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February 2017 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.

In 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… February 2017.

1. Little Big Town – Better Man
2. Tim McGraw – My Best Friend
3. Brett Young – In Case You Didn’t Know
4. Brandy Clark & Dwight Yoakam – Hold My Hand
5. Lonestar – Tequila Talkin’
6. Margo Price – Four Years of Chances
7. Lauren Alaina – Road Less Traveled
8. Eric Church – Drink in My Hand
9. Billy Currington – Do I Make You Wanna
10. Taylor Swift – Sparks Fly
11. Gretchen Wilson – Redneck Woman
12. Garth Brooks – Do What You Gotta Do
13. Shane Owens – Country Boy Can
14. George Strait – If I Know Me
15. Brad Paisley – We Danced
16. Diamond Rio – Night is Fallin’ in My Heart
17. Dixie Chicks – Tonight the Heartache’s on Me
18. Ronnie Dunn – She Don’t Honky Tonk No More
19. Caitlyn Smith – Do You Think About Me
20. Sam Outlaw – Ghost Town
21. Zac Brown Band – I’ll Be Your Man (Song For a Daughter)


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