Country Music Great Country Songs About Rivers & Lakes  

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There's just something about water that inspires creativity. Who doesn’t want to kick back, grab a cold one and float down a river on a lazy Saturday afternoon? Summers in the south are spent on the water, so it’s no surprise that there are so many country river songs. These are among the greatest, recorded by iconic artists including Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Alabama, and The Oak Ridge Boys.

Many of the country songs about rivers and lakes on this list contain the words or the name of the specific body of water in the title. But some – including modern classics like “Pontoon” by Little Big Town and “Redneck Yacht Club” by Craig Morgan – just celebrate the country lifestyle, lauding boaters who gather on bodies of water to raise a little hell and relax. If you’ve ever experienced a boat party, you know that they’re a ton of fun, and certainly song-worthy.

Kick off your boots, grab a beer and sit on the dock as you enjoy these great country songs about lakes and rivers. Vote for your favorites, and don’t forget the sunscreen.

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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

2
32 8
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Alan Jackson

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22 8
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Craig Morgan

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19 6
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Willie Nelson

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17 5
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Johnny Cash

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18 6
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18 7
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Garth Brooks

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18 7
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Alabama

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21 10
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Little Big Town

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11 8
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Alison Krauss

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4 1
The River is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Great Country Songs About Rivers & Lakes
Chuck Walter added Chely Wright

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10 8
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George Strait

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8 6
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Darryl Worley

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9 8
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Trace Adkins

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7 6
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Doc Watson

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6 6
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4 4
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Hank Williams, Jr.

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6 7
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The Oak Ridge Boys

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5 6
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Buck Owens and His Buckaroos, Buck Owens

20
4 5
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Charley Pride

21
4 5
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Townes Van Zandt

22
3 4
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John Carter Cash

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5 7
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5 7
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Brad Paisley

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4 6
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