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May 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… May 2017.

1) LANCO – Greatest Love Story
2) Big & Rich – California
3) Florida Georgia Line & Backstreet Boys – God, Your Mama, And Me
4) Luke Combs – Hurricane
5) Justin Moore – Somebody Else Will
6) Chris Lane – For Her
7) Glen Campbell – Everybody’s Talkin’
8) Kacey Musgraves – The Wurlitzer Prize (Live)
9) Holly Macve – No One Has the Answers
10) Nikki Lane – Forever Lasts Forever
11) Carly Pearce – Every Little Thing
12) Joey Feek – Nothing to Remember
13) Yola Carter – Home
14) Drake White – Makin’ Me Look Good Again
15) Ryan Upchurch – Summer Love
16) Trent Harmon – There’s a Girl
17) Walker Hayes – You Broke Up With Me
18) Kenny Chesney – Big Star
19) Jon Langston – Right Girl Wrong Time
20) Locash – The Fighters
21) Morgan Wallen – The Way I Talk
22) JB and the Moonshine Band – Mixtape


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