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September 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… September 2017.

1. Ryan Griffin – Woulda Left Me Too
2. Mike Ryan – New Hometown
3. Ashley McBryde – A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega
4. Brett Eldredge – No Stopping You
5. Dustin Lynch – Love Me or Leave Me Alone
6. Chris Hillman – Wildflowers
7. Mickey Guyton – Nice Things
8. Kenny Chesney – All the Pretty Girls
9. Big & Rich – Turns Me On
10. Luke Combs – When it Rains it Pours
11. Kane Brown – Ain’t No Stopping Us Now
12. Vince Gill & Little Big Town – Take Me Down
13. Deana Carter – Michelangelo Sky
14. Dixie Chicks – Ready to Run
15. Lonestar – No News
16. Tim McGraw – Don’t Take the Girl
17. Martina McBride – Happy Girl
18. Sammy Kershaw – Love of My Life
19. Waylon Jennings – Pretend I Never Happened
20. Moe Bandy – I Just Started Hatin’ Cheatin’ Songs Today
21. Loretta Lynn & Willie Nelson – Lay Me Down
22. Kris Kristofferson – Turpentine

 

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