Top 10 Songs About Farming and Land
We all love songs that we can relate to. If you live on a farm or own land, you know that country music is the genre to turn to find songs about just that. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the top 10 country songs you should be playing on your property.
“International Harvester” by Craig Morgan
The legacy of farming is long and important, and in this 2006 hit Craig Morgan makes sure to let people know that. The song talks about how farmers are too busy working to care who might be stuck behind them on a road. Farmers must take to the highways on their tractors and combines at the time to move from field to field, and the city folk are going to have to just deal with it.
“The Dirt Road” by Sawyer Brown
Sometimes you just need to take the dirt road all the way back home. In this song, Sawyer Brown reminds listeners to take a step from the hustle and bustle of the city and remember their life on the farm. Sometimes it takes going back home to realize the city life just doesn’t compare to the laid-back life on the farm.
“Amarillo Sky” by Jason Aldean
This Jason Aldean song is a tribute to the men and women who refuse to quit even in the hardest times. The single highlights the soon-to-be farmers such as the teenage boy who will take over the land that’s been in his family for generations. Amarillo Sky is a thank you to all those dedicated farmers who never complain and never ask why.
“Where the Green Grass Grows” by Tim McGraw
Farm life can be tough, but this song lets you remember that it’s worth it. This Tim McGraw song is a celebration of farm life and everything that it entails. From loving the land to loving the work of raising corn, this song will make you feel proud about living and working on a farm.
“Rain Is a Good Thing” by Luke Bryan
“Rain makes corn, corn makes whiskey.” These lyrics from Luke Bryan’s hit single talk about how farmers need rain more than anything. So when those storm clouds roll into your farm, know it’s a cause for celebration.
“Heartland” by George Strait
George Strait is known as the King of Country around the world, but the farm is where his heart is. This 1992 single is another song that honors farmers and the farm life. If you grew up on a farm or in the country, this song is your anthem.
“She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy” by Kenny Chesney
There are plenty of songs about tractors, but this Kenny Chesney song takes the cake. This hit not only pays tribute to the tractor but to farm life in general. From fried chicken to farmers tans, Chesney covers it all in this upbeat and playful song.
“Keep Texas Beautiful” by Jerry Jeff Walker
Jerry Jeff Walker showcases his Texas pride in his 1994 single. Its lyrics point out the beauty that Texas has and the need to preserve it. “Keep Texas beautiful, keep her free. The world is full of man-made wonders, Texas didn’t come that way. “
“American Farmer” by Charlie Allen
This song will fill the hearts of anyone who lives on farmland. Allen mentions that while technology may advance, hands will always be the favorite tool of a farmer. As long as there is food that needs growing and cows that need herding, farmers will be there to do it.
“Song of the South” by Alabama
The 1988 song features clips of farmers talking about the hardships of farming and how they are going to get through it. The song does a wonderful job of praising farmers for all the hard work that they do despite the challenges they face. Farming life may not be glamorous, but that doesn’t stop the people who are dedicated to it.