Country Songs The Best Red Dirt Country Songs  

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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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Somewhere Down in Texas Jason Boland & The Stragglers' song about the comforts of the lonestar state.

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17 Cross Canadian Ragweed's song about life spent running from the law and missing and old love.

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The Road Goes On Forever Robert Earl Keen's song is a song that retraces his career through his perspecive.

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Alabama Cross Canadian Ragweed's song about missing a lover so badly.

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Kiss Me in the Dark A song about loving someone wholly for one night.

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Wear My Ring Song about a broken heart and broken relationship.

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Wicked Twisted Road Song about the harsh realities of life and our wayward tendencies.

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Carry On A song about life's troubles and just pushing on through.

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kamysdad added July In Cheyenne (Song For Lane's Momma) Aaron Watson

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Feeling Good Again Robert Earl Keen's song about hanging out and having good times in your favotire bar.

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Wave On Wave Pat Green's song about redemption

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kamysdad added My Feet Don't Touch The Ground Brandon Jenkins

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Hard Man to Love A song about a cheating man and the woman that puts up with it.

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Take Me Out to the Dance Hall A song about letting loose, having fin, and going dancing.

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Texas Moon A song about being on the road with the band for a long time.

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Texas Angel Hoeybrowne's song about the difficulties of letting go of a loved one.

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God Bless This Town 'Wade Bowen's song about returning to a small town and small town life

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Choctaw Bingo Popular James McMurtry song that also appears in the film Beer for my Horses.

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Tonight's Not the Night Randy Rogers Band's song about getting a relationship started

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Vancouver A song about wayward traveling and a busted relationship.

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1475453821028 added Before the Devil Knows We're Dead Turnpike Troubadours - Turnpike troubadours, all there songs are great but I had to pick one

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kamysdad added Snake Farm

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Small Town Kid A song about liking the simple things in life and the honky tonk

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Bottle by My Bed Song about a lonesome life that's fallen apart and the drinking that all away

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Down the Road Tonight Hayes Carll's song about all the characters you find roaming throughout the south.

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Beer Bait and Ammo The Kevin Fowler Texas anthem is about good old Texas past times.

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Don't Touch My Willie A song about a woman trying to take advantage of a man

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kamysdad added River Song

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Nashville Blues Cory Morrow's song about being locked up in prison and country songwriting

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100 Percent Texan A song about loving everything about Texas abosultely.

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kamysdad added Crazy Girl

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Off the Record A song about the difficulties of divorce

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If These Old Walls Could Talk A song about the secrets we keep and the bad deeds we do.

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Biloxi Jack Ingram's song about being left behind for the goodtimes in Biloxi

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kamysdad added Perfect Girl

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Even If If Breaks Your Heart Song about wishing from a young age to become a musician, even if it breaks your heart.

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Freeze Frame Time A song about wanting to stop and cherish those special moments in life.

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Lonely Lubbock Lights A song about driving to get back the girl you love.

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kamysdad added Fuzzy

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kamysdad added Fence Post

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Temporary Angel A song about finding someone for a quick fix in between those loving relationships.

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beatpharm added Bluebird Wine Stoney LaRue

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Tell Me, Dix Hat Band is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Red Dirt Country Songs
mamasan added Tell Me, Dix Hat Band

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kamysdad added While I Was Away