The Ultimate Classic Country Road Trip Playlist

Summer may be winding down, but hitting the road with a bunch of friends is an all-year activity. So next time you and the gang pile into a car to cruise the open road, we’ve got you covered with the perfect playlist. Check out our top picks below and click here to give a listen to these songs and more on our The Ultimate Travel Playlist.

“Days Go By” – Keith Urban

And days go by / I can feel ’em flyin’ / Like a hand out the window in the wind / The cars go by / Yeah it’s all we’ve been given / So you better start livin’ right now / ‘Cause days go by

“Dirt Road Anthem” – Jason Aldean

Yeah I’m chilling on a dirt road / Laid back swervin’ like I’m George Jones / Smoke rollin’ out the window / An ice cold beer sittin’ in the console / Memory lane up in the headlights / Has got me reminiscing on the good times / I’m turning off the real life, driving, that’s right / I’m hittin’ easy street in mud tires

“All Summer Long” – Kid Rock

And we were trying different things / We were smoking funny things / Making love out by the lake to our favorite song / Sipping whiskey out the bottle, not thinking ’bout tomorrow / Singing Sweet home Alabama all summer long / Singing Sweet home Alabama all summer long

“Cruise” – Florida Georgia Line

Baby you a song / You make me wanna roll my windows down and cruise / Down a back road blowin’ stop signs through the middle / Every little farm town with you / In this brand new Chevy with a lift kit / It’d look a hell lot better with you up in it / So baby you a song / You make me wanna roll my windows down and cruise

“Before He Cheats” – Carrie Underwood

I dug my key into the side / Of his pretty little souped-up four-wheel drive / Carved my name into his leather seats / I took a Louisville slugger to both head lights / I slashed a hole in all four tires / Maybe next time he’ll think before he cheats

“Red Dirt Road” – Brooks & Dunn

It’s where I drank my first beer / It’s where I found Jesus / Where I wrecked my first car,
I tore it all to pieces / I learned the path to heaven / Is full of sinners and believers / Learned that happiness on earth / Ain’t just for high achievers / I’ve learned, I’ve come to know / There’s life at both ends / Of that red dirt road

“Dust” – Eli Young Band

She’s got the pedal to the floor in a hand-me-down ford / Yeah, the only thing that’s left to do / Is catch a couple green lights / And those baby blue eyes are leaving nothing in that rear view / But dust

“Leave the Night On” – Sam Hunt

Girl, you got the beat right, killin’ in your Levis / High on your loving’s got me buzzin’ like a streetlight / It’s still early out in Cali, baby, don’t you wanna rally again / We’ll find a road with no name, lay back in the slow lane / The sky is dropping Jupiter around us like some old train / We’ll be rolling down the windows, I bet you we’re catchin’ our second wind / We don’t have to go home, we can leave the night on / We can leave the night on, yeah yeah

“Life is a Highway” – Rascal Flatts”

Life is a highway / I wanna ride it all night long / If you’re going my way / I wanna drive it all night long

“My Church” – Maren Morris

Can I get a hallelujah / Can I get an amen / Feels like the Holy Ghost running through ya / When I play the highway FM / I find my soul revival / Singing every single verse / Yeah I guess that’s my church

“Wagon Wheel” – Darius Rucker

So rock me momma like a wagon wheel / Rock me momma any way you feel / Hey, momma rock me / Rock me momma like the wind and the rain / Rock me momma like a southbound train / Hey, momma rock me


“Take Me Home (Country Roads)” – John Denver

Country roads, take me home / To the place I belong / West Virginia, mountain mama / Take me home / Country roads


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