Country Songs The Best Country Songs of the 2000s  

Ranker Music
8.6k votes 988 voters 60.6k views 66 items

List Rules Vote up and add all your favorite country music from the 2000's.

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.

244 97
Ranker Video
Live Like You Were Dying Tim McGraw - This 2004 song was won McGraw a CMA song of the year award.

236 101
Ranker Video
Chicken Fried Zac Brown Band -  This 2008 a ode to souther lifestyle was a hit for Zac Brown Band

223 94
Ranker Video
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.

164 65
Ranker Video
You're Gonna Miss This A nostalgic song from Trace Adkins in 2008 scored him a hit on the country charts.

153 61
Ranker Video
Need You Now Lady Antebellum - This song was a hit for Lady Antebellum in 2009 and won the grammy for record of the year

175 75
Ranker Video
Bless the Broken Road Rascal Flatts - This 20004 song from Rascal Flatts was first recorded in 199 by Nitty Gritty Dirt band

146 59
Ranker Video
There Goes My Life Kenny Chesney - This 2003 song is about the trials and tribulations of having kids.

152 63
Ranker Video
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.

148 61
Ranker Video
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.

141 65
Ranker Video
Beer for My Horses This 2003 collaboration between Toby Keith and Willie Nelson was a bit of a novelty song but a hit nonetheless.

122 54
Ranker Video
Give It Away George Strait was still going strong into the 2000s with this hit that won CMA song of the year in 2006.

66 17
Ranker Video
queenbee101 added Whiskey Lullaby Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss

140 67
Ranker Video
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.

178 93
Ranker Video
Before He Cheats Carrie Underwood - This 2005 country anthem of female empowered was a smash hit for Carrie Underwood.

132 62
Ranker Video
Big Green Tractor This 2009 Jason Aldean hit is about going for a ride on a tractor.

102 44
Ranker Video
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"

132 65
Ranker Video
What Hurts the Most This song was a hit for Rascal Flatts in 2006

81 31
Ranker Video
Connor Reis added The House That Built Me Miranda Lambert

93 41
Ranker Video
I Run to You Lady Antebellum - This song was a hit for Lady Antebellum in 2009

104 50
Ranker Video
I Love This Bar Toby Keith's 2003 salute to his favorite watering hole

136 74
Ranker Video
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.

138 77
Ranker Video
Love Story This tune from 2008 went four0times platiinum making it one of the biggest country singles of all time.

124 67
Ranker Video
Jesus Take the Wheel Carrie Underwood - Underwood's 2005 song invoking Jesus' help in an emergency was a smash hit.

124 70
Ranker Video
You Belong With Me Taylor Swift - This song was a country hit for Taylor Swift in 2008

66 31
Ranker Video
Connor Reis added Toes Zac Brown Band

91 51
Ranker Video
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Suds in the Bucket Sara Evans

101 62
Ranker Video
Our Song Def Leppard, Taylor Swift - This 2007 song was a hit for Taylor Swift on the country charts.

67 38
Ranker Video
My Front Porch Looking In This 2003 song from Lonestar describes how much better family is than matieral possessions

72 43
Ranker Video
I'm Already There A sorrowful hit from Lonestar in 2001.

107 75
Ranker Video
All Summer Long Kid Rock - A 2008 hit for Kid Rock the song makes several references to classic '70s musical fare.

90 62
Ranker Video
My Wish This song from Rascal Flatts in 2006 was a crossover success and for its music and it well-wishing message.

38 19
Ranker Video
WilliamMassey added Rain Is a Good Thing Luke Bryan

63 41
Ranker Video
The Way You Love Me Faith Hill - This 2000 song was a crossover hit for Faith Hill

45 26
Darius Rucker - Alright is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Country Songs of the 2000s
Connor Reis added Darius Rucker - Alright

64 43
Ranker Video
Landslide Dixie Chicks - This 2002 re-release of the Stevie Nicks classic garnered the Dixie Chicks another hit song.

95 71
Ranker Video
Picture Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow - This wistful 2002 collaboration between Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow scored the twosome a big hit.

25 9
Ranker Video
WilliamMassey added All My Friends Say Luke Bryan

69 49
Ranker Video
Fast Cars and Freedom Rascal Flatts - This 2004 song is a song about American trademarks and became a #1 hit for the band.

45 30
Ranker Video
Have You Forgotten? This song was a hit for Daryl Worley in 2003

19 6
Ranker Video
Аман Газизов added Mean Taylor Swift

46 31
Carrie Underwood - All-America... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Country Songs of the 2000s

51 37
Ranker Video
Kiss a Girl Keith Urban - this 2009 song is Keith Urban's highest charting song to date.

37 25
Zac Brown Band - Whatever It I... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Country Songs of the 2000s

58 45
Ranker Video
Forever and for Always Shania Twain - This mid-tempo inspiring song of love from Shania Twain scored her a hit in 2003

50 38
Ranker Video
These Days This 2002 song became the groups first #1 single on the Hot Country charts.

55 44
Ranker Video
All I Want to Do This song was a hit for Sugarland in 2008.

77 66
Ranker Video
Redneck Woman A powerhouse anthem about embracing your roots, WIlson scored a hit with this 2004 song.

41 32
Ranker Video
I Need You This breathless 2000 LeAnn Rimes song was a country hit.

49 40
Ranker Video
She’s My Kinda Rain This 2003 Tim McGraw song is about the perfect kind of wife that peaked at #2 on the charts.

63 54
Ranker Video
Last Name This song was a hit for Carrie Underwood in 2008.