Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Country music is full of great songs that motivate and inspire those who listen to what it's trying to say. We thought we'd put together a list of 10 country music songs that inspire and motivate us. Feel free to leave comments with your own! What songs give you that will to keep going, that extra nudge when you need it? Maybe the song that helps you will help someone else so please share.

10.) "It's a Great Day to Be Alive" - Travis Tritt

       "And it's a great day to be alive
        I know the sun's still shinin' when I close my eyes
        There's some hard times in the neighborhood
        But why can't everyday be just this good?"

9.) "If You're Going Through Hell" - Rodney Atkins

"If you're goin' through hell keep on going
 Don't slow down if you're scared don't show it
 You might get out before the devil even knows you're there
 When you're goin' through hell keep on movin'
 Face that fire walk right through it
 You might get out before the devil even knows you're there"

8.) "Love is Stronger" - Jason Crabb

"You kept faith when you didn't have a prayer 
 Found hope when it wasn't even there 
 Up against the impossible you just wouldn't back down
 You kept fighting. 
 That heavy cross you carried 
 Ain't weighin' you down any longer
 Life is tough, but love is stronger. "

7.) "Did I Make a Difference?" - The Oak Ridge Boys

"Did I make a difference in somebody’s life?
  What hurts did I heal?What wrongs did I right?
 Did I raise my voice in defence of the truth?
 Did I lend my hand to the destitute?
 When my race is run, when my song is sung,
 Will I have to wonder
 Did I make a difference?"

6.) "If It Gets You Where You Wanna Go" - Steve Holy (also cut by Dallas Smith)

"If you wanna go back, if you wanna move on
 If you wanna get lost, if you wanna go home
 If there's a will then there's a way to get there
 If you wanna stay close, if you wanna go far
 Go on ahead and follow your heart
 One thing I know is we're all going somewhere."

5.) "Ordinary Angels" - Tate Stevens (Also cut by Craig Morgan and Karyn Williams)

"When the mountain that you're climbing seems so tall
 And the battle that you're fighting makes you feel so all alone,
 It doesn't mean you're on your own.
 Cause when you need it most,
 The world is full of ordinary angels."

4.) "I Hope You Dance" - Lee Ann Womack

"I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean,
 Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,
 Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance, 
 And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance. 
 Dance....I hope you dance."

3.) "Stand" - Rascal Flatts

"'Cause when push comes to shove
 You taste what you're made of
 You might bend, 'til you break
 'Cause it's all you can take
 On your knees you look up
 Decide you've had enough
 You get mad, you get strong
 Wipe your hands, shake it off
 Then you stand,
 Then you stand"

2.) "Wine Into Water" - T. Graham Brown

"Tonight, I'm as low as any man can go
 I'm down and I can't fall much farther
 And once upon a time, You turned the water into wine
 And now, on my knees, I'm turning to You, Father
 Could You help me turn the wine back into water?"

1.) "Believe" - Brooks and Dunn

"I raise my hands, bow my head
I'm finding more and more truth in the words written in red
They tell me that there's more to life than just what i can see
I can't quote the book
The chapter or the verse
You can't tell me it all ends
In a slow ride in a hearse
You know I'm more and more convinced
The longer that i live
Yeah, this can't be, no this can't be
No, this can't be all there is."

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