So many country songs are about guns, it’s almost impossible to name them all. But you'll find a number of them on this list. Country shooting songs are among the most memorable. They are often loaded with emotion and feelings of revenge for someone who’d done somebody wrong. Forget talking – these country singers go straight for their firearms to settle disputes.
When it comes to country songs about guns, Johnny Cash’s “Don’t Take Your Guns to Town” is arguably among the best. In this 1958 tune, a restless cowboy called Billy Joe goes against his mother’s advice. He leaves home with his guns at his hips and moseys into a local saloon. You can imagine what comes next – and it’s not good. He should’ve listened to mama. Other great country songs about guns include Miranda Lambert’s powerful “Gunpowder and Lead,” a song about a woman who’s had enough of her abusive husband; Steve Earle’s “The Devil’s Right Hand,” yet another country tune where mama tries to warn her boy about the dangers of carrying a pistol; and Rodney Atkins’ memorable “Cleaning This Gun (Come on in Boy),” where a concerned father finds a particularly potent way to warn his daughter’s would-be suitor to behave himself.
These are some of the greatest country songs about shooting ever written. Vote ‘em up, vote ‘em down, but be sure to vote.
1 35 11 A Country Boy Can Survive Hank Williams, Jr.
2 24 5 Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia Vicki Lawrence
3 26 7 Don't Take Your Guns to Town Johnny Cash
4 24 6 El Paso Marty Robbins
5 21 6 Simple Man The Charlie Daniels Band
6 22 7 Big Iron Marty Robbins
7 17 4 The Battle of New Orleans Johnny Cash
8 26 12 Gunpowder and Lead Miranda Lambert
9 19 6 Cleaning This Gun (Come on in Boy) Rodney Atkins
10 21 9 Granddaddy's Gun Blake Shelton
11 17 8 Bubba Shot the Jukebox Mark Chesnutt
12 16 9 Guns Justin Moore
13 12 6 I'm Still a Guy Brad Paisley
14 14 8 This is NRA Country Justin Moore
15 11 7 Coward of the County Kenny Rogers
16 11 9 Drinkin’ Beer and Wastin’ Bullets Luke Bryan
17 7 7 Ruby Don't Take Your Love Kenny Rogers
18 8 9 God and Guns Hank Williams Jr.
19 8 9 Time to Get a Gun Miranda Lambert
20 7 8 Bullets in the Gun Toby Keith
21 6 7 Shotgun Willie Willie Nelson
22 3 4 OlGa2006 added Kiss My Country Ass Blake Shelton -
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