Country Music The Best Country Songs About Drugs  

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List Rules Upvote your favorite country songs about drug use, from recreational drugs to addiction.

Some might see the country music genre as one filled with songs of drinking, fighting, and gambling – but not drugs. That’s not necessarily true, as this list of country songs about drugs proves. Plenty of country singers have told tales about smoking, snorting, and shooting a number of different kinds of (mostly) illegal substances.

Willie Nelson should come immediately to mind. He’s country music royalty, and he’s also one of the most staunch supporters of legalizing weed ever. He is a legalization activist. He owns a marijuana company, Willie’s Reserve, in Colorado. And he’s written plenty of country drug songs about pot over decades. Gems include “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die,” and “It’s All Going to Pot” with Merle Haggard. You’ll also find other country musicians singing about the Country Outlaw and his love of marijuana, including Toby Keith (“Weed With Willie”) and Gary Allan (“What Would Willie Do”). Country songs about cocaine, meth, acid, and other drugs besides weed can also be found on this list - including anti-drug country songs, or songs that describe the grey area around drug use. 

Several of these country songs about addiction and drugs are considered controversial, with many radio station programmers expressing reservations about playing them. This includes Kacey Musgraves’ 2013 single “Follow Your Arrow,” which went on to win CMA Song of the Year honors.

If you’re putting together a 4/20 playlist, or any playlist about country drug songs, you’ll find a huge stash of them here. Don’t forget to vote for your favorites!

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Cocaine Blues Johnny Cash

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High Cost of Living Jamey Johnson

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Whiskey, Weed & Women Hank Williams III

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Stoned & Alone Hank Williams III

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Methamphetamine Old Crow Medicine Show

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Sam Stone John Prine

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Okie From Muskogee Merle Haggard

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Toes Zac Brown Band

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Follow Your Arrow Kacey Musgraves

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In the Arms of Cocaine Hank Williams, Jr.

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Boys from Oklahoma Cross Canadian Ragweed

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Cocaine Carolina Johnny Cash, David Allan Coe

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Alcohol and Pills Todd Snider

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Takin' Pills Pistol Annies

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Wagon Wheel Darius Rucker

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Busted in Baylor County Shooter Jennings

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I'm Gettin' Stoned Eric Church

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Smoke a Little Smoke Eric Church

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That Girl Crystal Cooder Graw

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Weed Instead of Roses Ashley Monroe

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Hush Hush Pistol Annies

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Sun Daze Florida Georgia Line

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Broken Window Serenade Whiskey Myers

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Wildwood Weed Jim Stafford

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When I’m Stoned Jason Boland

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High Time Kacey Musgraves

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Too High Blackberry Smoke

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Copperhead Road is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Country Songs About Drugs
CalvinRussell added Copperhead Road Steve Earle

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Downtown is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Country Songs About Drugs
CalvinRussell added Downtown Petula Clark

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80s Ladies is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Country Songs About Drugs
CalvinRussell added 80s Ladies K.T.Oslin

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I Can Get Off on You Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson

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Stoned at the Jukebox Hank Williams, Jr.

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It’s All Going to Pot Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard

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Get High Brandy Clark

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Seeds and Stems (Again) Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen

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Ready to Roll Blake Shelton