country music,” said my friend, before giving me a look I see regularly after someone tells me they like country music. It’s defiance mixed with pride, and a good measure of trepidation. And not too soon after it comes, “It’s not boring, a lot of country music is quite upbeat, like rock!”, “Elvis was a country singer before he did rock”, “You like Johnny Cash? He’s country”. Then, songs are played and I get that sensation – Uh oh! Is my friend trying to convert me?