51 Best 2020s Country Songs

Best 2020s Country Songs

Country music is believed to have come out of the Southern U.S. However, it spread through the country and across its borders, and now has fans globally. You may like country music for its soothing guitar or artists’ melodies.

Either way, country songs are a great way to relax and pass time.

Below is a list of the best 2020s country songs.


“I Hope’” by Gabby Barrett

Song Year: 2020

What better way to start our list than with “I Hope” by Gabby Barrett, a song that topped all the country charts.

Everyone has that one ex they are bitter over; if you don't, you are the lucky few. If you do, then you will resonate with this song. Barrett begins the song innocently by wishing her ex-boyfriend the best in his love life, but as soon as you're lured in the sweet tune, she delivers a sucker punch.

She hopes her ex finds the love of his life and that she breaks him. It is the perfect revenge fantasy song.

“The Bones” by Maren Morris

Song Year: 2020

Another song released just as the pandemic hit, “The Bones,” by Maren Morris, is a classic song in the artist's career.

The song has a country pop beat and a chill melody, making it the perfect tune to play when driving. The song is about a sturdy relationship that cannot fall despite everything around them.

No matter what, the lovers remain dedicated to their romantic relationship.

“Willow” by Taylor Swift

Song Year: 2020

Always count on Taylor Swift to release country music classics in her albums.

“Willow” is the lead song from Taylor's ninth studio album Evermore. It has a chill tune you would surely enjoy as the Grammy Award-winning singer pours her heart out about how it is to fall in love with someone for the first time. The song oozes passion, desire, and romance.

“Black Like Me” by Mickey Guyton

Song Year: 2020

“Black Like Me” was released amidst the peak of the Black Lives Matter protests and addressed pertinent issues in the country.

Being the only female person of color signed to a major country record label, Guyton takes an activist approach in the song. She sings of inequities in country music and the nation. Despite the serious message, the song is still quite good, with a great melody, not to mention Guyton’s flawless vocals.

“Bluebird” by Miranda Lambert

Song Year: 2020

“Bluebird” by Miranda Lambert is arguably a timeless modern country music song.

While most modern country music artists add a pop beat to their songs to appeal to young audiences, Miranda sticks to the classic country music beats in this song. Nonetheless, it is still one of the best songs of her career. The song has a hopeful message about keeping your light shining no matter how troubling times get.

“I Should Probably Go to Bed” by Dan + Shay

Song Year: 2020

Since Dan + Shay came to the country music scene, the duo has released nothing but classics, and “I Should Probably Go to Bed” is no different.

You will undoubtedly relate to this song if you have ever had your heart broken and are still not over your ex. The catchy tune is a song about how it is better to call it a night than reach out to that ex and tell them things you will regret. It is a great song to settle into on those cold lonely nights. 

“I Love My Country” by Florida Georgia Line

Song Year: 2020

You can’t talk about modern country music without mentioning Florida Georgia Line. Luckily, he blessed us with another classic in “I Love My Country.”

The song has classic country music with the drums, banjo, and guitar sounds blending perfectly. Georgia Line sings about how fun and lovely it is to live in the United States, giving you that patriotic feel. It is the perfect song to play on the 4th of July.

“Drinking Alone” by Carrie Underwood

Song Year: 2020

“Drinking Alone” by Carrie Underwood is easily one of the best country songs of the 2020s.

Ever gone to your local tavern alone just to drink and get over a breakup? But misery loves company, so you find another person going through the same thing and hang out and talk. The song perfectly encapsulates such moments.

“Betty” by Taylor Swift

Song Year: 2020

Taylor Swift often tells stories through her songs, and “Betty” from her eighth studio album Folklore is arguably the epitome of her skill.

The song is from a seventeen-year-old perspective who lost his girlfriend after cheating on her. He desperately wants Betty back and keeps showing up at her doorstep to explain himself. It is an emotional song that could bring you to tears.

“This City” by Sam Fischer

Song Year: 2020

The release of “This City” by Sam Fischer was a great way to start the year.

Contrary to what the melody might insinuate, it is not a breakup song. The song is about the desperation that comes with living in the city. People are always walking around wearing facades while they are truly broken inside.

“More Than My Hometown” by Morgan Wallen

Song Year: 2020

Morgan Wallen is one of the few modern country music artists that keep giving the classic country music feeling with their releases, and “More Than My Home Town” is a clear depiction.

