- Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road (Remix)
- Taylor Swift – Love Story
- Lady A – Need You Now
- Taylor Swift – Back To December
- Taylor Swift feat. The Civil Wars – Safe & Sound
- John Denver – Take Me Home, Country Roads
- Chris Stapleton – Tennessee Whiskey
- Dan + Shay, Justin Bieber – 10,000 Hours
- Johnny Cash – Hurt
- LeAnn Rimes – How Do I Live
- Dolly Parton – Jolene
- Little Big Town – Girl Crush
- Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be
- Carrie Underwood – Before He Cheats
- Lonestar – Amazed
- Kacey Musgraves – Rainbow
- Taylor Swift – White Horse
- Patsy Cline – Crazy
- Sam Hunt – body like a back road
- The Band Perry – If I Die Young
- Florida Georgia Line – H.O.L.Y.
- Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds
- Miley Cyrus & Billy Ray Cyrus – Butterfly Fly Away
- Luke Combs – Beautiful Crazy
- Dolly Parton – 9 To 5
- Johnny Cash – Ring Of Fire
- Sugarland – Stay
- Kenny Rogers – The Gambler
- Dan + Shay – Speechless
Howdy, partners. Country music still reigns supreme as the most popular genre in America, and whilst the bulk of listening to this classic genre happens in the US, Spotify has seen a 21% increase in streaming outside America! Singing a country karaoke classic is the perfect way to celebrate the shared history and culture the genre reflects. Encapsulated within emotional lyrics and banjo chords is the story of so many of the true American values: trucks, beer and heartbreak. So grab your cowboy hat and get ready to tip it to the Country and Western Royals as we go through our most popular tracks.
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road (Remix)
Lil Nas X recruited the King of Country Billy Ray Cyrus for his remix of viral hit ‘Old Town Road’, creating a country song phenomenon that topped the billboard charts for 17 weeks straight. This is now a country karaoke classic from our favourite star who pulls off Gucci cowboy boots like no other.
Taylor Swift – Love Story
Taylor’s country roots shine through on this heartbreak anthem in an emotional performance for you to reenact your very own country karaoke of Romeo and Juliet filled with teenage angst. It’s a love story, baby just say yes.
Lady A – Need You Now
More heartbreak anthems, more opportunities for power grabbing whilst belting out the chorus. Make sure you work that build up to really give it the full whammy on a powerhouse finish for this one, the performance of a lifetime in this country karaoke tune. Lady A, thank you.
Taylor Swift – Back To December
In this song, Taylor tells a story as old as time, bumping into your ex in the shops and having to make awkward small talk whilst you think hard about whether you made the right choice and wonder if their pet misses you. Well Taylor puts it a lot more eloquently which is why this nearly tops our choice of country karaoke classics.
Taylor Swift feat. The Civil Wars – Safe & Sound
What can we say, we love the Swiftie and it’s a country karaoke list so she’s just going to keep popping up and you’re just going to have to deal with it. In this track, Taylor is joined by Nashville folk duo The Civil Wars who harmonise over the somber string lullaby, perhaps you can recruit a pair of supportive friends if you don’t have your own Nashville folk duo on hand to do the harmonies for you.
John Denver – Take Me Home, Country Roads
After the year we’ve had home is the last place I want to be, but perhaps the country roads can lead me somewhere more exciting like my Grandma’s home or home depot. A simple yet effective song which is great for swaying and encouraging large crowds to join in on the chorus as you perform this country karaoke tune.
Chris Stapleton – Tennessee Whiskey
Whiskey is a common theme in most of Chris Stapleton’s songs, so whilst we are worried for his liver we are grateful for this smooth smoooooth song. So for this country and western karaoke; grab the mic, sink a drink and seduce the room with your silky vocals.
Dan + Shay, Justin Bieber – 10,000 Hours
Justin is always on my list, so you can imagine my joy when I found out this collaboration with country stars Dan + Shay means we can slip some Beiber fever on our western karaoke favourites.
Johnny Cash – Hurt
There are only a few ways to bring people to tears during a country karaoke jam, and one of the sure fire ways of ensuring there isn’t a dry eye in the house is to sing Johnny Cash’s ‘Hurt’. But make sure you hold on to some professional composure for yourself, it’s hard to deliver those rough vocals whilst blubbering through your own waterfall.
LeAnn Rimes – How Do I Live
How Do I Live was always going to be a hit, a building ballad about unconditional love. Though when LeAnn sings ‘How do I breathe without you’ we’re pondering if she breathes in the first place as she barely stops for air quickly transitioning from bridge to chorus. Not for the faint hearted or small lunged with this country and western karaoke belter.
Dolly Parton – Jolene
Queen of country music and Queen of hearts Dolly Parton truly gave us a gift with the iconic song ‘Jolene’, a classic that’s not only a top country song but one of the world’s favourite karaoke songs ever.
