Montana February 22, 2016
These 8 Songs About Montana Will Touch Your Soul Today
Big Sky Country has inspired a lot of beautiful songs. Frank Zappa once sang a quirky little tune about moving to Montana, and Jewel was so inspired by Missoula that she wrote “The Missoula Song.” They weren’t the first artists to sing about this great state, and they won’t be the last. Here’s a small sample of the heartfelt songs that capture the spirit of Montana.
1. "Montana Lullaby" by Ken Overcast
Of course the official state lullaby tops the list. The lyrics are beautiful:
“From the wide rollin’ plains, cross the Rockies blue range,
wherever the proud eagle flies, a lone coyote croons to a full lover’s moon,
a Montana lullaby”
2. “Wild Montana Skies" by John Denver and Emmylou Harris
"Give him a fire in his heart, give him a light in his eyes, give him the wild wind for a brother and the wild Montana skies."
3. “Montana on my Mind” by Shane Clouse
“I’m missing home and all alone tonight… I’ve got Montana on my mind.”
4. “Meet Me in Montana” by Dan Seals & Marie Osmond
“Won’t you meet me in Montana? I want to see the mountains in your eyes…”
5. “Montana Song” by Hank Williams, Jr.
“Oh, I’m going to Montana to rest my soul…” This song is about a man who decides to heal his broken heart by moving to Montana in hopes of meeting someone who will love him for who he really is. Clearly he has great taste.
6. “Goodnight, Montana” by Dave Walburn
"Your hand may well be waving goodbye, but your heart never leaves this place. It just says, Goodnight, Montana, goodnight."
That’s so true, isn’t it?
7. “Montana Rodeo” by Chris LeDoux
“So if you’re lookin’ for a rendezvous where the Wild West never dies, you best make it on up to Montana in the right day in July…”
8. “Midnight in Missoula” by Nanci Griffith
“It's midnight in Missoula, where the Black Hills know your name…”
Nanci Griffith has released several songs about the great state of Montana, though she is originally from Texas.
What’s your favorite Montana song?