It can be pretty daunting when someone hands you the mic at the karaoke bar, and as any seasoned performer knows, song choice is crucial. To help make sure you pick the perfect country hit for any karaoke emergency, we’ve compiled 10 of the best country karaoke songs ready to perform in any situation.
The sure-fire sing-a-long: Garth Brooks – “Friends In Low Places”
Who doesn’t know the words to Garth Brooks iconic hit? If you’re looking to have the audience singing along to every word when you grab the mic, then look no further than Mr Garth Brooks.
The Friday night anthem: Dolly Parton – “9 to 5”
What else is there to sing after another long work week? Dolly’s mega-hit has become an anthem for the overworked since it was first released in 1980, and is one of the most well-known standards in the history of country music.
The single guy tune: Luke Bryan – “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)”
Single guys, if you’re heading to the karaoke bar to attract a few country ladies, Luke Bryan’s super sexy multi-platinum hit is sure to have the chicas falling at your feet.
The broken-hearted ballad: Sugarland – “Stay”
If you’re looking to pour your heart out, Sugarland’s “Stay” is the way to go, as the emotional ballad is perfect if you’re looking to create a tender moment on the karaoke stage.
The group sing-along: Zac Brown Band – “Chicken Fried”
Perfect for those summer nights spent with friends, “Chicken Fried” is the ultimate karaoke pick for those carefree group moments.
The guy’s night staple: George Strait – “All My Ex’s Live in Texas”
George Strait’s 1987 classic is the ultimate choice to get all the guys singing along, and this one’s even better if you just so happen to be spending the night in Tennessee.
The ladies night staple: Shania Twain – “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!”
If it’s ladies night, there’s really only one song appropriate to sing with your girls. Shania Twain’s “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!” has pretty much become the theme song for girl’s night the world over. So grab your man shirts & short skirts for a karaoke night with the girls.
The drunk hit: Toby Keith – “Red Solo Cup”
If you’ve already had a few too many in your red solo cup, there’s really only one way to go when it comes to drunk karaoke. Toby Keith’s “Red Solo Cup” is pretty much the only logical choice when the whiskey starts to set in.
The female revenge anthem: Carrie Underwood – “Before He Cheats”
Since its release in 2006, Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” has become one of the ultimate sassy karaoke staples. Whether you’ve been cheated on (or have been the cheater) this one’s perfect for belting at the top of your lungs.
The make-up track: Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now”
If you’re still longing for that special someone, Lady Antebellum’s signature hit is a sure-fire way to win back a lover by singing your heart out at the karaoke bar.