That Place Called Home

Here’s my playlist that makes me think of home. Some of these are about the place, but almost all of them are really about the people. What really makes a home, a home?

  1. Where the Green Grass Grows – Tim McGraw
  2. Just Another Day in Paradise – Phil Vassar
  3. Sweet Southern Comfort – Buddy Jewel
  4. Down Home – Alabama
  5. Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days) – The Judds
  6. The Best Day – Taylor Swift
  7. The House That Built Me – Miranda Lambert
  8. Come Home Soon – Shedaisy
  9. I’m Already There – Lonestar
  10. Home – Celtic Thunder/Damian McGinty
  11. Letters From Home – John Michael Montgomery
  12. Long Way Home – Steven Curtis Chapman
  13. Dirty Dishes – Scott McCreery
  14. Dime Store Cowgirl – Kacey Musgraves
  15. Mayberry – Rascal Flatts
  16. Front Porch Looking In – Lonestar

Summertime Soundtrack

Every season seems to need a soundtrack, this is the summer soundtrack. Now remember, this is a soundtrack, like a movie, and this particular soundtrack features songs with few to no words. It’s the mood and feel of the music that reminds me of summer. There are the days of sunshine, the days of simply beautiful and easy-going days, the days of wind, the days of rain, the days of mountainous adventures, the days of dreary darkness, and the days of friends and fun!

Summer is a glorious time, and no one appreciates this more than Alaskans, who rarely see the sun in the winter months. When we see the sun finally, it is exciting and reviving! I thank God for the beautiful and energizing sunlight of summer! So, without further ado, here is the list:

1. Paperman – Christophe Beck
2. Test Drive – John Powell
3. Declan’s Walk – Randy Edelman
4. Siamsa – Ronan Hardiman
5. Duelling Violins – Ronan Hardiman
6. Slip Jig – Gaelic Storm
7. Death Ride to Durango – Gaelic Storm
8. The Storm – Gaelic Storm
9. Let It Go – The Piano Guys
10. Skidoo – Máiréad
11. Explosive – Bond
12. Palladio – Escala
13. Code Name Vivaldi – The Piano Guys
14. Requiem for a Dream – Escala
(I wanted to include “Requiem for a Tower” by Escala, but couldn’t justify it because it sounds too similar to “Requiem for a Dream”)
15. One Last Message – Andrew Lockington
16. Leaving London – Patrick Doyle
17. Throw the Coins – Patrick Doyle