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The Song That Got Me Through a Year of Pandemic Is …
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If We Make It Through December by Merle Haggard.
Inocencia Martinez, Magic Valley EC | Mercedes

Texas Sun by Khruangbin and Leon Bridges.
Melanie Burris, Nueces EC | Portland

Still Not Dead by Willie Nelson.
FD Herman, Hamilton County EC | Big Valley

We Shall Overcome by Pete Seeger.
Sanjay Shah, CoServ | Carrollton

This Little Light of Mine.
Peggy Howard, Victoria EC | Victoria

Don’t Let Me Down by the Beatles.
Jerry Chandler, Pedernales EC | Canyon Lake

It’s the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine) by R.E.M.
Caryl Zimmerman, Central Texas EC | Kingsland

Six Feet Apart by Luke Combs.
Lynn Roberts-Collins, Deep East Texas EC

Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground by Willie Nelson.
Debbie Scharmen
Via Facebook

Three Little Birds (“every little thing is gonna be alright”) by Bob Marley and the Wailers.
LeAnn M. Holt, Grayson-Collin EC | Allen

Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles.
Connie Schultz Scarborough
Via Facebook

Help Me Make It Through the Night.
Leonard Perkins, HILCO EC | Whitney

I Will Survive.
Tommye Jones
Via Facebook

Instant Karma! (We All Shine On) by John Lennon.
Verna Crawford, Guadalupe Valley EC | Cibolo

Running Kind by Merle Haggard.
Mike Woodard
Via Facebook

Livin’ on a Prayer by Bon Jovi.
Mark Brooks, Jackson EC | Van Vleck

Against the Wind.
Eric Martin
Via Facebook

Turn Off the News (Build a Garden) by Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.
Tammy Glaze, Sam Houston EC | Dayton

Hell of a Year by Parker McCollum.
Monique Lehr Baysinger
Via Facebook

Rainbow Connection by the Muppets.
Yuki Ann Graves, Pedernales EC | Horseshoe Bay

Don’t Stop (“thinking about tomorrow”).
James Camfield
Via Facebook

Tubthumping by Chumbawamba.
Cheri Drennon, Tri-Country EC | Fort Worth

Kashmir by Led Zeppelin.
William Allred
Via Facebook

Mask by Tiffany Dawn.
W. Grant Braly, Guadalupe Valley EC | Cuero

Let There Be Peace on Earth.
Ann Taylor Ricker
Via Facebook

The Marines’ Hymn.
Penny Haulman, Tri-Country EC | Granbury

Jesus Loves Me.
Goldie Clements
Via Facebook

Don’t Worry Be Happy.
Sandy Bottner, Grayson-Collin EC | Fairview

Amazing Grace.
Donna Faldyn
Via Facebook

The Spider-Man song.
Fran Baca, CoServ | Cross Roads

Don’t Be Cruel.
Eleanor Arnold
Via Facebook

Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year.
Sibyl White, Pedernales EC | Wimberley

Rise Up.
Donna Winn Boykin
Via Facebook

Because He Lives.
L.E. Eustace, United Cooperative Services | Burleson

Blue Skies.
Karin Schwerman, Pedernales EC | Lago Vista

You Are My Sunshine.
Judy Pickel
Via Facebook

O-o-h Child (“things are gonna get easier”).
Erica Hernández, Grayson-Collin EC | Melissa

Crazy Train.
Janet Mosley
Via Facebook

The Oh No song on TikTok.
Gloria Morales, Navasota Valley EC | Groesbeck

Where I Find God by Larry Fleet.
Gordo Bailey
Via Facebook

Crowded Table by the Highwomen. A simple yet powerful song about the joy of being home with family and friends, which seems to pine for the day we could return to that.
Rick Zuroweste, CoServ | Lewisville

Still, My Soul Be Still.
Marie Cleland, Pedernales EC | Austin

Loving County by Charlie Robison.
Debbie Dean Hohle
Via Facebook

There Was Jesus by Zach Williams and Dolly Parton.
Janice Crouch, Fort Belknap EC | Newcastle

Stand and Deliver by Eric Clapton and Van Morrison.
Royce Alexander
Via Facebook

Pie Jesu from Faure’s Requiem. I sang it every day in the shower. Still do.
Renee Walker, Central Texas EC | Mason

To the Table by Zach Williams.
Brad Banner
Via Facebook

U2’s Where the Streets Have No Name, a song about being free from constraints.
Burke Willis, Bluebonnet EC | Manor

My Deliverer by Rich Mullins.
Myra Terrell
Via Facebook

One Day at a Time.
Mildred Darlene Brown, MidSouth EC | Conroe

No Longer Slaves by Jonathan and Melissa Helser.
Sindy Macias
Via Facebook

My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion.
Barry Stevens, Pedernales EC | Georgetown

