With the holidays just around the corner, we’ve put together a list some of the most inspiring and motivational country thanksgiving songs about celebrating life’s blessings and being grateful for what you have.
10. “As Easy As Our Blessings”– Tracy Lawrence
It’ s sad but true, most people spend more time praying about things they want than being thankful for what they have. In this song, Tracy Lawrence reminds us what we really should be praying about.
9. “Rain is a Good Thing” – Luke Bryan
This may not be the most obvious choice for this list, but what better way of turning a negative into a positive than celebrating rain? When 99% of songs about rain see it as a bad thing, Luke Bryan reminds us how incredibly important it is. And you can’t have Thanksgiving dinner without giving thanks for the food on your plate.
8. “This” – Darius Rucker
Along the lines of Garth Brooks’ “Unanswered Prayers,” Darius Rucker’s “This” is a reminder that just because you don’t always get what you want, doesn’t mean you’re headed down the wrong path. Often, fate will steer you exactly where you need to be.
7. “Be Grateful” – The Farm
The first time I heard this song, I was on my lunch break from a job I hated, and it really made me stop and think about fortunate I was to just be employed. While your situation may not be ideal, “Be Grateful” reminds us that things could be much worse.
6. “Danny’s Song” – The Swon Brothers
The Swon Brothers breathed new life into this Kenny Loggins’ hit when they performed it on The Voice several years ago. This message of gratitude single-handedly catapulted them into the finals.
5. “I’m Alive” – Kenny Chesney featuring Dave Matthews
I went through a really tough time in my life recently, and this song was my anthem. It reminded me that sometimes you just have to give thanks for the simple fact that you’re alive and breathing.
4. “But for the Grace of God” – Keith Urban
This song was released as a single many years ago when Keith was rocking some really bad hair, but this simple acoustic version is so much better than the original. With just a guitar and Keith’s voice, you can really hear the message, “Through all of the trials and tribulations of life, but for the grace of God go I.”
3. “The Best Day” – Taylor Swift
Confession time: This video makes me cry every time I watch it. Every time! It’s just filled with so much love. You can tell how much Taylor’s family loves her, and it’s wonderful to see her repay them with such a beautiful tribute. This song reminds us that sometimes it’s the little things that mean the most.
2. “Lucky Man” – Montgomery Gentry
One of the best country songs of the past 20 years, “Lucky Man” really drives home how important it is to be grateful for your blessings. It’s too easy to complain about what gets you down, take a second and be thankful for what you have.
1. “Blessed” – Martina McBride
If Thanksgiving had an official theme song, this would be it. Martina McBride sure is blessed with her incredible beauty and the voice of an angel, but in this song she celebrates her most important blessing of all: her family.
Bonus) “Coat of Many Colors” – Dolly Parton
This song is so beautiful that it deserves a special place on the list. There isn’t much that can be said about Dolly’s “Coat of Many Colors,” it’s simply a perfect country song performed by a living legend. There are plenty of versions out there, but this one recorded at The Ryman is one of the best. Dolly really explains why the song is so important to her.