The Ultimate Country Summer Kickoff Playlist

The perfect list of country songs to create a soundtrack for the sweet summertime and those carefree days!

The Ultimate Country Summer Kickoff Playlist
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Summer doesn’t really matter without a good soundtrack to go along with all the memories being made. Country music knows how to make the warm months the best ones all year long and some of the artists have taken advantage of the hotter weather to make some iconic summer tunes.

It’s time to break out the faded beach chairs and flip-flop those sandals right off because this country playlist will soon become the songs of the summer.

Knee Deep—Zac Brown Band feat. Jimmy Buffett

Key summer lyric: “Mind on a permanent vacation/the ocean is my only medication/wishin’ my condition ain’t ever gonna go away”

High Class—Eric Paslay

Key summer lyric: “Keepin’ my shades on inside/all dressed in black/Escalade these Luccheses/Yeah, baby, cattle up this ‘Lac”

Raised On It—Sam Hunt

Key summer lyric: “We stayed up all night long/made our drinks too strong/feeling ten feet tall/rope swinging through the water/in the middle of the night”

Summer Nights—Rascal Flatts

Key summer lyric: “Summer nights/everybody are you with me/let that Igloo cooler mark your piece of paradise”

A Little More Love—Jerrod Niemann & Lee Brice

Key summer lyric: “The sunrise, the front seat/I’ve got everything I need but I get it for free”

Somewhere On A Beach—Dierks Bentley

Key summer lyric: “I’m getting’ over you now/on a beach towel/with my shades on/my drink’s up/and the sun’s out”

Redneck Yacht Club—Craig Morgan

Key summer lyric: “Later on when the sun goes down/we’ll pull out a jar and that ol’ guitar/and pass them around”

T-Shirt—Thomas Rhett

Key summer lyric: “It was two for one and four for two/had Christmas lights in the middle of June/all hung up like I was on you”

Beachin’—Jake Owen

Key summer lyric: “And it’s sunshine/blue eyes/tan lines/slow tide rollin’/white sand/cold can/koozie in my hand/just a summertime strolling”

Wasted Time—Keith Urban

Key summer lyric: “When I think about those summer nights/sneaking out the window/running back roads/your hand in mine”

Summertime—Kenny Chesney

Key summer lyric: “School’s out and the nights roll in/Man, just like a long lost friend/you ain’t seen in a while/and can’t help but smile”

Snapback—Old Dominion

Key summer lyric: “Tattoos, cutoffs and Converse/singin’ along to the song with the wrong words/every move you make, baby it works/in your snapback”

Sunshine & Summertime—Faith Hill

Key summer lyric: “We’ve got classic colas/and ice cold Coronas/and big pool parties in the backyard”

Sundaze—Florida Georgia Line

Key summer lyric: “All I wanna do today is wear my favorite shades and get stoned/Work a little less, play a little more/that’s what this day is for”

Pontoon—Little Big Town

Key summer lyric: “On the pontoon/makin’ waves and catchin’ rays up on the roof/jumpin’ out the back, don’t act like you don’t want to”

Lights Come On—Jason Aldean

Key summer lyric: “Yeah, the drink that we’re drinking/the smoke that we’re smoking/the party we throw/it’s going all night long/when the lights come on”

Something Like That—Tim McGraw

Key summer lyric: “She had a suntan line and red lipstick/I worked so hard for that first kiss/and a heart don’t forget something like that”

Stream Sounds Like Nashville’s Country Summer Kickoff playlist below and follow it HERE! Did your favorite summer songs make the cut?