Change the World by Eric Clapton.
Dianne Wilson
Via Facebook

Everything’s Gonna Be Alright.
Chuck Jimerson, United Cooperative Services | Alvarado

Is He Worthy?
Donna Hannah Dewhirst
Via Facebook

If We Make It Through December by Merle Haggard.
Priscilla Pope, Grayson-Collin EC | McKinney

Earth to God.
Judy Ballou
Via Facebook

One Day at a Time.
Susie Coston, United Cooperative Services | Granbury

Way Maker.
Jeana Vanskike
Via Facebook

Birdsong (wrens, phoebes, doves, cardinals, sparrows, etc.).
Pam Long, United Cooperative Services | Cleburne

The Old Gray Mare.
Mark Huey
Via Facebook

Lean on Me. This pandemic was tough to deal with alone.
Dremma Haywood, Farmers EC | Lone Oak

Steam Heat.
Vikki Simpson
Via Facebook

Hound Dog.
Roland Contreras, Bluebonnet EC | Burton

We’ll Understand It All By and By.
Janit Smith
Via Facebook

The Pretender by Jackson Browne (“I’ll get up and do it again, amen”).
Leslie Stephan, Pedernales EC | Wimberley

Texas Hippie Coalition’s Dirty Finger.
Charlie Teal
Via Facebook

Into the Sea by Tasha Layton (“It’s gonna be OK, it’s gonna be OK”).
Joe Bonorden, Pedernales EC | Canyon Lake

Earth to God by John Rich.
Janet Williams, Bandera EC | Bandera

Great Is Thy Faithfulness.
Wanda Myers
Via Facebook

Don’t Worry Be Happy.
Bebop Alexander, Deep East Texas EC | Hemphill

On the Road Again by Willie Nelson.
Debbie Scharmen
Via Facebook

Everything’s Gonna Be Alright by David Lee Murphy and Kenny Chesney.
Cheryl Ferguson, MidSouth EC | Montgomery

They’re Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa by Napoleon XIV.
Gary Lott
Via Facebook

Anything sung by Willie Nelson.
Elizabeth Ybarra, Deep East Texas EC | Center

Why Me Lord.
Jean Hildreth
Via Facebook

It’s the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine) by R.E.M.
Leslie Rankin, United Cooperative Services | Acton

Auld Lang Syne.
Langley Morse
Via Facebook

Don’t Come Around Here No More by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.
Barbra Turkal, Navasota Valley EC | Thornton

Find Yourself by Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.
Raleigh Tirion
Via Facebook

Seven Secrets of the Sphinx by Therion.
Roger Anderson, Bryan Texas Utilities | Bryan

Jesus, Take the Wheel.
Virginia Joann Esala
Via Facebook

It Is Well With My Soul.
Iris Beason, Sam Houston EC | Livingston

This Is Home by Mary Chapin Carpenter.
Danny Williams
Via Facebook

In My Room by the Beach Boys.
Barbara Lewis, Bryan Texas Utilities | Bryan

Ave Maria.
Marge Kenney
Via Facebook

Texas Sun by Khruangbin and Leon Bridges.
Terry Brendle-Barkley, United Cooperative Services | Alvarado

Rainbow Stew.
Rachel Jordan Taylor
Via Facebook

If You’re Going Through Hell by Rodney Atkins.
Sarah Beard, Bartlett EC | Thorndale

Devil Town.
Meher Rawlley, CoServ | Frisco

Once in a Lifetime by the Talking Heads.
Mary Schmidt
Via Facebook

Amazing Grace.
Phyllis Suttle, MidSouth EC | Iola

One Day at a Time.
Robbie Page Jackson
Via Facebook

What the World Needs Now Is Love by Jackie DeShannon.
Shirley Bañez, Bandera EC | Boerne

When I’m Gone by Joey+Rory.
Craig Corley, Jasper-Newton EC | Kirbyville

Don’t Stand So Close to Me by the Police.
Rose Robinson, Guadalupe Valley EC | Marion

I Can See Clearly Now.
Joe Trevino, Bartlett EC | Killeen

Lawyers, Guns and Money by Warren Zevon.
Murrah Noble, Pedernales EC | Kyle

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? by Mister Rogers.
Lori McVoy, Bartlett EC | Rockdale

Great Is Thy Faithfulness.
Brent Yoder, Deep East Texas EC | Timpson

Don’t Bogart Me.
Frank Bouthillier, Farmers EC | Talco

Feel Rich by Thomas Michael Riley.
Shelley Anderson-Ledwig, Wharton County EC | Midfield

The Quarantine Song by Ray Stevens.
Mary Mathews, Lamar Electric | Paris

Memories by One Voice Children’s Choir.
Daniel Boehm, Pedernales EC | Cedar Park

What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong.
Maureen Keller, Pedernales EC | Liberty Hill

On the Road Again by Willie Nelson.
Pamela R. Huck, Bandera EC | Boerne

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