Chris Bandi Shares His Favorite Love Songs In Exclusive Playlist Takeover

Chris Bandi is taking over the Country Now playlist in honor of his poignant new release, “Would Have Loved Her.”…


Lauren Jo Black

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October 5, 2020


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Chris Bandi; Photo by Matthew Berianto

Chris Bandi is taking over the Country Now playlist in honor of his poignant new release, “Would Have Loved Her.”

Featured on the singer/songwriter’s self-titled debut EP, the emotional love song serves as a musical tribute to his late grandfather.

“’Would Have Loved Her’ was such a special song to write,” Bandi previously shared. “I had the idea on my phone for a while. I wanted to write a song about my grandpa who passed away a few months before I met my girlfriend. I brought the idea into my good friend Zach Kale and he told me that his dad passed away before he met his wife. We both knew what we needed to write that afternoon. We definitely had some people looking down helping us that day!”

In honor of  “Would Have Loved Her,” Bandi hand-picked some of his favorite love songs to share with fans.

“We could all use a little more love right now,” he says. “I put together a playlist with my favorite love songs, new and old!”

Check out Chris Bandi’s playlist below and be sure to subscribe to listen again and again!

Would Have Loved Her (Stripped) – Chris Bandi
Big, Big Plans – Chris Lane
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Prayed For You – Matt Stell
In Love With A Girl – Gavin DeGraw
All Of Me – John Legend
What A Beautiful Day (Final Version) – Chris Cagle
Die A Happy Man – Thomas Rhett
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) – Stevie Wonder
If You Ever Want To Be In Love – James Bay
Love, Me – Collin Raye
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
Speechless – Dan & Shay
One Man Band – Old Dominion
Yours – Russell Dickerson
Better Together – Luke Combs
Marry Me – Train
Best Shot – Jimmie Allen
I’ll Be – Edwin McCain
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Love Of My Life – Queen
I Don’t Dance – Lee Brice
Come On Get Higher – Matt Nathanson
I Cross My Heart – George Strait
Little Bitty – Alan Jackson
Forever and Ever, Amen – Randy Travis
Anything But Mine – Kenny Chesney

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.