2019 was a great year for music with songs of all shapes and sizes making people smile. There was Blanco Brown making us laugh trying to do the "Git Up", Luke Combs making country music history setting records every time you turned around, the Ladies of Country rockin' the CMA's, Reba showing us that she's still as "Fancy" now as ever, Ashley McBryde showing off her "One Night Standards". Garth Brooks showing up at the local "Dive Bar" in neighborhoods around the country, Eric Church KILLING it at Nissan Stadium singing whatever he wanted from A to Z, Matt Kennon reliving life in a "Damn Small Town", we were "Killin' Time" with Clint Black all over again 30 years later and Tanya Tucker released her first album in years and scores multiple Grammy nods ... I could go on and on. It's definitely been a year to remember.
I've listened to so much music this year that my ears will still be ringing at the end of 2020. When it comes to favorites, there were a lot that I liked, but there was a select handful that I truly can say that I loved and that stayed with me. I found these songs playing on my playlist more than most.
I thought I'd share them with you in no particular order. If you haven't heard of a song, please take a listen online and connect with the artist to let them know you liked it. Kick off their 2020 with some positive feedback. I'm sure they'd appreciate it.
"My One and Only Weakness" - Cash Creek
"The Father, My Son and the Holy Ghost" - Craig Morgan
"You Should Be Here with Me" - James Wesley
"One Night Standards" - Ashley McBryde
"They Don't Make Love Like That No More" - Kyle Jennings
"A Breath Away" - Dean Alexander
"Try Saying Goodbye" - John King
"Love is Stronger" - Matt Kennon
"No Stone Unturned" - Randy Houser
"Even Though I'm Leaving" - Luke Combs
"Heartache Medication" - Jon Pardi
"Remember You Young" - Thomas Rhett
"Drowning" - Chris Young
"Nothin' On You" - Cody Johnson
"Thank You Baby" - Ray Scott
"God and Country Music" - George Strait
'The Ones That Didn't Make It Back Home" - Justin Moore
"Between the Stones and Jones" - Dustin Sonnier