Country music has always had a unique sense of fashion. Rhinestone suits, 10-gallon cowboy hats, western fringe and flannel shirts have graced some of the most iconic country stars. Whether it is accessories, jeans, or even high heels, there is a song for it. From the bandana on your head to the boots on your feet, here is a list of songs with clothing articles in the title to make laundry day go by in a snap.
“Blue Bandana” by Jerrod Niemann
Niemann pays tribute to festival attire in his 2015 summer single, “Blue Bandana.” The singer meets a girl wearing a blue bandana while at MerleFest. She tells the narrator stories from all the music festivals she attends, and even invites him to come along. After realizing he made a mistake by declining, he road trips across the country to music festivals hoping to spot the blue bandana in the crowd. Just imagine sitting and reminiscing about past adventures on which your trusty blue bandana joined you. How nostalgic!
“Pink Sunglasses” by Miranda Lambert
Lambert performed this sassy tune at the 2017 CMT Music Awards, complete with hot pink sunglasses for everyone in the crowd. The song describes the power of a simple accessory. Her pink sunglasses can be a disguise, or they can make her feel a little more glamorous in the midst of a mundane daily routine. For only $9.99, it sounds like they are worth a shot if they come with as much attitude as Lambert insinuates.
“Coat of Many Colors” by Dolly Parton
This classic 1971 Parton song resonates well with those who grew up with very little. Parton wrote the song based off of an actual coat that her mother sewed for her. Her family could barely afford to keep food on the table, let alone purchase a new coat. Parton’s mom gathered rags and constructed a brightly colored coat to keep Parton warm. Throughout the process, Parton’s mom read her the biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors. The coat served as a reminder of that even though her family had little money, “one is only poor if they choose to be.”
“T-Shirt” by Thomas Rhett
There is no one who can sing about young love like Rhett can. The song tells the story of a sweet date turning into going home and his significant other ending up in just his t-shirt, rather than what she was wearing when she got there. It is a fun song that fits on any summer playlist. There is no question why the girl ended up in his t-shirt based on his dance moves in the music video.
“You Look Good in My Shirt” by Keith Urban
Originally released on Urban’s Golden Road album, the song was rerecorded for his 2008 Greatest Hits: 18 Kids and shot straight to the top of the charts. In the song, the singer reunites with an old flame. Though they have not seen each other in awhile, there is still passion, and they wonder why they never lasted before. Rather than question whether getting together again is a good choice, they decide to have fun in the moment, with the singer’s only thoughts being, “You’re sure lookin’ good in my shirt.”
“Golden Ring” by George Jones and Tammy Wynette
The fascinating story of “Golden Ring” is that Jones and Wynette released the song nearly a year after their real-life divorce. In fact, the song is very similar to the couple’s tumultuous relationship. A young man buys a golden ring at a pawn shop, wishing he could afford something more but still hoping it would represent his love for his significant other. The couple gets married, but ends up fighting so much that they end their marriage. His wife throws down the ring and walks out of their apartment. The ring ends up back in a pawn shop, with the song reiterating that a golden wedding ring means nothing without true love.
“Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On” by Mel McDaniel
Mel McDaniel’s hit song from 1984 can fit just about any town. A girl walks down the street in a form-fitting pair of blue jeans, not really knowing that she is the subject of admiration for the men she walks past. The song does not accuse her of wearing the jeans with any sort of hidden agenda, because she was born with her figure and is simply going about her life like everyone else. She just so happens to be a sight for the sore eyes of the ogling men around town.
“Tight Fittin’ Jeans” by Conway Twitty
Conway Twitty might as well have been dubbed the king of recording sultry tunes in his time. “Tight Fittin’ Jeans” is one of his many songs that had an element of innuendo. The track documents a young man meeting a woman in a bar. He could tell that she was not the bar-hopping type, so he approaches her and finds out she married into money, but always wondered what it would be like to be a “good ol’ boys girl” instead. He falls in love with the lady wearing tight fitting jeans, only to be brokenhearted when she leaves to go back to her regular life.
“Barefoot Blue Jean Night” by Jake Owen
Owen’s 2011 No. 1 single takes us back to the days of being young, wild and carefree. The song, with an upbeat summertime feel, reminds fans of the days when they would dress down in a comfortable pair of blue jeans, kick their shoes off and hang out by a bonfire.
“Dirty Laundry” by Carrie Underwood
Many of Underwood’s songs cover how to deal with infidelity, but instead of killing an abusive husband or keying a cheater’s car, this one takes on both the literal and figurative use of the phrase “dirty laundry.” The cheating man leaves evidence of the other woman on his dirty laundry— like wine and lipstick stains and the smell of cheap perfume. Rather than keep his behavior a secret, she gets revenge by airing his dirty laundry and letting the entire town know what he did.
“Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” by Joe Nichols
This song takes on the story of what might happen when a girl drinks a little to much of a drink she should have avoided. While she might get buzzed off of rum or brandy, tequila is the drink that does it for her. It is not the is trying to appeal to another guy or show off anything underneath, tequila is makes her think that taking her clothes off a way to have fun. The music video presents a mind-blowing plot twist: the girl in the video whose clothes fall off actually ends up being Grandma!
“Church Clothes” by Kelleigh Bannen
The subject matter in Bannen’s clothing song is a more somber, yet devastating familiar approach. Bannen sings of the struggles of saving face to everyone around you when you are really fighting secret battles. The couple in the song dresses up and attends church together, looking perfectly loving and happy. No one in the church pews around them would suspect that the couple holding hands next to them could possibly be considering divorce. It is a wonder what a smile and a nice outfit can hide.
“No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems” by Kenny Chesney
Nearly everyone knows the stress of wishing they were anywhere but at work. The boring and dull atmosphere and the uncomfortable dress code of a business is nothing compared to the tropics. A tropical vacation would mean a swimsuit and bare feet in the sand with nothing to worry about. The 2002 track resonated so much with his fans that it helped name his fan base the “No Shoes Nation.”
“Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under” by Shania Twain
Instead of being heartbroken over a cheater, Twain take him on with this sassy tune. When he ends up being the one heartbroken when she calls him out for his actions, she reminds him that he is the one who has been seeing other women. The catchy chorus questions how many women’s beds he has left his boots under. Coincidentally, this was the first track that Twain co-wrote with ex-husband Mutt Lange, who she left after discovering his affair.
“Dirt On My Boots” by Jon Pardi
Pardi hits home with “Dirt On My Boots.” Though the narrator may have a hard and dirty job, that does not mean he cannot treat his significant other to a special night on the town. He has the attitude that life can be great without having to be a fancy, sleek high-roller. Who cares if your boots have a little dirt on them?
“Red High Heels” by Kellie Pickler
Pickler emerged right out of the woodwork from her sixth place finish on American Idol with a sassy song that everyone was singing. Pickler sticks it to the man—the man who has been a horrible boyfriend—and tells him that she is done. She is going out in her sultry red high heels, and maybe even bring one of her old boyfriends along with her, because she is through with this guy’s games.