13 Best Country Songs of Summer 2021

Miranda Lambert, Elle King; Photo by Getty Images for ACM, Kane Brown, Chris Young; Photo by Getty Images for CMT
Miranda Lambert, Elle King; Photo by Getty Images for ACM, Kane Brown, Chris Young; Photo by Getty Images for CMT
Miranda Lambert, Elle King; Photo by Getty Images for ACM, Kane Brown, Chris Young; Photo by Getty Images for CMT
These are the songs of summer 2021.

Summer 2021 has officially arrived and we have the perfect list of country songs to pair with it. 

With the temperatures rising and summer vacations in full swing, people far and wide are on the hunt for new music to pair with summertime fun. If you’re one of them, look no further! 

We’ve compiled a list of 13 feel-good tracks that are ready for you to add to your summer playlist. From the breezy vibes of Ryan Griffin’s “Salt, Lime & Tequila,” to Jon Pardi’s laidback “Tequila Little Time,” to the rambunctious “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” by Elle King and Miranda Lambert, here are the 13 best country songs of summer 2021 (in no particular order). 

Ryan Griffin: “Salt, Lime & Tequila” 

Ryan Griffin’s “Salt, Lime & Tequila” took TikTok by storm upon its release and it’s obvious why fans are loving it. This breezy, feel-good track urges fans to take the stressors of everyday life with “a grain of Salt, lime and tequila.” We have it admit, it’s pretty good advice. 

Stream “Salt, Lime & Tequila” HERE

Walker Hayes: “Fancy Like” 

“Fancy Like” by Walker Hayes should come with a warning label because once you listen, it will be stuck in your head for days (yes, it’s that addictive!). The song (and dance), which is going viral on social media platforms, finds Hayes praising the simple things in life “Applebee’s on a date night” and “Natty in the styrofoam.” It’s a total earworm and will undoubtedly become one of this summer’s biggest songs. 

Stream “Fancy Like” HERE

Elle King feat. Miranda Lambert: “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” 

Elle King and Miranda Lambert serve up endless fun in their new collab, “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home).” Officially at country radio now, the high octane duet begs for airplay and has become an instant fan-favorite. 

Stream “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” HERE

Old Dominion: “I Was On A Boat That Day” 

Old Dominion brings all the summertime vibes with their newest single, “I Was On A Boat That Day.” The group brushes off a breakup throughout the sing-along tune, which serves as the lead single from their forthcoming album. 

Stream “I Was On A Boat That Day” HERE

Noah Schnacky feat. Jimmie Allen: “Don’t You Wanna Know”  

Noah Schnacky recruited ACM New Male Artist of the Year Jimmie Allen to join him on his latest single, “Don’t You Wanna Know.” The infectious track is one fans will want to crank up with the windows rolled down. 

Stream “Don’t You Wanna Know” HERE

Dustin Lynch feat. Chris Lane: “Tequila On A Boat” 

The title says it all: “Drunk On A Boat.” If this Dustin Lynch and Chris Lane collaboration isn’t the quintessential summertime song, we aren’t sure what is. 

Stream “Tequila On A Boat” HERE

Little Big Town: “Wine, Beer, Whiskey” 

No summer party is complete with out Little Big Town’s boozy anthem, “Wine, Beer, Whiskey.” Turn it up loud and party with Jack, Jose and Gin! 

Stream “Wine, Beer, Whiskey” HERE

Chris Young feat. Kane Brown: “Famous Friends”

Celebrate your “Famous Friends” this summer with Chris Young and Kane Brown’s hit duet. This track is nearing the top of the charts at country radio but we’re not ready to remove it from rotation just yet! 

Stream “Famous Friends” HERE

Brian Kelley: “Party On The Beach”

The self-proclaimed “Beach Cowboy” Brian Kelley delivered an entire EP full of summer anthems, but this one seems to stick out among the bunch. “Party On The Beach” is just that – a total party. You’ll want to add this to your summer playlist ASAP. 

Stream “Party On The Beach” HERE

Walker County: “Bits & Pieces” 

Walker County attempts to put together the “Bits & Pieces” of a wild night in their new radio single. The sister duo is poised to have a breakout hit with this one. 

Stream “Bits & Pieces” HERE

Jimmie Allen feat. Brad Paisley: “Freedom Was A Highway”

Jimmie Allen joins forces with Brad Paisley on “Freedom Was A Highway,” a breezy anthem that transports listeners back to the carefree days of summer when they had no worries or responsibilities. Don’t skip it! 

Stream “Freedom Was A Highway” HERE

Jon Pardi: “Tequila Little Time” 

Jon Pardi shines throughout the laid back “Tequila Little Time.” This track features clever wordplay and hints of a mariachi band, making for the perfect summer jam. 

Stream “Tequila Little Time” HERE

Lathan Warlick feat. Tyler Hubbard: “My Way”

“My Way” by Lathan Warlick and Tyler Hubbard is 100% fun. We dare you to try to listen to this one without hitting the repeat button. 

Stream “My Way” HERE