Music has been a passion of mine ever since I was a little girl. And I could never stick to just one genre. My parents had a pretty eclectic taste which I thank them for letting me experience every day. From Conway Twitty with my dad to Hootie and The Blow Fish with my mom, I was always singing. And I think the best part of loving music the way I do is the feeling I get when I hear that one song that makes me feel something. I think you know what I mean…

The one place my heart will forever belong is with country music. Our favorite classic country hits will always bring about feelings of happiness, laughter, sadness, or the need for a stiff drink. When it comes to today’s country, I can honestly say that I am proud of all the new talent we are seeing. There are a few of today’s artists that really know how to evoke emotion and tell a special story through their music.

It may be safe to say that I am easily excited by a great country tune. What I look for in a great country song is this: I want to feel the emotion you put into it; I want to relate to the story you are telling; I want to tap my foot along with the beat because it’s catchy. The best part about country music is that, no matter who you are, there will be at least one song that will make you feel something. It may be different for everyone, but it will happen. This is not easy to accomplish today.

I guess I should explain a little. So here are some of my favorite country songs that make me feel something every single time I hear them.

  • 1

    'Drunk On Your Love'

    Brett Eldredge
    1. The first time I heard this song, I got the chills. I can’t tell you why, but I instantly fell in love with it. The beat made me smile and want to dance. I think about the feeling of new love which is like no other. I was already a huge Brett fan because I love his voice, and the way it comes across in this song was incredible to me. Brett is a silly guy to begin with so after falling in love with the song, I watched the video and that really did it for me. His talent and creativity is fantastic and shows through this song and video.
  • 2

    'Die A Happy Man'

    Thomas Rhett
    1. This song is pretty much the words every girl wants to hear. It portrays everything a girl imagines in a guy. It’s the song to make you swoon. It’s one of those songs that the guys need to take notes on.
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    'Dibs'

    Kelsea Ballerini
    1. Every time this song comes on I am instantly transformed into a professional singer/dancer. The volume goes up and I am jamming out. It is about taking the initiative to go after the guy you want. It is about women empowerment. Ladies, it’s basically about marking your territory! I think we can all relate to that.
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    'I Won't Let Go'

    Rascal Flatts
    1. These three talented guys can always make you feel something. This song is about being there for someone through the hardest times in their life. It is a tough one for me. My great grandmother passed away the morning of my high school graduation and (I can’t explain why or how) this song played on my way to and from the hospital. Years later I still curl up into a ball of tears every time I hear it. I feel like it was her way of telling me that she would always be right by my side and I wouldn’t have to walk through life without her.