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September 2014 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… September 2014.

1. Sturgill Simpson – The Promise
2. Shooter Jennings – She Thinks I Still Care
3. John Michael Montgomery – (Everytime I Fall) It Breaks Her Heart
4. Dixie Chicks – Loving Arms
5. Sunny Sweeney & Will Hoge – My Bed
6. Taylor Swift – Tim McGraw
7. Tyler Farr – A Guy Walks Into a Bar
8. Big & Rich – Brand New Buzz
9. Joel Crouse – Oh Juliet
10. Ben Miller Band – I Got Another One
11. Josh Abbott Band – Hangin’ Around
12. Brinley Addington – Sliding Over
13. Maddie & Tae – Girl in a Country Song
14. Shania Twain – Don’t Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)
15. Tim Hicks – Just Like You
16. Rick Trevino – Running Out of Reasons to Run
17. Clint Black – Summer’s Comin’
18. Rosanne Cash – Seven Year Ache
19. Hal Ketchum – Someplace Far Away
20. Pistol Annies – Bad Example
21. Sweetwater Rain – Tailspin
22. Gary Allan – Watching Airplanes
23. Stoney LaRue – Love You For Loving Me


One Comment

  1. Michelle says:

    Love the new album by Brinley Addington. I first saw him when he played at Chris Youngs fan club party during CMA fest and lived his country sound. Would love to see a feature on him. Thanks! :). Michelle

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