Country Music The Best Country Songs About the USA  

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Country songs about America are as plentiful and diverse as the country itself. They are often filled with pride, and sometimes even a touch of defiance that dares anyone to question the singer's undying loyalty to the U.S.A. These are some of the most patriotic country songs ever written.

Any list of country America songs wouldn’t be complete without Lee Greenwood’s 1983 anthem “God Bless the USA.” This song, which remembers those who died defending the country, has continued to be popular for decades. Greenwood himself said he was inspired to pen the tune after Russia shot down Korean Air Lines Flight 007 flying from New York City to Seoul, South Korea. The plane went down in the Sea of Japan, killing everyone on board. Since then, “God Bless the USA” has seen increased airplay on radio stations in the wake of other national tragedies. Interestingly enough, the song never hit number one on the country charts – it reached number 7 in May of 1984.  

Greenwood’s hit isn’t the only one inspired by tragic events. Toby Keith wrote the song “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)” after the death of his veteran father and the 9/11 attacks. With lines like “You’ll be sorry that you messed with The U.S. of A. / ‘Cause we’ll put a boot in your a** / It’s the American way,” the song was not without detractors. It still reached number one on the country charts in 2002.

Other popular country songs about America are more celebratory. They include Brooks & Dunn’s “Only in America,” “American Kids” by Kenny Chesney, and Garth Brooks’ moving “We Shall Be Free.”

What is your favorite country song about the U.S.A.? Get out the red, white, and blue and vote for your favorites.

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Toby Keith
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96 23
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Lee Greenwood
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59 13
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Brooks & Dunn
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48 13
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Johnny Cash
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37 12
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Carrie Underwood
7
27 5
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Rodney Atkins
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33 13
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Alabama
9
34 14
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26 9
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Hank Williams, Jr.
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22 8
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Merle Haggard
12
28 14
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Garth Brooks
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25 12
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The Charlie Daniels Band
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16 4
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16 6
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Alabama
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17 8
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Lady Antebellum
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20 12
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14 7
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Hank Williams, Jr.
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17 10
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Kenny Chesney
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11 5
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Phil Vassar
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16 11
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10 5
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Hank Williams, Jr.
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7 2
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Carrie Underwood
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12 8
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The Oak Ridge Boys
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12 9
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Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings