*Originally posted June 28, 2011*
This Thursday, my best friend from college is making the drive up all the way from her hometown south of San Antonio to Lubbock to SEEE MEE!!! Okay, that's not her entire reason for coming. On Saturday, the two of us will be making a road trip up to Oklahoma to pick up her new baby. And by baby, I mean puppy. And by puppy, I mean toy yorkie!! She has yet to name the little fella but I am so excited that she is getting a dog to come live with us in the apartment we'll be getting in the fall.
So, in true road trip spirit, we must have a great playlist to get us through the miles.
Every summer I make a new playlist with "summery" songs and every time I go on a road trip I like to make a list of tunes that will get us in the mood. Last time I drove to Oklahoma, I had just gotten the last Cross Canadian Ragweed show in Chicago so it was the perfect time to listen to the whole thing start to finish.
For our trip coming up with Forth of July weekend, I have put together a list of songs that will get us in the Oklahoma spirit. Here it is!
1. Boys from Oklahoma - Cross Canadian Ragweed
2. Oklahoma Breakdown - Stoney LaRue
3. Oklahoma Girl - Eli Young Band
4. Oklahoma Sunshine - Waylon Jennings
5. When I Get Back to Oklahoma - Jason Boland
6. In Oklahoma - Cross Canadian Ragweed
7. Tulsa Time - The Boland version
8. Okie from Muskogee - Merle Haggard (I think she should name her puppy Okie!)
9. Tell Me Something Bad About Tulsa - George Strait
10. Redneck Mother - Ray Wylie Hubbard
11. Indian Outlaw - Tim McGraw
12. Stillwater - Scotch Mountain Gang
I also have to get Shelby more familiar with some Cody Canada and the Departed tunes, since we will be seeing them in August, so what better time than now to introduce her to This Is Indian Land. It's just meant to be!
--Other tracks for the road--
Forth of July - Shooter Jennings - One of my favorite songs, not only for road-tripping, July 4th weekend, but EVER.
Road Trippin' - Josh Abbott - Because.. hello.. we're roooaaaddtrippin' on a loong weekend!
Keith Urban - Put You In a Song - That's Shelby's song!
ANYTHING by Miranda Lambert.
If I had my way the entire time, we'd listen to the songs above + plenty of Steve Earle, Pat Green and Ragweed.
Super Mash Bros - They make ya wanna drive real fast and furious, just a good time.
Any random ghetto rap or raunchy rock, just for fun.
And the opposite end of that spectrum - corny 90s country, because it reminds us of our childhood! Think: Watermelon Crawl, Sold at the Grundy Country Auction, Achy Breaky Heart, and anything Garth Brooks, Clay Walker or Shania Twain.
This all makes me excited just thinking about it!! I wish I could ride from San Antonio, to OK and back with Shelby, because I love road trips so much.