Toby Keith - Holmdel, NJ - 2013

It’s one of the best (long) weekends of the year and you most certainly do not want to kick off your Fourth of July celebrations without having a playlist. We know everyone has their own taste when it comes to music, but the country genre just gets it when it comes to patriotic songs.

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The Fourth of July is a day where you should spend time with your family, friends, and loved ones whether you’re at home, the beach, or on vacation. We also know everyone is getting ready to be all decked out in red, white, and blue, but we also want to make sure the true meaning of the holiday is recognized too.

Fourth of July, also known as July 4th or Independence Day, first became a federal holiday in 1941 in the United States. It is the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and a day in which we honor those who serve our country and community every day.

Country stars have always put out some of the very best songs to not only honor our country but what the every day person can relate to as well. Between Toby Keith‘s iconic “Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue,” Carrie Underwood’s “American Girl,” Kenny Chesney’s “American Kids,” and so many more, you’ll have everyone at your gathering, or celebration, singing along in not time.

If you just so happen to be looking for Fourth of July plans, country singer Chris Young is headlining the ‘Let Freedom Sing!’ Music City July 4th concert on Jack Daniels Broadway Stage for the city of Nashville.

Now, we hope you’re calling up everyone on your phone and getting ready for a BBQ, some fireworks, a parade, or perhaps even a local concert to celebrate the Fourth of July. Scroll below to check out 5 country songs to listen to on the Fourth of July.

  • 1. Toby Keith - "Courtesy Of Red, White And Blue"

     Honestly, one of the first songs that comes to mind whenever I think about the Fourth of July is the late Toby Keith’s “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue.” The song was released back in 2002 as part of the country legend’s seventh studio album, Unleashed. Years ago, Keith even expressed to FOX Nation that he “prayed about it” while saying “it was a battle cry for our guys to go win and get back home safely.”

  • 2. Kenny Chesney - "American Kids"

    Who doesn’t love a good Kenny Chesney song in the summer? The country hitmaker’s “American Kids” is one the whole family will enjoy. The song was released in 2014 on his sixteenth studio album, The Big Revival, and if you’ve seen Chesney in concert, you’ve most definitely heard this one live. He sings, “We were Jesus save me, blue jean baby, Born in the USA.”

  • 3. Rodney Atkins - "It's America"

     Rodney Atkins’ “It’s America” is a memorable one. The patriotic country song which you’ll have on repeat was co-written by Brett James and Angelo Petraglia and it made it onto Atkins’ 2008 album of the same name. It later went on to become the fifth No. 1 hit of the country star’s career. 

  • 4. Justin Moore - "Small Town USA"

     Justin Moore’s first-ever No. 1 hit, “Small Town USA,” made its mark in country music the second it was released on his self-titled debut album. The 2009 track not only makes you feel something when it plays on the radio, but to simply put it, it’s a real good country tune. Moore co-wrote the country anthem alongside Brian Dean Maher and Jeremy Stover. 

  • 5. Carrie Underwood - "All American Girl"

    If you’re like me then this song has probably been stuck in your head since the clock struck midnight on July 1 as you prep for your holiday weekend plans. Carrie Underwood’s “All American Girl” is as country as it gets and deserves to be on everyone’s playlist on the Fourth of July.  It was also one of the standout tracks from the country star’s sophomore album, Carnival Ride, released in 2007. 

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