country songs The Best Country Songs About Memories  

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List Rules Upvote your favorite country songs about remembering and making memories.

A lot of country songs are centered around memories. They might be about lost loves, old friends and good times in years gone by, and about those who have passed away. Memories make for great songwriting. These country songs about remembering are sure to move you.

When it comes to country songs about memories, Miranda Lambert almost cornered the market with her 2010 Grammy Award-winning hit “The House that Built Me.” Have you ever wanted to go back and visit the home you grew up in? That’s exactly what Lambert does. Her song recounts her journey through the house as she goes from room to room, remembering all the things that happened there. Other great country memory songs include “The Grand Tour” by George Jones, “As Good as I Once Was” by Toby Keith, and “19 Somethin'” by Mark Wills – an anthem for all Generation Xers, country music fans or not.

From The Judds asking Grandpa to “Tell me ‘bout the good old days” to Kenny Chesney celebrating his favorite bar and all the good times had there, these country songs about memory feature talented musicians waxing nostalgic and singing about childhood, adolescence, first loves, and more. Take a listen, and vote your favorites to the top of the list.

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The House That Built Me Miranda Lambert

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Springsteen Eric Church

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I Go Back Kenny Chesney

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Fool Hearted Memory George Strait

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For a Little While Tim McGraw

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Every Mile a Memory Dierks Bentley

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19 Somethin' Mark Wills

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Whenever You Remember Carrie Underwood

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Making Memories of Us Keith Urban

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Back When Tim McGraw

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Senior Year Randy Houser

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Automatic Miranda Lambert

The Best Country Songs for Weddings

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Letter to Me Brad Paisley

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Something Like That Tim McGraw

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American Honey Lady Antebellum

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hejacountrybest added Kenny Chesney — Better As a Memory

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Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer Billy Currington

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When I See This Bar Kenny Chesney

The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

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Marina Del Rey George Strait

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Mike Vee added Dont Miss me

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Blood Brothers Luke Bryan

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Moments Emerson Drive

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24 Frames Jason Isbell

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The Best Fast Country Songs

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Live Until I Die Clay Walker

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Us Again Chuck Wicks

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Sacred Memories Dolly Parton

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The Grand Tour George Jones

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Georgia Clay Josh Kelley

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Building Memories Hank Williams, Jr.

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Twenty Years Ago Kenny Rogers

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Sweet Memories Jerry Reed

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Those Memories of You Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris

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Bells of Memory Slim Whitman