Tennessee Whiskey

Last night as I was watching the Grammy Awards, I saw Chris Stapleton’s performance and instantly my favourite song by him started to play in my brain. 

Unlike most people, after my heartbreak, I found it truly challenging to be able to listen to break up songs (unless they were by John Mayer). When I heard Tennessee Whiskey for the first time I didn’t become sad about my heart break, but I became hopeful about love for the future. Every work that Stapleton articulated didn’t represent my former love of heartbreak but it allowed me to envision a different kind of love that I could experience. That’s the beauty of music; you can always find a song to identify with in every case and for every feeling and that is the greatest gift that we have in song.

 

Almost Over You

I haven’t always been a Jessie James Decker fan music wise, however, this song from her new album Southern Girl City Lights is an amazing one. Almost Over You is a country love song performed by Decker and fellow country musician, Randy Houser. Throughout dealing with my breakup, I have found myself listening to this song quite a bit. The combination of Decker and Houser’s voices make this song such a masterpiece, and paints colour with the lyrics. Whether or not your heart is broken, this is a song worth listening to.

 

Blue Ain’t Your Colour

Blue Ain’t Your Colour is a country song by artist Keith Urban. Its a slow song about a man who is looking at a girl who has lost her soul due to a boy who failed to treat her right. Its a beautiful song overall. I really enjoy listening to this song while travelling on the bus. Hope you enjoy it too!

 

Like a Wrecking Ball

I cannot stop listening to this song…and laughing while I listen to it. Like A Wrecking Ball is a song performed by country musician Eric Church. This song is about a man who has been on the road for a music tour and has not seen his wife in a while and cannot wait to get home to do the nasty with her. The lyrics provide the most entertaining description of a man in sexual frustration and a man that is exceptionally committed to his wife. Its a cute song but also has very blunt lyrics which make it an even more entertaining listen.

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Dirt Road Anthem

If there is one thing that 90% of people who know me know about me, it defiently has to be that I do not like country music that much. The whiny sound that occasionally accompanies the voice is never my cup of tea, however, lately (due to the fault of some of the people I like to call friends) I have started to indulge once in a while in a few select country tunes (generally sans whiny voice).

Dirt Road Anthem is a song by country musician James Aldean that is simply an ode to the basic country life that most country lovin’ people have come to enjoy. I really do love the course of the song; it feels so sentimental. I just feel like I’ve lost that connection to the country life I once/never knew and I need to somehow build a reconnection with it.