9 Songs for a Midwinter Cold Snap

Drivers Take Note: Try to Resist the Urge to Let “Jesus, Take the Wheel”

With freezing temperatures across the nation and disgruntled weather reporters shivering for cameras on the local news, it looks like we have officially arrived in the dead of winter.

The fact that there was snow recently in Southern California and reports of minus 54 degree wind chills in Minnesota leads me to one question:

If we don’t call it a “polar vortex,” can I still wear my new outfit?

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Country singers don’t seem to like winter as much as summertime, so we had to play a little fast and loose with this list, but here are 10 country songs to enjoy while you’re hermetically sealed inside your house or stuck in a snow bank.

Eric Church, “Cold One”


Zac Brown Band, “Colder Weather”

Hank Williams, “Cold, Cold Heart”

Carrie Underwood, “Jesus Take the Wheel”

Brad Paisley, “Perfect Storm”


Cole Swindell, “Chillin’ It”

Darius Rucker, “Wagon Wheel”

Lady Antebellum, “On This Winter’s Night”

Merle Haggard, “If We Make It Through December”

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