I have finally come to terms with the fact that I will never be a bonafide Southern Belle; it doesn’t matter how many times I’m called a real peach, or how many times I’ve started casually dropping ‘y’all’ into casual conversation like the poser I never wanted to be, I know I’m not one or will I ever be. Darn.
What I do have, however, is imagination; I’m wearing my favourite Daisy Dukes, got 650 AM WSM on full blast and Liptons iced tea chilling in the fridge because let’s be honest making it from scratch is a massive faff. I don’t have the drawl or the boots or the tan, but sat in the bank holiday sun, balcony doors wide open watching the sun beam down on people while they dodge the resident seagulls, life is good and just for a little while I can pretend to be Country.
Click on the image above to go straight to my current country playlist, but here are the tracks below. Naturally there are some cheesy classics, but who doesn’t love a bit of Dolly or Billy Ray?
Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton
Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Ray Cyrus
Church Bells – Carrie Underwood
Before He Cheats – Carrie Underwood
American Honey – Lady Antebellum
9-5 – Dolly Parton
My Church – Maren Morris
H.O.L.Y – Florida Georgia Line
Strip It Down – Luke Bryan
Parachute – Chris Stapleton
Fine – Kacey Musgraves
Accidentally on Purpose – The Shires
Slow Burn – Kacey Musgraves
God’s Country – Blake Shelton
Good Girl – Carrie Underwood
Kiss My Country Ass – Blake Shelton
Choctaw County Affair – Carrie Underwood