sports The Best Country Songs About Sports  

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Sports fans, listen up: these country songs are for you. Some of the best country songs about sports are, not surprisingly, about the joys of playing football and baseball. Yes, there are country sports songs about other types of play, but the joys of these classic American pastimes infuse most of the lyrics in these songs.

The songs listed here are from some of country music’s most iconic artists, including Alabama (loving the view from the “Cheap Seats”), Hank Williams Jr. (who has some rowdy friends who are ready for football), and Brooks and Dunn (describing an “Indian Summer” sports romance). Many popular country music artists also played sports, whether professionally or just while growing up. Their on-field experience adds an especially personal touch to their tunes. But it is Kenny Rogers who manages to perfectly capture the joys of sport in “The Greatest,” a song that finds its subject, a little leaguer, continuing to believe in his abilities – even when faced with adversity. In addition to country songs about football and baseball, country songs about basketball, golf, and of course auto racing have been recorded by hitmakers, though perhaps unsurprisingly there haven't been many country songs about soccer or ice hockey. 

These are some of the greatest country songs about athletes and the games they play. Vote for your home-run favorites, and add any notable tunes that are missing.

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The Boys of Fall Kenny Chesney

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The Baseball Song Corey Smith

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Country Nation Brad Paisley

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Parking Lot Party Lee Brice

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The Cheap Seats Alabama

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Indian Summer Brooks & Dunn

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The Greatest Kenny Rogers

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Swing Trace Adkins

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Famous in a Small Town Miranda Lambert

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21 to 17 Doug Supernaw

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Baseball Umpire Jerry Clower

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Holler Back The Lost Trailers

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Friday Night Brantley Gilbert

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He's Mine Rodney Atkins

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Lights of My Hometown Brantley Gilbert

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Hell, I Can Do That Trace Adkins

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What I Almost Was Eric Church

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The Ball James Otto

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All-American Girl Carrie Underwood

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Another Football Year Jeannie C. Riley

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Orange Empire Lee Brice

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Armchair Quarterback Ray Stevens

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Broke Record Eric Church

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Pride Corey Smith

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Twins in Sports The Worst Sensations That Happen While Eating

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Game Day Ray Johnston Band

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Let Alone You Easton Corbin

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Meat and Potato Man Alan Jackson

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No. 29 Steve Earle & The Dukes

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Words by Heart Billy Ray Cyrus

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Long Hot Summer Day Turnpike Troubadours

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