Country Music Day Activity Sidekick

We have curated some fun additions for your Country Music Day!

Howdy!

National Country Music Day is observed next on Saturday, July 4th, 2020. It has always been observed annually on July 4th and Internationally on September 17, but you can turn any rainy day into Country Music Day!

Activities that need nothing else!

  • Name That Tune – use famous lyrics or snippets of songs to play this long-loved game!
  • Learn a simple Line Dance – LINK HERE!
  • Just listen to country music! We have given a list below!
Line Dancing is fun and GREAT exercise!

Conversation Starters for your 1-on-1s

These are great for conversations, or writing prompts! (You can even send written answers into the Resident Tales and have your residents see their writing in print!)

  • Did you grow up with records, tapes, CDs, 8 track players? Which did your first car have?
  • What song always puts you in a good mood?
  • What was the last country song you listened to?
  • Who was the first musician you were really into? Do you still like them?
  • How important is music in your life?
  • Do you catch yourself humming/whistling tunes while you are going about your day? What tune is it?
  • How much time do you spend listening to music?

Movies & TV Shows to Watch

  • Rhinestone (1984)
  • Urban Cowboy (1980)
  • Pure Country (1992)
  • Walk the Line (2005)
  • Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)
  • Oh Brother, Where Art Thou (2000)
  • Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo (2017)
  • Country Strong (2010)
  • Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings (2019)
  • The Gambler (Kenny Rogers) (1980)
  • Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)
  • Sweet Dreams (The Patsy Cline Story) (1985)
  • TV – Hee Haw (1969-71)
  • TV – Nashville (2012)
  • TV – The Ranch (2016-20)
  • Documentary – CountryPortraits of An American Sound
  • Documentary – Echo in the Canyon
  • Documentary – Glen Campbell: I’ll be Me
  • Documentary – Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music offers a comprehensive look at bluegrass — its origins, the pioneers who shaped its sound, and its worldwide appeal. The documentary, narrated by actor and bluegrass enthusiast Ed Helms, will air nationally on PBS stations Friday, August 30, 2019, at 9/8 pm ET

Top Country Songs for Your Playlist

  1. Jolene – Dolly Parton
  2. The Gambler– Kenny Rogers
  3. Always on My Mind – Willie Nelson
  4. Crazy – Patsy Cline
  5. Walk the Line – Johnny Cash
  6. I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive (1952) – Hank Williams
  7. Jackson (1967) – Johnny Cash and June Carter
  8. You Never Even Called Me By My Name (1975) – David Allan Coe
  9. Ode To Billie Joe – Bobbie Gentry
  10. Mama Tried – Merle Haggard
  11. Can The Circle Be Unbroken (1935)– The Carter Family
  12. Broken Hearted People – Guy Clark
  13. Luckenbach Texas – Waylon Jennings
  14. Pancho & Lefty – Townes Van Zandt or Willie Nelson/Merle Haggard
  15. Stand By Your Man – Tammy Wynette
  16. Unknown Legend – Neil Young
  17. The Devil Went Down to Georgia – Charlie Daniels Band
  18. Lookin’ for Love – Johnny Lee
  19. Could I have this Dance? – Anne Murray
  20. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry – Elvis Presley