Introducing Country Central’s Throwback Playlists

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As the country music world grows, we’re throwing it back to some of our favorite hits on four different playlists from the 1980s-2020s. Each playlist will have a collection of 15 songs updated monthly across all music streaming platforms, giving you a taste of each decade right at your fingertips. Whether you’re new to the genre, or a long-time listener, these playlists will be your go-to destination for country music from the past four decades.

Check out the playlist on Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music here!

The initial week’s playlists will include the following 15 tracks from each decade:

1980s

  • “Drivin’ My Life Away” – Eddie Rabbitt (1980)
  • “Amarillo By Morning” – George Strait (1982)
  • “Song Of The South” – Alabama (1989)
  • “Islands In The Stream” – Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers (1983)
  • “Whoever’s In New England” – Reba McEntire (1986)
  • “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Ole Days)” – The Judds (1985)
  • “Could I Have This Dance” – Anne Murray & Amy Grant (1980)
  • “Smoky Mountain Rain” – Ronnie Milsap (1980)
  • “Deeper Than the Holler” – Randy Travis (1988)
  • “Set ‘em Up Joe” – Vern Gosdin (1988)
  • “Old Hippie” – The Bellamy Brothers (1985)
  • “Guitars, Cadillacs” – Dwight Yoakam (1985)
  • “Copperhead Road” – Steve Earle (1988)
  • “Dinosaur” – Hank Williams Jr. (1980)
  • “Don’t Cheat In Our Hometown” – Ricky Skaggs (1983)

1990s

  • “This Kiss” – Faith Hill (1998)
  • “I Wish I Could Have Been There” – John Anderson (1993)
  • “Whisper My Name” – Randy Travis (1990)
  • “Just To See You Smile” – Tim McGraw (1997)
  • “Shut Up and Drive” – Chely Wright (1997)
  • “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” – Brooks & Dunn (1991)
  • “Independence Day” – Martina McBride (1993)
  • “Strawberry Wine” – Deana Carter (1996)
  • “Like the Rain” – Clint Black (1996)
  • “Bye-Bye” – Jo Dee Messina (1998)
  • “This Woman and This Man” – Clay Walker (1994)
  • “If I Never Stop Loving You” – David Kersh (1997)
  • “Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie” – Michael Peterson (1997)
  • “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing” – Trace Adkins (1996)
  • “Walking Away a Winner” – Kathy Mattea (1994)

2000s

  • “Our Song” Taylor Swift (2009)
  • “People Are Crazy” Billy Currington (2008)
  • “Before He Cheats” Carrie Underwood (2005)
  • “Red Dirt Road” Brooks & Dunn (2003)
  • “Beer For My Horses” (ft. Willie Nelson) – Toby Keith (2002)
  • “Because Of You” (ft. Kelly Clarkson) – Reba McEntire (2004)
  • “I Still Miss You” – Keith Anderson (2008)
  • “She’s Country” – Jason Aldean (2009)
  • “Do I” – Luke Bryan (2009)
  • “Give It Away” – George Strait (2006)
  • “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” – Joe Nichols (2005)
  • “What Was I Thinkin’” – Dierks Bentley (2003)
  • “Don’t Blink” – Kenny Chesney (2007)
  • “Only You Can Love Me This Way” – Keith Urban (2009)
  • “It Happens” – Sugarland (2008)

2010s

  • “Dirt On My Boots” – Jon Pardi (2016)
  • “Girl Crush” – Little Big Town (2014)
  • “I’m Comin’ Over” – Chris Young (2015)
  • “When It Rains It Pours” – Luke Combs (2017)
  • “I Like The Sound Of That” – Rascal Flatts (2014)
  • “Parachute” – Chris Stapleton (2015)
  • “Follow Your Arrow” – Kacey Musgraves (2013)
  • “Chillin’ It” – Cole Swindell (2013)
  • “I Don’t Dance” – Lee Brice (2014)
  • “Dirt” – Florida Georgia Line (2014)
  • “Better Dig Two” – The Band Perry (2013)
  • “Every Little Thing” – Carly Pearce (2017)
  • “Spin You Around” – Morgan Wallen (2015)
  • “Better I Don’t” – Chris Janson (2013)
  • “Give Me Back My Hometown” – Eric Church (2014)

2020s

  • “Watermelon Moonshine” Lainey Wilson (2022)
  • “God Plays a Gibson” Megan Moroney (2022)
  • “Church In A Chevy” Jordan Davis (2020)
  • “Comfortable When I’m Crazy” ERNEST (2021)
  • “‘Til You Can’t” Cody Johnson (2021)
  • “What He Didn’t Do” Carly Pearce (2021)
  • “Rock and A Hard Place” Bailey Zimmerman (2022)
  • “Handle On You” Parker McCollum (2022)
  • “’68 Fastback” Zach Bryan (2022)
  • “hole in the bottle” Kelsea Ballerini (2020)
  • “Wilder Days” Morgan Wade (2021)
  • “GIVE HEAVEN SOME HELL” HARDY (2020)
  • “Where the Wild Things Are” Luke Combs (2023)
  • “Annabel” 49 Winchester (2022)

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