What’s on your iPod?

Lauren Arnold

Hawesville junior and SGA President-elect Billy Stephens likes different kinds of music, but he prefers country.

Stephens, who won the SGA presidential election last week, said he likes to listen to music when he’s studying, going out and driving.

“When I’m driving, I’m singing along with the music,” he said. “And when I’m studying, I always have my iPod turned on.”

The five most-played songs on his iPod:

Montgomery Gentry’s “Roll With Me” (2008)

“Freshman year of college was the first time I heard this song, and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since,” Stephens said.

He said it reminds him of small-town Kentucky and the people he has known in his hometown who have struggled and become better for it.

“Eddie Montgomery is from Kentucky, so it’s easy for me to relate to his music,” Stephens said.

He said he listens to this song when he wakes up in the morning, when he is showering and when he is getting ready to go out.

“I listen to it when I wake up,” Stephens said. “It makes me want to try harder to be the man I want to be.”

Garth Brooks’ “Callin’ Baton Rouge” (2000)

While Stephens doesn’t have any memories associated with this song, he said he loves it for a specific instrument featured in it.

“I just love the fiddle in there,” he said. “Any song with a fiddle is great.”

Eminem’s “Stan” (2000)

“He’s a lyrical genius,” Stephens said.

He said he likes the story within the song, and the ending is a surprise.

“Every time I hear it, I’m just like, ‘Damn,'” he said.

The Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” (1969)

Stephens said he loves this song because it makes him more grateful in life.

“It’s about how you go through life and realize not everything is necessary,” he said. “You’re more blessed than you previously thought.”

Bob Seger’s “Mainstreet” (1976)

Stephens first heard this song in middle school, and it makes him think of his dad, who attended WKU in the ‘70s and was a pool shark, he said.

“He was a pool shark, just hustling,” he said.