Flying is a subject that inspires great lyrical imagery across all genres, so unsurprisingly, many of the best country songs are about flying. Many of these good country flying songs are literal, referencing birds and planes, while others compare flying to freedom.
Johnny Cash's classic cover of Albert Brumley's "I'll Fly Away" stands out as one of the best country songs about flying, while no list on the topic would be complete without genre crossover hits like John Denver's “Leaving on a Jet Plane” and Lynyrd Skynyrd's “Free Bird." And, while there is no shortage of great airborne country songs, it's up to you to decide which are the best of the best.
What are your favorite country songs about flying? Which would you put on your own playlist? Vote up the best ones below, and if we left out any of your personal top 10, be sure to add them to the list.
I'll Fly Away
Fly over States
Born To Fly
If My Heart Had Wings
The Last Dollar (Fly Away)
Let Him Fly
Up And Flying
Is This Any Way To Run An Airline
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