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September 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.

Country Art

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 2016.

1. Kenny Chesney & P!nk – Setting the World on Fire
2. David Nail – Fighter
3. Caitlyn Smith – Before You Called Me Baby
4. Billy Currington – It Don’t Hurt Like it Used To
5. Brad Paisley & Demi Lovato – Without a Fight
6. Florida Georgia Line – H.O.L.Y.
7. Vince Gill – Down to My Last Bad Habit
8. Old Dominion – Song For Another Time
9. Casey Donahew – Kiss Me
10. Justin Moore – Kinda Don’t Care
11. Little Big Town – Leavin’ in Your Eyes
12. Jake Owen – If He Ain’t Gonna Love You
13. Haley & Michaels – Drinking About You
14. Brett Eldredge – Wanna Be That Song
15. Native Run – Asking For a Friend
16. Ashley Monroe – Winning Streak
17. Dustin Lynch – Seein’ Red
18. Aaron Lewis – That Ain’t Country
19. Mark Chesnutt – Oughta Miss Me By Now
20. Gary Allan – Do You Wish it Was Me?
21. Luke Bell – Sometimes
22. Wheeler Walker Jr. – Fuck You Bitch


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