Best Country Road Trip Songs

I don't know about you, but each time I get in my car, no matter if I'm just driving a few miles to the local grocery store, or 100 miles to fly off on a vacation, I have to have my country music with me. I've compiled a list of some of my favorite songs to create the ultimate road trip playlist.

Amarillo by Morning - George Strait

George Strait - 22 More Hits
George Strait - 22 More Hits. MCA Nashville

What would a drive in the car be like without something from the King George? This is another one that I just "have" to sing along with.


Anything But Mine - Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney - 'When The Sun Goes Down'
Kenny Chesney - 'When The Sun Goes Down'. BNA Nashville

Does Kenny Chesney know how to put out a bad song? Nope, not in my opinion. Most of these songs are up-tempo, but this one is a little slower and very pretty.


Bye Bye - Jo Dee Messina

Jo Dee Messina Greatest Hits
Jo Dee Messina - 'Greatest Hits'. Curb Records

Jo Dee Messina has done her share of spunky songs, and this one is one of the best. It's a perfect song for when you're not feeling happy with your significant other, and feel like saying "Bye Bye."


Days Go By - Keith Urban

Keith Urban - 'Be Here'
Keith Urban - 'Be Here'. Capitol Nashville

This is another one that just makes you wanna get in the car and turn it up, and put your "hand out the window in the wind."


Everywhere - Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw - 'Everywhere'
Tim McGraw - 'Everywhere'. Curb Records

This is probably my very favorite Tim McGraw song ever. I love the name dropping of cities. It's just got a really great "outdoor" feeling to it, and it's one I turn up every time I hear it on the radio.


Feels Like Today - Rascal Flatts

Rascal Flatts - 'Feels Like Today'
Rascal Flatts - 'Feels Like Today'. Lyric Street Records

Rascal Flatts are known for their wonderful harmonies, and I especially love the chorus of "Feels Like Today."​


I May Hate Myself in the Morning - Lee Ann Womack

Lee Ann Womack - There's More Where That
Lee Ann Womack - There's More Where That Came From. MCA Nashville

This is one of Lee Ann Womack's very best songs. It's from her CMA Award-winning album There's More Where That Came From. Another slower song, but still a great song to listen to while driving.


Neon Moon - Brooks & Dunn

Brooks & Dunn - 'Brand New Man'
Brooks & Dunn - 'Brand New Man'. Arista Nashville

This is another song that is rooted in a concert experience. I can't hear this song without thinking about Ronnie Dunn's "Neon Moon" glow in the dark guitar. This has to be one of my all-time favorite Brooks & Dunn songs.


Nothin' On But the Radio - Gary Allan

Gary Allan - 'See If I Care'
Gary Allan - 'See If I Care'. MCA Nashville

Gary Allan can do happy and sad, but he excels at sexy, which is definitely what this song is. Hot! Hot! Hot! Love it!​


Nothin' to Lose - Josh Gracin

Josh Gracin - Josh Gracin
Josh Gracin - Josh Gracin. Lyric Street Music

I may not be able to sing the words of this song as quickly as Josh Gracin does, but it's great fun to try to keep up with him.


Some Beach - Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton - Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill
Blake Shelton - 'Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill'. Warner Nashville

Blake Shelton, like Brad Paisley, knows how to sell a funny song. I can't think of this song without remembering the video, and I just love to sing along. 


Suds in the Bucket - Sara Evans

Sara Evans - Greatest Hits
Sara Evans - Greatest Hits. Sony BMG

This is such a fun song. I just love the super country sound from Sara Evans.


What A Beautiful Day - Chris Cagle

Chris Cagle - 'Chris Cagle'
Chris Cagle - 'Chris Cagle'. Capitol Nashville

This is a great upbeat tune. Listening to this song while you drive will make you enjoy your traveling time even more, as you enjoy the day itself.


What's a Guy Gotta Do - Joe Nichols

Joe Nichols - 'Revelation'
Joe Nichols - 'Revelation'. Universal South

Joe Nichols shows that not only Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton can give us a humorous song, but he can as well. I just love the cajun feel to it.​


You're My Better Half - Keith Urban

Keith Urban - 'Be Here'
Keith Urban - 'Be Here'. Capitol Nashville

Nothing gets my toes a-tappin' easier than putting on any Keith Urban song. I love the story of this song, singing about his girl. Aussome!


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Fabian, Shelly. "Best Country Road Trip Songs." ThoughtCo, Mar. 27, 2017, Fabian, Shelly. (2017, March 27). Best Country Road Trip Songs. Retrieved from Fabian, Shelly. "Best Country Road Trip Songs." ThoughtCo. (accessed November 21, 2017).