The Best Country Songs About Country Music

Like Kramer’s coffee table book about coffee tables in Seinfeld, there’s nothing country music songwriters like to write about more than country music itself.

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Like Kramer’s coffee table book about coffee tables in Seinfeld, there’s nothing country music songwriters like to write about more than country music itself.

January 4, 2024 1:38 pm GMT

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Hold on to your cowboy hats, because it’s about to get very meta in here.

Like Kramer’s coffee table book about coffee tables in Seinfeld, there’s nothing country music songwriters like to write about more than country music itself. As a genre, it’s always been self-aware, self-examining and self-referential, and its history is filled with country songs about other country songs and singers singing about singing.

Whether it’s Waylon Jennings wondering if Hank Williams had ever done it this way or Maddie & Tae turning the tables on the sexist depictions of women in bro-country, through the years there have been more country songs sung about country music than anything else.

We’ve collected together 100 of the best in our Holler playlist of Country Songs About Country Music.

See the full tracklist for Holler's Best Country Songs About Country Music Playlist below:

  1. 1.

    Girl In A Country Song

    Maddie & Tae

  2. 2.

    This Is Country Music

    Brad Paisley

  3. 3.

    Damn Country Music

    Riley Green

  4. 4.

    What's Your Country Song

    Thomas Rhett

  5. 5.

    You Never Even Called Me By My Name

    David Allan Coe

  6. 6.

    Like I Love Country Music

    Kane Brown

  7. 7.

    Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way

    Waylon Jennings

  8. 8.

    Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes

    George Jones

  9. 9.

    Sad Songs and Waltzes

    Willie Nelson

  10. 10.

    I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool

    Barbara Mandrell and George Jones

  11. 11.

    When Country Came Back To Town

    Brent Cobb

  12. 12.

    Country Music Made Me Do It

    Carly Pearce

  13. 13.

    Raised on Country

    Chris Young

  14. 14.

    Don't Rock The Jukebox

    Alan Jackson

  15. 15.

    My Church

    Maren Morris

  16. 16.

    That's Country Music

    Brett Kissel

  17. 17.

    Music City USA

    Charley Crockett

  18. 18.

    This Town Is Killing Me

    Caitlyn Smith

  19. 19.

    Music City Queen (feat. The B-52's)

    Miranda Lambert

  20. 20.

    Cowboys On Music Row

    Lauren Watkins and Carter Faith

  21. 21.

    This Town Gets Around

    Margo Price

  22. 22.

    Murder on Music Row

    George Strait and Alan Jackson

  23. 23.

    Dim Lights, Thick Smoke

    Dwight Yoakam

  24. 24.

    Kansas City Star

    Roger Miller

  25. 25.

    Ten Year Town

    Hailey Whitters

  26. 26.

    The Nashville Scene

    Hank Williams Jr.

  27. 27.

    Country Boy (You Got Your Feet In LA)

    Glen Campbell

  28. 28.

    16th Avenue

    Lacy J Dalton

  29. 29.

    False Eyelashes

    Dolly Parton

  30. 30.

    Nashville Rebel

    Waylon Jennings

  31. 31.

    (They're Going To) Tear Down The Grand Ole Opry

    Tompall & The Glaser Brothers

  32. 32.

    The Country Hall Of Fame

    Hank Locklin

  33. 33.

    Visit Me in Music City

    Bobby Bare

  34. 34.

    Nashville Record Co.

    The Nude Party

  35. 35.

    Circles Around This Town

    Maren Morris

  36. 36.

    Battle Of Nashville

    Johnny Cash

  37. 37.

    But You Like Country Music

    Sunny Sweeney and Brennen Leigh

  38. 38.

    She's A Country Music Fan

    Wheeler Walker Jr.

  39. 39.

    If You Don't Like Hank Williams

    Kris Kristofferson

  40. 40.

    Dear Country Music

    Mike Ryan

  41. 41.

