Checkout the below listed latest and best top 10 best Country Rock songs of all time 2017, Country Rock changed the way people looked at both rock music and country music from it’s creation. Country Rock was an outlet for music fans that stirred up emotions of pride and acceptance for outlaw lifestyles. This music style was birthed around the late 60s and early 70s from the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Creedence Clearwater Revival. The music style is still honored today by musicians like Kid Rock and Hank Williams III.
- 10. Kid Rock “Cowboy”
- 09. Charlie Daniels Band “Long Haired Country Boy”
- 08. Hank Williams III “Country Heroes”
- 07. The Marshall Tucker Band “Can’t You See”
- 06. The Band “Up On Cripple Creek”
- 05. The Allman Brothers “Midnight Riders”
- 04. Lynyrd Skynyrd “Simple Man”
- 03. Creedence Clearwater Revival “Fortunate Son”
- 02. Steve Earle “Copperhead Road”
- 01. Hank Williams, Jr. “Country Boys Can Survive”
Here we present the list of top 10 best Country Rock songs of all time 2017.
10. Kid Rock “Cowboy”
This song became a huge hit in the early 2000s and is a perfect example of modern country rock. He sings about heading west, getting tossed out of bars, smoking weed and being a cowboy. This song brought joy to the current country rock fans. He went on to write so many other fantastic country rock songs and collaborated with other country and rock artists. Not to mention, many artists came after him inspired by his unique country rock style like Uncle Kracker and Eric Church. Kid Rocks own inspiration from the song came from the awesome southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd.
09. Charlie Daniels Band “Long Haired Country Boy”
This is another one of them songs that good ‘ol boys sing as an anthem. If you’re a long haired country boy and you don’t ask nobody for nothin’ this is the song for you! It inspired pride in it’s listeners confirming their way of life was completely and utterly acceptable. If you wake up high and end the day with a shot; it don’t mean you are a bad guy. Wear your long hair proud and keep moving along.
08. Hank Williams III “Country Heroes”
Hank Williams III found attention when he played on the documentary about The White family of West Virginia. Country Heroes is about drinking in honor of the country heroes that have long passed. This mellow song with his voice and it’s twang is a perfect mix of rock and country. If you’re having a rough night and find yourself with a glass of whiskey this song needs to be played.
07. The Marshall Tucker Band “Can’t You See”
This song is perfect for all the men in the world who’ve had a woman drive them utterly insane. This band from South Carolina mixes the perfect amount of country guitar and drums with some rock wailing vocals. This song was most recently used as the opening track for the movie Swing Vote. Can’t You See gives you goosebumps and inspires sympathy for the men in your life suffering from a failed relationship.
06. The Band “Up On Cripple Creek”
This is one of those songs you can sing along to while swaying in a dusty dark bar down in the south. This awesome song was released in 1969 and was a southern change to the typical rock of it’s time. This song is light and catchy; you can’t help but sway with it and hold your drink high in pride.
05. The Allman Brothers “Midnight Riders”
Every country rock fan has this song downloaded to their playlist and I’ve claimed witness to many people naming their own vehicles the Midnight Rider. This awesome song inspired the rebel in us to run and get away with life. The guitar riffs are awe inspiring and gives you the uncontrollable feeling to move with it. If you find yourself driving down a dark road at midnight; this is the song to do it to!
04. Lynyrd Skynyrd “Simple Man”
There might be some controversy about choosing this song. Lynyrd Skynyrd is so well known for Sweet Home Alabama, Free Bird and others but I chose Simple Man because this is every country mans credo. Men that don’t have a country lifestyle can still relate to this song and find comfort in it. This is a common song at funerals and it has changed peoples opinion of themselves by choosing to live simply.
03. Creedence Clearwater Revival “Fortunate Son”
This popular song came out to speak out against the government and having to pay for war with innocent lives that can’t afford their way out of it. They have a rustic southern quality to their music that is incomparable to any other band since it’s time. The lead singer has admitted that during it’s creation it was driven by a lot of anger and distaste towards the government ordering the Vietnam War. The song has since been used to speak out against war and government ordering wars that had vague purposes. It affected an era and has since changed the way people look at war.
02. Steve Earle “Copperhead Road”
This song inspired the new group of country rock bands coming out. The song boasts about the moonshine runners of the south. It brings your mind back to times of old when moonshine was a common commodity and everyone knew how to make it. When the song comes on the radio you can’t help but listen to the story and sing along. The music video shows Steve Earle with a bandana on theatrically playing his guitar. Steve Earle claims he is the first man to blend the strumming of bluegrass and sounds of rock music. There is no proof but we can’t deny the greatness of this ballad.
01. Hank Williams, Jr. “Country Boys Can Survive”
This song is about a friendship between a city man and Hank. This song is referenced in numerous country songs after it’s creation. This is the number one anthem of every country rock lover in the world. It proudly sings about the strength and resilience of country folks. Just like the title says, it grew pride in country men all over the country with the phrase”you cant stomp us out and you cant make us run… Country Boys Can Survive!”
Whether you want to scream in honor about your country roots or drink yourself under with the heroes of music’s past; country rock will have a song to offer you. Country rock is most noticeable for it’s guitar riffs and it’s rough, loud and proud vocals.