Karaoke has become one of the world’s most loved past times since the first machines were created in Japan during the 70s and 80s. Something about singing one of your favorite songs alone or with your friends just helps to elevate the human spirit.
One of the most popular genres of music in the world in recent years has been Country music. Whilst it has always been a favorite in the United States, recently, it has seen a massive increase in Country music streams outside of America.
So, I decided to join one of the most popular pastimes in the world with one of the world’s most popular music genres. So, let’s take a look at some of the best Country karaoke songs out there.
Top 65 Best Country Karaoke Songs
The Gambler by Kenny Rogers
Album: The Gambler
We start with arguably one of the most famous songs in history. And one with a much greater appeal than the confines of Country music. This brilliant song about life, wrapped up in a gambling metaphor, was penned by Don Schiltz in 1976.
The track was covered by no less than 65 other artists, including Don himself and the legendary Johnny Cash. But, it was Kenny who imbued it with the right energy for success.
The track became a huge crossover hit…
This was considered remarkable since Country music was not crossing over to the mainstream at the time. “The Gambler” went to #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart, #3 on the Adult Contemporary chart, and became a Top 20 Billboard Hot 100 song, peaking at #16 on the chart.
Speechless by Dan + Shay
Album: Dan + Shay
Being so in love that you can’t put it into words is something many of us have felt. It just sucks that we’re not all born with the ability to put it into something else like a painting, poem, or piece of music.
Luckily, Dan + Shay gave us this gorgeous song to do just that. “Speechless” is the second single from the self-titled album and a great karaoke Country music duet.
“Speechless” was a Country hit that transitioned into the mainstream quite well too. The song peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country singles and Canada Airplay charts. It also charted on the Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at #24. It has been certified Platinum in Canada and Gold in the US.
Butterfly Fly Away by Billy Ray Cyrus
Album: Back To Tennessee
This father, daughter duet is not the first collaboration between the two. But, it holds a special place for kids who grew up with Hannah and her dad.
The song’s place in the hit 2009 film has made it a very enduring song and a karaoke favorite for country fans. The song was written by songwriting legends Glen Ballard and Alan Silverstri.
Its highest commercial attainment was in Ireland, where it reached #48. In the US, it peaked at #56 on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite that, it’s one of the most memorable songs from the era and a great choice for a karaoke duet.
Stay by Sugarland
Album: Enjoy The Ride
If you’re into music videos playing in the background with your karaoke, then this one is a must. The music video for “Stay” won the Video of the Decade award on CMT.com.
This heartbreaking ballad tells the story of betrayal and heartache, but it’s the perspective that makes it unique. How many infidelity ballads are told from the perspective of “the other woman”? This one is perfect for a revenge stare across the dancefloor.
“Stay” is the first Sugarland song to be written entirely by Jenifer Nettles, the simple arrangement containing only an acoustic guitar and a beautifully recorded organ.
Since its release…
It’s become their biggest song. It peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot Country songs for four weeks. The single has been certified Platinum.
Beautiful Crazy by Luke Combs
Album: This One’s For You Too
Is there someone you’d like to marry? Then this might be the one you should try and request at the next karaoke where the two of you are present. Combs wrote this song about his wife before the two of them even started dating.
This super simple song is a truly heartfelt ballad, possessed of an almost teen-like innocence. The song gained popularity when Luke posted videos of himself playing it on Facebook. It was eventually included in the re-issue of his debut album.
“Beautiful Crazy” has become one of Luke’s most successful and well-known songs; the track peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart through digital downloads alone. It would later also peak at #10 on the Country Airplay chart.
Meant To Be by Bebe Rexha (feat, Florida Georgia Line)
Album: All Your Fault Pt. 2
This pop-influenced, piano-driven song is the closing track on Rexha’s fantastic EP. It was written spontaneously after the co-writer of the song, Tyler Hubbard’s wife, gave him encouragement for the songwriting session by telling him what’s meant to be is meant to be.
This is a great Country music karaoke song to sing with some backup. So, make sure you’ve got a friend with you. It’s a positive reinforcement song that can help you deal with heartbreak. Rexha herself said that it helped her cope with the heartbreak she had endured at the time.
Meant To Be was a huge hit internationally and in the US, topping the Hot Country Singles, Mainstream Top 40, Country Airplay, and Adult Top Forty charts. It has attained multi-platinum status in seven countries; in two of those countries, the single went Diamond.
