November 07, 2013 via Pepsi
Five Country Songs That Will Never Go Out of Style
Country music, like any other genre has experienced a ton of evolution over the years. While the foundations of simple melodies, beautiful voices and lyrics you can relate to all stand strong, the songs that play on country radio now are constantly pulling from other genres and using new influences to stay fresh. While we love all of the new artists and singers making names for themselves in Nashville and beyond, there are certain country songs that will never, ever go out of style. Here are our Top Five.
"Travelin' Soldier" Dixie Chicks
Got tears? Get ready for a healthy cry, this song taps into the emotions of missing someone you love. The Dixie Chicks tell a story about a solider and the "pretty little girl" he left behind.
"It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffet
This is the perfect anthem for all you ten-gallon cowboy hat wearing, pickup truck driving, honky-tonk frequenting gals and guys. Jackson and Buffet deliver a real pick me up with this song, especially after a long day at work. So have a seat, pop this song on the jukebox and get down!
“Friends In Low Places” Garth Brooks
Country music doesn’t care much for fancy parties and snobby attitudes. Garth Brooks’ iconic “Friends in Low Places” is all about stripping away all the extras that people get caught up with and getting down and dirty, country style. A good reminder for anyone when we start to lose sight of what’s really important: the party!
“This One's For The Girls” Martina McBride
Step 1: Read the title of this song; step 2: listen to the song; and step 3: after listening, realize the title pretty much tells you everything you need to know about what this song is about. Women have to deal with a lot of crap trying to make it in a man's world and this song is the perfect pick-me-up to keep on trucking no matter how many bad days come your way.
"Walking In Memphis" Lonestar
When Bruce Springsteen and Cher remake the same country song AND you can find that same song at your mom's favorite karaoke bar, that song is most deserving of the title "classic." Lonestar's version imbues a bit more of that country feel with its famed vibrato harmonizing and some acoustic instrumentals you won't find in the other renditions. So press play, gather your friends for a fun-filled sing along and move those feet just like the King.