Music to Love By …

First, you’ll have to forgive the genre … and no one does a better love song than country music artists, and it happens to be my favorite music.  If you have recommendations of favorite love songs, send them along to

A 2018 CNN article studied how happiness and the enjoyment of music can actually tell us a lot about how music affects us psychologically.  “It’s that active engagement that seems to be critical,” she says. “People who intentionally interact with music, they’re using an outlet to express their emotions.”

And the music that goes into your ears and your heart makes a difference. Here are some songs that surround you and your life with love.

Wouldn’t you want to be someone’s shotgun rider?

I don’t ever want to wake up,
Lookin’ into someone else’s eyes
Another voice calling me baby
On the other end of the phone
A nude girl puttin’ on her makeup
Before dinner on Friday night
No I don’t ever wanna know, Oh Oh
No other shotgun rider, beside me, singin’ to the radio

The sweetest words are when a man cares so much to claim you for his own

You were made to shine under Southern stars
Pure as the mountain rain
You’re the love songs pouring out of this guitar
Sweeter than sugarcane
You’ve got my heart wrapped up like it’s down in the holler
I’m gonna make you mine
All I’ve ever needed, wanted
I’m gonna make you mine
Yeah, I’m gonna make you mine

When you’re with someone, be fully celebrated & wanted

You know I’d fall apart without you
I don’t know how you do what you do
‘Cause everything that don’t make sense about me
Makes sense when I’m with you
‘Cause I wanna wrap you up
Wanna kiss your lips
I wanna make you feel wanted
And I wanna call you mine
Wanna hold your hand forever
And never let you forget it

This is what head over heels sounds like

You may think that I’m talking foolish
You’ve heard that I’m wild and I’m free
You may wonder how I can promise you now
This love that I feel for you always will be
But you’re not just time that I’m killin’
I’m no longer one of those guys
As sure as I live, this love that I give
Is gonna be yours until the day that I die
Oh, baby, I’m gonna love you forever
Forever and ever, amen