In our original series, Songs I Grew Up On, we were lucky enough to talk to country star, Drew Green about his top five songs that bring back childhood nostalgia. Green talked about his musical upbringing in Nashville and how country music had always been in his “roots” and his “thing.”
1. “Politics, Religion and Her” by Sammy Kershaw
Drew Green chatted about how his dad owned this beloved album by Sammy Kershaw. He would play it in the truck along with other classic country artists. In the interview, Green stated, “If it came out today, it would be number 1.” He has done a wonderful cover of this song.
2. “You Don’t Even Know Who I Am” by Patty Loveless
“That’s my favorite song of all time,” Green stated as he mentioned the raw realness of this sad song. Within it, you can hear the true voice and hurt Patty Loveless conveys. He has also done a cover of this song which you can watch here.
3. “Last Train to Clarksville” by The Monkees
When Green chose this song, it came as a shock. To our surprise, Drew Green is actually a huge Monkees fan. He knows almost every song of theirs by heart. For him, this song is just a classic reminder of his big dreams in his school days.
4. “The Good Stuff” by Kenny Chesney
Green first heard this classic when he was in his teens. He talked about how Kenny Chesney tells such vivid stories through his music. He claims that this song is what helped him begin his songwriting career.
5. “Forgot About Dre” by Dr. Dre and Eminem ft. Hittman
Not only is Green a country fan, but he is a huge hip-hop fan. He grew up loving Dr. Dre and his hit song “Forget About Dre” with Eminem. Dr. Dre’s album, 2001, might just be Green’s favorite.
If you enjoyed this interview, be sure to check out Drew Green’s new EP, Dirt Boy Vol. 2.
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