What's your Country/Country Rock band's setlist look like?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by rondillonmusic, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. rondillonmusic

    rondillonmusic Tele-Meister

    Jul 9, 2007
    Putting together a Country cover band with a bunch of frineds and need some song ideas. What are some tunes that go over real well with the crowds? We want to keep 'em dancing and drinking.
  2. Larry K. Williams

    Larry K. Williams Tele-Meister

    Mar 17, 2003
    Athens, GA
    You can see my band's list at our website: www.powerplayband.net

    Not a plug for us, but there are a lot of songs, and that answers your question. Everything on that list works very well for a country/country rock cover-dance band.

    Good luck!
  3. getbent

    getbent Telefied Ad Free Member

    here's one from last week....
    Act Naturally
    She's Gone Gone Gone
    Chicken Truck
    Whiskey River
    Detroit City
    Straight Tequila Night
    Smoke Smoke Smoke
    Branded Man
    south's gonna do it again
    Six Pack To Go
    May the Bird of Paradise
    Big City
    Move It On Over
    too much month
    east bound and down
    trashy women
    Under Your Spell
    That’s The Way Love Goes
    That's alright Mama
    Truck Drivin Man
    All You Ever Do is Bring Me Down
    Honky Tonk Blues
    Don't Rock the Jukebox
    A Walk on the Wild Side of Life
    Blues Plus Booze
    Boot Hill Drag
    Tiger By the Tail
    Black Sheep
    rollin with the flow
    The Fireman
    Neon Moon
    Blue Suede Shoes
    Waltz Across Texas
    There Goes My Love
    Little Sister
    Just Good Ol Boys
    Make the World Go Away
    Cowboy Rides Away
    Is Anyone goin to San Antone
    Stagger Lee
    Hot Rod Lincoln
    luchenbach texas
    Steel Guitar Stomp
    Heartaches by the number
    Tiger By the Tail
    Take This job and shove it

    I've got one for more country rock type gigs too, I'll hunt it up and post it too.
  4. ole AZ

    ole AZ Banned

    Sep 22, 2008
    Verde Valley, Arizona
    Dead Flowers is an often missed MUST.
  5. rondillonmusic

    rondillonmusic Tele-Meister

    Jul 9, 2007
  6. we do all originals except for two covers:
    Burl Ives Big Rock Candy Mountain
    999 Homicide

    although there was one gig when we did spur-of-the-moment
    covers of Baby Please Don't Go and Bowie/Iggy's Funtime
  7. T Prior

    T Prior Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 17, 2003
    Charlotte NC
    it changes but here is a flavor of what we did last week..

    Little Moments
    Don't close your eyes
    Fast as You can
    Love Bug
    Wrapped Around
    Drift Away
    Gone Country
    Turn the Page
    Rt 66
    Honky Tonk Woman
    a few Eagle tunes
    a few Clapton tunes
    Walkin The Dog
    Pride and Joy
    Copperhead Road
    A bunch of Merle tunes..

    over and out

    ( thats not a song)
  8. zoppotrump

    zoppotrump Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 12, 2005
    nuernberg, germany
    That´s our playlist at the moment:

    1. Wrapped around
    2. Drivin´ my life away
    3. Who´s cheatin´ who
    4. Lovin´ all night
    5. Summertime blues
    6. Two of a kind
    7. Redneck woman
    8. Easy money
    9. Working man blues
    10. Old enough to know better
    11. 18 Wheels
    12. Don´t know why I do it
    13. Dixieland delight
    14. Louisiana Saturday night
    15. Family Tradition
    16. It´s not you, it´s me
    17. Chattahoochee
    18. Ten rounds with Jose Cuervo
    19. Down at the Twist n´ Shout
    20. Good hearted woman
    21. Some beach
    22. Hole in the wall
    23. Nothing but the taillights
    24. Modern day Bonnie & Clyde
    25. Amarillo by morning
    26. Waste of good whiskey
    27. Folsom Prison Blues
    28. Jackson
    29. The bug
    30. You ain´t going nowhere
    31. Mercury Blues
    32. Pour me
    33. Much too young to feel this damn old
    34. Lot of leaving left to do
    35. Travellin´soldier
    36. I love this bar
    37. Should have asked her faster
    38. That´s what I like about you
    39. As good as I once was
    40. Some days you gotta dance
    41. Brokenheartsville
    42. We´re from the country
    43. Thank God for the radio
    44. I don´t even know her name
    45. Two Pina Coladas
    46. When will I be loved
    47. Good directions
    48. Tulsa Time
    49. God blessed Texas
    50. Little bitty
    51. Friends in low places
    52. Sweet home Alabama
    53. Honky Tonk woman
    54. On the road again
    55. Motorcycle cowboy
    56. Horses run free
    57. Beer for my horses
    58. Don´t touch my Willie
    59. Play something country
    60. Online
    61. Long tall Texan
    62. That´s the way love goes
    63. Tush
    64. Bandy the rodeo clown
    65. Ticks

    ( played not in order of appearance....)

