Stephanie McCoy’s Top 10 Country Songs of the Decade
There are all kinds of 'Best Songs of 2019' and 'Best Songs of the Decade' lists out there, so I thought I'd play along and come up with my own 'Stephanie McCoy's Top 10 Country Songs of the Decade' list. Now, please don't get all judge-y on me. :) We all have our favorites and there are several reasons why these particular songs made my list.
Some of the songs made my list because they are 'earworm' songs--*a catchy song or tune that runs continually through a person's mind. And not to get all mushy on everybody but some of these songs were popular when my dad passed away suddenly in 2014 and back then--and still to this day--they have become sort of therapeutic to me when I listen to them. A lot of lyrics in country music have a way of touching your heart and/or stirring up emotions, that's one of the main reasons I'm such a big fan of country music. Anyway, here's my top 10 favorite county songs of the decade (in no particular order)...and don't get me wrong, there are LOTS of other songs out there that I really like, I just wanted to stop at ten. :)
"Springsteen" was released by Eric Church in 2012. It was the third single released from his album, Chief.
"Drunk Girl" was released in late 2017 by Chris Janson. The song was written by Chris Janson along with Tom Douglas and Scooter Carusoe. It is the second single from his album Everybody.
"Need You Now" was released by Lady Antebellum in 2009. However, it was also on the charts in 2010 and was chosen as the Single of the Year and Song of the Year at the 2010 ACM Awards.
"Whiskey Glasses" by Morgan Wallen was released in 2018 and finally reached #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart in June of 2019.
"See You Again" by Carrie Underwood was released as the fourth and final single from her fourth studio album, Blown Away. The song was released in April of 2013.
"You Should Be Here" by Cole Swindell was released in December of 2015. The song, which was written by Cole Swindell and Ashley Gorley, is a tribute to Cole's father who died unexpectedly while Cole was out on tour after signing his record deal.
"Highway Don't Care" was released in March of 2013 by Tim McGraw. The song features Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift on vocals and features Keith Urban on guitar.
"I Don't Dance" was released in February of 2014 by Lee Brice. It was the first single and title track from his third studio album, I Don't Dance.
"More Hearts Than Mine" is the debut single from Ingrid Andress. It was released in July of 2019. She co-wrote the song with with Sam Ellis and Derrick Southerland.