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The Best Red Dirt Country Songs 

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Updated May 3, 2019 2.6k votes 407 voters 26.5k views 52 items

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Red Dirt country is an is a subset of country music that developed by combining traditional roots sounds with more outlaw-style lyrics. It is also sometimes referred to as Texas country music, but this specific sub set developed in Stillwater, OK by musicians like Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. Red Dirt country is all about rebelling against the mainstream Nashville style that was popular during the 60s and 70s. Typically, it involves an acoustic guitar and a folksy/ Americana Okie sound. It's also closely associated with Texas country and outlaw music
 

These are songs from top Red Dirt country artists, such as Eli Young Band and Cross Canadian Ragweed. 
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Cross Canadian Ragweed's song about life spent running from the law and missing and old love.
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Jason Boland & The Stragglers' song about the comforts of the lonestar state.
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Robert Earl Keen's song is a song that retraces his career through his perspective.

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Cross Canadian Ragweed's song about missing a lover so badly.
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Song about a broken heart and broken relationship.
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A song about loving someone wholly for one night.
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Song about the harsh realities of life and our wayward tendencies.
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Robert Earl Keen's song about hanging out and having good times in your favotire bar.
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A song about life's troubles and just pushing on through.
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drippinsprings added Turnpike Troubadours

Turnpike troubadours, all there songs are great but I had to pick one

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kamysdad added Aaron Watson
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Pat Green's song about redemption
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A song about a cheating man and the woman that puts up with it.
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kamysdad added Brandon Jenkins
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A song about letting loose, having fin, and going dancing.
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Popular James McMurtry song that also appears in the film Beer for my Horses.
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Hoeybrowne's song about the difficulties of letting go of a loved one.
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A song about wayward traveling and a busted relationship.
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A song about being on the road with the band for a long time.
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Randy Rogers Band's song about getting a relationship started
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The Kevin Fowler Texas anthem is about good old Texas past times.