35 Best Country Karaoke Songs

Going for a karaoke night and want some country music to sing along to? Well below I list some of the best, with many sure to have the crowd singing along.

Here are the best country karaoke songs ever.

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“Jeans On” by Keith Urban

Song Year: 2002

The term “blue jeans” is heard two or three dozen times in this song depending on whether you’re listening to the live or recorded version of the song.

At 3:27 you can hear laughter… likely all the way to the bank. Keith Urban, with an estimated net worth of $74 million dollars, moved with his family from New Zealand to Queensland, Australia as a young boy. Some sources claim he only had one pair of blue jeans at the time.

With an early interest in playing music, he received a ukulele at age four, and at six he put on a new pair of blue jeans and discovered the guitar. Urban's parents enjoyed country music and one source claims now they hate it after this song.

But one thing’s for sure – no rowdy, drunk country crowd is going to be able to resist a song about putting one’s jeans on!

“Drinkin' Bone” by Tracy Byrd

Song Year: 2003

Tracy Byrd has performed over 4,000 live shows across the United States, Mexico, Australia, Europe, and Canada from 1992 to 2009. Tracy later stated he needed to take a break and focus on self-care and family, wife Michelle, daughter Evee, and sons Logan and Jared, who were second to Byrd’s career for many years.

Couldn’t be all that drinking, now, could it be Tracy? Either way, the humor in this song is what makes it a karaoke must.

“Fast as You” by Dwight Yoakam

Song Year: 1993

Released as the third single from an album titled This Time, country music superstar Dwight Yoakam wrote and performed the hit “Fast as You” in 1993, reaching the top of the charts in both the United States and its neighbor to the north, Canada.

Yoakam’s later songs would continue to strike chords with Canadians, but “Fast as You” would be the last time his music would make it onto American charts. 

Yoakam’s Orbison-tinged vocals remain a thing of fond nostalgia, though.

“This Kiss” by Faith Hill

Song Year:1998 

The song, focused on a dreamy and romantic relationship, became the soundtrack for the movie Practical Magic, released the same year as Hill’s album, Faith.

She performed the track in 1999 for VH1’s Divas, and she also performed live at the Country Music Association’s awards the year she won, appearing on stage in a giant flower as a nod to the color and feminine visuals seen in the song's music video. 

“Dust on the Bottle” by David Lee Murphy

Song Year: 1994 

David Lee Murphy’s hit “Dust on the Bottle” first hit the airwaves in 1994 and is still the epitome of country music.

With downhome, humble lyrics and twangy vocals, the song hits on many country music clichés, which is what makes this tune so iconic and classic.

Written by Murphy, “Dust on the Bottle” was released as a single from his album, Out With a Bang. The track quickly became Murphy’s first number one single, reaching the top of the charts in both US and Canada. 

“You're Still The One” by Shania Twain

Song Year: 1997

Shania Twain signed with Mercury Nashville records, which was a long way from her humble roots in Ontario, Canada. Shania eventually went on to sell more than 100 million albums, becoming the best-selling female artist in the history of country music, as well as one of the top-selling musical artists in history.

Her success even captured a series of charming nicknames, for instance, “Country Pop Queen.”

“You’re Still The One” is still the romantic-country classic you remember it for.

“Gone Country” by Alan Jackson

Song Year: 1994

Shirtless in jeans is one thing, but shirtless in overalls puts Alan Jackson on a whole new level.

Back in 1992, Jackson told People Magazine he started wearing a cowboy hat to cover up a scar he got as a kid. Now he uses it to scoop his piles of cash, with an estimated net worth of $150 million. 

“Beer Run” by Garth Brooks & George Jones 

Song Year: 2001 

Garth Brooks and George Jones team up in this bonafide country hit about – you guessed it – drinking beer. For anyone who grew up in or lives in a rural setting, the story is quite relatable.

The two men make up a chorus of voices on their way to the closest liquor store, which is apparently all the way across the nearest county line. The long drive is only compounded for Brook's character by “a week-long thirst.” He goes on to say, “and to make it worse, Lord it’s my turn to drive.”

Like many of Brooks’ songs, this track epitomizes country music in the early 2000s, and makes for a perfect tune to belt out on the karaoke stage. 

