Wednesday, March 30, 2011

41 Songs That Crossed My Mind As I Crossed The Country

A lot of songs kept crossing my mind during my two different 6,000-mile cross-country road trips during the last six months.

As Mugs (I was solo on the trips except for my English Bulldog) crossed the USA via four different routes, we were able to put places and landscapes with a lot of songs I’ve heard over the years.Route%2066%20copy

Below are YouTube and other links to just 41 songs that came to mind, in no particular geographic order (enjoy) :

Bobby Bare 500 Miles Away From Home

Emmylou Harris Boulder to Birmingham

Josh Ritter Idaho

Pam Tillis Maybe It Was Memphis

Collin Raye Little Rock

Merle Haggard’s Vietnam War anthem Okie from Muskogee

George Strait’s Amarillo By Morning

Ruby Jane Smith Beautiful You, Happy Me and Valentine

Jon Bon Jovi’s Santa Fe

Glenn Campbell By The Time I Get To Phoenix

Gary Puckett & Union Gap (WA) Over You

Bobby Bare Detroit City

Asleep at the Wheel Route 66

Garth Brooks Beaches of Cheyenne

Dan Seals Everything That Glitters

Marie Osmond and Dan Seals Meet Me In Montana

John Denver Country Roads

Dwight Yoakum Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Come Come Ye Saints

John Denver Rocky Mountain High

Tim McGraw Telluride

Judy Collins Someday Soon

Dave Loggins Please Come To Boston

Chris LeDoux Take Me Back To Old Wyoming

Sawyer Brown Six Days On The Road

Elvis Presley Blue Moon Over Kentucky

Sissel Shenandoah

Blackwater Union Missouri Song

Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard Poncho & Lefty

Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys

Anne Murray Tennessee Waltz

Roger Miller Hot Rod Lincoln

Dar Williams Iowa

R. Dean Taylor Indiana Wants Me

Nanci Griffith Deadwood, South Dakota

Kansas Carry On My Wayward Son

Alvin Youngblood Hart Illinois Blues

Gillian Welch Look At Miss Ohio

R.Carlos Nakai & Peter Kater Nez Perse Flight Song

Mormon Tabernacle Choir God Bless America

Scott Ainsle Bull City Blues

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