Top Five: Going Home

We’ve recently discussed songs about leaving home, so it only  seems right to celebrate that we can always go home again, even if it’s only in our minds or hearts sometimes.

What are some of your favorite songs about physically going home or remembering home?

  1. Cam, “Down This Road”
  2. Wynonna, “Flies on the Butter (You Can’t Go Home Again)”
  3. Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s”
  4. Joe Diffie, “Home”
  5. Alan Jackson, “Home”

23 Comments

  1. 1. “Father’s Father”: The Civil Wars
    2. “Wherever is Your Heart”: Brandi Carlile
    3. “Stella Please”: Connor Christian and Southern Gothic
    4. “Country Roads”: John Denver
    Non-country
    5. “On My Way Home”: Pentatonix

  2. My five:

    1. DESPERADO–Linda Ronstadt (or the Eagles)
    2. COLORADO–Linda Ronstadt
    3. BACK HOME AGAIN–John Denver
    4. TAKE ME HOME, COUNTRY ROADS–John Denver
    5. MY TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN HOME–Dolly Parton

  3. “Hickory Wind”- Emmylou Harris
    “I Flew Over Our House Last Night”- Tom T. Hall
    “Home”- Bonnie Raitt (written and originally recorded by Karla Bonoff)
    “House on the Lake”- Rosanne Cash
    “The House That Built Me”- Miranda Lambert

  4. The House That Built Me- Miranda Lambert
    Thank God For Home Towns – Carrie Underwood
    I’m Going Back-Shelly Fairchild
    Almost Home- Craig Morgan
    Turning Home- David Nail
    And just one more
    18 Wheels And A Dozen Roses- Kathy Mattea

  5. 1. “Green, Green Grass of Home” — Elvis Presley (among many others)
    2. “Got No Reason Now for Goin’ Home” — Gene Watson
    3. “You Ain’t Just Whistlin’ Dixie” — Bellamy Brothers
    4. “If You’re Thinking You Want a Stranger (There’s One Coming Home)” — George Strait
    5. “Home” — Blake Shelton

  6. The only one that jumps to mind that hasn’t been mentioned yet- “I Just Came Home to Count the Memories” by John Anderson. A particularly sad spin on this theme.

  7. 1. I’m Home – Amy Black
    2. Starwood in Aspen – John Denver
    3. Love at the End of the Road – Kevin Sharp
    4. It Gets Late Early – Gary Burr
    5. Coming Home Soldier – Bobby Vinton

  8. On your Way Home:Patty Loveless
    Christmas Day at my House:Patty Loveless
    House at the End of the Road: Larry Cordle
    Tennessee Road: Melonie Cannon
    House that Built Me:Miranda Lambert

  9. 1. Carry Me Back – Statler Brothers
    2. Twenty Years Ago – Kenny Rogers
    3. No Place Like Home -Randy Travis
    4. Where The Blacktop Ends – Keith Urban
    5. Bring It On Home – Little Big Town

  10. How interesting that four differing songs each titled “Home” have so far been mentioned . . . . Rounding out the list to five, I’d like to add “Home” by Jim Reeves.

    I know that Dierks Bentley also had a hit with a song titled “Home.” However, because it was more of a patriotic song and (to my mind) not really associated with the theme of coming/remembering home, I’ve chosen not to include it.

  11. 1. Wynonna Judd- I just drove by
    2. Ricky Skaggs – The fields of home
    3. Garth Brooks- Alabama Clay
    4. Tom T Hall – Homecoming
    5. Alan Jackson – Home

  12. 18 wheels and a Dozen Roses
    Almost Home–Craig morgan
    “country Roads”–John Denver
    ‘The House that Built me” Miranda Lambert
    “Back Home Again” John Denver

  13. Agree with most that have been listed. These are just a few others on my playlist that I enjoy.

    Lonestar – “Everything’s Changed”
    Travis Tritt – “Where Corn Don’t Grow” (maybe a stretch…)
    Patty Loveless – “On Your Way Home” (interesting view of coming home…)
    Sawyer Brown – “Six Days on the Road”
    Billy Currington “Good Directions”

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