Jack Johnson
 

Jack Johnson

CNN Music & Art

 
Eddie Van Halen donates guitars to public schools
 

Eddie Van Halen

CNN Music & Art

 
Ben Harper takes on police shootings on latest album
 

Ben Harper

CNN Music & Art

 

March 2018 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 2018.

1. Timmy the Teeth – Blue Eyes
2. LANCO – Born to Love You
3. Caitlyn Smith – Contact High
4. Kassai Ashton – California, Missouri
5. Nikki Lane – Send the Sun
6. Sam Morrow – Quick Fix
7. Dan + Shay – Tequila
8. Chris Lane & Tori Kelly – Take Back Home the Girl
9. Kane Brown & Lauren Alaina – What Ifs
10. Ashton Shepherd – Where Country Grows
11. Jessie James Decker – Girl Like Me
12. Lee Brice – Rumor
13. Gary Allan – You Without Me
14. Gretchen Wilson – I Don’t Feel Like Loving You Today
15. Margo Price & Willie Nelson – Learning to Lose
16. Courtney Marie Andrews – May Your Kindness Remain
17. Sturgill Simpson – Oh Sarah
18. Clint Black – Desperado
19. Brooks & Dunn – I Fall
20. BlackHawk – Love and Gravity
21. Lonestar – Smile

 

Leave a Comment

*