A few weeks back, we took a trip down to Greenville, South Carolina for the Greenville Country Fest, and had the opportunity to interview several artists and groups, like Charles Wesley Godwin, 49 Winchester, Flatland Cavalry, ERNEST, and Larry Fleet.
It was a great opportunity to get to know these groups and artists on a personal level, learning how they got their start, as well as sharing a few laughs.
With that being said, while interviewing Flatland Cavalry, we wanted to know their favorite sad country songs right off the top of their heads.
I mean c’mon, the best part about country music is the fact that the lyrics know how to get you feeling some type of way, even if that feeling is sadness 90% of the time.
We got a multitude of responses from the whole band, starting with front man Cleto Cordero, who admitted that “Whiskey Lullaby” by Brad Paisley and Allison Krauss was his favorite, while he was repping our “Sad Country Songs Make Me Happy” t-shirt.
Drummer Jason Albers admitted that Keith Whitley’s “I’m Over You” was his favorite.
Fiddle player Wes Hall couldn’t think of anything off the top of his head, so he passed it on to lead guitarist Reid Dillon, who shared that “Forget About Georgia” by Lukas Nelson was his go to.
Bassist Jonathan Saenz admitted that “Austin” by Blake Shelton was his favorite.
And last but not least, their swiss army knife Adam Gallegos shared that “Just To See You Smile” by Tim McGraw was his favorite.