Here are 10 country songs to add to your 4th of July playlist to keep you celebrating all summer long. Follow along as we dive into incredible country songs.
“American Kids” – Kenny Chesney
The number one pick is, and will always be “American Kids” by Kenny Chesney. This is one of the most perfect modern country songs and will be considered a country standard for years to come. It is a one-of-a-kind recording and the storytelling is fantastic as well.
“I Was Jack (You Were Diane)” – Jake Owen
While most of Jake Owen’s music catalog could make this list, the modern take on John Mellencamp’s legendary “Jack & Diane” is just too fun and American to be excluded.
“Red, Wine & Blue” – Hailey Whitters
The only sad song on this playlist is perhaps my favorite pick, but that’s coming from someone who can be at my happiest and will queue devastating songs. “Red, Wine & Blue” is poetic and has the most gorgeous, warm classic country elements to it. Released on the 4th in 2019, it would only be right to include this – perhaps when the night is winding down post-fireworks.
“Raised On It-” – Sam Hunt
Any song on Sam Hunt’s 2013 debut Montevallo screams summer. Even the sad songs, which is rare. “Raised On It” is just so joyful and quintessential coming-of-age American that it has to be on your playlist.
“All My Favorite People” – Maren Morris & Brothers Osborne
If a song sounded like a party, it would be this cut off Maren Morris’ 2019 record GIRL. It perfectly encapsulates enjoying the simple things in life with your closest friends.
“Drink In My Hand” – Eric Church
Would it be the 4th of July without Eric Church on aux? There are so many songs in his discography that would be perfect for 4th of July, but “Drink In My Hand” is a standout. Everyone can relate to it, American or not.
“Something Like That” – Tim McGraw
’90s country is always a must and to only pick one is incredibly difficult. It’s a great sing-along in the summer and tells such a great country story – authentically American.
“Boondocks” – Little Big Town
Sonically, “Boondocks” is a crucial addition to any 4th of July playlist, but even more so, there will be many people celebrating the 4th in the Boondocks. The way the song builds is enough to get anyone excited and ready to party.
“On The Road Again” – Willie Nelson
Since 1973, Willie Nelson has hosted a 4th of July picnic/concert in Austin, Texas, so it would only be fitting to celebrate the American – moreover, the universally beloved, icon on this holiday.
“Soak Up The Sun” – Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow is a summer staple! However, this song does not get as much as play as it deserves. If you haven’t yet, you should add her to your 4th of July and general summer mixes.
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