If you’re in the Northeast right now, chances are high that you’re currently cuddled up with a blanket, a bottle of wine and Netflix as the Blizzard of 2015 dumps some 47,986 inches of snow upon you. And while most country music celebrates warm weather, tailgates and frosty beverages on the beach, there are some songs that are perfect for a wintry day. So before you head out to shovel, build a snowman or make a snow angel, here are #CMChat’s 7 Quick Clicks perfect for a blizzard.
1. The Zac Brown Band – “Colder Weather”
While Zac Brown tends to favor warmer climates with their “toes in the water, ass in the sand” and while being “knee deep in the water somewhere,” “Colder Weather” is one of their most poignant and powerful songs, telling the story of a man being kept away from his love due to “colder weather.” Although one could take it literally as a snow storm keeping them apart, it could also be a metaphor for the storms of live separating them. Either way, Zac Brown’s warm buttery voice is sure to make you toasty on a cold winter’s day.
2. Miranda Lambert – “Over You”
“The weatherman said it’s gonna snow, by now I should be used to the cold…” Miranda sings, introducing a song about loss. With its grey-toned video, melancholy melody and heartbreaking lyrics, “Over You” is a the essential ode for a good winter’s cry.
3. Carrie Underwood – “Jesus Take the Wheel”
“Jesus Take the Wheel” is a beautiful song of adhering to the old adage, “Let go and let God.” And while Carrie is usually a woman full of sound advise, please do not follow her lead here. If you happen to be driving through a blizzard and sliding on a “thin black sheet of glass,” feel free to ask Jesus to take the wheel, but please, don’t let go!
4. Joe Nichols – “I’ll Wait For You”
A far cry from “Sunny and 75,” Joe Nichols is in Montana here where the snow happens to be high and preventing him from getting to the woman he loves. Ever the romantic, Nichols sings, “The snow in Montana was three feet high /The lady at the counter said: There ain’t no flights/ And so he called her on the telephone / He said: I’ll rent a car and I’ll drive home / And she said: I’ll wait for you.” Sigh.
5. Tim McGraw – “Telluride”
“Telluride” celebrates the romance of a snow storm, celebrating life in Colorado, “tangled up by a fire/ Casting shadows on the cabin wall, drowning in desire.” It turns out that Telluride is a real place, and with the way Tim sings about it, it sure sounds inviting. “It was a dream we were living in/ I was the happiest I’d ever been in / Telluride, the snow falling down/ Waking up with her in that sleepy little town.”
6. Craig Campbell and Preslee, his daughter – “Let It Go”
Although it may not technically mention snow or a storm, “Let It Go” is basically from the biggest cold-weather movie…EVER. After Craig Campbell posted an adorable video of himself accompanying his daughter performing the mega song, the duo took their act to The Bobby Bones Show for this heart-of-ice-and-snow-melting rendition of the Frozen hit.
7. Darius Rucker – “Let It Snow”
While it may technically be a holiday song, “Let It Snow” actually pays no reference to yuletide cheer. Instead, it’s a jolly ode to all the things to be enjoyed while the “weather outside is frightful and the fire is so delightful.” When Darius puts it like that, a blizzard doesn’t sound too bad after all.