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  • Country Band Song Suggestions Please

    Yes, I know, the search function is your friend. My search only produced an old tired thread, so I thought I'd start a new one.

    Anyway, my rock band got bored of playing the same old classic rock. So, at the end of last year we decided to change things up and start doing New Country. As mentioned in another thread, same old rock, different hat. But I got to tell you I'm really enjoying playing this stuff. It has definitely breathed new life into a project that was dying on the vine.

    I'll post the songs that we have currently and would really like some suggestions on what I can add to the list, so fire away!

    Current List:

    Cruise...Florida Georgia Line

    Big Green Tractor...Jason Aldean

    How Country Feels...Randy Houser

    Creepin'...Eric Church

    American Saturday Night...Brad Paisley

    Take A Little Ride...Jason Aldean

    Life Is A Highway...Rascall Flatts

    Country Girl...Luke Bryan

    Save A Horse Ride A Cowbow...Big and Rich

    Sideways...Dierks Bentley

    Give It All We Got Tonight...George Strait

    Friends In Low Places...Garth Brooks

    Country Must Be Country Wide...Brantley Gilbert

    Musta Had A Good Time...Parmalee

    Drunk On You...Luke Bryan

    She's Country...Jason Aldean

    Some Southern Rock for a little flavor:

    You Got That Right...Lynard Skynard

    Sweet Home Alabama...Lynard Skynard

    Hold On Loosley....38 Special

    Tequila Sunrise...Eagles

    Sharp Dressed Man...ZZ Top

    On the "TO LEARN" list:

    Red Solo Cup...Toby Keith

    Chicken Fried...Zac Brown Band


    OK, let's have 'em.....

     

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    Old Fart Rocker wrote:

    Yes, I know, the search function is your friend. My search only produced an old tired thread, so I thought I'd start a new one.

    Anyway, my rock band got bored of playing the same old classic rock. So, at the end of last year we decided to change things up and start doing New Country. As mentioned in another thread, same old rock, different hat. But I got to tell you I'm really enjoying playing this stuff. It has definitely breathed new life into a project that was dying on the vine.

    I'll post the songs that we have currently and would really like some suggestions on what I can add to the list, so fire away!

    Current List:

    Cruise...Florida Georgia Line

    Big Green Tractor...Jason Aldean

    How Country Feels...Randy Houser

    Creepin'...Eric Church

    American Saturday Night...Brad Paisley

    Take A Little Ride...Jason Aldean

    Life Is A Highway...Rascall Flatts

    Country Girl...Luke Bryan

    Save A Horse Ride A Cowbow...Big and Rich

    Sideways...Dierks Bentley

    Give It All We Got Tonight...George Strait

    Friends In Low Places...Garth Brooks

    Country Must Be Country Wide...Brantley Gilbert

    Musta Had A Good Time...Parmalee

    Drunk On You...Luke Bryan

    She's Country...Jason Aldean

    Some Southern Rock for a little flavor:

    You Got That Right...Lynard Skynard

    Sweet Home Alabama...Lynard Skynard

    Hold On Loosley....38 Special

    Tequila Sunrise...Eagles

    Sharp Dressed Man...ZZ Top

    On the "TO LEARN" list:

    Red Solo Cup...Toby Keith

    Chicken Fried...Zac Brown Band

     

    OK, let's have 'em.....

     


     

    We're also adding some new country with Broke By Sunday, as we've just picked up some dates at the Toby Keith bar that recently opened in our area. We've always done a healthy dose of crossover stuff ("Save A Horse", "Chicken Fried", and "Friends In Low Places" work whether a crowd likes country or not, generally).. but we're adding enough for a whole set.

     

    A few suggestions for you, based on what we're doing.

     

    "I Don't Want This Night To End" by Luke Bryan

    "A Little Less Talk, A Lot More Action" by Toby Keith

    "Watermelon Crawl" by Tracy Byrd

    "Toes" by Zac Brown Band

    "Hicktown" by Jason Aldean

    "Johnny Cash" by Jason Aldean

    "1994" by Jason Aldean

    "Dirt Road Anthem" by Jason Aldean

    (there's a local country band around here who kills it... but you'd swear they were an Aldean/Luke Bryan tribute act. Still, I get why they do what they do, those artists are hot right now)

    "Summertime" by Kenny Chesney

    "Somebody Like You" by Keith Urban

    "Long Hot Summer" by Keith Urban

    "Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me" by Keith Urban

    "Pickin Wildflowers" by Keith Anderson

    "Country Thang" by Colt Ford

    "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" by Jake Owen

    "Drink In My Hand" by Eric Church

    "Alcohol" by Brad Paisley

    "Wagon Wheel" by Old Crow Medicine Show... or Darius Rucker.. or even Against Me. Ours is kind of a mix of the OCMS and Against Me versions

    "Sold" by John Michael Montgomery

    "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" by Travis Tritt

    "Chattahoochie" by Alan Jackson

    "Fast As You" by Dwight Yoakum

    "Pontoon" by Little Big Town

    "Angel Eyes" by Love & Theft

    ... judging from your previous list, those all seem like solid adds.

     

     

    Also... are you guys playing out yet? I personally love that Parmalee song. They're from not too far from us (we actually play like two of the same clubs they did as a cover band until like a year ago), but it seems like any time I put that on the break music, people just don't care about the song at all.

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    • Old Fart Rocker
      Old Fart Rocker commented
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      Thanks for the suggestions. We just did our first gig on Friday. We had to throw in a healthy dose of some classic rock to cover the 4 hours but it went pretty well. The classic rock we did was mostly Southern Rock like Skynyrd, .38 Speacial, ZZ Top, etc. Gig went great. Great response to the new tunes. It was fun to see a lot people singing along. It was a small venue. We had about 75 people and the place was packed if that gives you any idea of the size of the place. Still a lot of fun!.

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    • lsits
      lsits commented
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      How about "I just got a new scope for my rifle so I won't miss you anymore"?


    • TIMKEYS
      TIMKEYS commented
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      check these guys out.   http://recklesskelly.com/     we added one of their songs a while back.  


  • #4

    OFR, Copperhead road is upbeat. Something from Urban Cowboy usually goes over well. Make sure you have some waltz songs too (I didn't study your list) for those who can only dance to that beat.

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    • nchangin
      nchangin commented
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      Post # 2 are all great suggestions.


  • #5
    Country Boy Can Survive will go over extremely well with a real country crowd.
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    • scoot13
      scoot13 commented
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      I fill in for a country/classic rock band sometimes and the country songs that they do that go over well that I can think of are:

      Brooks & Dunn - Neon Moon

      Dwight Y - Fast As You, Guitars & Cadillacs

      Radney Foster - Just Call Me Lonesome

      Hank Williams (Jr maybe?) - Blues Man

      Toby Keith - A Little Less Talk (And A Lot More Action)

       

      As far as crossover...these are 4/4 rockers that people like and accept as country...

      Cross Canadian Ragweed - Broken (ballad), Cry Lonely

      Pat Green - Wave On Wave

      Kentucky Headhunters - Walk Softly On This Heart of Mine

      Dwight Y/Elvis - Little Sister

       

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