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The Best Country Songs About Tennessee 

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Updated November 1, 2019 1.2k votes 263 voters 18.1k views 40 items

List Rules Upvote your favorite country songs about the state of Tennessee.

It's no wonder that there are so many great country songs about Tennessee. After all, Nashville is considered the country music capitol of the world. A number of memorable, iconic country songs celebrate this unique American region. These country Tennessee songs capture the spirit of the “Volunteer State” and its major cities.

Any self-respecting Tennessean will tell you that the number-one country song written about the state is certainly “Rocky Top.” The Osborne Brothers first recorded it in 1967 and today, “Rocky Top” is one of Tennessee’s official state songs. You’ll find several other state songs on this list as well, including “Tennessee Waltz” and “Smoky Mountain Rain.”

If you’re talking about great country music destinations, Nashville, A.K.A. The Music City, is certainly at the top of the list. Nashville is steeped in country music history, and songs about Tennessee and Nashville, specifically, reflect this – whether it’s the outlaw country of Steve Earle’s “Guitar Town” or Jason Aldean’s ode “Crazy Town.” And don't forget Memphis – it figures prominently in several well-known country songs, including “Big River” and “That’s How I Got to Memphis.” And yes, Trisha Yearwood sings “Wrong Side of Memphis,” but she’s really talking about Nashville, and her dreams to make it as a country singer there.

Enjoy listening to all of these country songs about TN, and vote your favorites up to the top of the list.

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The Osborn Brothers
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Ronnie Milsap
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George Jones
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Kenny Chesney

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Patti Page
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Alabama
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Jason Aldean
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Hank Williams, Jr.
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Johnny Cash
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Johnny Cash
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Confederate Railroad
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Sammy Kershaw
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Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time
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Walkin' in Memphis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Country Songs About Tennessee
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Please Mr. Please is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Country Songs About Tennessee
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Olivia Newton-John

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Darryl Worley
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Here In Memphis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Country Songs About Tennessee
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