Country Music Playlist

I am a huge country music fan. My love of country music started out because of my dad. Let me tell you a little story about my dad:

My dad grew up wanting to be a cowboy. Seriously. That was his dream. He has read every book that has been written by Louis L’Amour. Some of his favorite movies are:

- Quigley Down Under

- Lonesome Dove

- City Slickers

- The Man from Snowy River

- Legend of the Fall

- Dances with Wolves

- Last of the Mohicans

These are some of the family favorites. I’m sure my dad loves a lot of the oldies, but these are the ones I remember watching with him. I have seen each of these at least a handful of times. They are classics. Anyway, my dad loved westerns so much he decided to go on a cattle drive trip with his cousin, Taylor, in Wyoming, and try to become an actual “cowboy”. So, they hired a “cowboy”, got some horses, and headed out west. There are too many stories to mention on this trip, but the two big ones are:

- my dad woke up with a rattlesnake in his sleeping bag (they slept right outside, under the stars, like cowboys do) – fortunately walked away without a scratch

- Taylor was bucked off his horse, and broke his collarbone, and they had to end the week long trip 3 days early

It was pretty much just like “City Slickers”, but in real life.

cowboy

Living the “cowboy” dream

And from there my love of country music started to flourish. My dad and I started going to concerts, and when he dropped me off at school we would jam to Toby Keith or Alan Jackson. It was awesome.

On top of that my mom’s side of the family is from Kentucky. I probably don’t have to tell you much more than that, but just for fun. My great-grandaddy owned a farm. As kids we would go visit him and my great-granny. They would show us around the farm, and we would run around trying to catch lightning bugs. We would go on hayrides. It was awesome!

great grandaddy

Great-grandaddy teaching me about the farm. :)

But what I really love about country music is the stories that are told. I love lyrics, and listening to country music simply puts a smile on my face, and makes me want to kick up my boots. Which brings me to the fact that I love to dance, especially line dance!

So, with that, here is my playlist of some of my all time favorite country songs:

1. Born Country by Alabama

2. Where I Come From by Alan Jackson

3. Drive by Alan Jackson

4. If You’re Gonna Play in Texas by Alabama

5. Forever, and Ever Amen by Randy Travis

6. Check Yes or No by George Strait

7. It’s a Great Day to Be Alive by Travis Tritt

8. Honky Tonk Badonkadonk by Trace Adkins

9. Something Like That by Tim McGraw

10. One Boy, One Girl by Collin Raye

11. Meet in the Middle by Diamond Rio

12. Red Dirt Road by Brooks and Dunn

13. Born to Fly by Sara Evans

14. Why They Call It Falling by Leann Womack

15. She’s In Love With The Boy by Trisha Yearwood

16. Callin’ Baton Rouge by Garth Brooks

17. The Thunder Rolls by Garth Brooks

18. Mud On The Tires by Brad Paisley

19. She’s Everything by Brad Paisley

20. I Can Love You Better by Dixie Chicks

21. Travelin’ Soldier by Dixie Chicks

22. How Do You Like Me Now by Toby Keith

23. Keg in the Closet by Kenny Chesney

24. New Strings by Miranda Lambert

25. Fast Cars and Freedom by Rascal Flatts

The list could go on but I’ll stop there :) We may need a Country Music playlist Part II…

I tend to listen to my country music playlist the most in the summer, probably because country music makes me want to roll my windows down, and drive. :)

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