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    Posted on Oct 1, 2017

    23 Songs That Will Make Country Haters Be Like, "I Actually Really Like This Song"

    There is not one lyric about 'kickin' up the hay.'

    1. Before He Cheats – Carie Underwood

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    Chorus: I dug my key into the side of his pretty little souped-up four-wheel drive, carved my name into his leather seats. I took a Louisville slugger to both head lights...

    2. Whiskey Lullaby – Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss

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    Chorus: He put that bottle to his head and pulled the trigger and finally drank away her memory. Life is short, but this time it was bigger than the strength he had to get up off his knees...

    3. Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton

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    Chorus: You're as smooth as Tennessee whiskey, you're as sweet as strawberry wine. You're as warm as a glass of brandy, and honey, I stay stoned on your love all the time...

    4. Strawberry Wine – Deana Carter

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    Chorus: But year after year I come back to this place just to remember the taste of strawberry wine and seventeen. The hot July moon saw everything, my first taste of love oh bittersweet...

    5. The House That Built Me – Miranda Lambert

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    Chorus: I thought if I could touch this place or feel it, this brokenness inside me might start healing. Out here it's like I'm someone else, I thought that maybe I could find myself...

    6. Live Like You Were Dying – Tim McGraw

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    Chorus: And I gave forgiveness I'd been denying, and he said, "Someday I hope you get the chance to live like you were dying"...

    7. Fancy – Reba

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    Chorus: She said here's your one chance, Fancy, don't let me down. Here's your one chance, Fancy, don't let me down...

    8. I Could Use A Love Song – Maren Morris

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    Chorus: I could use a love song, that takes me back, just like that when it comes on. To a time when I wouldn’t roll my eyes at a guy and a girl who make it work in a world...

    9. Different For Girls – Dierks Bentley

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    Chorus: It's different for girls when their hearts get broke, they can't tape it back together with a whiskey and Coke. They don't take someone home and act like it's nothing, they can't just switch it off every time they feel something...

    10. Better Man – Little Big Town

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    Chorus: Sometimes, in the middle of the night, I can feel you again, but I just miss you, and I just wish you were a better man. And I know why we had to say goodbye like the back of my hand. And I just miss you, and I just wish you were a better man...

    11. If I Told You – Darius Rucker

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    Chorus: If I told you all the stupid things I've done, I'd blamed on being young but I was old enough to know. I know if I told you the mess that I can be when there's no one there to see, would you look the other way, cause you love me anyway?

    12. Girl Crush – Little Big Town

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    Chorus: I want to taste her lips, yeah, 'cause they taste like you. I want to drown myself in a bottle of her perfume. I want her long blonde hair. I want her magic touch...

    13. Fast – Luke Bryan

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    Chorus: Sixty seconds now feels more like thirty, tick-tock, won't stop, around it goes. Sand through the glass sure falls in a hurry and all you keep trying to do is slow it down, soak it in...

    14. Written In The Sand – Old Dominion

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    Chorus: Are we just a backseat, tryna get it while we can? Are we names in a tattoo, or just a number on a hand? Are we last-call kissing or will we be reminiscing with each other for the next forty years? Are we written in the stars, baby, or are we written in the sand?

    15. How Not To – Dan + Shay

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    Chorus: But I don't know how not to think about you when it's late at night and crying. And I know that I ought to be the one who is strong and just moves on, but I probably turn down your road, knock-knock on your door...

    16. Sway – Danielle Bradbery

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    Chorus: That makes you wanna sway to the left and sway to the right, get lost in a groove that'll make you lose your mind, put a smile on your face, sends you right into a daze...

    17. In Case You Didn't Know – Brett Young

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    Chorus: In case you didn't know, baby, I'm crazy 'bout you and I would be lying if I said that I could live this life without you...

    18. Die A Happy Man – Thomas Rhett

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    Chorus: If I never get to see the Northern lights or if I never get to see the Eiffel Tower at night. Oh, if all I got is your hand in my hand, baby, I could die a happy man...

    19. Setting The World On Fire – Kenny Chesney

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    Chorus: And you kissed me, and we were up all night and we were feelin' so good, yeah, we got a little higher than we probably should. We were in a hotel singin' in the hallway lights...

    20. Waiting On You – Lindsay Ell

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    Chorus: Like the dry ground, waiting for the rain to fall down. I'm a July sky, you're a bottle rocket, I'm waiting on you...

    21. Rock On – Tucker Beathard

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    Chorus: Rock on like you don't miss me, rock on like it's all good, rock on 'til you forget me just like you said you would...

    22. I've Done Love – Jana Kramer

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    Chorus: 'Cause I've taken hits, woke up hungover, gone on bender, stone cold sober. Slam the door right off the hinges, hotel rooms and midnight binges...

    23. Record Year – Eric Church

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    Chorus: I bet you thought before you left I'd just sit in silence by myself, turn this house into a jail, dyin' slow in a livin' hell...