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May 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.

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… May 2016.

1. Old Dominion – Snapback
2. Brett Eldredge – Drunk on Your Love
3. Kelsea Ballerini – Dibs
4. Taylor Swift – Mine
5. Florida Georgia Line – Confession
6. The Mavericks – Pardon Me
7. Charles Kelley – Lonely Girl
8. Morgan Myles – What You Do to Me
9. Jennifer Nettles – Unlove You
10. Sam Riggs – Second Hand Smoke (Acoustic)
11. Trick Pony – Hard Rain Soft Kisses (Acoustic)
12. Chandler Stephens & Kane Brown – Can’t Stop Love
13. Thomas Rhett – The Day You Stop Lookin’ Back
14. Randy Houser – Little Bit Older
15. Hunter Hayes – I Mean You
16. Emerson Drive – I Should Be Sleeping
17. Maddie & Tae – Shut Up and Fish
18. Faith Hill – Sunshine and Summertime
19. Denny Lile – Meet Me By the River
20. Steep Canyon Rangers – Simple is Me
21. Kyle Park – Fit For the King
22. Chuck Wicks – She’s Gone
23. Sara Evans – Tonight

 

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