Little Big Town – Girl Crush
Country music said make it gay but not too gay… Little Big Town got the country music industry talking with this hit that could be described as Jolene part 2, in fact we would recommend singing these country karaoke songs straight after one another whilst planning your revenge on this man stealing hussy.
Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be
Bro country deserves a list all of its own, dedicated to the raw-denim clad singers and their sandscript tattoos, but until then, they’re slotting in here. This pop infused country karaoke tune unified the pop queens and country bros in a modern show of harmony we could all learn a thing or two from.
Carrie Underwood – Before He Cheats
Next time some good-for-nothing breaks your heart, get your hot pants out and sing this country karaoke song in your best country accent. Also pro tip, if you slash all four tyres their insurance will cover it, but if it’s only three they have to pay out of pocket… just something to think about.
Lonestar – Amazed
Looking for the perfect first dance song for your country wedding hoe-down? Lonestar certainly delivers in this romantic proclamation that has become one of the most popular ever wedding songs. This country karaoke is best accompanied by dry ice.
Kacey Musgraves – Rainbow
This is a song about shaking off the bad feelings, getting out and appreciating the worldwide beauty all around us. Which is great but I’m not sure how I’m meant to do that when I’m singing this country karaoke on loop in my bedroom.
Taylor Swift – White Horse
Oh you thought we were done with Taylor songs on our country karaoke list..? Nope not now, not ever. Taylor rode in on a white horse with her guitar in hand ready to school us on our happily ever after expectations. Bit of a contradiction to the Love Story she told us last time around.
Patsy Cline – Crazy
This timeless tune is a country song with jazzy overtones. But with no big production to hide behind you’ve got to make sure your vocals are super smooth, there’s no rush with this one so be prepared for lots of swaying over the sultry slow tempo in your emotional country karaoke rendition.
Sam Hunt – body like a back road
I would seriously recommend if you or anybody you know has a body like a back road to consult a doctor. But if you like your partner full of gravel and badly signposted then this is the country karaoke track for you, just keep your eyes open so you don’t end up their backroad.
The Band Perry – If I Die Young
If Aliens came to Earth and we had to describe what 2010 was like, this country karaoke track would do it. The back-combed fringes, guy-liner and tumblr poetry references all wrapped in a melancholy tune romanticising death. Spok might sit this one out to be fair.
Florida Georgia Line – H.O.L.Y.
Bro Country from the original Country Bros. This country karaoke song is perfect for those main character moments when you’re wandering down the beach, wind in your hair, sand in your toes and invisible camera watching you go.
Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds
So be prepared to have this disputed if you sing this at a country karaoke night, but you can and should defend it. Let them know it’s a country-rock hit and anyone that thinks differently is wrong and therefore not a true fan of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.. ‘n’ country.
Miley Cyrus & Billy Ray Cyrus – Butterfly Fly Away
As Father and Daughter duos go this is a very talented bunch, a country couple with harmonising vocals, incredible song writing skills and even, for a short period of time, matching blonde highlights. Double points if you can recruit your Dad to sing with you on this country karaoke duet.
Luke Combs – Beautiful Crazy
Luke wrote this song about his wife before he even started dating her, luckily they hit it off as that could’ve definitely been one of those things that coasts the creepy v romantic line. Not only did this song get him the love of his life but it also catapulted his singing career into country karaoke music stardom!
Kelsea Ballerini – Peter Pan
Everyone knows a boy who won’t grow up.. And Kelsea Ballerini unfortunately got her heart broke by one. This country karaoke tells the story of a boy who won’t take responsibility for his actions. Hopefully next time she’ll avoid boys still tied to their Mother’s apron strings.
Dolly Parton – 9 To 5
Karl Marx’s communist manifesto walked so that Dolly Parton’s ‘9 to 5’ could run. A feminist anthem uniting workers with a cup of ambition by taking on issues of class exploitation, capitalism and sexual harrasment. So stick this on and stick it to the man with some country karaoke.
Johnny Cash – Ring Of Fire
Johnny Cash’s mariachi inspired trumpet tune could either be a diddy about a challenging relationship, or it’s a sonnet to a very specific section of the female anatomy. Decide what you’re going to dedicate your country karaoke track to depending on who else is in the room.
Sugarland – Stay
A tale as old as time, betrayal and heartache, except this time told from the perspective of the other woman. A bitter ballad perfect for longing stares during your country and western karaoke solo.
Kenny Rogers – The Gambler
Many great country heroes have sung this song: Kenny Rogers, Johnny Cash, Bobby Bare and now you! Give it your own special country karaoke spin that competes with previous releases, and who knows you could have a record label batting down your doors any day now.
Dan + Shay – Speechless
Dan + Shay were that in love that they couldn’t even put it into words, so instead they wrote it into a song. A 3 minute 53 second long song full of words about how they had no words. It’s a country karaoke romance. So next time you don’t know what to say, stick this on and sing it instead.