This Thanksgiving we are all thankful for our family, friends, and the many blessings in our lives. One of those blessings that we share across the board is the ability to wake up and have NashvilleGab as an outlet to write about our favorite artists and get to know the country music fans that make the genre so great!
This Thanksgiving we want to share little pieces of us, including the songs on our playlists for which we are thankful and why these particular tracks make such deep impacts on us. We hope you give these a listen and the words touch you in some way too!
Randy Travis “Forever and Ever, Amen”
Way back in the day when my husband Mark and I were dating he told me that it reminded him of how he felt about us. He’s not the romantic type so it’s definitely in the top three romantic things he’s ever said to me. Now 22 years later, anytime I hear the song it makes me smile.
Tim McGraw “My Little Girl”
Tim McGraw’s “My Little Girl” also gets to me because it’s my ringtone for my daughter who is graduating this year.
Don Williams “Lord I Hope This Day Is Good”
It supplies a variety of memories of my childhood filled with the my mother. Those memories have become a treasure that I simply could never replace. The song’s message is a daily reminder we all go through things but let’s hope for the best.
Shenandoah “Somewhere In The Vicinity of the Heart”
This is another song that takes me back. The song carries such a smooth melody. It enables me to get lost in the sound and drift to a time when all was right in my world.
Cassadee Pope “I Am Invincible”
Cassadee’s current single immediately came to me because the three words “I Am Invincible” cross my mind on days when I feel anything but. Everybody needs a powerful anthem sung by an inspirational artist, and Cassadee provides that in a time when females in country music need it most. It also came at a pretty great time for me on a personal level and I seek strength in the lyrics sung by one of my favorite people.
Jo Dee Messina “Need You Now” (Plumb cover)
On the exact other end of the spectrum is the vulnerable “Need You Now” that another of my favorite humans, Jo Dee, has made her own as of late. Covering Plumb’s more upbeat take on the song that begs for help from above, Jo Dee creates a powerful ballad of intense weakness and helplessness. Lately, I have found myself seeking solace in the message and a reminder that I’m not alone, even when I feel otherwise.
Gary Allan “Life Ain’t Always Beautiful”
Rascal Flatts “I’m Movin’ On”
Rascal Flatts was the first country concert I ever went to and the reason I fell in love with country music.
What songs make you thankful? Let us know by leaving a comment below or tweeting us @NashvilleGab!