Great songs evoke emotions from listeners, and the country music genre possesses its fair share of great songs. The way lyrics from country songs connect with listeners while instrumentals provide just the right complimentary sound enables country music to become so powerful. Sentiments country music can stir up ranges from sad and joyful to moving and uplifting. Uplifting inspirational songs from the country genre include “My List” by Toby Keith, “Sounds Like Life to Me” by Darryl Worley, and “This” by Darius Rucker.
“My List” by Toby Keith (video)
Listening to Toby Keith singing “My List” will more than likely inspire you to live a more enriched life, a life enriched with love that is. The song serves as a reminder every once in a while you should take a break from all the “important” tasks on your to-do list in order to enjoy activities which too often become causalities to the limiting 24 hour day. Perhaps no imagery from “My List” captures this notion better than the lyrics “But cutting grass just had to wait ’cause I have more important things like pushing my kid on a backyard swing.” To all the workaholics out there Keith makes an extremely valid point when he belts out the words “I won’t break my back for a million bucks I can’t take to my grave.”
“Sounds Like Life to Me” by Darryl Worley (video)
If you’ve ever experienced some frustrating moment such as your car breaking down at an inopportune time or family member getting sick, you can seek comfort in Daryl Worley’s “Sounds Like Life to Me.” Worley turns his song into an inspirational one using tough love. “Sounds Like Life to Me” doesn’t allow you to sit back and pity yourself. Rather the country singer gives some valuable advice “Suck it up,” reminding you “the only thing for certain is uncertainty” and that life “ain’t no fantasy.” Worley takes what appears to be a pessimistic outlook and transforms it into a positive one using instrumentals symbolizing the beauty life’s unpredictability can create.
“This” by Darius Rucker (video)
Darius Rucker gives the country music world another uplifting inspirational song with “This.” The track showcases the old adage “everything happens for a reason.” Lyrics which demonstrate this includes “Maybe it didn’t turn out like I planned maybe that’s why I’m such, such a lucky man” and “I cried when my mama passed away but now I got an angel looking out for me today.” Ultimately “This” will motivate you to stop taking everything at face value and delve deeper to find the positive behind every negative.