Mo Pitney’s Playlist Is Full of the Classics [LISTEN]
If you love classic country and bluegrass, you're going to dig Mo Pitney's playlist. The singer-songwriter has shared some of his favorite tunes with The Boot.
Pitney's playlist opens with a Merle Haggard song, "The Farmer's Daughter," one of two tracks from "the Hag" on this list. Pitney's got a song of his own called "I Met Merle Haggard Today" (the tune's topic is fairly self-explanatory), so his affinity for Haggard should come as no surprise. However, it was a Johnny Cash song, "I Still Miss Someone," that was one of the first that Pitney ever learned on guitar.
"[I learned this song] within the first week I started playing guitar," Pitney tells The Boot, "and it has remained being one of my favorite songs ... mostly for the perfect melody and simplicity."
Listeners will find that Cash song near the end of Pitney's 75-minute playlist, following songs by Roger Miller, Don Williams, James Taylor and many more. Pitney grew up playing bluegrass -- in fact, he and his wife Emily met at a bluegrass festival -- so there's plenty of that style of music on this playlist too, including "Old Home Place" by JD Crowe and the New South.
"The foundation on my music really was built off of bluegrass influences," Pitney explains, "and I think this represents my favorite type of bluegrass music more perfectly than in the other song and know."
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Listen to Mo Pitney's Playlist