guns The Best Country Songs About Guns  

242 votes 40 voters 2.6k views 36 items Embed

List Rules Upvote your favorite country songs about shooting guns.

So many country songs are about guns, it’s almost impossible to name them all. But you'll find a number of them on this list. Country shooting songs are among the most memorable. They are often loaded with emotion and feelings of revenge for someone who’d done somebody wrong. Forget talking – these country singers go straight for their firearms to settle disputes.

When it comes to country songs about guns, Johnny Cash’s “Don’t Take Your Guns to Town” is arguably among the best. In this 1958 tune, a restless cowboy called Billy Joe goes against his mother’s advice. He leaves home with his guns at his hips and moseys into a local saloon. You can imagine what comes next – and it’s not good. He should’ve listened to mama. Other great country songs about guns include Miranda Lambert’s powerful “Gunpowder and Lead,” a song about a woman who’s had enough of her abusive husband; Steve Earle’s “The Devil’s Right Hand,” yet another country tune where mama tries to warn her boy about the dangers of carrying a pistol; and Rodney Atkins’ memorable “Cleaning This Gun (Come on in Boy),” where a concerned father finds a particularly potent way to warn his daughter’s would-be suitor to behave himself.

These are some of the greatest country songs about shooting ever written. Vote ‘em up, vote ‘em down, but be sure to vote.

1
13 3
Ranker Video
Gunpowder and Lead Miranda Lambert

The Best Country Songs for Weddings The Best Pop Artists of the 1980s

2
11 2
Ranker Video
A Country Boy Can Survive Hank Williams, Jr.

3
8 1
Ranker Video
Big Iron Marty Robbins

4
8 1
Ranker Video
El Paso Marty Robbins

5
7 1
Ranker Video

6
7 1
Ranker Video
Guns Justin Moore

7
7 1
Ranker Video

8
10 4
Ranker Video
Granddaddy's Gun Blake Shelton

9
6 1
Ranker Video
Simple Man The Charlie Daniels Band

10
6 1
Ranker Video

11
7 2
Ranker Video

12
7 2
Ranker Video
Bubba Shot the Jukebox Mark Chesnutt

13
7 2
Ranker Video
This is NRA Country Justin Moore

14
5 2
Ranker Video

15
5 2
Ranker Video
Way Out Here Josh Thompson

The Best Fast Country Songs Songs That Were Total Ripoffs

16
4 2
Ranker Video
Coward of the County Kenny Rogers

17
4 2
Ranker Video
Bullets in the Gun Toby Keith

18
3 1
Ranker Video
Rough & Ready Trace Adkins

19
3 1
Ranker Video
I'm Still a Guy Brad Paisley

20
4 3
Ranker Video

21
4 3
Ranker Video
Time to Get a Gun Miranda Lambert

22
4 4
Ranker Video
Kiss My Country Ass Rhett Akins

23
3 3
Ranker Video
Shotgun Boogie Tennessee Ernie Ford

24
3 3
Ranker Video

25
2 2
Ranker Video

26
1 1
Ranker Video
God and Guns Hank Williams Jr.

27
2 3
Ranker Video
Shotgun Willie Willie Nelson

28
1 2
Ranker Video
Shotgun Tanya Tucker

29
1 2
Ranker Video
That Man I Shot Drive-By Truckers

30
1 2
Ranker Video
Cupid's Got a Shotgun Carrie Underwood

31
1 2
Ranker Video
Harder Cards Collin Raye

32
1 2
Ranker Video
lrmawg added Love and a .45 Chris Knight

33
2 4
Ranker Video
Pistol Packin' Papa Jimmie Rogers

34
2 4
Ranker Video
L.A. County Lyle Lovett

35
1 4
Ranker Video

36
0 5
Ranker Video
I Don't Have a Gun Will Kimbrough