Take a Lesson in Romance from Joe Diffie’s “John Deere Green” this Valentine’s Day

90’s country was full of life lessons.

Time marches on, if you drink, don’t drive, do the watermelon crawl, settle for a burger and grape sno-cone, the list goes on. But if there’s one lesson we can take from the Joe Diffie classic “John Deere Green” it’s…

Make sure you know what your woman likes.

It’s that time a year again when guys start running out at the last minute to find the perfect Valentine’s Day present for their girls. Roses, candy, jewelry… it’s the same thing every year. These days it’s hard for us guys to find something special, something unique, that we know a woman will like.

Well, unless you’re Billy Bob. Billy Bob knew exactly what Charlene liked. He even knew what color she wanted it in. And, despite the whole town telling Billy Bob that he should have used red when he painted Charlene’s name in that heart on the water tower, Billy Bob knew better. He used John Deere Green.

Things worked out pretty good for Billy Bob. He got the girl, he got a farm and 80 acres, and Charlene got a present that she can still see from her front yard.

All because Billy Bob knew what Charlene liked.

So guys, when you’re looking for something that will make her smile, don’t be afraid to think outside the box. And don’t worry about what everybody else in town is telling you. You know what looks good to her. And sometimes… it’s John Deere Green.

A beer bottle on a dock


A beer bottle on a dock