Insightful and meaningful. There is no doubt that deep feeling can come from the depths of sadness. But great feeling can also come from joy and the connections with others. And your comments about Country Western are right on point — but in a lighter vein: “What happens when you play a C&W song backwards? He gets his dog, his truck and his girl back!”
All music can elicit deep feelings — just try listening to Beethoven’s Ninth without feeling deep stirrings and emotions in your soul.
Thanks for keeping this door open!