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March 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… March 2017.

1. Rascal Flatts – Yours if You Want It
2. Lady Antebellum – You Look Good
3. Easton Corbin – A Girl Like You
4. Thomas Rhett – Star of the Show
5. Eli Young Band – Skin & Bones
6. Josh Turner – Where the Girls Are
7. Dustin Lynch – Small Town Boy
8. Brett Eldredge – Somethin’ I’m Good At
9. Kane Brown – It Turns Me On
10. Devin Dawson – All on Me
11. Cole Taylor – Cold Beer
12. Wheeler Walker Jr. – Beer, Weed, Cooches
13. Ryan Griffin – Back Seats & Burnt CDs
14. Aaron Watson – Texas Lullaby
15. Sara Evans – Cheatin’
16. Alison Krauss & Union Station – Crazy As Me
17. Martina McBride – Wrong Again
18. Deana Carter – Atlanta & Birmingham
19. Tony Bennett & Faith Hill – The Way You Look Tonight
20. Mindy McCready – Over and Over
21. Jamey Johnson – Angel
22. The Wood Brothers – I Got Loaded (Live)


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