Saving Country Music’s Apolitical Election Survival Playlist

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“Call your doctor if you have an election lasting longer than four years.” –Brennen Leigh

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For those fed up with the political system, scared to vote either way for two of the most unlikable Presidential candidates in recent memory, voting with trepidation, not voting in spite, or just plain wanting this whole election thing to end and hoping that somehow the United States can find a modicum of healing after it is all over, here’s a playlist that speaks to the jaded American voter with a love for country music.

From uplifting and important messages of unity, to humor helping to bridge the political divide, to songs speaking about many of the reasons the political acrimony runs so thick, hopefully this playlist helps get through the next 24-48 hours and beyond.

The playlist is available though Spotify below (and make sure to follow Saving Country Music), or via YouTube. And please feel free to leave your suggestions for apolitical songs below.

  1. “Which Way Is Up” – Jackson Taylor & the Sinners – Which Way Is Up
  2. “Willie Nelson For President” – Peter Dawson – Coupland Live
  3. “But You Like Country Music” – Sunny Sweeney and Brennen Leigh – (single only)
  4. “Rainbow Stew” – Merle Haggard – Rainbow Stew Live at Anaheim Stadium
  5. “Let’s Work Together” – Canned Heat – Future Blues
  6. “America” – Waylon Jennings – Nashville Rebel
  7. “Talking At The Same Time” – Tom Waits – Bad As Me
  8. “Sold American” – Kinky Friedman – Sold American
  9. “Another Like You” – Hayes Carll (feat. Cary Ann Hearst) – KMAG YOYO
  10. “What’s This World Coming To (If it Ain’t Coming to an End)” – Leroy Virgil of Hellbound Glory – The eXcavators
  11. “Centreville” – Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires – There is a Bomb in Gilead
  12. “Bleed Red” – Ronnie Dunn – Ronnie Dunn