There are a lot of country music artists out there, which means there are a lot of songs that are being released each and every year. With so many songs from the past decade, it can certainly be difficult to choose just a few that are the top of the top. There are a lot of different aspects to consider when choosing which songs belong on this list.
There are a lot of different artists that have deep roots in the country music scene and have helped shape what it has become today. There are even country music tunes that make it to mainstream and artists that become household names, and get fans that aren’t even avid country music fans.
So, have a read on below at some of the best country music songs of the last 10 years:
Girl Crush by Little Big Town
Now, where would country music today be without the amazing band that is Little Big Town? Girl Crush was a good enough song to win a CMA as well as a Grammy. Released in late 2014, all country music fans could hear in the radio exclusively for a solid couple of months was this song. It is still one of the band’s biggest hits and they are still playing the song live today.
Body Like a Back Road by Sam Hunt
If you need a tune to make you happy and get you up and dancing, you simply cannot go past the Sam Hunt single, Body Like a Back Road. This tune is a classic summer hit and it is what country music fans like to turn back to again and again. This song was so popular that it managed to stay #1 on country music charts for over 12 weeks.
The House That Built Me by Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert is a very established player in the country music scene and her single, The House That Built Me, is probably one of her best. This song is one of the best because it tells a story and leads fans on a journey. The House That Built Me was and still is loved by many and it won a Grammy, CMA and ACM award, the single was also #1 on country music charts.
Cruise by Florida Georgia Line
If you are looking for a song that is classic country music of the past decade, then you should listen to this song, if you haven’t already. This song may not necessarily be the greatest song by Florida Georgia Line, but it may be one of the most popular. It also helped when household name, Nelly stepped in a created a remix with the band on this song.
Die a Happy Man by Thomas Rhett
This is truly one of the most perfect country music tunes of the last 10 years. Every single component of this song just comes together brilliantly and it is everything a Thomas Rhett and country music fan could hope for. Die a Happy Man was also even covered by Nelly (seems like Nelly wants to get more involved in the country music scene!).
Blue Ain’t Your Colour By Keith Urban
Keith Urban is just about as country music as you can get, so it should come as no surprise to see him here on this list of greatest country music songs of the last 10 years. This track managed to go platinum and while it didn’t win any Grammy’s, it did pick up a couple of nominations. Make sure you have a listen to this song if you haven’t already!