12 Best Country Songs Of Summer 2023

These are the songs of summer 2023.


Madeleine O’Connell

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June 21, 2023

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Jake Owen; Photo by Getty, Megan Moroney; Photo by Andrew Wendowski, Dustin Lynch; Photo by Jack Owens, Kelsea Ballerini; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

To kick off summer 2023, we have compiled a list of 12 songs that will serve as the perfect soundtrack to any activity throughout the season. 

It doesn’t get much better than the days when the air is warm, the drinks are cold, and the country music is blasting through the speakers. If your playlist could use some freshening up for this year’s summer activities, we’ve got you covered. 

From Dustin Lynch’s energetic party anthem, “Stars Like Confetti,” to the gritty summer love story of Conner Smith’s “Creek Will Rise” and Luke Bryan’s carefree kickback tune, “But I Got A Beer In My Hand,” these are 12 of the best country songs that need to be on repeat for summer 2023.

With these songs, great memories are sure to be made during all the outdoor barbeques, boat days, late nights around the campfire and more. 

“On The Boat Again” – Jake Owen

Jake Owen pays tribute to Willie Nelson’s classic, “On The Road Again,” with his breezy, coastal version, “On The Boat Again.” This song is a must-have for any kind of day that involves floating on the water. 

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“But I Got A Beer In My Hand” – Luke Bryan

It’s nearly impossible to be in a bad mood when Luke Bryan’s “But I Got A Beer In My Hand” is playing. The carefree tune encourages you to grab a drink and prepare for a night of fun and “dancing like crazy.”

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“Stars Like Confetti” – Dustin Lynch 

Getting the party started will be a breeze with Dustin Lynch’s “Stars Like Confetti.” Co-written by Thomas Rhett, Josh Thompson and Zach Crowell, Lynch delivers an upbeat tune illustrating the high of a summer night filled with romance.

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“If You Go Down (I’m Goin’ Down Too)” – Kelsea Ballerini

Summer is the best time of year to make unforgettable memories with friends. Kelsea Ballerini’s fan-favorite track, “If You Go Down (I’m Goin’ Down Too)” is here to serve as the soundtrack to all the adventures that unfold as it’s inarguably the friendship anthem of the year. 

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“Drinkaby” – Cole Swindell 

Heartbreak is no match for Cole Swindell’s single, “Drinkaby,” which is currently making its way up the charts. This song offers the chance to leave any post-breakup blues in the past and enjoy a wild night out.

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“Lucky” – Megan Moroney 

The title track to Megan Moroney’s debut album, Lucky, features relatable lyrics that make for the perfect dance-along song in the setting of a honky tonk. Moroney may be gambling on some poor decisions, but she’s having a bit of spontaneous fun along the way. 

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“Heaven Has A Bar” – Niko Moon and Zac Brown

Niko Moon joined forces with Zac Brown to release “HEAVEN HAS A BAR,” another song that effortlessly fits into their signature coastal vibes. The beachside track finds the singers dreaming of the perks that they’ll one day find up in Heaven, such as an open barstool, endless cold drinks, concerts from country icons and more.

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“Everything I Love” – Morgan Wallen 

Roll down the windows and turn up the radio for Morgan Wallen’s next official country radio single, “Everything I Love.” Despite the fact that it signals a reminder of his past relationship, the catchy melody makes for a perfect summer sing-along. 

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“Girl In Mine” – Parmalee 

Parmalee is known for up-tempo love songs and “Girl In Mine” marks yet another addicting tune from their catalog. This song serves as their latest radio single to hit the Top 20 on both the Mediabase and Billboard charts.

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“Creek Will Rise” – Conner Smith 

Conner Smith broke out a new type of love story with his fast-paced country anthem, “Creek Will Rise.” Throughout the fiddle-laced tune, he demonstrates an intense desire to capture the moment at hand and never let it go. “Creek Will Rise” will naturally heat up any summer playlist. 

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“Glory Days” – Gabby Barrett 

Gabby Barrett’s newest single, “Glory Days” holds some great advice for anyone looking to make summer 2023 a memorable one. She sings about family and her faith while also promising to live in the moment and never take things for granted in life.

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“Dancin’ In The Country” – Tyler Hubbard

Tyler Hubbard’s single, “Dancin’ In The Country” marks his second No. 1 hit as a solo artist and his 21st career chart-topper on Country Radio. The boot-stomping anthem immediately gets people on their feet and jamming out as Hubbard celebrates the feeling of dancing on a backroad with that special person. 

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“Thicc As Theives” – Lauren Alaina with Lainey Wilson

Lauren Alaina’s new duet with Lainey Wilson titled “Thicc As Thieves” is easily the soundtrack of summer for “thicc” besties who want to feel empowered and embrace their curves. The country stars also created a fun, easy dance that you can do just about anywhere. 

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.