The Best Country Songs About Kentucky

Praise the lord and pass the gravy, here’s a playlist of the Best Country Songs About Kentucky from Loretta Lynn to Tyler

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Praise the lord and pass the gravy, here’s a playlist of the Best Country Songs About Kentucky from Loretta Lynn to Tyler

July 31, 2023 11:28 am GMT

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Bounded by the Ohio River in the north and the Appalachian Mountains in the east, Kentucky is known for many things. Horse racing, fried chicken, bourbon, baseball bats, coal and of course, bluegrass music.

Country music wouldn’t be country music without the artists that have come out of Kentucky. Imagine a world without Loretta Lynn, , Billy Ray Cyrus, The Judds, Dwight Yoakam, Crystal Gayle, Keith Whitley, Tom T. Hall or Bill Monroe and the country music we listen to today would sound very different.

Some of today’s biggest country stars hail from the bluegrass state too. Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton and Tyler Childers are all country singing Kentuckians.

So, it’s no surprise the state has more than a few songs written about it. From Elvis Presley’s ‘Kentucky Rain’ to John Prine’s ‘Paradise’. Butter my butt and call me a biscuit, here are 50 of the finest in Holler’s Best Country Songs About Kentucky.

See the full tracklist for the Playlist below:

  1. 1.

    Kentucky Blue

    Brit Taylor

  2. 2.

    Kentucky Sky

    Logan Halstead

  3. 3.

    Blue Moon of Kentucky

    Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys

  4. 4.

    Harlan County

    Jim Ford

  5. 5.

    Kentucky, 1988

    Kelsey Waldon

  6. 6.

    Kentucky Gambler

    Dolly Parton

  7. 7.

    My Old Kentucky Home

    Johnny Cash

  8. 8.


    John Prine

  9. 9.

    Coal Miner's Daughter

    Loretta Lynn

  10. 10.


    The Everly Brothers

  11. 11.

    Kentucky Jelly

    Brad Paisley

  12. 12.

    Blue Kentucky Girl

    Emmylou Harris

  13. 13.

    Kentucky Bluebird

    Keith Whitley

  14. 14.

    Kentucky Woman

    Neil Diamond

  15. 15.

    Kentucky Waltz

    Eddy Arnold

  16. 16.

    Kentucky Rain

    Eddie Rabbitt

  17. 17.

    East Kentucky Home

    The Steeldrivers

  18. 18.

    Kentucky Gold

    Whiskey Myers

  19. 19.

    Summers in Kentucky

    Wheeler Walker Jr.

  20. 20.

    The L&N Doesn't Stop Here Anymore

    Kathy Mattea

  21. 21.

    Big Time

    Angel Olsen and Sturgill Simpson

  22. 22.

    Kentucky Straight

    Johnny Cash

  23. 23.

    Bourbon in Kentucky

    Dierks Bentley

  24. 24.

    My Old Kentucky Home, Goodnight

    John Prine

  25. 25.

    Blackie, Kentucky

    Dolly Parton

  26. 26.

    Kentucky, February 27, 1971

    Tom T. Hall

  27. 27.

    Keep Your Eyes On Kentucky

    Dan Tyminsky

  28. 28.


    Sammi Smith

  29. 29.

    Kentucky In The Morning

    Cliff Ledger

  30. 30.

    Kentucky Mandolin

    Bill Monroe and Doc Watson

  31. 31.


    Tyler Childers

  32. 32.


    Gail Davies

  33. 33.

    You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive

    Brad Paisley

  34. 34.

    Somewhere In Kentucky

    Grayson Jenkins

  35. 35.

    The Life You Chose

    Jason Isbell

  36. 36.

    HighWay 40 Blues

    Ricky Skaggs

  37. 37.

    Bowling Green

    Glen Campbell

  38. 38.

    Eight More Miles To Louisville

    Jerry Reed

  39. 39.

    Run For The Roses

    Dan Fogelberg

  40. 40.

    Old King Coal

    Stugill Simpson

  41. 41.

    Nine Pound Hammer

    Merle Travis

  42. 42.

    Kentucky Rain

    Elvis Presley

  43. 43.


    The Louvin Brothers

  44. 44.

    Nothin' But The Taillights

    Clint Black

  45. 45.

    Kentucky Means Paradise

    Glen Campbell

  46. 46.

    Bowling Green

    The Everly Brothers

  47. 47.

    Blue Kentucky Girl

    Loretta Lynn

  48. 48.


    Nicholas Jamerson and The Morning Jays

  49. 49.


    Colt Ford

  50. 50.

    Dumas Walker

    The Kentucky Headhunters

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