If you visit our website regularly, you very well know we’re all about music. That said, we are huge fans of country songs. We believe that country music should be a staple throughout the year, but there is something about those long summer days that make us want to turn them a bit louder. As fans of country music, you need your playlist filled with some of the best country songs about summer that you can listen to any time of the year.
We listed some of the top country songs you need to listen to, and don’t worry, whether you are jumping off the dock or sitting around the campfire, there’s something in this list for everybody!
Country Songs About Summer
Below we will provide you with some of our top country song favorites that sound even better during those fun summer days.
1. Long Hot Summer by Keith Urban
While Keith Urban is known for his serious side, this man knows that when it is time to let loose, he is all into it.
Long Hot Summer is a song Urban co-wrote along with Richard Marx.
It has an easy feel to it, which is why this is one of our favorites even almost a decade later.
2. It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere by Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffet
As the song title suggests, it is something you just cannot go wrong with. It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere should be your go-to song when you’re chilling at the beach.
Like the chorus suggests, we too recommend pouring something tall and strong while you listen to this song.
It is also a great mantra to get by those long and hectic workdays.
3. When the Sun Goes Down by Kenny Chesney featuring Uncle Kracker
There’s no surprise that Chesney is on this list, considering he has quite a few songs that are summertime hits.
When the Sun Goes Down is a duet with Uncle Kracker, and was released back in 2004.
That was during the peak Chesney-beach season when all his songs brought those ocean thoughts in our minds.
4. Beer in Mexico by Kenny Chesney
C’mon! We couldn’t include another summer hit by Chesney.
Beer in Mexico is a great country beach song that will have you planning your next summer holiday.
5. Southbound by Carrie Underwood
This American Idol winner sings about margaritas and pontoons in her smashing summer hit from 2019, “Southbound".
The song will surely have you grabbing your beach bag and running straight to the closest shoreline!
If the song itself isn’t enough to put you in a fun mood, the music video will get you all pumped up for a party.
6. Beat This Summer by Brad Paisley
Are you looking to play a beautiful ballad to your loved one while chilling on a hot summer day?
Paisley’s Beat This Summer is a sweet tune from his 2013 album “Wheelhouse”.
Add this to your summer playlist, and you and your partner are guaranteed on your way to Margaritaville.
7. Six-Pack Summer by Phil Vassar
Isn’t the song title self-explanatory? Vassar predicts a fabulous time when summer arrives with his 1999-hit Six-Pack Summer.
This song will truly inspire you to break out the barbecue and stock up the refrigerator with tons and tons of beer.
8. Summer’s Coming by Clint Black
Black scored a massive hit back in 1994 thanks to Summer’s Comin’.
Most of us country fans have grown up listening to this song.
This easy summer country hit describes a working man who has finally got himself a holiday to spend under the sun.
We all can unanimously agree when he sings, “Everything’s all right with the summer comin'.”
9. Sunshine and Summertime by Faith Hill
Sunshine and Summertime was an instant summer hit when it was released back in 2005.
The song reached No. 7 on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
Hill shows her fun side on this song as she highlights the best part of the summer by singing things like “classic colas and ice-cold Coronas” to “barefoot ladies and tricked out Mercedes”.
10. We Are Tonight by Billy Currington
Billy Currington is known for his countless feel-good tunes, but his song “We Are Tonight” seems tailor-made for the summertime.
This song became Currington’s eighth No. 1 hit on the US Billboard Country Airplay chart.
Released in 2013, this song became a refreshing and anthemic party number, whether you are a couple of beers down or even completely sober.
11. Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset by Luke Bryan
Released in 2018 from his album “What Makes You Country”, Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset is Bryan’s easygoing song to enjoy a peaceful summer day with your special someone.
The song describes a summertime romance budding between two teenagers.
12. Sweet Summer Lovin’ by Dolly Parton
It’s hard to have a country summer song list without mentioning Dolly Parton in it. Sweet Summer Lovin’ is a chart-topping 70s hit from her album “Great Balls of Fire”.
The song has Parton singing about her summer romance. It will surely leave you reminded of your former summer fling and yearning for the days of running barefoot on the beach and feeling free.
13. All Summer Long by Kid Rock
Some of us maybe a bit too old or way too young to sip whiskey right from the bottle and not think about tomorrow, but this country song will surely bring you back to those fun summer days.
All Summer Long samples two hit songs from the 70s, Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd and Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon.
14. Soak Up the Sun by Sheryl Crow
Soak Up the Sun was an instant chart-topper on the Billboard Adult Top 40 when it released back in 2002.
Crow’s intention behind this song is to remind people that they should have as much as possible and live each moment of their lives to the fullest.
In 2019, during the Glastonbury Festival, she dedicated this song to Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg.
15. Summer Nights by Rascal Flatts
Rascal Flatts gets the crowd up and ready with their summer time hit Summer Nights.
The song is featured on their 2009 album “Unstoppable”.
It is a perfect choice if you are cooped up at home during those cold winter months. It will transport you instantly to the warm weather.
16. Barefoot Blue Jean Night by Jake Owen
Released in 2011, Barefoot Blue Jean Night is Owen’s fastest-rising single and his first No. 1 hit.
The song will have you imagining a beautiful summer night thanks to its lyrics.
Simply play this song loud and be prepared for a boot-stomping good time.
17. Somewhere on a Beach by Dierks Bentley
Gone through a break-up recently and want some feel-good music to help you move on?
Somewhere on a Beach is the perfect song for you.
Even though this song is equal parts summer song and break-up song, its spirit is true to what summer is all about.
18. Vacation by Thomas Rhett
This 2016 song by Thomas Rhett is a perfect song to listen to when you are eagerly waiting for your next holiday.
Vacation is a beautiful song, but what makes it even better is the absolutely adorable music video that features his family.
Wrapping Up the Summer Time Party
The 18 country songs about summer we recommended above will get you in the right mood to enjoy summertime to the fullest or give you summer feels during cold winter nights.
Make sure to add each of them to your Spotify playlist for non-stop fun.