Summer is officially upon us! Gone are the worries of spring semester grades and stressful final exams, and in with the restless, definitely hotter, summer days. Whether you’re traveling for a well-deserved vacation or undertaking some classes, here is a list of country songs to help boost your spirits and keep you cool.
All Summer Long-Kid Rock
While Kid Rock has dabbled in multiple genres like rock and alternative, this class country song from 2007 is fantastic for cross-country road trips, or even just doing chores around the house. Suffice to say, you’ll be humming this song all year long.
Drinking With Dolly-Stephanie Quayle
This sweet, soft tune is perfect for those just looking to unwind after a tiresome day. While Stephanie’s vocals are whimsical and folksy, the instrumental segments are truly fanciful and worthy of a rewind, or multiple.
I Want Crazy-Hunter Hayes
This fun, energetic song is perhaps one of the most oddly catchy you’ll ever listen to. Yet, it’s also extremely versatile. It works well for those lazy, sun-bathing on the beach days, or for out on the town karaoke night with friends.
Young In America-Danielle Bradbery
Bradbery’s hit 2014 single is quintessential for any Fourth of July party. This song is not only kid-friendly, but ideal for those reminiscing about their carefree, youthful years.
One Margarita-Luke Bryan
For anyone looking for inspiration to dip to their toes in the sand, this one is for you. It is quite literally a song about margarita’s on the beach, and yet, it simultaneously encapsulates the true essence of having fun under the sun.
This feel-good song is ideal for any summer night with your romantic partner, or even for reminding yourself that you are amazing as you are. Although not as upbeat as the others on this list, this tranquil, rhythmic tune works well for every and any country music fan.
Heads Carolina, Tails California-Jo Dee Messina
If you’re seeking spontaneity, then look no further. The cheerful, optimistic melodies featured throughout are sure to liven up even the dullest days and make even the most detail-oriented travelers remember what it means to let loose a bit.
Life is a Highway-Rascal Flatts
Perhaps one of the most under appreciated songs of all time, anyone who has ever watched the movie “Cars” will instantly recognize this classic. A picture-perfect sing-along for family and friends, this song will no doubt brighten anyone’s day or make for a memorable summer night.
Streets of Bakersfield-Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens
Last, but certainly not least, this song narrates the tale of two individuals just trying to navigate the world and finding solace in Bakersfield, California. This song is great for anyone traveling alone this summer, or for those anxious about traveling to a place they’ve never been to before.