Sunday, June 3, 2012

Music, Magic, and Dancing Naked in Dixie

Music, Magic, and Dancing Naked in Dixie

There's something magical about a favorite song or music that creates a flood of memories whenever you hear the first few notes or the first line of the lyrics.
For Dancing Naked in Dixie, which centers on the first blush of romance for Julia Sullivan and Shug Jordan, I've put together a list of TOP TEN 'love' songs for the Dixie playlist.

First, though, here's the synopsis of the story:
Travel writer Julia Sullivan lives life in fast-forward. She jet sets to Europe and the Caribbean with barely a moment to blink or sleep. But too many mishaps and missed deadlines have Julia on the verge of being fired.
With a stern warning, and unemployment looming, she's offered one last chance to rescue her career. Julia embarks on an unlikely journey to the ‘Heart of Dixie’—Eufaula, Alabama—home to magnificent mansions, sweet tea, and the annual Pilgrimage.
Julia arrives, soon charmed by the lovely city and her handsome host, but her stay is marred by a shocking discovery. Can Julia's story save her career, Eufaula, and the annual Pilgrimage? 

Dancing Naked in Dixie 'Love Songs' Playlist

1) "I Melt" - Rascal Flatts Romantic Lyric:"Don't know how you do it. I love the way I lose it, every time. What's even better is knowing that forever you're all mine."From the album Melt 

2) "I Still Believe in You" - Vince Gill
Romantic Lyric:"I still believe in you, with a love that will always be standing so strong and true. Baby, I still believe in you and me."From the album I Still Believe in You 


3) "I Walk The Line" - Johnny Cash
Romantic Lyric:"You've got a way to keep me on your side. You give me cause for love that I can't hide."From the album The Essential Johnny Cash 

4) "No Place That Far" -  Sara Evans Romantic Lyric:
"If I had to run, if I had to crawl, if I had to swim a hundred rivers, just to climb a thousand walls. Always know that I would find a way, to get to where you are. There's no place that far."

5) "Raining On Sunday" - Keith Urban Romantic Lyric:
"Baby whatever comes Monday can take care of itself. 'Cause we've got better things that we can do, when it's raining on Sunday."From the album Golden Road

6) "Somebody Like You" - Keith Urban Romantic Lyric:
"When you put your arms around me, you let me know there's nothing in this world I can't do." From the album Golden Road

7) "I Fall To Pieces" - Patsy Cline Romantic Lyric:"I fall to pieces each time someone speaks your name." 

8) "I Swear" - John Michael Montgomery
Romantic Lyric:"For better or worse. Till death do us part. I'll love you with every beat of my heart. I swear."From the album Love Songs 

9) "I Will Always Love You" - Dolly Parton
(or the Whitney Houston version, which I prefer) Romantic Lyric:"I do wish you joy, and I wish you happiness. But above all this, I wish you love."From the album Love Songs

10) "I Love the Way You Love Me" - John Michael Montgomery
 Romantic Lyric:"I like the feel of your name on my lips. And I like the sound of your sweet gentle kiss."From the album Life's a Dance 

What do you think? Is there a favorite love song that should be included with this list?


Lauren Clark is the author of Stay Tuned and Dancing Naked in Dixie. She writes contemporary novels set in the Deep South; stories sprinkled with sunshine, suspense, and secrets.

A former TV news anchor, Lauren adores flavored coffee, local book stores, and anywhere she can stick her toes in the sand. Her big loves are her family, paying it forward, and true-blue friends. Check out her website at

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Stormy said...

That's a great list! Just about any song where Faith Hill and Tim McGraw sang a duet. They're so cute together it just make the song that much sweeter. This Kiss is another favorite.

Catherine Lee said...

Those are some great song choices. My song with my hubby is "I Only Have Eyes for You" sung by Art Garfunkel. LOVE that sone.

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Lauren Clark said...

Stormy - Yes, Love FH and TM ... :) Lauren

Lauren Clark said...

I will check that one out, Catherine! Thank you!