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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Methamphetamine Old Crow Medicine Show

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Whiskey, Weed & Women Hank Williams III

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Okie From Muskogee Merle Haggard

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Stoned & Alone Hank Williams III

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Hush Hush Pistol Annies

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Weed Instead of Roses Ashley Monroe

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Cocaine Carolina Johnny Cash, David Allan Coe

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Takin' Pills Pistol Annies

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I'm Gettin' Stoned Eric Church

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Boys from Oklahoma Cross Canadian Ragweed

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Follow Your Arrow Kacey Musgraves

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That Girl Crystal Cooder Graw

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Smoke a Little Smoke Eric Church

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In the Arms of Cocaine Hank Williams, Jr.

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Toes Zac Brown Band

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Wagon Wheel Darius Rucker

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Sam Stone John Prine

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High Time Kacey Musgraves

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Too High Blackberry Smoke

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Alcohol and Pills Todd Snider

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Stoned at the Jukebox Hank Williams^! Jr.

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When I’m Stoned Jason Boland

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Broken Window Serenade Whiskey Myers

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Wildwood Weed Jim Stafford

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Busted in Baylor County Shooter Jennings

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

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

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Ready to Roll Blake Shelton

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Copperhead Road is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Country Songs About Drugs
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Sun Daze Florida Georgia Line

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I Can Get Off on You Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson

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Downtown is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Country Songs About Drugs
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80s Ladies is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Country Songs About Drugs
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Get High Brandy Clark