Here in alphabetical order are my top country music choices for 2011:
BILLY CURRINGTON Let Me Down Easy
Love Done Gone
BLAKE SHELTON Honey Bee - A song very memorable for me from 2011. It was played at my wedding as my husband and I walked together as husband and wife in June.
God Gave Me You
BRAD PAISLEY f/ALABAMA Old Alabama- This is one of those songs that I believe will be timeless. A popular newer artist paired with older legends.
Remind Me - I like this song because it tells the story of how over the years love changes. Just because the fire dwindles does not mean love is still not there and that the desire has died. Love still remains as the couple hopes for the fire to rekindle.
CARRIE UNDERWOOD Mama’s Song- Another song that played after the wedding since we did not do the whole usher thing this time.
CHRIS YOUNG Tomorrow- I like this song because it tells a story of two people who cannot make their love work but who cannot walk away from the passion they share together. The pledge ia made that tomorrow will be the day to walk away.
DARIUS RUCKER This
DAVID NAIL Let It Rain
EASTON CORBIN I Can’t Love You Back
ELI YOUNG BAND Crazy Girl
ERIC CHURCH Homeboy - The lyrics of this song tells a powerful story that is sadly what often happens to our youth once they think they are grown and know it all.
Drink in my hand- Catchy lyrics are found in this song making it super.
GEORGE STRAIT The Breath You Take- These lyrics make you stop and think about what is really important in your life.
Here For A Good Time
JAKE OWEN Barefoot Blue Jean Night- Reminds me of life in a small country town.
JASON ALDEAN Dirt Road Anthem - A great song first made popular by Colt Ford whose version I like just a bit better but I felt Aldean did a good job with it. I can relate to this song very well about taking a trip down memory lane.
My Kinda Party
Feat: KELLY CLARKSON Don’t You Wanna Stay
JERROD NIEMANN One More Drinkin’ Song- This song is funny and has some very catchy get stuck in your head lyrics. It is easy to learn and sing along to.
What Do You Want- This song tells the story of a lover trying to deal with the contact they are having with an ex lover.
JOSH TURNER I Wouldn’t Be A Man
JUSTIN MOORE Bait a Hook- One of my favorites because I can kind of relate to.
KENNY CHESNEY Somewhere With You- I heard this song requested one night on the radio and the request still remains in my mind every time I hear it. The man was a trucker and he said the song did not exactly relate but that he was thinking of his wife and how he wished he could be home with her.
Feat: Grace Potter You And Tequila - One of my favorites of the year because I like the lyrics to the song so much. My favorite line is the "it is your favorite sin that will do you in" a statement that is so very true.
LADY ANTEBELLUM Just A Kiss
LUKE BRYAN Someone Else Calling You Baby
Country Girl (Shake It For Me)- A song request we had for the wedding but decided to skip on LOL.
MIRANDA LAMBERT Baggage Claim
RASCAL FLATTS Why Wait
I Won’t Let Go- Played at our wedding reception.
REBA Turn On The Radio
RODNEY ATKINS Farmer’s Daughter
Take A Back Road- I am a country girl at heart and love taking the back roads as compared to busy streets. There is no song that relates better the ease of a stroll down a back road.
RONNIE DUNN Bleed Red- A song that to me speaks about equality.
SARA EVANS A Little Bit Stronger- A song which speaks the truth about breaking up and moving on. Each day no matter who you are you will get "a little bit stronger."
STEVE HOLY Love Don’t Run
SUGARLAND Stuck Like Glue - This was one that had to grow on me but once it did I love it! I also like the video that goes with this song.
SUNNY SWEENEY From A Table Away- A song that takes me back to riding home after work with my cousin Lisa after of 2nd shift job as masters of the custodial arts.
TAYLOR SWIFT Back To December
THE BAND PERRY You Lie- It may be bad to say but this song brings one person to my mind who I will not call out by name. I am sure they know who they are. The thing is you learn from your past mistakes and make different choices with your future to avoid the same relapse of effects.
THE JANEDEAR GIRLS Wildflower- I am country and can relate to some of this song.
THOMPSON SQUARE Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not- This is a fun song to sing along with. I love the lyrics and laugh when they talk about planning their wedding all out in the middle of June from the cake to the honeymoon because my husband and I did this to experience a bit of a blooper with the cake. No biggie there was no tears shed, no friendships lost, and in fact it made the day more memorable.
I Got You
TIM MCGRAW Felt Good On My Lips
TOBY KEITH Made In America- Reminds me how much times have changed and takes me back to when the words "Made in America" was spoken with pride and honor.
ZAC BROWN BAND Colder Weather- Another song we used to listen to on the way home from our jobs. We discussed the meaning of this one. Lisa had found somewhere that critics say the song relates to drugs but for me it relates to a man who has a restless spirit and just cannot stay in one place too long despite the love he has for a woman he has left behind.
Feat: ALAN JACKSON As She’s Walking Away
Feat: JIMMY BUFFETT Knee Deep
Some music I was singing along to other than country music included:
- Moves Like Jaggar
- 5'O Clock
- Without You
- Pumped up Kicks
- Sexy and I Know It
- We Found Love
- The One that Got Away
- Someone Like You
- Rolling In The Deep
- Party Rock Athem
- Not Over You
- Love You Like a Love Song
- Super Bass
- Mr. Know It All
- Give Me Everything
Here in the same order are my top television series choices:
- Criminal Minds
- Flash Point
- In Plain Sight
- Necessary Roughness
- Sons of Anarcy
- Stalked Someone is Watching
- The Mentalist
My Favorite Movie of 2011 like years in the past was Transformers Dark of the Moon.