Country songs of the summer: our 20 favorites


Is there anything better than country music in the summer? Classics like Jimmy Buffett’s “Margaritaville” to recent successes, such as Luke Bryan’s “A Marguerite” and Carrie Underwood “Southbound” summer country songs are the perfect soundtrack for summer vacation playlists, road trips to the lake, and even long days spent working in the sun. As the hot summer days stretch, pour yourself a iced tea, find some shade and enjoy this list of our 20 favorite summer country songs.

20. “21 Summer”, Osborne brothers

There is no shortage of country love songs in the summer, but Osborne Brothers perfectly captures the ups and downs of summer romance in the nostalgic “21 Summer”.

19. “Summer Nights”, Rascal Flatts

Written by Busbee, Brett James and Gary LeVox, Rascal Flatts’ “Summer Nights” celebrates the joys of nights spent with friends.

18. “19 You + Me”, Dan + Shay

There’s just something about the summer months that makes you want to reflect on the good old days. Dan + Shay’s “19 You + Me” looks back on a life-changing summer in Myrtle Beach.

17. “Long Hot Summer”, Keith Urban

Written by Keith Urbain and Richard Marx, “Long Hot Summer” is an infectious track about the excitement of a new love against the backdrop of a perfect summer day.

16. “Summertime Blues”, Alan Jackson

Originally recorded by Eddie Cochran (who co-wrote the song), “Summertime Blues” was updated in 1994 when Alan jackson recorded it for his Who am I album. Obviously, the story of a restless youth looking to relax in the summer is timeless.

15. “A little more summer”, Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean’s “A Little More Summertime” centers on a man who blames his lost love at the end of summer.

14. “Ponton”, Little Big Town

Written by Nathalie Hemby, Luke Laird and Barry Dean, “Pontoon” provides the perfect soundtrack for a lazy summer day spent with friends.

13. “That Summer”, Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks The classic 1993 single tells the story of a young farm worker and a lonely widow woman and a memorable summer spent among the wheat fields.

12. “Barefoot Jean’s Night”, Jake Owen

Jake owen Celebrate the love of summer and lakefront days in this 2011 hit written by Eric Paslay, Dylan Altman and Terry Sawchuk.

11. “All Summer”, Kid Rock

Kid rock mixtures Lynyrd skynyrd “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Werewolves of London” by Warren Zevon in this summer 2008 anthem.

10. “Bat this summer”, Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley soak up the sun and the best summer of her life in this 2013 single written by Paisley, Luke Laird and Chris DuBois.

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9. “Toes”, Zac Brown Band

Zac Brun sings to escape the city routine for endless tequilas and relaxation in the sands of Mexico’s beaches.

8. “Cruise”, Florida Georgia Line

Florida Georgia Line celebrates a road trip through farming towns on its “Cruise” hit.

7. “Redneck Yacht Club”, Craig Morgan

You don’t need to own a yacht to join that of Craig Morgan “Redneck Yacht Club. Morgan’s celebration of the regular Lake Joe parties reached No. 2 on the country charts in 2005.

6. “Fishin ‘in the Dark”, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Crickets, lightning and a late-evening summer breeze set the mood in this smash hit for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Strip.

5. “Chattahoochee”, Alan Jackson

Alan jackson raised his cowboy hat in his youth and created a timeless summer anthem with this ode to the Chattahoochee River.

4. “A beach”, Blake Shelton

In “A beach”, Blake Shelton escapes the day of hell by dreaming of lounging on a beach without worrying about the world.

3. “Exploring Watermelons,” Tracy Byrd

Tracy Byrd encourages responsible drinking and sparks a dance craze with the 90s country classic “Watermelon ramp.”

2. “No shoes, no shirt, no problems”, Kenny Chesney

“No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems” is a way of life in this 2003 hit, which celebrated Kenny chesney long-standing love of the islands.

1. “Beachin ‘”, Jake Owen

Jake Owen’s 2014 hit “Beachin ‘” is an ode to an idyllic day at Daytona Beach with new love.

Looking for more songs for your summer playlist? Explore our other lists of top songs from Dierks Bentley, Alan jackson, Toby Keith, Luke Bryan, Tim mcgraw, Keith Urbain, Thomas Rhett, Sam Hunt, Clint Black, Hill of Faith and Alabama.

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