“Beer for My Horses” by Toby Keith feat. Willie Nelson 

Song Year: 1993

Is it just me or has Willie Nelson looked this old for decades? The guy’s voice absolutely crushes, he’s a genius songwriter too. That said, he’s the opposite of George Clooney, as George has looked the same (young) age for decades.

This was another hit song for Toby Keith and after writing it, his co-writer Scotty Emerick thought “Man, you know who'd be perfect to do a duet with? Willie Nelson.” The rest is a drunken history few remember.

“Friends in Low Places” by Garth Brooks 

Song Year: 1990

Any song with chorus lyrics that include “Where the whiskey drowns and the beer chases my blues away” is almost guaranteed to blow the roof off the place. 

The phrase stems from an idea for one who has friends with underworld connections or are involved in shady under dealings. 

Don’t we all Garth, don’t we all…

“Wagon Wheel” by Darius Rucker 

Song Year: 2013 

Darius Rucker rocked the early 2010s country music industry with his take on the classic “Wagon Wheel,” originally written by Bob Dylan and Ketch Secor.

The history of the song is an odd one; Dylan wrote a portion of the lyrics in 1973, and the remaining lyrics were written 25 years later by Secor and released under the group Old Crow Medicine Show in 2003.

Since then, it's been covered numerous times by bands from all corners of music. Some venues even went as far as banning it from the premises because it was a request made by fans during almost any show, regardless of the genre being performed – kind of like “Free Bird.”

“Ol’ Red” by Blake Shelton 

Song Year: 2002

Made popular by a young Blake Shelton sporting some long, luscious curls, “Ol’ Red” is a song about a reliable prison guard dog that has origins dating back to 1990.

Classic country star George Jones first recorded the song for his album “You Oughta be Here with Me,” and later covered it by the iconic Kenny Rogers in 1993.

The narrator of the lyrics is a prisoner in Georgia, who outsmarted the system when given the job of looking after Ol’ Red, the resident hound with a flawless record for catching escapees.

The final lyric “love got me in here and love got me out,” is a summary of his plan, using a female hound to occupy the dog while he made his escape.

“Party for Two” by Shania Twain feat. Billy Currington 

Song Year: 2007

This Shania Twain tune is the ultimate duet song for you and a karaoke partner, or just you if you’re up to singing both parts.

There are two versions of the track, with one featuring country singer Billy Currington, and the other with Sugar Ray lead singer Mark McGrath as Twain’s male counterpart.

The music video for the song was actually filmed in Europe, identifiable by the iconic red telephone boxes, and distinctive London features for the sharp-eyed viewers.

The track's content is self-explanatory, and the lyrics tell a story of a phone conversation, a clever way of crafting a duet. 

“Any Man of Mine” by Shania Twain 

Song Year: 1995 

Revered Canadian country music icon Shania Twain made an extremely successful career out of making some of the greatest songs to belt out loud, ever.

Many of her tracks feature themes of female empowerment, making them go-to favorites for women everywhere.

Twain has sold more than 100 million records over the course of her 40-year career and is still going strong with a new album released in 2023 plus a tour with forthcoming shows all across North America and Europe.

Not only is Twain a proud Canadian, but she is also a status card holder and band member of the Temagami First Nation located in Ontario. 

“It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” by Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett 

Song Year:  2003

If you like country music, drinking, and country music about drinking, then you know “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” by country music icons Alan Jackson and Parrothead himself Jimmy Buffett.

Country music certainly isn’t for everyone, but the well-known phrase that inspired the title of the song resonates with those who enjoy a boozy beverage at the end of (or in the middle of) a long day (it’s also on point with Buffett’s music career, essentially based around escapism).

And the song's performance on the charts indicated that number was large. It ranked at the number one spot on the Billboard charts for eight weeks and won the Country Music Association Award for Vocal Event of the Year in 2003.  

“I Love This Bar” by Toby Keith 

Song Year: 2003

In true Toby Keith fashion, the music video for this classic country hit starts with what some would consider a cheesy scene, depicting the start of a conflict in a busy tap house between a “yuppie” and “bikers.”

After reaching number one on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks Billboard, Keith ran with the success of the song and started a restaurant chain named Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill. With locations across the United States, Keith’s restaurants are designed in the shape of a guitar, bringing the reference more than full circle.

Although the restaurants have gone through various levels of success and failure, no one can argue the success of the song that inspired them. 

