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Top 10 Country Songs To Kick Off Football Season

Gear up for the new season with some of the best country songs on and off the gridiron.

It’s finally that time where we can say the three most meaningful words in the English language: Football is back.

With the college football season already a full week in and the pros getting ready for their first full weekend of battle, here are the top 10 country songs you’ll want to have for your pigskin playlist or tailgating festivities this season:

10) James Otto “The Ball”

This is a song that makes you think. Generally you want to stay away from fumbling during a game, but through Otto’s country tune, we learn that life is all about fumbling.


9) Ray Johnston Band “Game Day”

From touchdowns to tailgates, this is a great tune for any college football fan to get ready for game day.


8) Trailer Choir “Last Man Standing”

With motivational lyrics about defying the odds, this song is perfect for any underdog team that has a long shot at winning the Super Bowl. We’re talking to you, Raiders.


7) Brooks & Dunn “Indian Summer”

It’s the All-American romance featuring a high school football player and  cheerleader that, ultimately ends in classic heartbreak.


6) Brad Paisley “Country Nation”

Singing about all things that make America a ‘country nation’, Paisley mentions football and his beloved West Virginia Mountaineers.


5) Doug Supernaw “21 to 17”

Another love story that takes us on a journey through the main character’s love life that plays out through the rain and glory of high school football.


4) Lee Brice “Parking Lot Party”

For the fans that enjoy the tailgating more than the actual game, this one is right up your alley. Beers, grilling and country music all within the first 30 seconds.


3) Carrie Underwood “Sunday Night”

Following in the footsteps of Faith Hill, Underwood welcomes fans to the NBC Sunday Night program by singing the intro to the game. She has no problem getting the fans hyped and ready to go.


2) Hank Williams Jr. “Are You Ready For Some Football?”

This was the classic theme song for Monday Night Football for 23 seasons before a bad analogy got Williams in some deep trouble and eventually fired from the gig. But the long time question still gets us pumped up for the big game.


1) Kenny Chesney “The Boys of Fall”

Fresh cut grass, uniforms and having your brothers back is the message behind Chesney’s high school football anthem. Not the typical tune about winning and partying, but more about creating a brotherhood that will last forever.

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