Award-winning music writer Chrissie Dickinson joins us from Chicago with a pedigree too long to list, but you can read all about her at www.chrissiedickinson.com. She’ll be contributing monthly playlists of her favorite tunes for your enjoyment. Please let us know what you think!
The best country and Americana artists are masters at blending sparkling melodies, sing-along choruses, and great storytelling. It’s the kind of music that provides the perfect soundtrack for a rich and rewarding day, whether you’re puttering around the house on a Sunday afternoon, practicing your Pilates or kicking back in a comfortable chair with a glass of Chablis.
Here’s fun and a relaxing playlist that spans several decades, from Lynn Anderson’s 1970 country-pop hit “Rose Garden” to peak period Dwight Yoakam to new work from country-folk favorite Mary Chapin Carpenter. These selections feature gentle but compelling grooves and memorable vocals that resonate long after the final track.
Lucinda Williams “Passionate Kisses.”
Rick Nelson “Garden Party.”
Johnny Cash & June Carter “Jackson.”
Dwight Yoakam “A Thousand Miles From Nowhere.”
Chris Stapleton “Traveller.”
Rosanne Cash “Seven Year Ache.”
Mary Chapin Carpenter “Something Tamed Something Wild.”
Willie Nelson “On the Road Again.”
Linda Ronstadt “Blue Bayou.”
Steve Earle & Shawn Colvin “You Were On My Mind.”
Lynn Anderson “Rose Garden.”
Richard & Linda Thompson “Dimming of the Day.”