Ring Of Fire by Johnny Cash
Album: Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash
May would argue that the tone of possibly Cash’s biggest hit ever, is way too ominous for Karaoke. But, this song is about falling in love.
“Ring of Fire” describes what June was experiencing with her future husband at the time. And, if you read it carefully, there’s a message of profound beauty embedded in the lyrics.
The track peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, where it stayed for seven weeks. It was also a Top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at #7. Ring of Fire has become one of the most loved country songs in history. As a result, it’s one of the best Country karaoke songs.
Old Man by Neil Young
“Old Man” was inspired by the caretaker of a ranch that Young had bought as a young man while he was still touring. The track imparts tremendous wisdom about what’s important in life by comparing the needs of a young man to that of an old one.
Neil hits some high notes on the chorus, so make sure your throat can take it when you sing this one. Since its release, “Old Man” has become one of Neil’s most loved songs and is a staple of his live shows. It peaked at #4 in Canada and was a Top 40 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100.
These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ by Nancy Sinatra
This one was described as a folk rock song when it first came out. Since then, it has become the original female empowerment anthem and one of the most loved Country Songs ever written.
If you need to give your ego a boost with a danceable number from back in the day, there’s nothing more classic than this.
This track was an instant hit that very quickly gained momentum internationally as well. It was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and UK Singles chart. The song has sold more than four million copies worldwide. More importantly, it is one of the most popular country karaoke songs ever.
9 To 5 by Dolly Parton
Album: 9 To 5 and Other Odd Jobs
This is likely the most popular “Stick It To The Man” anthem ever written. While the original intent was to inspire more independence and strength for women in the workplace, the song has crossed over to become a universal hit.
Had a long week? This is the one you sing at Friday or Saturday night karaoke to unwind. The crowd is likely to join in, so don’t worry if you can’t sing.
“9 To 5” became and remains Dolly Partons’s only crossover as a solo artist. After making it to the summit of the Country songs chart, it went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. “9 To 5” has been certified multi-platinum in the US, the UK, Canada, and Australia.
If I Die Young by The Band Perry
Album: The Band Perry
This Country hit from family music trio, The Band Perry is a beautiful ballad of a life that gets cut short. Despite the dark subject matter, the song became a massive success. “If I Die Young” can be viewed as a great example of the positive power that music can have.
The group received a letter containing a necklace. The letter told of a young girl who passed away and stated that its author wanted to take her own life due to the pain of that loss.
She later heard the song on the radio on her way home and decided not to go through with it. She gave the band the necklace as a thank you for saving her life.
How about that?
Despite the somewhat morbid subject matter, the track became a huge country hit. And, it is a great Country song to sing at Karaoke parties if you’re not in a sunshine and rainbows kinda mood.
“If I Die Young” reached the top of the Country and Adult Contemporary charts in the US. It became a Top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at #14. It has been certified seven times platinum in the US.
Peter Pan by Kelsea Ballerini
Album: The First Time
Sometimes, the reason a relationship can’t move forward is that one person is refusing to grow up. The third single from Kelsea’s debut album sees her likening such a stuck lover to the fantasy character of Peter Pan, who refused to grow up.
A great one for moving on after having to let someone go due to a lack of commitment and maturity.
“Peter Pan” made history when it topped both the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Country Airplay charts. Kelsea was the first female artist ever to do so. The track became a Top 50 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching #35. The single has been certified as double-platinum.
Body Like Black Road by Sam Hunt
Compared to the rest of the material on this album, “Body Like A Black Road” is almost an odd one out. According to Hunt, much of the material was inspired by his breakup with his future wife.
This is a fantastic Country song for karaoke if you need to express a newfound optimism. Or if you need to try and keep your heart strong through a trying time.
The track summited and remained atop the Hot Country Singles chart for 34 weeks. It was a Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hit, peaking at #6. “Body Like Black Road” has been certified nine times platinum in both the US and Canada.
Suspicious Minds by Elvis Presley
Album: Elvis: 30 #1 Hits
Anyone who knows Elvis knows that he crossed over into many sounds. If anyone tells you that you can’t sing an Elvis tune at Country karaoke, you just get up on the stage and let them have this one good and proper.
“Suspicious Minds” may be about two lovers who need to sort out their paranoia to keep their relationship afloat. But, over the years, it has become an almost universal song of just having to work together.
