Even when we are able to go places and travel, country music has always been about loving home. Loving the small town, farm or country side you grew up on that makes you who you are. Country music helps us enjoy the simple things in life, from Mama’s homemade cooking to sitting by a fire with family and friends. While there are too many great songs to choose from, I picked out nine songs for each room in your house. Of course the front porch and back yard are included in a country home! So have fun listening to these new and old tunes I sure love and think you will too…
The Home – “Homemade” by Jake Owen (2019)
In “Homemade” Jake Owen sings of all the simple things he loves about home. From church on Sunday morning to supper with collard greens. “There’s some things about me that I can’t change, I’ll always be the man that home made,” he sings. Home is about dirt roads, Mama’s sweet tea and settling down with the one you love. “Hey, what we got you can’t get from a store. Hey, the good stuff comes from the good Lord,” sings Jake.
The Front Porch – “Front Porch Looking In” by Lonestar (2003)
In “Front Porch Looking In” Lonestar sings about how the best view is looking into his house from the front porch and seeing his family. “It’s anywhere I’ll ever go and everywhere I’ve been, nothing takes my breath away like my front porch looking in,” he sings. Even though he’s traveled and seen beautiful views, he still can’t wait to get home to his two kids and wife. “There’s a carrot top who can barely walk with a sippy cup of milk. A little blue eyed blonde with shoes on wrong ’cause she likes to dress herself. And the most beautiful girl holding both of them yeah the view I love the most is my front porch looking in,” sings Lonestar.
The Kitchen – “Biscuits” by Kacey Musgraves (2015)
In “Biscuits” Kacey Musgraves sings about how much easier life is when we focus on ourselves and not putting others down. “Just hoe your own row and raise your own babies. Smoke your own smoke and grow your own daisies. Mend your own fences and own your own crazy, mind your own biscuits and life will be gravy,” she sings. Kacey’s fun way of saying if we would mind our own business, life will be easy is so true. Country folk love biscuits and gravy so we can definitely use it as a metaphor for life!
The Living Room – “Why Don’t We Just Dance” by Josh Turner (2010)
“Why Don’t We Just Dance” by Josh Turner is a fun song for being in the house with your significant other. When you can’t go to the honky tonk, just move the living room furniture and dance! “Baby, why don’t we just turn that TV off? Three hundred and fifteen channels of nothing but bad news on. Well it might be me, but the way I see it, the whole wide world has gone crazy. So baby, why don’t we just dance?” His lyrics couldn’t be more true. His fun music video takes you through many decades of dance styles, so have fun dressing up and dancing along!
The Bedroom – “Breathe” by Faith Hill (1999)
“Breathe” by Faith Hill is a timeless romantic song. Play this song and you will instantly long to be close to the one you love. “All my thoughts just seem to settle on the breeze when I’m lying wrapped up in your arms. The whole world just fades away the only thing I hear is the beating of your heart,” she sings. When the world is too much, just focus on the one you love. Faith reminds us to hold them close, “‘Cause I can feel you breathe, it’s washing over me and suddenly I’m melting into you. There’s nothing left to prove baby, all we need is just to be. Caught up in the touch slow and steady rush. Baby, isn’t that the way that love’s suppose to be? I can feel you breathe, just breathe.” sings Faith.
The Bathroom – “Bathroom Floor” by Maddie & Tae (2019)
Maddie & Tae sing “Bathroom Floor” for every heartbroken girl. For any girl who finds themselves crying on the bathroom floor after a break up, Maddie & Tae are here to rescue you. They will repair your broken heart by getting you dressed up and taking you out on the town. When you can’t get out on the town this is still a fun song to sing for a girls’ night in. “Get up off the bathroom floor, let’s wipe the tears off your cheeks. Put on a dress and get out that door. Girl, the first shot’s on me. Let’s jump into a cab downtown. Let a sexy man spin you around. Let’s show that heart some neon magic ’til we’re drunk and laughing back on the bathroom floor!” sing Maddie & Tae in this fun music video.
The Closet – “Party For Two” By Shania Twain ft. Billy Currington (2004)
Shania Twain and Billy Currington sing such a fun song “Party For Two” for all the couples staying in. Shania is inviting Billy to a party, but he doesn’t realize it’s just a party for two. He asks her what to wear, “I’ll tell you that it, it doesn’t matter what you wear. ‘Cause it’s only gonna be you and me there (Whoa!) I’m having a party, a party for two. Invitin’ nobody, nobody but you,” sings Shania to Billy insisting he will be sexy in his socks. So when you have a closet full of clothes, don’t worry about what to wear in this song!
The Laundry Room – “Suds In the Bucket” by Sara Evans (2003)
Sara Evans sings a fun tune about leaving the laundry for love. “Suds In the Bucket” is a romantic country song about a young girl leaving the laundry undone when her prince pulls up in a white pickup truck. “Now her Daddy’s in the kitchen starin’ out the window scratchin’ and a rackin’ his brains. How can eighteen years just up and walk away. Our little pony tailed girl growed up to be a woman, now she’s gone in the blink of an eye. She left the suds in the bucket and the clothes hangin’ out on the line,” sings Sara reminding us the laundry can wait for love!
The Back Yard – “We Got It All” by Granger Smith (2017)
Granger smith sings about all things good in the country. When you have each other, you have it all. “Man if you’re lookin’ for some home-cookin’, here’s some chicken. Slide a chair up in the kitchen, mom’ll get you all the fixin’s,” he sings. The music video features his family, friends and bandmates all gathered around a fire in the country enjoying life. “We got it, we got it all, yeah. We got it, we got it all. We’re out here tippin’ a fifth and pickin’ a guitar. Just watchin’ the stars fall, yeah. We got it, we got it all.” That is my hope to you always, may you truly have it all at home! Country music brings us all closer.