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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Jason Boland & The Stragglers' song about the comforts of the lonestar state.

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

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Robert Earl Keen's song is a song that retraces his career through his perspecive.

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A song about loving someone wholly for one night.

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Song about a broken heart and broken relationship.

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

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

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

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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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A song about letting loose, having fin, and going dancing.

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

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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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Randy Rogers Band's song about getting a relationship started

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

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A song about wayward traveling and a busted relationship.

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'Wade Bowen's song about returning to a small town and small town life

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

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The Kevin Fowler Texas anthem is about good old Texas past times.

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

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Song about a lonesome life that's fallen apart and the drinking that all away

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A song about a woman trying to take advantage of a man

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

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A song about loving everything about Texas abosultely.

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A song about the difficulties of divorce

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A song about the secrets we keep and the bad deeds we do.

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

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Song about wishing from a young age to become a musician, even if it breaks your heart.

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

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

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

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beatpharm added 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
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