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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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Don't Blink Another song about children growing up before our eyes.

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

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You're Gonna Miss This Another song about taking the time to appreciate all life has to offer. A great inspiring message to grads.

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Live Like You Were Dying 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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Don't Forget to Remember Me A story of life after high school graduation.

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I Hope You Dance A great song about wishing the best for someone's future.

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There Goes My Life 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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Letter to Me 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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Ready, Set, Don't Go A song about kids growing up too soon

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The Climb An inspirational ballad about finding acheiment.

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Laughed Until We Cried A song about great memories with great friends. A perfect sentiment for graduation.

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Life Is a Highway A song about the ups and downs and wild rides of life.

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Dont Forget to Remember Me Something most friends likely feel as graduation comes and people move onto their new lives.

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I’ve Got Friends in Low Places Might be a good choice for particular graduating classes.

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

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These Are My People A song about remembering your roots even when you go off after graduation.

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Wide Open Spaces 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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Famous in a Small Town A song about staying true to your roots or experiencing the world.

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Never Grow Up A message about staying young. A sentiment most parents of grads feel.

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Thank God I'm a Country Boy A song about cutting lose and living without a care in the world.

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

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Only in America 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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Through the Years A song about memroies and reminiscing on life.

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My Best Days Are Ahead of Me A song with a great message for grads as they head off into a new life.

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

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You're Gonna Be A song about a parents love. A great song to send your kids off to.

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Let Them Be Litte A sad song as paretns say goodbye to their grads.

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

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Is There Life Out There A song about wanting to explore and experience life.

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

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

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I’m Not Gonna Cry Are you holding back on graduation day?

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Lost In This Moment Graduation and freedom from high school is a moment to get lost in.

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

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Thank God for Kids This one's for the parents of grads.

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Fly Away A song about spreading your wings and discovering the world.

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

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The Night Before Life Goes On A song about young love, growing up and going off to college.

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

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

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Here’s to You 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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Crazy Dreams A song about believing all your life's dreams can come tue. An inspiring message for grads.

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

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Do What You Gotta Do A song about doing what you feel called to do in life. A message of inspiration for graduates just beignning.

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How You Ever Gonna Know A song who message is that you have to know the bad before you can know the good.

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So Close Now For grads who are so close to freedom they can taste it

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