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The Best Country Songs for Graduation

Updated January 7, 2020 5.2k votes 1.7k voters 165.6k views52 items

List RulesVote up all of your favorite country graduation songs and add any that aren't already on the list.

Growing up, graduating, and heading out into the world can be exciting, but it can also be difficult for parents. The best country songs on this list are all about the feeling of freedom and excitement grads experience and the bittersweet feeling their parents experience. In other words, these are the top country graduation songs.

Country songs for graduation can be some of the most moving because they typically tell a familiar and relatable story about friends and memories. These best country songs for graduation provide a kind of emotional connection that musicians hope people discover in their music.

Vote up all the good country graduation songs below, or add one you think is the top if it isn't already on the list. 

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    You're Gonna Miss This is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Country Songs for Graduation
    Another song about taking the time to appreciate all life has to offer. A great inspiring message to grads.
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    Don't Blink is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Country Songs for Graduation
    Another song about children growing up before our eyes.
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    My Wish is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Country Songs for Graduation
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    A song about wishing the best for someone's future. Another great message for grads.
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    Live Like You Were Dying is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Country Songs for Graduation
    A song that says we shouldn't take life for granted. A message that grads should embrace all their opportunities.
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    There Goes My Life is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Country Songs for Graduation
    A song about watching your daughter grow up and go off to college. A great song for parents of the grad.
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    I Hope You Dance is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Country Songs for Graduation
    A great song about wishing the best for someone's future.
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    Letter to Me is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Country Songs for Graduation
    A ballad about taking time to stop and enjoy life.  A great message for those who are going off into the busy adult world.
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    Don't Forget to Remember Me is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Country Songs for Graduation
    A story of life after high school graduation.
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    The Climb is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Country Songs for Graduation

    An inspirational ballad about finding achievement.

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    Laughed Until We Cried is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Country Songs for Graduation
    A song about great memories with great friends. A perfect sentiment for graduation.
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    Life Is a Highway is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Country Songs for Graduation
    A song about the ups and downs and wild rides of life.
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    Ready, Set, Don't Go is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Country Songs for Graduation
    A song about kids growing up too soon
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    These Are My People is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Country Songs for Graduation
    A song about remembering your roots even when you go off after graduation.
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    I’ve Got Friends in Low Places is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Country Songs for Graduation
    Might be a good choice for particular graduating classes.
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    Famous in a Small Town is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Country Songs for Graduation
    A song about staying true to your roots or experiencing the world.
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    Wide Open Spaces is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Country Songs for Graduation
    A song about someone ready to find their place in the world. A great song to accompany graduates on their jounrey.
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    Never Grow Up is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Country Songs for Graduation
    A message about staying young. A sentiment most parents of grads feel.
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    Thank God I'm a Country Boy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Country Songs for Graduation
    A song about cutting lose and living without a care in the world.
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    Only in America is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Country Songs for Graduation
    A song about dreaming and feeling free. Just the kind of feeling grads have as they embark on the world.
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    The River is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Country Songs for Graduation

    A metaphor about traveling the "river" of life. Another great message for grads.

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    My Best Days Are Ahead of Me is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Country Songs for Graduation
    A song with a great message for grads as they head off into a new life.
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    Let Them Be Litte is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Country Songs for Graduation

    A sad song as parents say goodbye to their grads.

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    Through the Years is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Country Songs for Graduation

    A song about memories and reminiscing on life.

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    A Place in This World is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Country Songs for Graduation
    A song about feeling confident and finding your place as you head out into the world after graduation.
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    These Are My People is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Country Songs for Graduation
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