The song is about a man whose girlfriend is about to depart town and move to a new settlement. Although he has the option of leaving with her, he cannot. His feelings for his lover are strong but cannot compare to how much he loves his hometown.

“Wine, Beer, Whiskey” by Little Big Town

Song Year: 2020

This jam by Little Big Town is a favorite whenever one feels down.

“Wine, Beer, Beer, Whiskey” is the perfect country party song to sing along with friends on a Friday night. In an upbeat melody, the band sings about various brands of alcoholic beverages and how they make them feel—a song to play at a party.

“One Too Many” by Keith Urban ft. Pink

Song Year: 2020

Keith Urban collaborated with the renowned pop star, Pink, to create this melodic tune that got a great reception.

The song has a country pop beat as the duo depicts the story of a conflicted relationship. One partner wants some time alone to enjoy a drink, but after having one too many, they long for their lover.

“Cheatin’ Songs” by Midland

Song Year: 2020

“Cheatin' Songs” depicts Midland's devotion to the traditional country music aesthetic in their releases.

The catchy tune with an ‘80s music vibe is about a cheating lover. The lead singer, Mark Wystrach, wonders about his significant other's infidelity as she keeps coming home reeking of cigarettes. At the same time, she doesn't smoke and has a lot of expensive jewelry from unexplainable sources.

“The Good Ones” by Gabby Barret

Song Year: 2020

If you’ve been lucky enough to find your soul mate, this song by Gabby Barret will help you appreciate your loved one even more.

The singer is grateful for finding the perfect person to spend with the rest of her life. She appreciates everything her lover does for her and confesses her deep affection. The music video could make you shed a tear. 

“I Wish Grandpas Never Died” by Riley Green

Song Year: 2020

Everyone has a make-believe world with an image of what they think the world should be, and that's what “I Wish Grandpa Never Died” by Riley Green addresses.

The singer gives various scenarios he wishes would happen for the world to be perfect. Most of all, he wishes his grandfather lived forever. It is the perfect soothing country song to listen to after a long day.

“I Hope You’re Happy Now” by Carly Pearce, One Of The Best Country Songs Of The 2020s

Song Year: 2020

If you are a Carly Pearce fan, you may have realized she knows a thing or two about heartbreak through her songs.

In this particular song, Pearce sings about ending a relationship because she did not have feelings for her significant other. However, the breakup still hurts, and the duo wishes each other the best in their endeavors.

“Chasing After You” by Ryan Hurd ft. Maren Morris

Song Year: 2021

“Chasing After You” by Ryan Hurd, featuring his wife, Maren Morris, is a relatable song for people in relationships.

This song is a ballad that portrays an up and down relationship between a couple that is too afraid to share their feelings for each other. The song is followed by amazing lyrics stating their love for each other despite breaking each other’s hearts.

“Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” by Elle King ft. Miranda Lambert

Song Year: 2021

“Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” is an instant fan favorite and will stand the test of time as one of the best 2020s country songs.

The “Exes and Ohs” musical sensation, Elle King, featured Miranda Lambert to show people a good time by singing about drinking and making friends at a bar.

“Till You Can’t” by Cody Johnson

Song Year: 2021

Sometimes, you need to relish every moment and time spent with loved ones while they are still around. This is the main message Cody Johnson wants his listeners to grasp.

The lyrics depict the importance of staying in the moment with your loved ones because we live in a fleeting period where time is never enough. Make use of your time with your loved ones before it goes away. 

“Wild Hearts” by Keith Urban

Song Year: 2021

Are you feeling low because nothing in your life is going as expected? Then, “Wild Hearts” is the song for you.

The song is an outcry to everyone who feels they will never amount to anything. Through the touching lyrics, Keith Urban urges individuals to carry on doing what they can, follow their hearts, and never give up.

“You Should Probably Leave” by Chris Stapleton

Song Year: 2021

If you are a country music fan, then you know Chris Stapleton’s music is impeccable.

“You Should Probably Leave” is about two people who are deeply in love with each other. However, they already know that their story may not end well, but they keep coming back to each other.

“Bible Verses” by Blake Shelton

Song Year: 2021

This country singer mogul is known for his amazing country love songs. However, with “Bible Verses,” Blake Shelton speaks of God’s grace. The song also casts Shelton as a sinner who seeks to live a virtuous life.

Thus, if you feel like your life does not conform to God’s standards and values, listen to this song, which may remind you of God’s grace and sufficiency.

