Rabbit Ears 6:20.11

June 20th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

Because we’re not just about the Weekly Retro, Rabbit Ears is your new-music audio dump specifically suited to get you pumped (and keep you pumped) during those long, tough workouts. Following up his summer playlist from last week, University of Michigan’s Zach Ornelas brings you five country songs guaranteed to bring out the redneck in you as you run.

Jason Aldean: My Kinda Party – My Kinda Party

To kick off this country twangin’ playlist, I bring you Jason Aldean’s hit, “My Kinda Party.” With an upbeat tempo and a solid guitar solo this will get you in touch with your inner redneck during your run! Key Line: “Let’s get this thing started; it’s my kind of party.”

Luke Bryan: Drinkin’ Beer and Wastin’ Bullets – Doin’ My Thing

An entire song about a guy escaping from his wife for the day to do some of his favorite hobbies.  Maybe it’s nice to escape from the spouse from time to time out on those trails? Key Line: “Cause ain’t no boss, callin’ me hoss, tickin’ me off on the edge of this cornfield.”

Big & Rich: Rollin’ (The Ballad of Big & Rich) – Horse of a Different Color

This high-energy single from country superstars Big & Rich even features a country-rapper appropriately named “Cowboy Troy”.  This song will get you “Rollin’” Key Line: “Oh, cuz if it moves my soul, I’m gunna keep rollin’, rollin’”

Trace Adkins: Ladies Love Country Boys – Dangerous Man

It’s true, they do.  The catchy and upbeat chorus of this song will have you yelling along about blaring Charlie Daniels during your workout.  Key Line: “They raised her up a lady but there’s one thing they couldn’t avoid: Ladies love country boys.”

The Civil Wars: Barton Hollow – Barton Hollow

Even if you don’t like country and haven’t enjoyed any of these songs so far, this may be the song for you.  The Civil Wars have a unique sound heavily influenced by southern rock . Also, as a bonus, the song talks about “running for miles.”  One of my favorite songs to listen to right now and definitely recommended for running. Key Line: “Miles and miles in my bare feet, still can’t lay me down to sleep.”


Zach Ornelas ran a 9:09 3,000-meter steeplechase in the Indiana Milers Club High Performance Meet recently. Although he loves running and living in Michigan for school, he can’t wait to get back to Texas where it’s always sunny! Agree or disagree with his song choices? Drop him a note in the comments or through the contact page. Or catch his blog at www.eatrunswag.com.


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