I came across theboot.com for country music playlists. I have seen their 80's country music playlist. I started in country radio in August 1981. I was in country radio all through the 80's.
Here's the link to the playlist: 1980s Country Fans Playlist
I have particular songs on this to point out. If you are in country radio music programming, you might consider these selections.
- Islands in the Stream - Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers
- Rosanne Cash - Seven Year Ache
- All My Ex's Live in Texas - George Strait
- Why Not Me - The Judds
- Guitar Town - Steve Earle
- Can't Even Get the Blues - Reba McEntire
- I'm No Stranger to the Rain - Keith Whitley
- Mountain Music - Alabama
There's two that are first number 1's on the Billboard Country Chart: Rosanne Cash and Reba McEntire.
Use these songs in between current country songs. Check out the entire list. Expand your music horizon.