“Never Wanted To Be That Girl” by Carly Pearce ft. Ashley McBryde

Song Year: 2021

Are you caught up in a love triangle with a partner you thought was faithful to you? Then, listen to “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” because it shares similar sentiments.

Being the other woman in the relationship may not feel great, but you can find solace in knowing you are not alone.

“Freedom Was a Highway” by Jimmie Allen ft. Brad Paisley

“Freedom Was a Highway” by Jimmie Allen ft. Brad Paisley

Song Year: 2021

Who does not like a Jimmie Allen collaboration? This country music sensation featured the legendary Brad Paisley to present this song that travels down memory lane.

Listening to “Freedom Was a Highway” may take you back to when you were an innocent child and happy moments when life issues were small. It is a song that reminds you to live your life like those simple times in the past.

“Younger Me” by Brothers Osborne

Song Year: 2021

This Grammy award-winning song, “Younger Me,” helped put the Brothers Osborne on the top country duo performances.

Following TJ Osborne’s coming-out story of being gay, the band brought about “Younger Me” as a message of resilience and encouragement to every youth going through difficult times.

“Heart on Fire” by Eric Church

Song Year: 2021

No one does passion and adds sexy twists to their songs like Eric Church. In this nostalgic track, “Heart on Fire,” Church reminisces about an early romance. The lyrics depict the love and passion he shared with his then-girlfriend.

Since the song shares snippets of romantic gestures, you can dedicate it to someone you like with hopes of starting or rekindling a romance.

“Remember Her Name” by Mickey Guyton

Song Year: 2021

Inspired by the death of Breonna Taylor, Mickey Guyton released her song “Remember Her Name” as an empowering anthem on finding strength amidst difficult times. Because Breonna was a service member in society, based on the video, it helps empower women to believe in their strength.

“One Mississippi” by Kane Brown

Song Year: 2021

People thought Kane Brown peaked when he got featured at Khalid’s “Saturday Nights,” but it seems he is here to prove everyone wrong.

With the release of “One Mississippi,” Brown tells a story of an on-and-off relationship between two young lovers who seem to get back together many times only to drift apart in the end.

“Always Gonna Love You” by Florida Georgia Line

Song Year: 2021

Have you ever been so in love that you can do anything to ensure you stay loyal and committed to them despite life’s challenges?

Florida Georgia Line depicts the same feeling through their poignant and emotionally filled song “Always Gonna Love You.” The lyrics and video illustrate how amazing it is to love someone despite the challenges.

“Fancy Like” by Walker Hayes

Song Year: 2021

Are you in the mood to dance? Then, put “Fancy Like” on the radio and shake that body.

From the beginning, “Fancy Like” gives some fun lyrics and a mix of country, hip hop, and bass vibes. The song talks about fun things to do with your family. Thus, you will surely relate to the song if you have kids at home and a partner waiting for you.

“23” by Sam Hunt

Song Year: 2021

“23” is a nostalgic song that may remind you of a forgotten love interest that made your early twenties worthwhile.

In this song, Sam Hunt speaks about his former sweetheart; if he could turn back time, he would repeat everything he did with her.

“Country Again” by Thomas Rhett

Song Year: 2021

Any well-organized country playlist must have a Thomas Rhett song. For instance, his song “Country Again” is filled with emotion. The record reinforces a sense of purpose from the slow beats to the powerful vocals.

Rhett wants his audience to slow down in their fast-paced lives and recognize and appreciate what they got going.

“Minimum Wage” by Blake Shelton

Song Year: 2021

The lyrics are very specific to Shelton’s life when he began music. However, despite his money challenges, he had a great time enjoying life with his loved ones.

“Like I Love Country Music” by Kane Brown

Song Year: 2022

It is only fitting to include Kane Brown on this list. His song “Like I Love Country Music” depicts his love for this music genre. He states that his love for country music resembles loving another person.

“Whiskey on You” by Nate Smith

Song Year: 2022

Many people prefer taking alcohol when nursing a heartbreak. However, “Whiskey on You” takes a different approach.

Nate Smith prefers to get over his failed relationship by not wasting his time taking whiskey. He contends that drinking too much alcohol may not resolve the situation.

“Heartfirst” by Kelsea Ballerini

Song Year: 2022

If you have not listened to “Heartfirst,” you should check it out. The song is a depiction of the ‘90s, especially the beats. Furthermore, Kelsea’s amazing voice makes the song even better.

