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November 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.

JN Swanson

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… November 2016.

1. Lee Greenwood – God Bless the U.S.A.
2. Waylon Jennings – Good Ol’ Boys
3. Alabama – Song of the South
4. Merle Haggard – The Fightin’ Side of Me
5. Chris LeDoux & Toby Keith – Copenhagen
6. The Charlie Daniels Band – Simple Man
7. Glen Campbell – Rhinestone Cowboy
8. Dottie West – Last Time I Saw Him
9. Loretta Lynn – Rated “X”
10. Barbara Mandrell – (If Loving You is Wrong) I Don’t Want to Be Right
11. Patsy Cline – Walkin’ After Midnight
12. T.G. Sheppard – Slow Burn
13. Moe Bandy – Cowboys Ain’t Supposed to Cry
14. Ronnie Milsap – Smoky Mountain Rain
15. John Anderson – She Sure Got Away With My Heart
16. The Oak Ridge Boys – I Wish You Could Have Turned My Head (And Left My Heart Alone)
17. Vern Gosdin – This Ain’t My First Rodeo
18. Conway Twitty – You’ve Never Been This Far Before
19. Buck Owens – Love’s Gonna Live Here
20. Hank Snow – I’ve Been Everywhere
21. Ernest Tubb – Waltz Across Texas
22. Clay Blaker – Goin’ Home to Texas
23. Darrell McCall – After Texas
24. Ray Price – For the Good Times
25. Floyd Cramer – I Can’t Stop Loving You
26. Johnny Paycheck – Old Violin


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