Country Songs The Best Country Songs of the 2000s  

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Country music is the most popular music genre in the United States. Its roots came from the early 20th century from the rural south, which reflected times of hardship, political turmoil, and love. The country songs of the 2000s either harkened back to more classic sounds of earlier alt-country songs such as the Dixie Chicks did, or relied heavily on pop influences, like Shania Twain and Taylor Swift. There are also a ton of great hits that came out of the 1980's and the 1990's as well. 


These are songs from top classic country artists such as Shania Twain, Taylor Swift, Faith Hill, and Lonestar. Vote up the greatest 2000s country songs, or add a song that makes you love '00s country music, if it isn't already on the list.

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Live Like You Were Dying Tim McGraw - This 2004 song was won McGraw a CMA song of the year award.

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Chicken Fried Zac Brown Band -  This 2008 a ode to souther lifestyle was a hit for Zac Brown Band

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It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere In 2003 Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson got together for this song about drinking time and it spent 8 weeks on the charts.

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You're Gonna Miss This A nostalgic song from Trace Adkins in 2008 scored him a hit on the country charts.

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Need You Now Lady Antebellum - This song was a hit for Lady Antebellum in 2009 and won the grammy for record of the year

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Bless the Broken Road Rascal Flatts - This 20004 song from Rascal Flatts was first recorded in 199 by Nitty Gritty Dirt band

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There Goes My Life Kenny Chesney - This 2003 song is about the trials and tribulations of having kids.

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Don’t Blink This 2007 Kenny Chesney song had a hit with this song about taking time to enjoy life before it passes you by.

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If You’re Going Through Hell (Keep On Going) This 2006 song for Rodney Atkins was his breakthrough hit after going through a decade of musical hell - he just kept going.

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Beer for My Horses This 2003 collaboration between Toby Keith and Willie Nelson was a bit of a novelty song but a hit nonetheless.

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Give It Away George Strait was still going strong into the 2000s with this hit that won CMA song of the year in 2006.

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queenbee101 added Whiskey Lullaby Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss

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I Hope You Dance This song from 2000 was a hit for LeAnn Womack with its well wishes for a bright future ths song is on constant rotation at weddings and graduations.

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Before He Cheats Carrie Underwood - This 2005 country anthem of female empowered was a smash hit for Carrie Underwood.

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Big Green Tractor This 2009 Jason Aldean hit is about going for a ride on a tractor.

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Somebody Like You Keith Urban - This 2000s Keith Urban song hit the big time after it was included in the soundtrack for " How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days"

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What Hurts the Most This song was a hit for Rascal Flatts in 2006

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Connor Reis added The House That Built Me Miranda Lambert

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I Run to You Lady Antebellum - This song was a hit for Lady Antebellum in 2009

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I Love This Bar Toby Keith's 2003 salute to his favorite watering hole

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Life Is a Highway This song was rereleased by Rascal Flatts in 2006 for the soundtrack to "Cars" which scored them a big-tme hit.

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Love Story This tune from 2008 went four0times platiinum making it one of the biggest country singles of all time.

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Jesus Take the Wheel Carrie Underwood - Underwood's 2005 song invoking Jesus' help in an emergency was a smash hit.

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You Belong With Me Taylor Swift - This song was a country hit for Taylor Swift in 2008

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Connor Reis added Toes Zac Brown Band

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datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Suds in the Bucket Sara Evans

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Our Song Def Leppard, Taylor Swift - This 2007 song was a hit for Taylor Swift on the country charts.

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My Front Porch Looking In This 2003 song from Lonestar describes how much better family is than matieral possessions

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I'm Already There A sorrowful hit from Lonestar in 2001.

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All Summer Long Kid Rock - A 2008 hit for Kid Rock the song makes several references to classic '70s musical fare.

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My Wish This song from Rascal Flatts in 2006 was a crossover success and for its music and it well-wishing message.

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WilliamMassey added Rain Is a Good Thing Luke Bryan

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The Way You Love Me Faith Hill - This 2000 song was a crossover hit for Faith Hill

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Darius Rucker - Alright is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Country Songs of the 2000s
Connor Reis added Darius Rucker - Alright

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Landslide Dixie Chicks - This 2002 re-release of the Stevie Nicks classic garnered the Dixie Chicks another hit song.

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Picture Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow - This wistful 2002 collaboration between Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow scored the twosome a big hit.

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WilliamMassey added All My Friends Say Luke Bryan

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Fast Cars and Freedom Rascal Flatts - This 2004 song is a song about American trademarks and became a #1 hit for the band.

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Have You Forgotten? This song was a hit for Daryl Worley in 2003

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Аман Газизов added Mean Taylor Swift

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Carrie Underwood - All-America... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Country Songs of the 2000s

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Kiss a Girl Keith Urban - this 2009 song is Keith Urban's highest charting song to date.

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Zac Brown Band - Whatever It I... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Country Songs of the 2000s

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Forever and for Always Shania Twain - This mid-tempo inspiring song of love from Shania Twain scored her a hit in 2003

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These Days This 2002 song became the groups first #1 single on the Hot Country charts.

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All I Want to Do This song was a hit for Sugarland in 2008.

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Redneck Woman A powerhouse anthem about embracing your roots, WIlson scored a hit with this 2004 song.

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I Need You This breathless 2000 LeAnn Rimes song was a country hit.

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She’s My Kinda Rain This 2003 Tim McGraw song is about the perfect kind of wife that peaked at #2 on the charts.

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Last Name This song was a hit for Carrie Underwood in 2008.