College The Best Country Songs for Graduation  

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List Rules Vote 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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A song about wishing the best for someone's future. Another great message for grads.

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Another song about children growing up before our eyes.

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Another song about taking the time to appreciate all life has to offer. A great inspiring message to grads.

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Tim McGraw - A song that says we shouldn't take life for granted. A message that grads should embrace all their opportunities.

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A story of life after high school graduation.

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A great song about wishing the best for someone's future.

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Kenny Chesney - 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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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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A song about kids growing up too soon

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An inspirational ballad about finding acheiment.

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A song about great memories with great friends. A perfect sentiment for graduation.

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A song about the ups and downs and wild rides of life.

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Something most friends likely feel as graduation comes and people move onto their new lives.

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Might be a good choice for particular graduating classes.

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A song about wishing you could give your younger self advice.  A vlauable message for grads.

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A song about remembering your roots even when you go off after graduation.

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Dixie Chicks - 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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A song about staying true to your roots or experiencing the world.

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A message about staying young. A sentiment most parents of grads feel.

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A song about cutting lose and living without a care in the world.

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

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Brooks & Dunn - A song about dreaming and feeling free. Just the kind of feeling grads have as they embark on the world.

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A song about memroies and reminiscing on life.

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A song with a great message for grads as they head off into a new life.

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A song about a parents love. A great song to send your kids off to.

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A song about feeling confident and finding your place as you head out into the world after graduation.

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This Kiss is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Country Songs for Graduation
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A sad song as paretns say goodbye to their grads.

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A song about helpful reminders as you go out in the world.

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A song about wanting to explore and experience life.

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A wishful song as friends wish to keep in touch after graduation.

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Are you holding back on graduation day?

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Carrie Underwood - A truthful message for grads as they say goodbye to their old lives and on to new beginnings.

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Graduation and freedom from high school is a moment to get lost in.

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A song about spreading your wings and discovering the world.

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Another great send off song from grads to their parents as a thank you.

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This one's for the parents of grads.

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A song about wishing the best for someone's future. A great message for grads.

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A song about young love, growing up and going off to college.

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A song about graduation and that feeling of excitment and uncertainty.

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You'll always remember you true friends.Even as you grow older and move on to new parts of life. 

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A song about toasting friends and loved one. A great message for those grads looking to thanks those around them as they move on.

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A song about believing all your life's dreams can come tue. An inspiring message for grads.

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A song about believing in someone. A great message as grads go off to find themselves in the world.

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Seventeen Cross Canadian Ragwe... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Country Songs for Graduation
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A song about doing what you feel called to do in life. A message of inspiration for graduates just beignning.

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A song who message is that you have to know the bad before you can know the good.

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Something that most parents problably don't want to do as their kids graduate.

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