  9. Tim73

    Tim73 Friend of Leo's

    Oct 26, 2006
    Wiltshire, England
    On the Road Again.
    Folsom Prison Blues.
    Reason to Believe.
    Hot Burrito #2.
    Big Big Love.
    Country Roads.
    The Rain Came Down.
    You Ain't Going Nowhere.
    Fast As You.
    Solitary Man.

    I can't remember the rest but these are some of our covers that seem to go down well.
  10. sean79

    sean79 Poster Extraordinaire

    How do you guys remember 47 or 65 songs? I'm lucky to remember the "socks before shoes" rule every morning.
  11. getbent

    getbent Telefied Ad Free Member

    they are all pretty much the same song. it isn't nearly as hard as it sounds... although I do pity our singer when he does smoke smoke smoke... that is a bunch of words man...

    hot rod lincoln has a bunch too...
  12. Twang

    Twang Tele-Holic

    Dec 2, 2003
    Arlington, VA
    d00de! i wish y'all played out here
    and needed an average guitarist to join up and help fill things out ;)
  13. zoppotrump

    zoppotrump Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 12, 2005
    nuernberg, germany
    i took quite a while, but for me it gives a much better "look" of a band playing, when nobody is hiding behind a sheet stand as you see so often. you really get used to it, you got more space on stage and it´s appreciated from the audience too, if you´re looking in peoples faces.

  14. Leon Grizzard

    Leon Grizzard Friend of Leo's

    Mar 8, 2006
    Austin, Texas
    This is our master list, but we tend to play the same forty or fifty tunes. We are going back and getting some of the neglected tunes back in the rotation.