“Suspicious Minds” became one of the biggest hits of the King’s career. It became #1 in numerous countries. In the US, it reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100. It was the last #1 Elvis had on the Hot 100 before his death. “Suspicious Minds” have been certified platinum in the US and the UK.
H.O.L.Y. by Florida Georgia Line
Album: Dig Your Roots
This is a song that requires confidence to sing properly. But, if you do it right, you’ll have the whole crowd behind you since they all know that they, too, sing this song loudly in the shower some mornings.
“H.O.L.Y.” (High On Loving You) is the lead single from the group’s third studio album. This track is perfect for a “bubbling with joy” kind of mood.
The track entered the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart at #39; then, after less than two, it became the group’s fifth #1 on the chart. “H.O.L.Y.” reached #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has been certified six times platinum.
Crazy by Patsy Cline
Album: Patsy Cline Showcase
Written by the legendary Willie Nelson and made popular by Patsy in the 60s, “Crazy” is considered an ideal Country karaoke song. It’s an American classic that has become so important to history that the Library of Congress has placed it in the National Recording Registry.
It is the most played song in Jukeboxes across the United States. For that reason alone, you know that it is one of the best Country karaoke songs that no one will object to.
“Crazy” has been covered by a plethora of different artists from all styles. Although, none of them have enjoyed the success that Patsy did. Her version became a country and crossover hit, reaching #1 on the Hot Country Singles chart and #9 on the Billboard Hot 100.
White Horse by Taylor Swift
This simple acoustic Country Pop ballad from Swift’s second album makes use of excellent imagery in a fairy tale context.
Taylor plays the protagonist who faces the reality that Prince Charming and his white horse don’t exist. A beautifully produced and well-written track, perhaps a bit obscure in the general sense. Nonetheless, a great country track for karaoke.
“White Horse” won a Grammy for Best Country Song and Best Female Country Vocal Performance. The single was a hit in Australia, the UK, and the US, where it peaked at #2 on the Country Singles chart and #13 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Rainbow by Kacey Musgraves
Album: Golden Hour
Nothing better than an uplifting Country karaoke song when you’re in a low place. And, they don’t get much more uplifting than the fifth single from Kacey’s third album.
The track started as a simple encouraging note that the singer had written for herself. It holds special significance for Musgraves since it’s the last song of hers that her grandmother heard. It’s a great song to pick if you need some hope. The kind of hope a grandmother could offer.
“Rainbow” picked up two nominations at the Country Music Association Awards and won Music Video of The Year. It peaked at #16 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and #17 on the Hot Country Songs chart.
Girl Crush by Little Big Town
Whether this song is about being obsessed with a girl who stole your lover or being obsessed with the girl who has the man you could never get, is unclear. It might also be about wanting to know your “competition,” so to speak.
The many interpretations are what make it so appealing. It’s a great track for karaoke and will surely have some single girls lifting drinks and slurring the lyrics to make you feel less alone when you sing it.
“Girl Crush” picked up a Grammy for Best Country Song and Best Country Duo/Group Performance. It peaked at the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart as well as becoming a Top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. The single has been certified five times Platinum.
Jolene by Dolly Parton
If you want proof that Dolly is a great songwriter, then how about the fact that she wrote “Jolene” as well as “I Will Always Love You” on the same day? It is one of the most covered country songs in history and remains a classic karaoke Country song.
Even if you’re a guy, you can have a go. Just listen to Jack White’s fantastic live rendition of the track if you don’t believe me.
“Jolene” was a huge Country hit, topping the country charts in both the US and Canada as well as peaking at #3 in South Africa. The track has been certified platinum and multi-platinum in five countries.
Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton
This incredible tune toiled in obscurity for more than thirty years. But that was before it got propelled into the consciousness of music lovers by Stapleton and Justin Timberlake at the CMA Awards.
If you happen to be a recovered alcoholic who owes your recovery to the love of another, there is no more appropriate tune for karaoke night. That being said, this song can be a ballad of gratitude to anyone who inspired you to be better.
Initially, the song was released as a promotional CD single…
But it wasn’t making much noise. However, two days after Stapleton performed it with Justin at the CMA awards, the song went to #1 on the Hot Country Singles Chart.
“Tennessee Whiskey” ended up peaking at #20 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earning a Diamond Certification for sales of more than ten million copies.
