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December 2016 Country Mix

Some call country music simple. But those people have small minds. If your soul runs deep – there’s a spot for a fiddle to reverberate. Steel guitars are tuned to tug at heartstrings. Real emotion is attached to the lyrics of down home sound. From the sadness of a Hank Williams tearjerker to George Strait’s salt of the earth catalog of songs – country music loads life on a hayride and hits every bump. Sometimes you hoot and holler, sometimes you just need a hug.

jack sculptureIn addition to the monthly journal-style playlists, I also make a country mix. The rules are just a little different: 1) The mix must fit in a 120 minute CD. 2) A band, musician and/or song must only be used once every six months. In addition, I make a cover for each CD featuring Cowboy Artists of America Hall of Famer Jack Swanson. His art is fully in-sync with the rhythm and emotion in these playlists. In sharing this part of my life with you, my hope is that you will comment on songs on these playlists that move you, and maybe you’ll be inspired to make this a habit, too. If so, please use the comment box below each post to share your CD with us. Of course, feel free to make up your own rules as you go. Now let’s get to it… December 2016.

1. Jamey Johnson – She’s All Lady
2. Kip Moore – My Baby’s Gone (Live)
3. Lonesome River Band – Thunder and Lightning
4. Michael Ray – Think a Little Less
5. Ruthie Collins – Dear Dolly
6. The Honeycutters – 90 Miles (The Tennessee Song)
7. Alison Krauss & Union Station – Could You Lie
8. Faith Hill – Boy
9. Martina McBride – Where Would You Be
10. Deana Carter – Absence of the Heart
11. Mindy McCready – Long, Long Time
12. Rick Trevino – She Can’t Say I Didn’t Cry
13. Daryle Singletary – Love You With the Lights On
14. Lonestar – Walking in Memphis
15. Diamond Rio – Unbelievable
16. High Valley – She’s With Me
17. Robert Earl Keen – Feelin’ Good Again (Live)
18. RaeLynn – Diamonds
19. Tucker Beathard – Rock On
20. JoSMITH – Old School Groove
21. Seth Ennis – Woke Up in Nashville
22. Whitney Rose – My Boots


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