Additionally, this is a love song you can dedicate to your lover to make them feel special. Ultimately, the song is fun to listen to and a great jam to play on a beach trip or party.

“Trouble With a Heartbreak” by Jason Aldean

Song Year: 2022

“Trouble With a Heartbreak” will soothe you if you are coping with heartbreak. The song depicts Jason’s journey while he navigates the pain of a heartbreak.

He confesses that moving on from a failed relationship is difficult, and everyone has a different journey.

“Summer on Your Lips” by Conner Smith

Song Year: 2022

“Summer on Your Lips” gives you this nostalgic feeling about the time you were in love during the summer. It will remind you of the beautiful moments you shared with your lover during this time and the experiences you had together.

“You Proof” by Morgan Wallen

Song Year: 2022

Morgan Wallen finally released “You Proof” after many months of anticipation. He first shared the song’s tunes to ensure people were eager for the final release.

Many fans loved the track after it was released because the song is about drinking alcohol to discard your previous lover’s memory.

“Pink Champagne” by Carrier Underwood

Song Year: 2022

“Pink Champagne” is a track on Carrier’s album Denim & Rhinestones.

There is no better feeling than falling in love or having a good buzz. However, Carrier states that having a romantic relationship gives her more of a hangover than champagne.

“Thought You Should Know” by Morgan Wallen

Song Year: 2022

“Thought You Should Know” was released a few days before Mother’s Day. Morgan Wallen released this song to pay tribute to his mother. The lyrics express his gratitude to his mother and her impact on his life.

“Never Say Never” by Cole Swindell ft. Lainey Wilson

Song Year: 2022

“Never Say Never” is mainly about a challenging relationship. The main message is that people are in hard relationships but find it hard to leave, or they keep on returning.

“Don’t Think Jesus” by Morgan Wallen

Song Year: 2022

Morgan Wallen makes it on this list again. He is an amazing musician, and this song was ranked number one on the Hot Country Songs chart after its release.

Wallen gave people a snippet illustration of the song before its release, thus increasing their anticipation. The lyrics are spiritual, and they may positively impact your life.

“Something in the Orange” by Zach Bryan

Song Year: 2022

You may not know Zach Bryan because he is an emerging artist. However, he is slowly becoming a household name in the country music industry.

“Something in the Orange” is a song about falling in love.

“Wild as Her” by Corey Kent

Song Year: 2022

Corey Kent finally makes it on the list. He was a former participant of The Voice.

The lyrics are incredible, and Corey’s voice makes it even better. The song also has amazing beats that make it special.

“Tomorrow Me” by Luke Combs

Song Year: 2022

Luke Combs showed his other artistic side when he released “Tomorrow Me.” The song is about holding on to a difficult relationship even though the best outcome is to let it go. He asserts that people in such relationships postpone the inevitable since the relationship will end.

“5 Foot 9” by Tyler Hubbard

Song Year: 2022

Tyler Hubbard’s song, “5 Foot 9,” is dedicated to his wife. One interesting thing is that he missed his wife’s height because she is 5 foot 10.

However, this is a good love song you can dedicate to your spouse. It starts with an acoustic guitar beat followed by Hubbard’s amazing voice.

“Pain” by Ingrid Andress

Song Year: 2022

Ingrid’s song title is self-explanatory, and many people may assume the song is about darkness and anguish. However, this is a motivational song.

In the lyrics, Ingrid states that people should accept pain since it is part of life and helps people to grow, which is a good life lesson for people today.

“The Kind of Love We Make” by Luke Combs

Song Year: 2022

Luke Combs appears on the list again due to its epic love song “The Kind of Love We Make.” The song advises those in long-term relationships who have lost their passion.

The main message is that people should take a break from other things and focus on their relationships. It advises couples to focus on why they love each other and keep the flame burning.

“Hold Me Tonight” by Chancy Squire

Song Year: 2022

“Hold Me Tonight” is a good song to listen to when spending time with your friends. This song by Chancy Squire demonstrates the importance of supporting your friends and hugging them when needed.

Top 2020s Country Songs, Final Thoughts

The 2020s have witnessed some of the best country songs ever. Artists seem to have taken their time to curate melodies and lyrics that excite their fans’ ears and touch their souls. Get your music player and enjoy this well-prepared list of the best country songs of the 2020s.

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  1. Thank you!!! I was getting a list ready for a wedding, so this was perfect with the explanation for each song to pick out which mood worked out best!

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