It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere by Alan Jackson (feat. Jimmy Buffett)
Album: Greatest Hits Vol 2
Time for a fun one. For those of you who like to knock off an hour early now and then, here’s the perfect song. Jackson teamed up with fellow music legend and songwriting extraordinaire Jimmy Buffet for this feel-good song about taking a day when you’re overworked.
“It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” peaked at #1 on the Hot Country Songs chart for seven consecutive weeks. It was also a Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #17.
More importantly, this million-selling single has become a drinking anthem for frustrated and overworked folks all over the world. Cheers to them because there is probably someone, somewhere, having a drink with this song in the background at this very moment.
Hurt by Johnny Cash
Album: American V: The Man Comes Around
After Johnny’s version of this song came out, its original writer, Trent Reznor, stated, “That song isn’t mine anymore.” However, as one of the best Country karaoke songs, you can try to make it your own.
I will confess…
I found it hard to believe that Johnny had not written this song for his beloved wife after I first heard it. The performance is steeped in sincerity and emotion that it’s almost tangible.
It’s one of the best recordings Cash ever made. And it is one of the most endearing songs you can sing at karaoke. Just be ready to handle those heavy emotions.
The track’s highest peak was at #25 on the carts in Ireland, but this pales in comparison to the legacy of this incredible recording. If you haven’t seen the music video, stop reading and do yourself a favor and watch it. Cash’s cover of “Hurt” has been certified platinum in the US and the UK.
Need You Now by Lady Antebellum
Album: Need You Now
We’ve all made a phone call like the one described in this song. Regrets, however, are best left for the next morning when you’re lonely, and nothing can console you other than someone special.
The song has inspired a string of cover versions, but nothing has come close to the original. “Need You Now” is a perfect song for long stares during the performance.
The single was a smash hit, peaking at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. After that, it went international, becoming a Top 5 and Top 10 hit in Europe and New Zealand. “Need You Now” peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. It has been certified nine times platinum.
That Don’t Impress Me Much by Shania Twain
Album: Come On Over
This titanic crossover hit is the perfect reminder that while brains, looks, and money will go quite far, they won’t win the heart of a real lady. Besides that, the upbeat nature of this track makes it a fun one for a karaoke evening.
“That Don’t Impress Me Much” is one of Twain’s biggest hits. Not only as a Country singer but as a crossover artist. It peaked in the Top 10 of more than twenty countries.
In the US, it made it to the Top 10 of Country and Mainstream charts, peaking at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100. The track has been certified double platinum in the UK and Australia.
Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker
Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood
Friends in Low Places by Garth Brooks
Die a Happy Man by Thomas Rhett
Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flatts
Chicken Fried by Zac Brown Band
Fancy by Reba McEntire
Cruise by Florida Georgia Line
Red Solo Cup by Toby Keith
Any Man of Mine by Shania Twain
She’s Country by Jason Aldean
Fishin’ in the Dark by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
I Walk the Line by Johnny Cash
Man! I Feel Like a Woman! by Shania Twain
Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off by Joe Nichols
Boot Scootin’ Boogie by Brooks & Dunn
I Will Always Love You by Dolly Parton
Home by Michael Bublé (performed by Blake Shelton)
Copperhead Road by Steve Earle
Breathe by Faith Hill
Austin by Blake Shelton
Good Directions by Billy Currington
Suds in the Bucket by Sara Evans
Wide Open Spaces by Dixie Chicks
Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days) by The Judds
The Devil Went Down to Georgia by The Charlie Daniels Band
Toes by Zac Brown Band
Something Like That by Tim McGraw
Daddy Lessons by Beyoncé (feat. Dixie Chicks)
All My Ex’s Live in Texas by George Strait
It’s a Great Day to Be Alive by Travis Tritt
T-R-O-U-B-L-E by Travis Tritt
Blue by LeAnn Rimes
I Cross My Heart by George Strait
Guitars, Cadillacs by Dwight Yoakam
Heads Carolina, Tails California by Jo Dee Messina
Somebody Like You by Keith Urban
People Are Crazy by Billy Currington
My Give a Damn’s Busted by Jo Dee Messina
Whiskey Lullaby by Brad Paisley (feat. Alison Krauss)
When I Said I Do by Clint Black & Lisa Hartman Black
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Best Country Karaoke Songs – Final Thoughts
Whether you want to celebrate, stew in heartache, or a bit of both, there’s a country song that can help you express that. From old to new, the genre will always be a well of inspirational songs that can inspire or soothe you, and are fantastic choices for your next Karaoke evening!
Until next time, happy singing.