“Chicken Fried” by Zac Brown Band 

Song Year: 2005

Country music group Zac Brown Band recorded this hit in 2003, two years before its first release on their album entitled Home Grown.

Although it’s widely recognized as a country music hit today, the song took its time to earn that reputation. In 2006, another band by the name of The Lost Trailers released a version of the song, but this track was withdrawn from radio play.

The Zac Brown Band recorded the track again in 2008, and it was after the release of this version that the song gained considerable traction in the country music scene. 

“9 to 5” by Dolly Parton 

Song Year: 1980 

Written for the movie of the same name, Dolly Parton wrote and performed “9 to 5” in 1980. The song was released on the film's soundtrack, became a single in November of 1980, and was included on one of Parton’s subsequent albums.

The track won two Grammy Awards in the categories of Best Country Song and Best Female Country Vocal Performance. With lyrics that resonated with the North American working class, it’s no wonder the tune became a staple for many working office jobs.

Notably, the song also contains the clicking of typewriter keys as a nod to the theme of the song and was in fact made by Parton’s iconic fingernail washboard technique. 

“Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood 

Song Year: 2006

Carrie Underwood broke musical boundaries with her song “Before He Cheats,” which details a jilted lovers’ warning for other women and her plot of revenge.

“Jolene” by Dolly Parton 

Song Year: 1973

Lovable country music icon Dolly Parton wrote and recorded this timeless classic in 1973, inspired by real events in her own life.

Newly married, the young singer-songwriter was intimidated by a red-headed bank teller who flirted with her husband. The name Jolene was inspired by a young fan who asked for Parton’s autograph on stage during a performance.

Parton says “Jolene” is her most covered song, and many speculate on the details of the real-life inspiration behind the track, debating whether the bank teller was in fact plotting to steal the musician's husband away.

Regardless, “Jolene” is one of those songs everybody loves to sing. 

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“Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash 

Song Year: 1963

Initially written and recorded by June Carter and her sister Anita Carter, Johnny Cash helped popularize the “Ring of Fire” in 1963 when it was released on his album, Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash.

And its popularity has not waned in the last 60 years, having sold more than a million digital copies. Country Music Television named the track the fourth greatest country song of all time, although biased sources might categorize it as number one, tied with all of Cash’s other hits in this guide.

Find a duet partner or jam out solo on stage to this legendary number next time you’re in the karaoke queue. 

“Austin” by Blake Shelton

Song Year: 2001

Released as his debut single in 2001, Blake Shelton’s performance of the forlorn ballad “Austin” is a deep cut for country music fans. The track highlights Shelton’s vocal abilities and tells the story of an estranged couple in a unique style, expressed via detailed voicemail messages. 

“Toes” by Zac Brown Band

Song Year: 2009

The Zac Brown Band made waves with their 2009 single, “Toes,” celebrating the laid-back nature of tropical vacations juxtaposed against the “concrete and cars” that act as “prison bars” in regular working life.

The song was inspired by a real vacation experienced by band member Wyatt Durrette, who made an early morning phone call to singer Zac Brown to flesh out the premise of the song.

The relaxing melody and lyrics of the song are the next best thing to going on a tropical vacation, so make sure to put this tune on your karaoke to-do list if you’re in need of a change of mental scenery. 

“I Walk the Line” by Johnny Cash 

Song Year: 1956 

You might have to ask the manager to dig deep in the archives to find this Cash classic, but the effort will be well worth it.

Recorded and released in the 50s, “I Walk the Line” is considered one of Cash’s most recognizable tracks of his career, although his list of notable songs is long indeed. The song became Cash’s first number one hit on American Hot Country Songs Billboard. 

“Big Star” by Kenny Chesney  

Song Year: 2003

Country music star Kenny Chesney’s song about a small-town singer reaching stardom is an enigma. But it’s also a catchy, easily beltable country tune.

The track tells the story of a young woman, almost too afraid to take the stage at a local bar for – ironically – karaoke night. But by harnessing her talent and ignoring the small-town politics designed to drag her down, Chesney’s character goes on to inspire young women reminiscent of her younger self.

Be the karaoke star who sings about a singer singing about another singer to really impress, or possibly confuse, the patrons of your local karaoke joint – who knows, you might just make it big. 

“All My Ex’s Live in Texas” by George Strait 

Song Year: 1987 

Performed by country music star George Strait, “All My Ex’s Live in Texas” is a humorous story about a man who was unlucky in love in the Lone Star state.

