Greetings from Vancouver!

One of the most important items to take on a big trip is a playlist. I think the music we are listening to at a given point of our lives is reflective of where we are in that moment. To celebrate kicking off my overseas travels, I’ve decided to share my playlist for my big trip on the blog.  As my friends often point out, I have a very random and assorted taste in music. I am sure this playlist reflects that. There is really no organizational scheme here–these are all just songs I love and that I’ll be listening to on my flights. Enjoy!

  1. Traveller – Chris Stapleton. What better song to kick off the playlist than a song about traveling? “Every turn reveals some other road.”
  2. My Church – Maren Morris. 
  3. Flying Over Water – Jason Isbell. “Been in the sky so long, seems like the long way home.”
  4. The Life You Chose – Jason Isbell. “Are you living the life you chose, are you living the life that chose you?”
  5. Really anything written or performed by Jason Isbell.
  6. New York City – Among Savages. “You spent your life earning the keys to set you free when you were free all along.”
  7. Squares Out Your Circle – Rocko. Future preach! “Keep them squares up out your circle.”
  8. I Took a Pill in Ibiza – Mike Posner. I probably heard this song about 100 times before I actually listened to it, and it’s fantastic. I love the original (in the link!) 
  9. Good Life – OneRepublic. “To my friends in New York, I say hello.”
  10. I Love It – Icona Pop. 
  11. On to Something Good – Ashley Monroe. “I’ll ride this train till it runs out of track.”
  12. Bathroom Sink – Miranda Lambert. “I’m looking forward to the girl I wanna be.”
  13. Tennessee Song – Margo Price. 
  14. Tupelo Honey – Van Morrison.
  15. Everyday People – Sly & the Family Stone. “The butcher, the banker, the drummer and then, makes no difference what group I’m in.”
  16. Love Train – The O’Jays. 
  17. The entire Lemonade album – Beyonce. I didn’t think any other song on this album could be as amazing as “Formation,” but every song on this album is just as amazing, if not even better. Beyonce’s sound on Lemonade is different from anything she’s ever done before, and her raw emotion is unprecedented in her work. She even dabbles in (and totally crushes!) country on the song “Daddy Lessons” (which I was sure to learn on my guitar before I put it in storage for the summer! Here is a Dixie Chicks cover, but I think Beyonce still does it better.) Also, who is Becky with the good hair?! The world may never know the whole truth…. TexasBama!  
  18. We Didn’t Start the Fire – Billy Joel. Every history nerd’s favorite classic. “We didn’t start the fire, no we didn’t light it but we tried to fight it.”
  19. When I Paint My Masterpiece – The Band. “On a plane ride so bumpy that I almost cried.”
  20. King Kunta – Kendrick Lamar. “I got a bone to pick!”
  21. Good Ol’ Boys Club – Kacey Musgraves. “Another gear in a big machine don’t sound like fun to me.”
  22. Southern Comfort Zone – Brad Paisley. (This one’s for you, Alex!) This song is so cheesy, but it really says so much, and I kind of love it. So, it’s going on the playlist! 🙂
  23. Chop My Money – PSquare.  I was introduced to this rapper’s music in Africa…great memories.  
  24. Walk On the Wild Side – Lou Reed. 
  25. This Must Be the Place – Talking Heads. “Home is where I want to be, but I guess I’m already there.”
  26. Heart Like Mine – Miranda Lambert. “He could calm the storm and heal the blind, I bet he’d understand a heart like mine.”
  27. Greatest Hits – Dixie Chicks. I am so sad I will be missing them at Madison Square Garden on my birthday this year!! But, I will be in beautiful Peru, so I really can’t complain. Who doesn’t love Wide Open Spaces, Not Ready to Make Nice, Goodbye Earl, Sin Wagon, and Traveling Soldier? I can’t pick just one, so it’s all going on my list!
  28. Romeo and Juliet – Dire Straits. One of my favorites since I was 13…sigh. 🙂
  29. Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. “Home is wherever I’m with you.”
  30. The General – Dispatch. “I have discovered this fight is not worth fighting.”
  31. Africa – Toto. 
  32. Lullabye – Ben Folds.
  33. Soulshine – Allman Brothers Band. “Soul shine, it’s better than sunshine, better than moonshine, better than the rain.”
  34. Dime Store Cowgirl – Kacey Musgraves. “It don’t matter where I’m going, I still call my hometown home.”