This year, the world around us may have been out of tune and every note seemed out of place, but music kept us in harmony. Thank you to all of the artists, musicians and songwriters who kept the music playing this year.
These are the 23 songs that kept me grounded in 2023, my personal, most listened to favorites. You may or may not have heard these songs or even some of the artists. Some songs are newer than others, some may be all over the radio and some may not, but every one of them made a personal impression on me and have I found myself playing them daily, sometimes on repeat and truly taking the time to listen and not just let them play as distractions in the background of every day life.
Be sure to check out the artist websites, digital music sites and social media pages. Let them know you hear them and that you like what you hear. The gift of encouragement is the best gift you can give to an artist.
Thank you to these artists for consistently giving me a reason to listen and not just hear the music. I appreciate all of you.
1.) "The Basement" - Joseph Habedank
2.) "Good Morning Mercy" - Jason Crabb & Dylan Scott
3.) "Save the Roses" - Lee Brice
4.) "The Painter" - Cody Johnson
5.) "Rollercoaster (Forever and a Day)" - Brothers Osborne
6.) "Man on the Middle Cross" - Rhett Walker
7.) "Talking To Jesus" - Brandon Lake & Thomas Rhett
8.) "Things I Take for Granted" - Larry Fleet
9.) "Cab in a Solo" - Scotty McCreery
10.) "Five Dollar Bible" - Tony Jackson
11.) "Lift Me Up" - Darius Rucker
12.) "Road Dog" - Skip Ewing
13.) "Less Like Me" - Triumphant Quartet
14.) "All I Need to See" - Mitch Rossell
15.) "Have We Forgotten" - Darryl Worley
16.) "I Would If I Could" (Demo) - Skip Ewing & Dean Dillon
17.) "Nobody's Fault But Mine" - Travis Tritt
18.) "A Little Right Now" - Charles Esten
19.) "Amen" - Alana Springsteen
20.) "Mamaw's House" - Thomas Rhett & Morgan Wallen
21.) "Sunday's Comin'" - Zach Williams & Warren Peay
22.) "Jesus Is The Door" - Matt Winters
23.) "When I Get Where I'm Going" - Clint Brown & Sonya Isaacs