Music aficionados might also recall Canadian rapper Drake’s reference to the song title in his lyric “all my exes live in Texas” in his track “HYFR” featuring Lil Wayne. 

“Strawberry Wine” by Deana Carter

Song Year: 1996 

Deana Carter’s debut single from her first album, Did I Shave My Legs for This?, is the iconic song “Strawberry Wine.”

The track details the coming-of-age story of one of the song’s writers, Matraca Berg, and the title references the still-popular inexpensive Boones Farm wine, favored by North American teenagers in the 70s when Berg was young, and even today (not speaking from personal experience…).

“Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)” by Big & Rich 

Song Year: 2004

This well-known tune by country music duo Big & Rich might just be the best karaoke song period, across all genres and music tastes.

Included in their debut album, the tune was recorded in 2003 and released the following year as a single. The pair also recorded a remixed version of the song, crossing over into dance-style music. 

“These Boots Are Made for Walkin’” by Nancy Sinatra

Song Year: 1966 

Even if you aren’t the world’s biggest country fan, the low, sultry beat of Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’” is sure to ring bells and call long-forgotten lyrics to mind.

With the iconic line of “these boots are made for walkin’ / And that’s just what they’ll do / One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you,” the song has been covered countless times since its initial release in 1966, spanning a wide range of genres from punk, rock, and dance to metal, pop, and even other country versions.

If your goal is to perform a killer number for karaoke night, put on some boots and walk right up on that stage to some Nancy Sinatra. 

“Goodbye Earl” by The Chicks 

Song Year: 1999

Arguably The Chick’s greatest song, “Goodbye Earl” is an unmissable karaoke country classic, and even if you don’t know it, it should be your next choice at karaoke night.

Originally written by songwriter Dennis Linde and recorded by the music group Sons of the Desert, the album was tabled and never released. The rendition by the band formerly known as The Dixie Chicks reached number 13 on the Hot Country Songs Billboard, which critics said fell short of The Chicks' usual performance. 

“Farmers Daughter” by Rodney Atkins

Song Year: 2010

Rodney Atkin’s hit about small-town young love is a relatively recent country classic, but a classic, nonetheless.

Encapsulating the standard stereotypes of country music, this song tells the story of the irresistible draw between a hard-working farm hand and, as stated in the title, the farmer's daughter.

The tune was written by three bonafide country artists: Rhett Atkins, Ben Hayslip, and Marv Green. The trio had never collaborated on a track but look back on the song and its creation with fondness.

“Farmers Daughter” reached as high as number five on the “Hot Country Songs” Billboard in the United States and peaked at number 25 on the Canadian Country Music charts. 

“She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy” by Kenny Chesney 

Song Year: 1999

No list of country music karaoke hits would be complete without Kenny Chesney’s “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy.” The lyrics were written by Jim Collins and Paul Overstreet, both accomplished singer-songwriters in the country genre themselves.

You don’t have to be a farm girl to appreciate how good Chesney does look atop the John Deere machine in the music video, and at least some of the song's long-term success can be attributed to that, right?

The song remains one of Chesney’s best-known hits, and the album it was included on attained Gold after selling more than 500,000 copies. Although your local karaoke joint probably does not have a tractor on the stage, take a page from Chesney’s book and you might find success with the ladies (or men). 

“Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” by Shania Twain

Song Year: 1997 

Released 26 years ago, it came as no surprise when Shania Twain dropped another gem on the country music scene, entitled “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” With its catchy and instantly recognizable beat, it didn't take long before the song became an anthem for ladies everywhere.

“Redneck Woman” by Gretchen Wilson 

Song Year: 2004

Gretchen Wilson hit the country music scene with a bang in the form of her debut single “Redneck Woman” in 2004. From the album Here for the Party, the song reached the top of the charts across the Globe, finding success in America, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

The song was parodied by country music comedic artist Cledus T. Judd the same year it was released.

“Old Town Road [Remix]” by Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus 

Song Year:  2019

Gucci cowboy boots + achy breaky heart = country trap that somehow stayed top of the Billboard charts for seventeen weeks in a row. No, we don’t get it either.

Top Country Karaoke Songs, Final Thoughts

Karaoke is supposed to be fun, so no matter what song you end up picking, do it with confidence and style, because it will make up for anything you might lack in the vocal department (not saying you can’t sing!).

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