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July 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… July 2017.

1. Chris Stapleton – Broken Halos
2. Luke Bryan – To the Moon and Back
3. Jason Aldean – Any Ol’ Barstool
4. Carrie Underwood – Church Bells
5. Blake Shelton – Every Time I Hear That Song
6. Cole Swindell – You Should Be Here
7. Brett Young – Mercy
8. Miranda Lambert & Anderson East – Pushin’ Time
9. Eric Church – Round Here Buzz
10. Dierks Bentley – Why Do I Feel
11. Keith Urban – Only You Can Love Me This Way
12. Old Dominion – No Such Thing as a Broken Heart
13. Brother Osborne – It Ain’t My Fault
14. Eli Young Band – Never Again
15. Kelsea Ballerini – Yeah Boy
16. Faith Hill – Let’s Go to Vegas
17. Nikki Lane – Jackpot
18. Maren Morris – Once
19. Brad Paisley – Today
20. Garth Brooks – Ask Me How I Know
21. Alan Jackson – Gone Crazy
22. George Strait – Let’s Fall to Pieces Together
23. Toby Keith – Love Me if You Can


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