Reader Question #2

What song would be on your “It Makes Me Happy” playlist?

I’ve been listening to friend’s bands lately, and I remember dancing exuberantly in my kitchen the first time I heard “A Long and Happy Life” by country band Delta Rae. I’m a sucker for gigantic choruses and a perfect road trip song, and this tune checks both boxes, not to mention one of my favorite drummers, Matt Chamberlin, plays on the track (you’ll recognize his iconic snare drum sound from “One Headlight” by the Wallflowers).

Delta Rae’s spearheading a movement in country music that’s compelling Music City, finally, to participate in the global sociopolitical conversation. I’m proud of and inspired by my friends, and highly recommend you check out their every Wednesday residency at the Basement in Nashville.