From Chicken Soup for the Soul: Country Music


Foreword, Ken Kragen


1. 16th Avenue, story by Thom Schuyler

2. All-American Boy, story by Bobby Bare

3. Almost Home, story by Craig Morgan

4. American Honey, story by Hillary Lindsey

5. American Made, story by Pat McManus

6. American Saturday Night, story by Ashley Gorley

7. Back When We Were Beautiful, story by Matraca Berg

8. Believe, story by Craig Wiseman

9. Bobbie Ann Mason, story by Mark D. Sanders

10. By the Time I Get to Phoenix, story by Jimmy Webb

11. Can’t Be Really Gone, story by Gary Burr

12. Coward of the County, story by Billy Edd Wheeler

13. Delta Dawn, story by Alex Harvey

14. Desperados Waiting for a Train, story by Guy Clark

15. D-I-V-O-R-C-E, story by Bobby Braddock

16. Everlasting Love, story by Buzz Cason

17. Everything Is Beautiful, story by Ray Stevens

18. Gentle on My Mind, story by Betty Harford

19. Ghost in This House, story by Hugh Prestwood

20. Golden Ring, story by Bobby Braddock

21. Gone Country, story by Bob McDill

22. Good Ole Boys Like Me, story by Bob McDill

23. Green, Green Grass of Home, story by Curly Putman

24. Halfway Home Café, story by Ricky Skaggs

25. Harper Valley PTA, story by Tom T. Hall

26. Have You Forgotten? story by Darryl Worley

27. He Didn’t Have to Be, story by Kelley Lovelace

28. He Stopped Loving Her Today, story by Curly Putman

29. Here in the Real World, story by Mark Irwin

30. Hey Cinderella, story by Suzy Bogguss

31. Highway 40 Blues, story by Larry Cordle

32. Holes in the Floor of Heaven, story by Billy Kirsch

33. How Do You Get That Lonely? story by Rory Feek

34. I Believe, story by Skip Ewing

35. I Can’t Make You Love Me, story by Mike Reid

36. I Fall to Pieces, story by Harlan Howard

37. I Hope You Dance, story by Tia Sillers

38. I Love the Way You Love Me, story by Victoria Shaw

39. I Run to You, story by Tom Douglas

40. I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool, story by Dennis Morgan

41. It Matters to Me, story by Mark D. Sanders

42. Jackson, story by Billy Edd Wheeler

43. Jesus Take the Wheel, story by Hillary Lindsey

44. Johnny Cash Is Dead and His House Burned Down, story by Larry Gatlin

45. Letting Go, story by Doug Crider

46. Little Rock, story by Tom Douglas

47. Live Like You Were Dying, story by Craig Wiseman

48. Long Black Train, story by Josh Turner

49. Long Black Veil, story by Buck Wilkin

50. Love, Me, story by Skip Ewing

51. Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys, story by Patsy Bruce

52. Man of Constant Sorrow, story by Dan Tyminski

53. Marie Laveau, story by Bobby Bare

54. Maybe It Was Memphis, story by Michael Anderson

55. Mississippi Squirrel Revival, story by Buddy Kalb

56. Mr. Bojangles, story by Jerry Jeff Walker

57. Murder on Music Row, story by Larry Cordle

58. My List, story by Rand Bishop

59. My Son, story by Jan Howard

60. Not That Different, story by Karen Taylor-Good and Joie Scott

61. Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine, story by Tom T. Hall

62. Old Hippie, story by David Bellamy

63. On Angel’s Wings, story by Karen Taylor-Good

64. Online, story by Chris DuBois

65. Reuben James, story by Alex Harvey

66. She Thinks I Still Care, story by Dickey Lee

67. Simple Man, story by Charlie Daniels

68. Smoky Mountain Rain, story by Dennis Morgan

69. Somebody’s Prayin’ story by Ricky Skaggs

70. Something in Red, story by Angela Kaset

71. Southern Voice, story by Bob DiPiero

72. Strawberry Wine, story by Matraca Berg

73. That’s Just About Right, story by Jeff Black

74. That’s My Job, story by Gary Burr

75. The Cape, story by Jim Janosky

76. The Dance, story by Tony Arata

77. The Devil Went Down to Georgia, story by Charlie Daniels

78. The Famous Lefty Flynn’s, story by Jamie Johnson

79. The Good Stuff, story by Craig Wiseman

80. The Grand Tour, story by Norro Wilson

81. The Highwayman, story by Jimmy Webb

82. The House That Built Me, story by Allen Shamblin

83. The Most Beautiful Girl, story by Norro Wilson

84. The River, story by Victoria Shaw

85. The Song Remembers When, story by Hugh Prestwood

86. The Streak, story by Ray Stevens

87. The Thunder Rolls, story by Pat Alger

88. This One’s for the Girls, story by Hillary Lindsey

89. Time Marches On, story by Bobby Braddock

90. Unanswered Prayers, story by Pat Alger

91. Uncle Pen, story by James Monroe

92. Walk on Faith, story by Mike Reid

93. Walking Away a Winner, story by Bob DiPiero

94. What A Difference You’ve Made In My Life, story by Archie Jordan

95. Where’ve You Been? story by Jon Vezner

96. Wichita Lineman, story by Jimmy Webb

97. Wind Beneath My Wings, story by Larry Henley

98. You Had Me From Hello, story by Skip Ewing

99. You Won’t Ever Be Lonely, story by Andy Griggs

100. You’re Gonna Miss This, story by Ashley Gorley

101. You’ve Got to Stand for Something, story by Aaron Tippin

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