22 Best Country Songs of Summer 2022

Summer 2022 has officially arrived and we have the perfect playlist to pair with it. With vacations, family barbecues, and…


Christine Sellers

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June 21, 2022

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Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini; Photos Courtesy CMA

Summer 2022 has officially arrived and we have the perfect playlist to pair with it.

With vacations, family barbecues, and other seasonal activities like boat trips underway, country music fans are looking for the perfect songs to create fun, new memories to. If this sounds like you, then no look no further!

We’ve compiled a list of 22 songs that are ready to add to your summertime playlist. From Kelsea Ballerini’s breezy, ‘90s country-leaning “HEARTFIRST” to Lady A’s fun and care-free, “Summer State Of Mind,” to Carrie Underwood’s bubbly romance hangover tune, “Pink Champagne,” here are the 22 best country songs of summer 2022 (in no particular order).

“She Had Me At Heads Carolina” – Cole Swindell

Cole Swindell pays homage to a Jo Dee Messina ‘90s classic with “She Had Me At Heads Carolina.” This catchy song is perfect to blast with the windows down and the radio up loud on a summer night drive.

Stream “She Had Me At Heads Carolina” HERE.

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“Like I Love Country Music” – Kane Brown

Kane Brown compares a romantic love to his love for country music on this track that name-checks Brooks and Dunn’s iconic hit “Brand New Man.” Scoring Brown the honor of being the most added song at country radio with 126 adds, this one is already a fan favorite, and will undoubtedly continue picking up steam over the summer.

Stream “Like I Love Country Music” HERE.

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“Whiskey On You” – Nate Smith

So much of summer is spent drinking a cold one with friends on a boat or on the lake, but not on this song. Nate Smith resolves to get over an ex once and for all, saying he won’t waste another drop of whiskey on the failed relationship.

Stream “Whiskey On You” HERE.

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“HEARTFIRST” – Kelsea Ballerini

Kelsea Ballerini leans into ‘90s country with “HEARTFIRST,” the breezy first single from her not-yet announced fourth studio album. The bright, fun vibes this song gives off makes it a great jam to play at a pool party or on a beach trip.


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“Summer On Your Lips” – Conner Smith

Conner Smith brings the nostalgia on this track about a former summer love. If you’ve ever been in a similar situation, then you’ll definitely want to give this one a listen.

Stream “Summer On Your Lips” HERE.

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“Half Of Me” – Thomas Rhett feat. Riley Green

This song embodies a lazy summer day where you put away your responsibilities and spend some time with good friends. All while sharing a cold one of course.

Stream “Half Of Me” HERE.

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“Party Mode” – Dustin Lynch

Dustin Lynch delivers the ideal summer party song with “Party Mode.” This upbeat track is great to play at a summer bonfire party to get everyone up and singing along.

Stream “Party Mode” HERE.

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“Actin’ Up” – Miranda Lambert

What’s summer without getting into a little trouble and getting a little rowdy? Miranda does both on her hit single, “Actin’ Up” on her latest album, Palomino.

Stream “Actin’ Up” HERE.

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“Keys To The Country” – Chris Janson

Chris Janson brings the down-home party on “Keys To The Country.” This one is great to line dance to during a summer bar night.

Stream “Keys To The Country” HERE.

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“Pink Champagne” – Carrie Underwood

There’s nothing like summer love or a good buzz. Carrie Underwood describes how a romantic relationship gets her more hungover than “Pink Champagne” on this track from her newly released album Denim & Rhinestones.

Stream “Pink Champagne” HERE.

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“Summer State Of Mind” – Lady A

Lady A get in a summer state of mind with this catchy song of the same name. The trio embodies a fun carefree attitude that the listener can’t help but feel too.

Stream “Summer State Of Mind” HERE.

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“Natural” – BRELAND

BRELAND delivers an infectious tune in his latest single, “Natural.” The song makes for an excellent introduction to the singer as fans await the release of his debut album Cross Country this fall.

Stream “Natural” HERE.

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“Country’d Look Good On You” – Frank Ray

Frank Ray creates the perfect summer love song with “Country’d Look Good On You.” The upbeat country, R&B-leaning ballad showcases the singer’s romantic side.

Stream “Country’d Look Good On You” HERE.

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“No Hard Feelings” – Old Dominion

Old Dominion share a great recipe for getting over an ex this summer: time, tequila, and therapy. Add in a pinch of good vibes and eventually, there’ll be no hard feelings even if they find somebody new.

Stream “No Hard Feelings” HERE.

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“Wild As Her” – Corey Kent

The Voice alum Corey Kent delivers a certified hit with his Morgan Wallen-penned track, “Wild As Her.” Released back in March, the song has already been doing well but could easily keep blowing up on the country radio charts this summer.

Stream “Wild As Her” HERE.

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“Best Thing Since Backroads” – Jake Owen

There’s nothing quite like a drive down backroad, except maybe love. Jake Owen contemplates both on his latest Top 10 and climbing hit.

Stream “Best Thing Since Backroads” HERE.

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“Beach Boys” – LOCASH

LOCASH takes the country to the beach and pays homage to the legendary band, The Beach Boys on this track. Bring on the sand, surf, and the beach and keep this one on repeat during your next vacation.

Stream “Beach Boys” HERE.

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“5 Foot 9” – Tyler Hubbard

Tyler Hubbard sings about receiving a little divine help in the romance department with the first single of his solo career. Do yourself a favor and this one to your list of country summer love songs.

Stream “5 Foot 9” HERE.

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“What My World Spins Around” – Jordan Davis

Jordan Davis shares what his world spins around on this romantic track. There’s honestly no shortage of good love songs for country fans to enjoy this summer.

Stream “What My World Spins Around” HERE.

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“AA” – Walker Hayes

Walker Hayes follows up on his ultra-earworm, “Fancy Like” with worthy contender, “AA.” This track is one to blast and sing every word to any time it comes on the radio.

Stream “AA” HERE.

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“You Proof” – Morgan Wallen

Morgan Wallen struggles to find any alcohol strong enough to erase the memory of a lost love on “You Proof.” This one is great for anyone working through a messy breakup at the beginning of the summer season.

Stream “You Proof” HERE.

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“The Kind Of Love We Make” – Luke Combs

Luke Combs showcases a more mature side on his fiery new single, “The Kind Of Love We Make.” Both intimate and sensual, this song is ideal for a romantic date night in.

Stream “The Kind Of Love We Make” HERE.

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