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Terri Clark and Ashley McBryde “Better Things to Do”

Did you hear?

90’s Country Icon Terri Clark has a new project coming out called “Terri Clark: Take Two”, which is kind of a re-imagining of her greatest hits featuring some of the biggest female Country stars of today with her on some of her greatest hits.

Growing up on Country Music in the 90’s, Terri Clark was a staple on the radio, and hearing this made me all giddy.

She has teamed up with everyone from Lainey Wilson to Lauren Alaina to Ashley McBryde, and she just released her version of “Better Things to Do” featuring Ashley, who I love.

Check it out!

Cool, right?

I loved this song in Junior High, and full disclosure… I once dedicated this song on the local Country radio station in Henderson, TN to my first “boyfriend” who broke up with me because I was too annoying.

It went over like a turd in a punch bowl, but I made my point.

Oh, good times…

To be fair, 13-year-old me was kind of a weirdo, so I kind of get why he dropped me.

But still… rude.

“Terri Clark: Take Two” drops on May 31st, the same day that the Tom Petty Country tribute “Petty Country” comes out.

Needless to say, I’m pretty dang stoked!

The Best “Feel Good” Country Songs of All Time

It’s Janurary.

The most depressing time of the year, and this Polar Vortex thing or whatever deep freeze that is taking over the country doesn’t help.

So, how about a pick-me-up?

Ranker.com had fans vote on the best “feel good” country songs of all time.  Here are the Top 10 . . .

 

1.  “Friends in Low Places” by Garth Brooks.  (1990)

It’d be cool if Garth would put his videos on youtube, but whatever Garth. You do you.

But yeah, if you don’t sing along at the top of your lungs every time this song comes on, are you even Country?

 

 

2.  “Chicken Fried” by Zac Brown Band  (2008)

This was The Zac Brown Band’s first big hit, and it still brings a smile to my face, and makes me want fried chicken.

Then again, everything makes me want fried chicken.

 

3.  “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” by Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett  (2003)

Ahhh! I love this song. And Jimmy Buffett, may he rest in the big Margaritvaille in the sky. What a freaking legend.

 

4.  “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” by Brooks & Dunn  (1991)

This was THE jam in the early 90’s. I still know every word, even if I never mastered the line dance.

 

5.  “All My Ex’s Live in Texas” by George Strait  (1987)


If you don’t love George Strait, you’re unamerican. That is all.

 

6.  “Song of the South” by Alabama  (1988)

Same goes for Alabama. If you don’t celebrate their entire catalogue, you aren’t living your life right.

 

7.  “Where the Green Grass Grows” by Tim McGraw  (1998)

Definitely one of my favorites from Tim McGraw- reminds me of home. Man, I can’t wait to get back there someday for good… farm life is the best life. At least for me it is.
8.  “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem” by Kenny Chesney  (2002)

Kenny Chesney has no shortage of great beachy party songs. He also rocks the no shirt/cowboy hat look pretty dang well, which is also a pick-me-up in itself.

 

9.  “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” by Jake Owen  (2011)

This was THE Country song of 2011, and a career maker for Jake Owen. It’s still a Counry radio staple, and never gets old.

 

10.  “Life Is a Highway” by Rascal Flatts  (2006)

I’m honestly “meh” about Rascal Flatts and always have been (except for “Moving On- GREAT song), but they did do justice to the Tom Cochrane original “Life is a Highway” for the “Cars” movie soundtrack.

View the full list and rank away at https://www.ranker.com/list/best-feel-good-country-songs/ranker-music

 

I’m just shcoked my favorite isn’t up there.

I mean, come on.

Let’s Go Girls.

Lights my fire every time.

 

What is your favorite Country Feel Good song?

Wynonna Judd and Trisha Yearwood “Cry Myself to Sleep”

This made my weekend already!

So, yesterday, on “The Kelly Clarkson Show”,  Country legends Wynonna Judd and Trisha Yearwood performed The Judds classic “Cry Myself to Sleep” and it is absolue PERFECTION.


Wow, that completely exceeded my expectations. I mean, I knew it would be good, but that was next level.

I grew up a fan of The Judds and Trisha Yearwood, so this made my 90’s Country-loving heart happy.

If you haven’t checked out the “A Tribute to the Judds” album, you’re missing out on some seriously good stuff.

Find out more at https://www.wynonna.com/ and get the album at https://www.amazon.com/Tribute-Judds-Various-Artists/dp/B0CFZTRHJF