    Country Music

    Ali Walker

  42. 42.

    Country Music Jesus

    Eric Church

  43. 43.

    Where Country Music Comes From

    Adam Doleac

  44. 44.

    Country Songs

    Karen Jonas

  45. 45.

    I Hate Country Music

    Logan Michael

  46. 46.

    Country Music

    Charley Pride

  47. 47.

    Dear Country Music

    Colby Acuff

  48. 48.

    Do You Remember Country Music

    Tony Jackson and Randy Travis

  49. 49.

    Country Music

    Jordana Bryant

  50. 50.

    Down On Music Row

    Dolly Parton

  51. 51.


    John Wesley Ryles I

  52. 52.

    Country Music Is Here To Stay

    Ferlin Husky and Hank Locklin

  53. 53.


    Mo Pitney

  54. 54.

    Country Music Lover

    Little Jimmy Dickens

  55. 55.

    Country Music In My Soul

    George Hamilton IV & Sylvie

  56. 56.

    Country Music Has Gone To Town

    Porter Wagoner

  57. 57.

    Country Again

    Thomas Rhett

  58. 58.

    Country Song

    Kezia Gill

  59. 59.

    a country song

    Kelsea Ballerini

  60. 60.

    you don't deserve a country song

    Alana Springsteen

  61. 61.

    Nashville Radio

    Jon Langford

  62. 62.

    Put The O Back In Country

    Shooter Jennings

  63. 63.

    One Big Country Song


  64. 64.

    Country Song Upside-Down


  65. 65.

    The Worst Country Song Of All Time

    Brantley Gilbert, Toby Keith and HARDY

  66. 66.

    Heart of a Country Song

    Nate Smith

  67. 67.

    Stick That In Your Country Song

    Eric Church

  68. 68.

    Country Song To Sing

    Kevin Fowler

  69. 69.

    A Singer Of Songs

    Johnny Cash

  70. 70.

    Ain't About You


  71. 71.

    Outlaw You

    Shooter Jennings

  72. 72.

    God and Country Music

    George Strait

  73. 73.

    That Ain't Country

    Aaron Lewis

  74. 74.

    That's Country Bro

    Toby Keith

  75. 75.

    Call Me Country

    Jon Pardi

  76. 76.

    Long Time Gone

    The Chicks

  77. 77.

    Lotta Boot Left To Fill

    Eric Church

  78. 78.

    Can I Get An Outlaw

    Luke Combs

  79. 79.

    Life Ain't Fair and The World Is Mean

    Sturgill Simpson

  80. 80.

    Johhny Cash Junkie (Buck Owens Freak)

    Brooks & Dunn

  81. 81.

    Are You Sure Waylon Done It This Way

    Clint Black

  82. 82.

    Solid Country Gold

    Shooter Jennings

  83. 83.

    Country Music's Dead

    Mike and the Moonpies

  84. 84.

    Take This Country Back

    Vince Gill

  85. 85.

    Sellout Song

    Kevin Fowler and Zane Williams

  86. 86.

    Neon Cross

    Jaime Wyatt

  87. 87.

    Something With A Swing To It

    Aaron Watson

  88. 88.

    Same Old Song

    Blake Shelton

  89. 89.

    Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man

    The Byrds

  90. 90.

    Music City USA

    Bobby Bare

  91. 91.

    Oh No! Not Another One

    Doug Sahm

  92. 92.

    Country My Ass

    Dale Watson

  93. 93.

    Big Star

    Kenny Chesney

  94. 94.

    Good Ol' Boys Club

    Kacey Musgraves

  95. 95.

    Anything But Country

    Legends Of Country

  96. 96.

    Check Cashin' Country


  97. 97.

    "Beer Beer, Truck Truck"

    George Birge

  98. 98.

    She Had Me At Heads Carolina

    Cole Swindell

  99. 99.

    Now That's Country

    Marty Stuart

  100. 100.

    Play Something Country

    Brooks & Dunn

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