Like boots and spurs, country music and parties go together. Whether you are hosting a backyard barbecue or a bonfire party, a great playlist of country songs can enhance the mood of any event. From timeless classics to current chart-toppers, country music provides a selection of songs suitable for every occasion. In this post, we have put together a list of 25 top country songs that are sure to get your guests up and dancing. Get ready to dance to some of the best country music ever by donning your boots and cowboy hat!
1. Kenny Chesney, “Summertime”
The finest summer tune by Kenny Chesney is also his best party song. Any outdoor gathering should include Chesney’s 2006 No. 1 smash “Summertime,” especially those that take place between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
2. Kid Rock, “All Summer Long”
In the summer of 2008, Kid Rock’s “All Summer Long” could not be avoided. This song was the pinnacle of summer party music, and it still holds up today.
3. Waylon Jennings, “I’ve Always Been Crazy”
The No. 1 song by Waylon Jennings from 1978 makes sure there is some gritty music on your party playlist. I almost feel like “I’ve Always Been Crazy” is an excuse to be a bit crazy.
4. Jason Aldean, “My Kinda Party”
Make sure you leave your mark on your event if you want it to become legendary. And if this scorching Aldean classic matches that criterion, you might want to double-check that you have 9-1-1 saved on your speed dial.
5. Jake Owen, “Barefoot Blue Jean Night”
Jake Owen’s “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” is one of the many fantastic country party tunes that also works well in the summer. This 2011 blockbuster song contains just a hint of nostalgia. The song established Owen as a successful hitmaker in the 2010s.
6. George Strait, “Here for a Good Time”
The country swinger by George Strait may not be the most boisterous song on our party mix, but it creates the perfect atmosphere for a fun night in or out. The song “Here for a Good Time” is a must-have for every celebration.
7. Steve Earle, “Copperhead Road”
There are several reasons to adore “Copperhead Road,” including the fact that it has developed into a terrific line-dancing song and that it is dependent on a great outlaw lyric. Although Steve Earle has produced some excellent music, this song does more than any other to bring people together in a room.
8. LoCash, “I Love This Life”
LoCash is the quintessential current party band in country music. With loud, upbeat country tunes like this 2015 smash song, Chris Lucas and Preston Brust are at their best.
9. Merle Haggard, “Fightin’ Side of Me”
But feel free to add a little aggressiveness to your party playlist courtesy of an all-time great country partier, Merle Haggard, with his song “Fightin’ Side of Me,” as long as no one gets too carried away.
10. Lil Nas X, “Old Town Road”
We understand that “Old Town Road” is not for everyone. But as time passes, the song will resemble “Achy Breaky Heart” in a way that will make even the detractors smile and nod along to Lil Nas X’s party anthem.
11. Elle King and Miranda Lambert, “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”
Although “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” adds a strong punk rock element to the history of country music, the finest songs dare to defy expectations. This outlaw party song, which calls fans of pop, Americana, bluegrass, rock, and country to the dance floor for some anthemic craziness, features Elle King and Miranda Lambert in roles that were designed for them. Fans clamored for this to be broadcast on country radio, and their request was granted.
12. Luke Combs, “Beer Never Broke My Heart”
The finest sing-along of 2019 is one that is sure to be played at home parties, pubs, and clubs for years to come. Luke Combs’ song “Beer Never Broke My Heart” depends on a huge hook and an all-encompassing emotion.
13. Zac Brown Band, “Chicken Fried”
There is even a nod to the military in The Zac Brown Band’s debut, which is severely lacking from so many excellent party tunes. The ultimate crowd-pleaser is “Chicken Fried”.
14. Tim McGraw, “I Like It, I Love It”
Tim McGraw has to be included in our party playlist even if this song might only be appropriate for a party of two.
15. Travis Tritt, “It’s a Great Day To Be Alive”
The song “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive” has more than held up as a terrific party song. Sing along with us: “I got rice cookin’ in the microwave…”
16. Walker Hayes, “Fancy Like”
In 2021, “Fancy Like” was the biggest country crossover song, and whenever you turned on the television, you could not help but hear about Applebee’s date nights and Oreo Shake. Few musicians dare to be as inventive and, to be honest, Walker Hayes and his songs have only seldom benefited from it in terms of radio attention. We can only hope that he keeps pushing the boundaries of the genre.
17. Blake Shelton, “God’s Country”
A wonderful modern sing-along is “God’s Country,” so make sure your party music is current. An Anthem is the title of Blake Shelton’s Grammy-winning song.
18. Kenny Chesney, “When the Sun Goes Down”
The song “When the Sun Goes Down” should be played first throughout your party, although it performs somewhat better in terms of ranking. Kenny Chesney was and continues to be the quintessential country party singer, so it only seems sensible that he has two songs on this list.
19. Florida Georgia Line, “Cruise”
Deep cuts have no place on a party playlist, so we settled on one of the most well-known songs ever. The song “Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line was a huge hit in 2012.
20. Rascal Flatts, “Life Is a Highway”
“Life Is a Highway” was initially performed by Tom Cochrane, but Rascal Flatts pumped it up for the Cars soundtrack. Joe Don Rooney, a guitarist, prefers to perform this song live.
21. Alan Jackson (Feat. Jimmy Buffett), “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere”
Because he is so understated, Alan Jackson is the most unlikely party performer, yet the Country Music Hall of Famer has two songs that rank in the top 10 of this playlist of country music. The mood-setting song “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” is very necessary for any celebration.
22. Darius Rucker, “Wagon Wheel”
Want to send off your event with a bang as you lead your friends to the exit (or the nearest location to crash)? Thanks to Darius Rucker, “Wagon Wheel” has become the quintessential country sing-along. The rolling pattern also has a calming lull to it, even if the song is still energetic.
23. Little Big Town, “Pontoon”
The song “Pontoon” is the one that saved Little Big Town’s career and made them a consistent front-runner for Vocal Group of the Year but knowing fact won’t help you at your party. The song is as entertaining as an area covered in cupcakes and puppies. It is an enduring country party tune.
24. Alan Jackson, “Chattahoochee”
Anybody who yearns for the easygoing, country music of the 1990s is simply pleading for more Alan Jackson. Every story in the Hall of Famer’s repertoire has outstanding storytelling at its core, with both happy and sad moments. “Chattahoochee” is not merely a summer tune, a party song, or even a song about a youthful relationship. In this tale of a little farmland, we recognize ourselves.
25. Garth Brooks, “Friends In Low Places”
A blue-collar narrative with attitude is told in Garth Brooks’ epic sing-along, which always works well on the radio or at a country gathering. The most well-known song from The GOAT continues getting better.
Summing it up!
Any event may be made memorable with a fantastic soundtrack. People enjoy listening to country music because it unites them. The 25 songs we have chosen for this post are suitable for a range of occasions, from raucous dance parties to uncomplicated backyard picnics. Whether you are a die-hard fan of country music or you just want to spice up your party playlist, these songs will have your guests up and dancing. Therefore, the next time you are planning an event, consider incorporating some of this wonderful country music on your playlist, and get ready to have a great time!