Listening

Sharing a new song we discovered or a favorite from our music collection every Friday.

East Bound and Down by Jake Owen

East Bound and Down—This Friday’s Song

This Friday's song is a cover of Jerry Reed's "East Bound and Down" performed by Jake Owen. This 1977 tune from Smokey and the Bandit has always been a favorite of mine.
Bye Mom by Chris Janson

This Friday’s Song — Bye Mom

For all the mothers that I know and, especially, for each of the amazing mothers I have been blessed to have in my life, this Friday's song is "Bye Mom" by Chris Janson. Hope you enjoy it!
Things You Can't Live Without by Chris Janson with Travis Tritt

This Friday’s Song — Things You Can’t Live Without

I am celebrating my birthday this weekend and this rocking country tune not only brought back memories of my younger days in Texas, but says a lot about knowing that the simple things that bring you joy are what you should focus on. I am celebrating my birthday this weekend and this rocking country tune not only brought back memories of my younger days in Texas, but says a lot about knowing that the simple things that bring you joy are what you should focus on.
'Til You Can't by Cody Johnson

‘Til You Can’t — This Friday’s Song

This Friday's song is “ ’Til You Can’t”  by Cody Johnson. It just hit #1 on the country radio charts last week. It's an up-tempo traditional country piece with a strong emotional theme.
Shot Glass by Russell King Banner

Shot Glass — This Friday’s Song

This Friday's song is "Shot Glass" by Russell King. This is the title track from his debut full-length album that was just released. His traditional style brought back memories of my time in Houston learning to two step, making some friends, and being smitten by more than one Texas cowgirl.
Death Row by Thomas Rhett

Death Row by Thomas Rhett — This Friday’s Song

This Friday's Song is "Death Row" by Thomas Rhett. The song features Tyler Hubbard and Russell Dickerson. I thought it was a great example of how American country music can tell a story, touch your heart, and make you think.
In the Air Tonight by Phil Collins

In the Air Tonight — This Friday’s Song

Continuing to listen to 80s tracks. This Friday's Song is "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins. I had moved to Houston the year before this was released and this brought back a lot of memories.
Morning Has Broken

Morning Has Broken — This Friday’s Song

This Friday's Song is "Morning Has Broken" by Yusof / Cat Stevens. My wife streamed this song last week and it brought back a lot of memories. Steven's music reflected much about my generation as we came of age.
Cover of Piano Man by Billy Joel

Piano Man — This Friday’s Song

This Friday's song is "Piano Man" by Billy Joel. When the song was released in 1973, I was a sophomore in college at CW Post on Long Island. "Piano Man" hit the airwaves in NY pretty big and it made me a Billy Joe fan.
Sing Me Back Home by Don Williams

Sing Me Back Home — This Friday’s Song

This Friday's song is Sing Me Back Home, a cover of the 1967 Merle Haggard hit performed by Don Williams. Williams has been favorite of mine since I lived in Texas 'back in my younger days.' Hope you enjoy!