Tennessee Ernie Ford – Sixteen Tons #manlymusicfriday

At Manlihood.com our mission is to educate, equip and entertain men in an engaging way. Fridays, we focus a bit on the entertainment, offering #manlymusicfriday – where we feature songs from a variety of genres that reflect the values of true masculinity. Want more ManlyMusic? Check out our playlist on Spotify!


This week we feature Tennessee Ernie Ford’s song 16 Tons – because any man who has ever had to work hard for a living knows this lament well.

Men, I’ll encourage you to dream of a better future for yourself, but at the same time, no matter whether you “owe the company store” or whether you are your own boss, work is work… and your ability to enjoy it starts in your own mind!