21 Best Country Songs About Water

If you're a fan of water in any of its forms: oceans, rivers, lakes, raindrops etc, then I’ve got some great music for you. Below are the best country songs about water ever.

1. “Buy Me a Boat” by Chris Janson

Buy Me a Boat by Chris Janson

Song year: 2015

Many people claim that no amount of money can buy happiness, but Chris Janson, in “Buy Me a Boat,” points out that money could at least buy him a boat.

If he had the money for a boat, he'd then be able to sail on the water with a cold beer in his hand, thus enjoying a new level of freedom and relaxation that people often associate with being on the water.

2. “Chattahoochee” by Alan Jackson

Song year: 1993

In “Chattahoochee,” Alan Jackson reminisces about the muddy waters of the Chattahoochee River, paying homage to the carefree days spent there.

It's a spirited country song with an energetic rhythm perfectly capturing the nostalgia and joy of youthful adventures on the river.

3. “Pontoon” by Little Big Town

Song year: 2012

“Pontoon” is another energetic song about hanging out on a pontoon, a pontoon being an isolated platform on a sea or lake.

In the song, Little Big Town talks about partying, drinking, enjoying the sunshine, jumping off the platform into the water, and having a grand old time with friends on said pontoon.

4. “Sparks Fly” by Taylor Swift

Song year: 2011

Taylor Swift is the queen of metaphors, and in “Sparks Fly,” she compares her love interest to a rainstorm. She also compares herself to a house of cards – because he easily blows her away.

Swift also illustrates a scene where the two are kissing on the sidewalk in the pouring rain – imagery that seems fitting for a cheesy but beautiful rom-com.

5. “Knee Deep” by Zac Brown Band, Featuring Jimmy Buffett

Song year: 2011

Zac Brown Band and Jimmy Buffett unite for this lively beach classic, “Knee Deep.”

“Knee Deep” is a fantastic song choice for feeling free and alive, as it perfectly illustrates the image of being knee-deep in summer-warm water. Pour yourself a glass of beer (or champagne if you're feeling fancy), grab a friend, and get knee-deep in the ocean!

6. “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset,” by Luke Bryan

Song year: 2017

While “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset” is primarily a love song, it also conveys the many joys of summer, including watching the sunset and looking out to the sea.

This is the perfect song for dancing around a beach bonfire in the summer or enjoying a quick dip in the ocean with your special someone.

7. “Something in the Water” by Carrie Underwood

Something in the Water by Carrie Underwood

Song year: 2014

“Something in the Water” is an inspirational song that dives into redemption, transformation, and faith themes.

Underwood sings in this Christian song about getting baptized in the river by a preacher and getting drenched in the rain after calling on God for support.

8. “Rain Is A Good Thing” by Luke Bryan

Song year: 2010

“Rain Is A Good Thing” is a catchy and lively country hit celebrating the positivity rain can bring.

Bryan points out rain is essential for growth and renewal, creating memorable moments with loved ones, and fostering a sense of togetherness.

9. “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems” by Kenny Chesney

Song year: 2003

“No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems” is one of the happiest songs to play on your way to the beach!

This Kenny Chesney song mentions the sea, the sand, the sun, and many other beautiful aspects of living by the water. If you're fortunate to be near the ocean this year, add this to the playlist!

10. “Huntin, Fishin, and Lovin Every Day” by Luke Bryan

Song year: 2015

“Huntin, Fishin, and Lovin Every Day” is an upbeat and feel-good Luke Bryan hit that celebrates the simple joys of outdoor activities, including being on the water in hopes of getting a catch!

The song's catchy melodies and lyrics help listeners embrace a laid-back lifestyle by the water, making it perfect for road trips or summer vacation playlists.

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