10 Best Country Songs Of 2008
The 10 best country songs of 2008 are by some of the best contemporary country artists, which should come as no surprise. 2008 was a good year for these particular artists, and country music in general. Give each one of these 10 tracks a listen and you'll hear what I mean.
- "Waitin' on a Woman" - Brad Paisley -- As with many Bard Paisley hits, this song mixes humor with seriousness. It's a drag to wait for a girl to get ready for a date. But if the husband dies first, he may well be waitin' on a woman in heaven.
- "She Left Me For Jesus" -- Hayes Carll -- If this had been the Spanish pronunciation of "Jesus", this would be a different story. This is what happens when romance and religion butt heads. In this case, religion won.
- "Last Call" -- Lee Ann Womack -- Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. That's how Lee Ann feels on this song. Why can she be his first call, she wonders?
- "Already Gone" -- Sugarland -- There are moments when a heart tells you it's over. In this instance, a song does the telling. Emotionally, a person can be already gone -- even before they leave. This song was probably the best ballad from 2008.
- "Gunpowder & Lead" - Miranda Lambert -- Miranda Lambert's a pretty and sweet girl. But don't rub her the wrong way. If you do, you might be looking down the barrel of the murder weapon.
- "Back When I Knew It All" - Montgomery Gentry -- Bob Dylan once sang: "I was so much older than/I'm younger than that now." This is saying the same basic thing, only in a country song.
- "Chicken Fried" - Zac Brown Band -- This 2008 song talks about the best things in life. And it's not like a rapper's song, all expensive junk, either.
- "Firecracker" - Josh Turner -- "My little darlin' is a firecracker," Josh Turner tells us in this power-packed 2008 country rocker. So, how do we find a hot little number like that? We already have matches ready.
- "I'm Still A Guy" - Brad Paisley -- At the end of the day, no matter how much women try and retrain men, we're still just guys. We might try and be cosmopolitan, but genetics is what it is -- the stuff men are from birth.
- "Johnny And June" - Heidi Newfield -- Johnny Cash gets mentioned in songs a lot these days, but never better than in this Heidi Newfield song from 2008.