    Act Naturally - D
    A Little Unfair - D
    All my Ex’s - A
    Always Late - Bb
    Beaumont Rag - F
    Beautiful Night in Texas - G
    Big Ball’s in Cowtown - D
    Big City - G
    Big River - E
    Blues for Dixie - C
    Boot Heel Drag - A
    Born to Lose - C
    Bubbles in My Beer - D
    California Blues - C
    Canadian Sunset - A
    Chinatown - C
    City Lights - G
    Cold Cold Heart - C
    Cold Cold War - D
    Corrine, Corrina -A
    Cotton Eyed Joe - A
    Crazy Arms - E
    Crazy - C
    Crying Time - E
    Dallas - E
    Deed I Do - A
    Deep Water - F
    Deep River Blues - E
    Deep Ellum Blues - D
    Detour - D
    Dinah - G
    Don’t You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me - E
    Dream - C
    Dreaming My Dreams with You - G
    Empty Glass - F
    Even Though - C
    Faded Love - G
    Fool Such as I - C
    Fraulein - E
    Georgia - C
    Girl I Left Behind Me - F
    Girl of my Dreams - G
    Golden Rocket - D
    Gone, Gone, Gone - G
    Good Night, Irene - G
    Got to Have my Baby Back - D
    Half a Mind to Go - A
    Hands on the Wheel - G
    He’ll Have to Go - C
    Hey Good Lookin’ - C
    Hill Country Bride - D
    Home in San Antone - D
    Honeysuckle Rose - F
    Honkey Tonkin’ - E
    I Can’t Help It if I’m Still in Love With You - E
    I Knew the Moment I Lost You - F
    I Just Destroyed the World - B♭
    I Don’t Hurt Anymore - C
    I’ll See You in my Dreams - C
    I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
    Ida Red - G
    Indiana - F
    It Don’t Mean a Thing - Em/G
    Jambalaya - C
    Just Because - C
    Kansas City Kitty - G
    Kaw Liga - Em/E
    Kentucky - A
    Last Date - A
    Limehouse Blues - F
    Little Red Wagon - D
    Lonesome Fugitive - F
    Long Black Veil - E
    Maiden’s Prayer - G
    Makes no Difference Now
    Mama Tried - D
    Miles and Miles of Texas - G
    Milk Cow Blues - G
    Mind Your Own Business - D
    Mister Sandman - A
    Minor Swing - Am
    Miss Molly - G
    Mom and Dan Waltz -A
    More Pretty Girls than One - C
    Muddy Water - E
    My Window Faces the South - G
    Night Life - C
    No Teardrops Tonight - A
    Other Woman - C
    Over the Rainbow - C
    Panhandle Rag - E
    Pick Me Up on Your Way Down - D
    Preacher - F
    The Race is on - G
    Red Wing - G
    Red River Valley - G
    Release Me
    Remember Me - C
    Remington’s Ride - C
    Right or Wrong - G
    Roly Poly - F
    Route 66 - G
    San Antonio Rose - D (vocal - A)
    Schottische - G
    Scotch & Soda - C
    See You in My Dreams - C
    Settin’ the Woods on Fire - C
    She Thinks I Still Care - G
    She’s Gone, Gone, Gone - G
    Silver Wings - E
    Since I Fell for You - D
    Sing me Back Home - E
    Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter - F
    Sittin’ On Top of the World - E
    Six Days on the Road - G
    Six Pack to Go - C
    Skyball Paint - G
    Sleep Walk - C
    Something Special - C
    Song of the Wanderer - C
    Stay All Night - G
    Steel Guitar Rag - E
    Stompin’ at the Savoy - C
    Sugar Moon - A
    Sweet Dreams of You - A
    Swing 42 - C
    Swinging Doors - E
    Take me Back to Tulsa - G
    Tater Pie - A
    Teach me About Love - C
    Tear in my Beer - C
    That’s The Way Love Goes - D
    There’s a Little Bit of Everything in Texas - C
    There Stands the Glass - C
    There’s More Pretty Girls than One - C
    Time Changes Everything - E
    Today I Started Loving You Again - G
    Together Again - G
    Tonight I Think I’m Going to Go Downtown - G
    Trouble in Mind - F
    Tumbling Tumbleweeds - C
    Two of A Kind - A
    Under the Double Eagle - C
    Wabash Cannonball - G
    Walk Right Back - C
    Walking the Floor Over You - C
    Waltz Across Texas - A
    Way to Survive - B
    Westphalia Waltz - G
    White Line Fever - D
    Wild Side of Life - D
    Wildwood Flower - C
    Wondering - D
    You Done Me Wrong -D
    You Don’t Know Me - A
    Your Cheatin’ Heart - C
    You Win Again - C
  15. HighTower

    HighTower Tele-Lover

    Sep 21, 2008
    SHeeeezus! Do you guys actually play 65 tunes in one gig? I have NEVER heard a band do that many at a single sitting. That must be over a weekend, right?
    Very good tastes too, I might add.
  16. zoppotrump

    zoppotrump Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 12, 2005
    nuernberg, germany
    nope hightower , these 65 songs are for just one gig. normaly we´re booked to play 4 sets from 8pm to 1am, with 10-15 minute breaks in between. that makes around 60 songs plus the encores. that´s pretty normal over here.
    and i have seen in the bars on broadway (robert´s, tootsies, second fiddle, the stage...) in nashville, that bands perform 4 hours in a row, with just one tiny halftime, get their stuff out and over the street to the next bar and play another 4 hours straight ahead. that´s really tough, not to mention all the shots they usually get offered.....

  17. popthree

    popthree Poster Extraordinaire

    hope you have more than 1 singer ! i can't imagine 1 front man doing so many songs in one evening. that is vocally...very difficult. your fans do get their moneys worth ! nice set list.
  18. rextasy

    rextasy Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 5, 2008
    One of y'all should pick up "Caffeine, Nicotine, Benzedrine."

    BTW, does anyone know who wrote it? Jerry Reed released it in 1980, but Gary Stewart released a much earlier version.
  19. HighTower

    HighTower Tele-Lover

    Sep 21, 2008
    I guess my age is showing; I just can't imagine that! True, most C&W songs are 2-3 minutes long on average, so I guess that makes it fly by for the audience(not the band?). I wonder what the longest C&W song ever recorded was? I know this isn't a jam genre like where LZ could extend Dazed and Confused for 30 minutes if they felt like it. I'm trying to think of a really long country song, but can't. Maybe David Allen Coe has done some.......
  20. HighTower

    HighTower Tele-Lover

    Sep 21, 2008
    I think Caffeine/Nicotine goes back even farther than that. I have it on a 50's collection, I think; but can't remember the artist offhand.
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