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    29 Country Songs From The Early 2000s You Absolutely Loved But Completely Forgot About

    They don't make it like they used to.

    1. "Suds in the Bucket" by Sara Evans

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    After 20 years of thinking the lyric was "When her friends pulled up, white pickup truck," today I learned it's actually "When her PRINCE pulled up, white pickup truck."

    2. "She's Not Just a Pretty Face" by Shania Twain

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    A forgotten Shania gem.

    3. "Beautiful Mess" by Diamond Rio

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    "Goin' outta my mind these I'm walking 'round in a haaaaaze."

    4. "Bring on the Rain" by Jo Dee Messina & Tim McGraw

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    I definitely had lyrics to this song in my AIM profile at some point when I was being an angsty 12-year-old mad at my mom for needing to use the computer.

    5. "Here for the Party" by Gretchen Wilson

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    Everyone knows "Redneck Woman," but "Here for the Party" was almost as good.

    6. "Something's Gotta Give" by LeAnn Rimes

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    Every now and then, I find myself singing: "Jenny's got a job, a cat named Jake, 31 candles on her birthday year."

    7. "Fast Cars and Freedom" by Rascal Flatts

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    A high school senior yearbook quote favorite.

    8. "She's My Kind of Rain" by Tim McGraw

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    One of Tim McGraw's greatest, up there with "Live Like You Were Dying" and "Something Like That."

    9. "Concrete Angel" by Martina McBride

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    I still cry.

    10. "Who I Am" by Jessica Andrews

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    Nothing feels as good as scream-singing, "I'M ROSEMARY'S DAUGHTER."

    11. "I Just Wanna Be Mad" by Terri Clark

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    "I Wanna Do It All" and "Girls Lie Too" could have been on this list too.

    12. "Long Time Gone" by the Chicks


    An absolute smash.

    13. "Leave the Pieces" by the Wreckers

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    Michelle Branch's best song, and I stand by that!

    14. "Somebody" by Reba

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    The poncho Reba wears in the music video is everything.

    15. "Somebody's Hero" by Jamie O'Neal

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    My friends and I loved the "feeds her momma with a spoon" lyric โ€” random, I know.

    16. "Nothin' to Lose" by Josh Gracin

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    I played this for the first time in 10 years and am proud to say I can still sing the first verse.

    17. "Like We Never Loved At All" by Faith Hill and Tim McGraw

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    The music video had budget and storyline. I could watch Tim and Faith all day.

    18. "Don't Worry 'bout a Thing" by SHeDAISY

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    Justice for SHeDAISY! "Passenger Seat," "Little Goodbyes," and "I'm Taking the Wheel"...all great!

    19. "My Front Porch Lookin' In" by Lonestar

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    Sounds just as good as it did 20 years ago.

    20. "How Far" by Martina McBride

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    Martina truly is one of the greatest female vocalists of all time.

    21. "Something More" by Sugarland

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    Fast-forward 20 years later and the song is more relatable than ever. "I could work my life away but why? I've got things to do before I die." I feel that.

    22. "Breakdown Here" by Julie Roberts

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    The perfect song for dramatically staring out of your mom's minivan window.

    23. "Mississippi Girl" by Faith Hill

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    I was far from a literal Mississippi girl, but I still lose it every time this song plays.

    24. "I May Hate Myself in the Morning" by Lee Ann Womack

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    Lee Ann Womack is known by most as the "I Hope You Dance" lady, but she's so, so much more than that.

    25. "New Strings" by Miranda Lambert

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    Supremely underrated and not talked about enough.

    26. "Raining on Sunday" by Keith Urban

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    Up there with "You'll Think Of Me" as one of Keith Urban's greatest ballads.

    27. "Don't Forget to Remember Me" by Carrie Underwood

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    The ultimate "going away to college" anthem.

    28. "There Goes My Life" by Kenny Chesney

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    Another "going away to college" anthem with a twist of teen pregnancy.

    29. "My Give a Damn's Busted" by Jo Dee Messina

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    It's 2020 and my "give a damn" is still, as Miss Jo Dee said, busted.

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