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20 Most Patriotic Country Songs

From "God Bless the USA" to "Only in America," we've rounded up the 20 most patriotic country songs.

Country music features a rich collection of tunes that reflect on the beauty of our great nation. From songs like "God Bless the USA," "Some Gave All" and "American Soldier," which honor our fallen men and women, to Brad Paisley's "American Flag on the Moon" and Mickey Guyton's "All American," which celebrates American spirit, tenacity and unity, there's no shortage of great country songs celebrating America.

Whether you're planning a curated 4th of July playlist or just want to enjoy songs that salute the USA everyday, we've rounded up the best of the best, featuring tunes from Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and more.

Here's a playlist of the 20 most patriotic country songs.

1. "God Bless The USA," Lee Greenwood

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At sporting events and on the Fourth of July, only "America the Beautiful," "God Bless America" and the National Anthem get preferential treatment over Lee Greenwood's best-known hit.

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2. "Some Gave All," Billy Ray Cyrus

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The better of Billy Ray Cyrus' two obvious songs from the early '90's, "Some Gave All" celebrates the fallen warriors and surviving veterans of past wars.

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3. "American Soldier," Toby Keith

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Despite having a varied catalog over the past 25-plus years, Toby Keith's name is synonymous with post-9/11 country anthems, thanks in part to this memorable single.

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4. "Arlington," Trace Adkins

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Trace Adkins arguably sang even better patriotic songs over the years than Toby Keith. Exhibit A is this moving song that speaks for those who've sacrificed their lives in the military.

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5. "Home," Dierks Bentley

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One of contemporary country music's best storytellers reminds his fans that while America may not be perfect, it's the greatest nation to call home.

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6. "Keep Us Safe," Carrie Underwood

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One of Carrie Underwood's strongest statements of faith doubles as a prayer for the men and women of the Armed Forces.

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7. "American Heart," Faith Hill

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Faith Hill celebrates the tenacity of the American spirit on "American Heart," a celebration of hard-working dreamers from New Orleans to California.

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8. "The Bumper of My SUV," Chely Wright

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Fiercely independent singer-songwriter Chely Wright stands her ground on a lot of worthy issues, including her support of the military.

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9. "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)," Alan Jackson

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Alan Jackson made television history and helped a nation heal when he first unveiled one of country music's greatest and most important patriotic songs.

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10. "Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly," Aaron Tippin

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Part patriotic country song and part Tom Petty-worthy guitar ballad, Aaron Tippin never sounded more driven.

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11. "Have You Forgotten," Darryl Worley

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After a flurry of 9/11-inspired country songs, most stars went back to singing about other topics, but Darryl Worley and Wynn Varble penned a song that captured the raw emotions in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks with "Have You Forgotten." Twenty years later, Worley released a sequel to the song called "Have We Forgotten."

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12. "Fightin' Side of Me," Merle Haggard

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The Hag plays a character with similar values to the ranter in the more famous "Okie From Muskogee" on this Vietnam-era single.

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13. "American Saturday Night," Brad Paisley

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Sometimes, the best way to celebrate freedom is to have a good time. Brad Paisley reminds us of this with some guitar-slinging and clever wordplay.

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14. "American Kids," Kenny Chesney

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Kenny Chesney tells one of the better John Mellencamp-inspired pop-country stories with this carefree trip down memory lane.

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15. "In America," Charlie Daniels Band

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We all may be a little different, but — as Charlie Daniels expresses in this song — when the American way gets put down, we're all in one accord.

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16. "America," Waylon Jennings

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Waylon Jennings added a little Tex-Mex flavor to his best musical celebration of a great melting pot of a nation.

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17. "American Flag on the Moon," Brad Paisley

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Country star Brad Paisley celebrates American accomplishment on this track from Moonshine in the Trunk. 

"Tonight I dare you to dream/ Go on, believe impossible things," Paisley sings. "Whenever anybody says there's anything we can't do/ Cause after all, after all, there's an American flag on the moon."

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18. "Ragged Old Flag," Johnny Cash

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Expect hairs to stand up on your arms whenever you press play on this amazing prose, released by the Man in Black during the Watergate scandal.

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19. "Only in America," Brooks & Dunn

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Brooks & Dunn's high-octane country-rock sound makes them the ideal duo to get listeners pumped up about the endless possibilities for ambitious young Americans.

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20. "If You're Reading This," Tim McGraw

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Tim McGraw sings one of the saddest songs in recent memory from the perspective of a fallen soldier who's left behind a loving family.

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This post was originally published on August 7, 2018. It was updated on July 3, 2023.

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