Thursday, July 03, 2008
Looking around this afternoon, I found that AOL has released a list of the Top 10 Patriotic Country Songs (click above to play them.) The list is amazingly pretty well put together.
Sometimes overlooked, "Arlington" by Trace Adkins makes the list. What incredibly powerful song. I was so glad to see it on their list, as well as Billy Ray Cyrus' "Some Gave All," one of the best songs he ever recorded, and again, gets looked over at times.
Now, Johnny Cash's "Ragged Old Flag" makes the list at #9. Come on, this classic deserves a higher rating without a doubt. The well overplayed "God Bless the USA" makes the list at #1, a great patriotic song deserving of the top spot, however, how many times can we really play this song. Goodness.
Take a read at the link below, and get your MP3 player ready for July 4th by listening to the clips and download the songs of the full list above.
Also, if you rather pick-up a CD, there is a new Patriotic Country CD out from that group of albums. This is the 3rd in the set. A portion of the proceeds from album sales go to Our Military Kids. 17 tracks include songs like Kenny Chesney's "A Lot of Things Different," "If I Don't Make It Back by Tracy Lawrence, "The Last of A Dying Breed" by Neal McCoy, and more. This one can be found in stores and online along with the other 2 from the series of releases. Patriotic Country 1 & 2 are available for download.