Xplore The Sound: National Parks Playlist
National Parks speak to many people from all walks of life. The experiences of these places leave their marks on those privileged enough to experience their grandeur. To celebrate National Park Week (April 22-30), we created this fun playlist inspired by America's best idea, the National Park system!
Yellowstone National Park:
"America the Beautiful" by Katharine Lee Bates
This classic patriotic song pays homage to the beauty of the United States and its natural landscapes, including Yellowstone with its geysers, hot springs, and diverse wildlife.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park:
"Take Me Home, Country Roads" by John Denver
This popular folk song celebrates the Appalachian region, which is home to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Its heartfelt lyrics and melodic guitar strumming capture the spirit of the park's scenic vistas and rich cultural heritage.
Zion National Park:
"I Can See Clearly Now" by Johnny Nash
This uplifting song, with its upbeat tempo and positive lyrics, reflects the awe-inspiring clarity and stunning vistas of Zion National Park. The song's optimistic tone and catchy melody evoke the sense of wonder and beauty found in this iconic park.
Yosemite National Park:
"This Land is Your Land" by Woody Guthrie
This iconic folk song, originally written by Woody Guthrie, celebrates the natural beauty and public ownership of America's landscapes, making it a fitting tribute to Yosemite National Park. The song's inclusive and hopeful message, combined with its folk guitar strumming and heartfelt lyrics, reflect the awe-inspiring granite cliffs, majestic waterfalls, and ancient sequoia groves of Yosemite.
Press play on this playlist on your next road trip to your favorite National Park!