This song is my life’s anthem. The closer I live it, the happier I am.
For years, I had the words
accidents and inspiration lead you to your destination taped above the back of my bedroom door. I still believe it. I’ll always believe it.
Or you could be the one who take the long way home Roll down you window, turn off your phone See your life as a gift from the great unknown And your task is to receive it
As MCC sings in a different song with a similar message, don’t be late for your life. It’s a reminder to never forget what’s most important in the crush of the everyday.
Of all the songs I’ve posted, I really hope you like this one. Enjoy.
One of the saddest songs of heartbreak, primarily because after all their time together, neither’s heart was broken by the split.
When she’s gone, you won’t miss her…
Good country melancholy at its best.
If you’ve followed this blog even a little, you know how I love Mary Chapin Carpenter. I’ve already sprinkled half a dozen of my favorite MCC songs throughout this list. But I haven’t scratched the surface of her brilliance.
For this week, I’m featuring seven of the best from my favorite troubadour. And this is in no way a promise not to feature additional MCC songs later. Narrowing this list to seven was brutal. MCC has a way of describing life and life in a way that slips under my skin.
First up, a more recent tune about the loveliness of solitude.
I like the sound of silence coming on
I come around when everyone has gone…
Does anybody remember this on by a singer named Sylvia?
I always loved this song, even when I was too young to understand it. Now that I now who “Nobody” is, I love it even more.
Lacy J Dalton’s ode to 16th Avenue to the famous street on Music Row, home to Nashville’s country music publishing avenue.
It’s a tribute to all the dreamers, to those who write and sing the soundtracks of our lives.
God bless the boys who make the noise on 16th Avenue
If you’ve ever loved a country song, it likely started here, on 16th Avenue.
I’m not an 80’s lady, but that doesn’t matter. This song (and video) is a perfect distillation of the bittersweet pleasure of reminiscing with your oldest and best friends.
If you don’t tear up at the last scene in this video, you don’t have a heart.
I loved this song by Dierks Bentley the first time I heard and haven’t changed my opinion. Put it on and dance around your kitchen.
This is a brand new song off Sara Bareilles’
Amidst the Chaos album, and I can’t get it out of my head. I love the music, and I love the message of female empowerment.
What you didn’t do to bury me But you didn’t know I was a goddamn seed
If you haven’t heard this one yet, you’re in for a treat.
For Mother’s Day, I dedicate one of my mom’s favorite Eagles songs to her. Thanks for all you do, Mom!