Sweet Lemon Country Music Playlist

I spend a good majority of my free time listening to music, searching for new music, seeing live music, writing about music, and thinking about music. It is more than just a part of my everyday life, it is a part of me. Unfortunately, however, I am not talented in music in any way other than having a good ear for it. Due to this restriction, I am forced to work a normal, real-life, adult, day job in what basically sums up to Pharmaceutical Marketing.

Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t mean to downplay my job by complaining about being an adult. It’s not my job’s fault I’m suddenly an adult, and the job has its perks. For one, a lot of time spent on my computer at a desk allows me to explore and listen to music during my normal work hours of 7:30am to 5:30pm. The job also requires a lot of travel, thus, bringing me to my point. This week the job has brought me to good old Music City, USA. Otherwise known as, Nashville (or that new show on ABC Family with Hayden Panettiere in it).

Sweet Lemon Country Music Playlist

Just merely being in this city is fascinating for someone who loves music as much as I do. It is all around, on every corner and in every crevice of this town. The history of Country Music in this city runs as deep as the locals’ accents. Don’t be mistaken friends, Country Music is not just for Southerners anymore. Yes, I see all of you New Yorkers listening to country music on your Spotify.

Thanks to a quick work trip to Nashville, and maybe a slight obsession with the TV show, I was inspired to compile some of my favorite country music for your exploration.

The Cowboy in Me – Tim McGraw
What’s not to like about Tim McGraw? The cowboy hat alone is enough to make you fall in love with just one look. I have loved Tim McGraw since I was in elementary school, and I will always love Tim McGraw.

Undermine – Charles Esten & Hayden Panettiere
This one is an original from the show Nashville. The first time I heard it I fell in love and listened to it on repeat for weeks. Who knew Hayden Panettiere could sing? She continues to surprise me every week. I cannot wait to see what else they come up with on this show.

Brass Buttons – Gram Parsons
Here’s some good, classic, Country for you. Boyfriend got me hooked on Mr. Parsons, and though I had thought I was not a classic Country music fan, as it turned out I was. Gram Parsons is a good place to start if you are looking to get into more classic country.

In the heart of Music City, where I can hear the honkytonks blaring on Broadway St. from my hotel window, this playlist could not be more appropriate. Now all I need is a celebrity encounter with Juliette Barnes and Rayna James (Nashville reference). Yee-haw!


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