Now it seemed to make the most sense to create my personal Greatest Hits album from the iconic Oklahoma group, as they have a full arsenal of legendary jams. Also, because there’s still that gut wrenching uncertainty that they may never be a band again (God, I hope I’m wrong).
Anybody who has any basic knowledge of Turnpike knows just how incredible lead singer Evan Felker and bass player R.C. Edwards songwriting abilities are, as each song paints the perfect picture of small town life in the country.
Throw in the out of this world fiddle playing abilities from Kyle Nix, and gorgeous guitar riffs from Ryan Engleman, the group may stand unmatched forever.
So, without further a do, here’s my personal track list of what a Turnpike Troubadours: Greatest Hits Collection would look like:
“7 & 7” – Diamonds & Gasoline
“Good Lord Lorrie” – Goodbye Normal Street
“Every Girl” – Diamonds & Gasoline
“Long Hot Summer Day” – Diamonds & Gasoline
“The Housefire” – A Long Way from Your Heart
“Pay No Rent” – A Long Way from Your Heart
“Gin, Smoke, Lies” – Goodbye Normal Street
“Down Here” – The Turnpike Troubadours
“Diamonds & Gasoline” – Diamonds & Gasoline
“Something to Hold on To” – A Long Way from Your Heart
“Evangeline” – Diamonds & Gasoline
“Bossier City” – The Turnpike Troubadours
“Before The Devil Knows We’re Dead” – Goodbye Normal Street
“Down on Washington” – Diamonds & Gasoline
“1968” – Diamonds & Gasoline
“Long Drive Home” – The Turnpike Troubadours
And of course, I couldn’t leave out this incredible performance of “The Housefire” at Austin City Limits.