Country Music The Best Country Songs About the USA  

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List Rules Upvote your favorite country songs about the good ol' USA and being patriotic about America.

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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Lee Greenwood

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83 21
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61 11
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Toby Keith

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45 11
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Brooks & Dunn

5
39 11
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Johnny Cash

6
28 7
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Carrie Underwood

7
26 12
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19 6
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Hank Williams, Jr.

9
22 10
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The Charlie Daniels Band

10
24 12
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Alabama

11
14 4
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Rodney Atkins

12
17 7
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Merle Haggard

13
24 14
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Garth Brooks

14
12 4
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13 7
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Lady Antebellum

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17 11
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13 8
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Kenny Chesney

18
11 6
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Alabama

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12 7
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Hank Williams, Jr.

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8 5
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Phil Vassar

21
13 11
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7 5
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Brooks & Dunn

23
3 1
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Carrie Underwood

24
9 8
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The Oak Ridge Boys

25
8 7
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6 5
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Waylon Jennings

27
6 5
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Hank Williams, Jr.

28
9 9
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Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings

29
8 8
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Faith Hill

30
6 7
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Justin Moore

31
6 7
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Eddie Rabbitt

32
5 6
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Sugarland

33
5 6
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34
6 8
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35
4 7
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Mary Chapin Carpenter

36
6 10
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Dolly Parton

37
3 7
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Kenny Rogers