Country music has a habit of making us feel right at home. Coincidentally, best friends do the same thing. Country songs and best friends go hand in hand.
There are so many country songs about best friends. Lucky for listeners, every country artist has a best friend, meaning there are plenty of country and western tunes about friendship.
Read on to see our favorite.
“Good Friend and a Glass of Wine” by LeAnn Rimes
Song Year: 2007
LeAnn Rimes knows what it’s like to spend all week working hard. Sometimes, it feels like life will not slow down. Luckily, we have best friends to help with that.
There are few ways to wind down better than sitting with your best friend and sharing a bottle of wine. You’re sure to laugh, cry, and talk trash. Rimes nails the cathartic experience with this country hit.
“You Can’t Make Old Friends” by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers
Song Year: 2013
The iconic country due of Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers come together once again for this best friend anthem. I love how the tune emphasizes the importance of long-time friendships.
Sometimes, we can take our best friends for granted. When they’re not around, we notice a gaping hole in our life. No one is there to talk to about our problems or call us out about our mistakes.
“You Can’t Make Old Friends” reminds us how special our best friends are, especially when they know us inside and out.
“Me and My Gang” by Rascal Flatts
Song Year: 2006
This Rascal Flatts song is about a gang of best friends traveling all over the United States of America. The crew includes people from all different walks of life, but they all come together in friendship.
This song makes me want to grab a group of my closest friends and travel. It’s also a reminder that friendship knows no boundaries. No matter what you look or act like, you can find a best friend in anyone.
“My Old Friend” by Tim McGraw
Song Year: 2004
As meaningful as this song is, it is also heartbreaking. McGraw sings about his long-time friend passing away.
When you listen to the lyrics, it is a tear-jerker. Still, the country song is a beautiful ode to friendship. It reminds you to enjoy your friends while you are together on earth.
If you have lost a best friend, it reminds you to celebrate the good times you two had together.
“These Are My People” by Rodney Atkins
Song Year: 2006
In “These Are My People,” Rodney Atkins sings about the importance of sticking with your best friends through thick and thin.
He grew up with his best friends. They went through everything together. Even when times were tough, they stayed by each other’s sides and had a great time doing it.
I think this song is great to play when you appreciate your friend group. After all, you are each other’s people.
“What a Difference You’ve Made in My Life” by Ronnie Milsap
Song Year: 1977
Sometimes, our best friends walk into our lives and change everything for the better. Country music icon Ronnie Milsap sings about these life-changing best friends in “What a Difference You’ve Made in My Life.”
The song’s title sums it up. Milsap sings about the friends that light up your life by simply existing. If you are lucky enough to know someone like this, play this song and dedicate it to them.
“Come On Over” by Shania Twain
Song Year: 1997
Shania Twain sets the standard for a good best friend with her hit song, “Come On Over.” She tells her friends they are always welcome in her home.
Your best friend should know that you are always there for them. Rain or shine, your door is always open if they need you.
On the flip side, it is nice to know that you can always go to your best friend if you’re feeling down.
“Find Out Who Your Friends Are” by Tracy Lawrence
Song Year: 2007
In this country tune, Tracy Lawrence mentions all the marks of a good friend. A best friend will always help you in your time of need, no matter the circumstances. If you’re in trouble, they’ll drop everything and come for you.
If you have someone who will do this for you, then congratulations! You have a best friend. They will give you the shirt off their back, and you should do the same for them.
“Good Morning, Friend” by Johnny Cash
Song Year: 1974
In this song from Johnny Cash’s album Ragged Old Flag, the country-rock icon sings about having a great friend.
Good friends are always accessible, and they are comforting to be around. One of my favorite things about my friends is that I never have to say much when we’re together. Just being around each other is enough.
Cash captures that essence in this song.
“Laughed Until We Cried” by Jason Aldean
Song Year: 2007
In “Laughed Until We Cried,” Jason Aldean flips through his high school yearbook and reminisces on great times with old friends.
We all have that friend that makes us laugh so hard that we cry. There’s no feeling quite as wonderful. These types of friendships make for the best memories and best pop songs about friendship.
“I’m Only Me When I’m With You” by Taylor Swift
Song Year: 2009
Good friends bring out the best in each other. In “I’m Only Me When I’m With You,” Taylor Swift sings about the people you can be your true self around.
You can reach your full potential if you have a good best friend by your side. Their presence will always make you comfortable enough to embrace the best parts of yourself.
“Heroes and Friends” by Randy Travis
Song Year: 1990
In “Heroes and Friends,” Randy Travis says that only two things are forever: your heroes and your friends. He is right.
A good best friend will be there until the end. If they are not around forever, then they were never your best friend in the first place.
I find it comforting to know that my best friend will always be there for me.
“I’ll Be” by Reba McEntire
Song Year: 1999
In “I’ll Be,” country music superstar Reba McEntire embodies the perfect friend. She tells the listener the lengths she would go to be there for her friends. She will be a shoulder to cry on and a light in the darkness.
If this song shows the sort of friend Reba really is, then I would love to be her best friend.
“80s Ladies” by K.T. Oslin
Song Year: 1987
K.T. Oslin’s “80s Ladies” from her album, Simply, is about three best friends and how they’ve all grown up and experienced the many colors of life together.
This album was #1 on the Top Country Albums chart, and “80s Ladies” reached #68 on the Billboard 200.
“Cold Beer Conversation” by George Strait
Song Year: 2015
In “Cold Beer Conversation,” George Strait figures out life and his place in the world as he spends time with his friends making cold beer conversations.
The track came from an album of the same name, which reached #1 on the Top Country Albums chart.
Top Country Songs About Best Friends, Final Thoughts
You need a best friend. You can’t get through life without someone being there for you through thick and thin. Luckily, so many country music artists recognize the value of friendship.
Country singers from all generations have produced music about the importance of best friends. The country songs about best friends listed above hit the nail on the head with their meanings. Plus, the tunes are catchy.