I’m in an even more upbeat mood than usual today, having just purchased a new car for the first time. I was twenty when I bought my first used car down in Tennessee. I got nearly nine good years out of the thing, adding 80,000 miles to the odometer along the way. It’s very cool to have new wheels, especially since my old getup was rattling so loud it sounded like I was dragging “Just Married” cans behind it.
So tonight seems the perfect night to ask about driving songs. I love a good road song. Some of my favorites include Lee Roy Parnell’s “On the Road”, and K.T. Oslin’s “Hey Bobby.” The former captures how hitting the road can help you let go of the past that’s holding you down. The latter is about taking your love interest for a ride in your new car, driving out to the country and getting busy. If that plotline sounds familiar, it’s because Brad Paisley’s “Mud on the Tires” was cribbed from it.
What are your favorite driving songs?