Buckle up and let Lucie Tiger’s road trip playlist be the soundtrack that takes you on a melodic adventure through the heartland of the USA.
Lucie Tiger has taken the music scene by storm with her latest release, “Mississippi – Tennessee.” With a seamless blend of twangy country and rebellious rockabilly, Lucie Tiger pays homage to the iconic sounds of the past while carving out her own path as a modern country rock sensation.
Her music effortlessly transports us to a bygone era, infusing it with a fresh and contemporary twist that is uniquely her own. But Lucie Tiger‘s artistry extends beyond the confines of the recording studio. As an avid traveler, she draws inspiration from the landscapes and stories of her beloved USA.
In her latest collection of songs, she invites us to embark on a soul-stirring road trip through the heartland, sharing her favorite tracks for specific destinations along the way.
As we join Lucie Tiger on this melodic odyssey, we are reminded of the allure of American road trips – the sense of adventure, the thrill of discovery, and the freedom to chase our dreams. Lucie Tiger’s music becomes the perfect companion on those long stretches of highway, where the scenery shifts and the soul finds solace in the rhythm of the journey.
So fasten your seatbelts, roll down the windows, and surrender to the magnetic pull of Lucie Tiger’s melodies. Let her guide you on a musical expedition where the echoes of the past intertwine with the vibrant energy of the present, and where the open road becomes a canvas for unforgettable memories.
The best Lucie Tiger songs for your USA roadtrip destinations
‘Right Next To You’ – Santa Fe, New Mexico
‘Right Next To You’ is all about going off on an adventure out west. I wrote it during Covid as I’d planned this amazing trip in April of 2020 where we were supposed to drive through the southwest of the USA, through the deserts of Arizona and New Mexico. In fact when I wrote the line in the song “did you ever want to see a full moon sinking low in the desert at night”, I hadn’t!
Our trip was cancelled and that was something I wanted to see so badly. Finally after the pandemic was over and we were able to travel again, we took that trip through the southwest and Santa Fe and the deserts of New Mexico were as magical as I imagined them to be.
Santa Fe has this incredible history – it’s the oldest capital city in the US and the oldest European community west of the Mississippi having been settled in the early 1600’s which is just mind-blowing. When you walk among all of the historic buildings in the old plaza in downtown Santa Fe you really feel like you could just take off into the desert on an adventure – and that’s exactly what ‘Right Next To You’ is all about.
‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’ – The Shoals, Alabama
‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’ was written about The Shoals region of North Alabama. It’s one of the most beautiful places in the world to me and consists of four very different towns on the banks of the Tennessee River. Florence is on the north side and Sheffield, Tuscumbia and Muscle Shoals are on the south side.
Muscle Shoals is famous for the ‘Muscle Shoals Sound’ that came out of the area starting in the 1960s but the area is full of music today. And the people in town are what make it so magical. I have never met kinder, more welcoming people in my entire life.
They greet you with a genuine smile and want nothing but the best for you. I’m so lucky to have travelled extensively in North America but I truly believe that home is where your heart is and my heart is right there in The Shoals.
‘Greenwood’ & ‘The Devil You Know’ – Greenwood, Mississippi
Mississippi is a really interesting place and it’s hard to describe for anyone who hasn’t been there. I feel like the state, and especially the Delta (which is the western side of the North half of the state, running alongside the river) is a reminder of what the world was like one hundred years ago.
Of course, everyone has a cellphone and there’s modern cars driving around but if you squint it almost looks like the early 1900’s if you’re travelling through the cotton fields of the Delta. What is so fascinating about that time is that it’s not that long ago but it’s far enough in the past to still have a bit of mystery around it.
So when it comes to something like answering the question of ‘Where is blues guitar legend Robert Johnson buried?’ there’s mystery around it. There are actually three graves in the Delta but having been to all three, my vote goes to the grave in Greenwood, Mississippi, which is right near the location where he was supposedly poisoned and died.
Many songs have been written about the crossroads in Clarksdale, Mississippi, around 40 minutes north of Greenwood but I wanted to write a song about Johnson’s resting place so listen to ‘Greenwood’ and ‘The Devil You Know’ when you’re driving down Highway 49 and Money Road on your way from the devil’s crossroads to Greenwood, Mississippi.
‘Bitter With The Sweet’ – Bakersfield, California
This song is all about taking the good with the bad and seeing the silver lining on every cloud – or at least looking for it! I think California resonates with this idea a lot, especially somewhere like Bakersfield in the San Joaquin Valley.
You can tell that Bakersfield was once a lot more bustling than it is now but there’s still these bright points in town that really make it quite magical.
Stay at the Padre Hotel, eat at Mama Roomba’s and take a day trip out to see the sequoias in the Giants’ Grove and you can definitely appreciate both the bitter with the sweet.
‘Everybody Knows Your Name’ – Williams, Arizona
Quick disclaimer here: this song is about someone who’s been caught two-timing and the setting of a small town makes it impossible to hide away or keep it secret. I have not done any of the above in Williams, Arizona. However, this tiny town really encapsulates the whole ‘everybody knowing everybody’ vibe.
It’s called the Gateway to the Grand Canyon and is one of the most adorable small towns I’ve ever seen! And everybody really does know everybody. We got to know the proprietors of a local western-themed bar and all of a sudden we were drinking shots with the regulars at the bar!
‘Mississippi – Tennessee’ – Corinth, Mississippi and Columbia, Tennessee
No road trip through the USA is complete without stopping in small towns along the way! Since this song is about the drive between Mississippi and Tennessee, I thought I’d share two of my favourite little towns that you’ll most likely pass on the route between the two states.
First up, Corinth in Mississippi, a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it town but a necessary stop when you eat at Abe’s Diner – the oldest diner on Route 72 still owned by its original owners.
It’s been there for over 50 years! Next up, head to Columbia, TN. Its historic town square and courthouse will take your breath away – get it back with lunch at Puckett’s Grocer and make sure you turn the music up loud on the way out of town!