Happy Friday, everyone! Here’s another Friday Five playlist from your biggest country fans over at National Country Review to start your weekend off right.
1. HomegrownÂ by Zac Brown Band
For a casual weekend hanging out in your hometown, this is the ideal song to kick up your feet and relax to.
2. Mama TriedÂ by Merle Haggard
No matter what shenanigans you get into this weekend, this song perfectly captures the facts: that you’re the only one to blame, because Mama tried.
3. Livin’ On LoveÂ by Alan Jackson
Alan Jackson perpetually steals our hearts with his songs, and this one is no different. It may not be the super upbeat dance song you were looking for, but it’s pretty darn hard to not tap your toes along to the beat.
4. Gypsy, Joe and MeÂ by Dolly Parton
A free-spirited, somewhat solemn, lesser known song by Dolly Parton brings an element of sweet sadness to this playlist, but is still irresistible because of Dolly’s spot on vocals against her cool musical backdrop.
5.Â He Stopped Loving Her TodayÂ by George Jones
Many consider this the perfect country song for a variety of reasons, and we choose to end this week’s Friday Five with it for that very reason. Enjoy some classic Jones with us.
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