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Happy birthday to Country Music legend Alan Jackson who celebrates his 56th birthday today. In honor of his remarkable career, we’ve compiled the top 8 songs that defined his career over the years. What’s your favorite Alan Jackson hit? Leave us a comment.

8. “Chattahoochee” 

This song is a fun look back at times and coming of age experiences that are universal for nearly everyone.

7. “Drive (For Daddy Gene)”

The title song and second single from ‘Drive’ told yet another simple, story we can all relate to, with Alan looking back on beautiful memories with his father.

6. “It’s Five O’ Clock Somewhere”
The song is simple. It’s okay to have a drink anytime of the day!

5. “Little Bitty”

‘Little Bitty’ is another simple song that talks about the everyday joys of the simple life.

4. “Here in the Real World”

After his first single failed, the title song and second single from his debut album rocketed to No. 3 in the country charts.

3. “Gone Country”

Tons of industry folk flocked to Nashville in the 90s to cash in on the Country Music craze. This song is a satire of those people including a struggling country singer.

2. “Remember When” 

Jackson again uses his own life experiences and turns them into songs his fans can truly relate to.

1. “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)”

He debuted this single live at the CMA Awards to a standing ovation. The release became not only a No. 1 hit, but one of the greatest career-defining moments of his career.

It’s the drink that tells a story in countless country songs. Whether you’re in love, angry at some boy, or ready for a night of partying, here are 9 songs made for people who love whiskey.

1. ‘Whiskey Lullaby,’ Brad Paisley

2. ‘Round Here,’ Florida Georgia Line

3. ‘Burnin’ It Down,’ Jason Aldean

4. ‘Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound,’ Hank Williams, Jr

5. ‘Jack Daniels,‘ Eric Church

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQm4loeXc20

6. ‘Sunshine and Whiskey,’ Frankie Ballard

7. ‘You Don’t Know Jack,’ Luke Bryan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wg21S_mRqg

8. ‘You Ain’t Worth The Whiskey,’ Cole Swindell,

9. ‘Jack Daniels,’ Miranda Lambert

Florida Georgia Line rocked it out on the Today Show this morning performing their #1 hit “Dirt.”

Before kicking off the show, the duo talked about the two most important things in their lives, their fiancés and their dogs, along with their undeniable longtime friendship.

“We met each other in college and kind of hit it off and became best friends,” said Tyler Hubbard.

Congrats boys! With a friendship like that it’s no wonder they’ve come so far. Watch their live performance and full interview below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmXIoMILLM0

It’s time for a Throwback Thursday. Here’s a look at the #1’s from the Country Music Charts on this day October 2 from 2000-2004.

October 2, 2000

1. Jo Dee Messina – That’s The Way

October 2, 2001

2. Cyndi Thomson – What I Really Meant To Say

October 2, 2002

3. Tracy Byrd – Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo

October 2, 2003

4. Dierks Bentley – What Was I Thinking?

October 2, 2004

5. Keith Urban – Days Go By

 


Carrie Underwood is back with “Something In The Water,” the latest single off her upcoming Greatest Hits Album produced by Mark Bright.
Underwood, who wrote this song along with Chris DeStefano, and Brett James  says. “It’s joyous! I can’t help but smile when I hear it. I hope it has the same effect on everyone who listens to it.”

We agree, this song is pure, classic Carrie -the perfect mix of stunning vocals and a catchy melody. Take a listen to Carrie Underwood’s brand new single “Something In The Water.”

Let us know your thoughts on the single in the comments below!

 

A decade after auditioning for American Idol Carrie Underwood revealed on the Today Show that she will be releasing a greatest hits album “Decade #1” on December 9.

The album will be a selection from her 18 #1 singles along with new material. “Something In The Water” will be the first single off the album with a digital release on Monday September 29.

“‘Something in the Water’ is so inspirational,” Carrie says. “It’s joyous! I can’t help but smile when I hear it. I hope it has the same effect on everyone who listens to it.”

Congrats Carrie! In honor of this accomplishment, we’ve compiled a list of her top 5 greatest live performances. Enjoy!

1. “Alone” (live from American Idol 2005)

2. ” I Know You Won’t ” (live at The People’s Choice Awards 2009)

3. “Blown Away” (Live At The CMA Awards 2012)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi_aKZmo-WM

4. “Before He Cheats” (Blown Away Live Tour)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_Qgm3kMIgo

5. “How Great Thou Art” Featuring Vince Gill ( Live At The CMA Awards 2011)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLLMzr3PFgk

 


The weekend is here! Whether you’re heading to your favorite pub for happy hour, dancing the night away at the local saloon, or staying in with the girls for ice cream and a movie, we all need that one song to kick things in gear. Here are 10 Country Girl anthems to jumpstart your weekend.

1. I Feel Like A Woman – Shania Twain

Yes, it’s a little more on the Country Pop side, but you can’t deny this song is the greatest guilty pleasure of any Country Girl. Party on.


2. Miranda Lambert – Somethin’ Bad ft. Carrie Underwood.

These girls are a forced to be reckoned with. When they come together, all men head towards the hills.


3. Dolly Parton – Dumb Blonde.

This dumb blonde ain’t nobody’s fool. Here’s a classic from the legend Dolly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m_OvYkoyeE


4. Martina McBride – This One’s For The Girls

Yeah we’re all the same inside, from 1 to 99. Tell it Martina!


5. Gretchen Wilson – Redneck Woman

Some weekends you’re just too worked up to get all cute and nice. Your inner Gretchen Wilson must be released.


6. Miranda Lambert – Platinum

What doesn’t kill you, only makes you blonder. What’s not to love about “Platinum?”


7. Dixie Chicks – Ready To Run

After a long week, what’s all this talk about love? It’s Friday, and you don’t want to hear it. The Dixie Chicks lay it down perfectly with one.


8. Kellie Pickler – Tough

Maybe you’re mad at your parents, a boyfriend, or your boss? Hold your head up. you ain’t never been nothing but tough.


9. Carrie Underwood – Good Girl

To all the “good girls” out there, don’t be so blind this weekend! Listen to your inner Carrie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZN9UpEwFQE


10. LeAnn Rimes – One Way Ticket

And if you’re taking a road trip with the girls, get this hit on your playlist now!

What are your Country Girl anthems? Leave your picks in the comments below.