Inspirational Country Music Songs: Zac Brown Band’s Day That I Die. One of the things that I love most about country music is that there is a story in every song, and those stories are steeped in someone’s hopes, dreams, and life experiences. Since country music is so rooted in real living, it seems to me that country songs tend to be inspirational…maybe purposefully but also maybe even accidentally. Either way, there’s probably a lesson that can be learned. One such song that has stuck with me the past couple months is Zac Brown Band‘s “Day That I Die” from their 2012 release, “Uncaged“. This song is about living life to the fullest, making sure that you aim for your dreams and reach your goals. It’s about not taking your time on this earth for granted and making sure that you absolute make most of it, giving back and leaving a legacy. In light of the tragedies we’ve experienced as a nation as of late, Hurricane Sandy ripping apart the Eastern seaboard, the shooting in Oregon and the senseless slaying of children and school faculty in Newtown, CT this past Friday, these individual communities as well as as our country in a larger sense, are in need of comfort and inspiration. So, the lyrics to Zac Brown Band’s “Day That I Die” hold special resonance with me now because as the song insinuates as individuals we have to be the positive, we have to bring the good in the world, we have to make our time here count. In the face of such tragedy, it is simple and easy to point fingers, but if we take a moment to think about what we can do, what steps we can take to help our communities and those around us who need help, we could go a long way to being the “good” our world so desperately needs. To hear more about this inspirational song, and it’s roots…get behind the scenes with the folks that made it come alive. Behind the Scenes: Zac Brown Band’s “Day That I Die”.
HaleighT’s List Of The Top 10 Jason Aldean Songs. As all of my friends and family know, I am a huge Jason Aldean fan. This is not a new thing, (I am no bandwagon jumper) I’ve been a fan since before I could even drive! I remember like it was yesterday, my best friend Taylor picked me up for school every morning (she was older) and we’d jam to Aldean while we raced not to be late. I have seen him in concert multiple times and I own all of his albums. The earrings don’t bother me, I love him in some Wrangler Retros and I appreciate that he isn’t stick thin! As for recent media, well that is his families business and I won’t touch on that at this time. He puts on a great show and sounds awesome live (some artists can’t say as much). Monday night he won the Touring Artist of the Year award at the ACA’s, so I know I am not the only one with these opinions. But, back to the matter at hand, here is the list of my Top 10 Aldean songs! Now these can, and often do, change order. Some might not make the list and others not mentioned might, depends on my mood (heck, it changed 5 times while I was writing this post). Take a look and tell me what you think! Song/ Album 10. Amarillo Sky/ Jason Aldean 9. Good To Go/ Jason Aldean 8. Hicktown/ Jason Aldean 7. My Kinda Party/ My Kinda Party 6. Walking Away/ Night Train 5. Days Like These/ My Kinda Party 4. Night Train/ Night Train 3. Do You Wish It Was Me/ Relentless 2. The Truth/ Wide Open 1. See You When I See You/ My Kinda Party