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29 Country Songs You Grew Up Loving If You Were A Millennial Gay Or Straight Person With Taste

*Screams* "I'M ROSEMARY'S GRANDDAUGHTER!!!!!"

1. "Fancy" by Reba McEntire

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The patron saint to gay men everywhere. In Fancy Rae Baker we trust.

2. "She's in Love with the Boy" by Trisha Yearwood

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This song started my never-ending relationship with toxic men with brains that can best be described as being "on the short end of the stick."

3. "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack

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This song invented dramatically staring out of a car window, pretending you're in a music video.

4. "Leave the Pieces" by the Wreckers

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Better than any of Michelle Branch's solo stuff, and that's no easy feat!

5. "Strawberry Wine" by Deana Carter

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A classic that aged like a fine (strawberry) wine.

6. "Any Man of Mine" by Shania Twain

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"I better be late for a date that's fine, but he better be on time." This song created standards.

7. "Independence Day" by Martina McBride

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A national anthem we can all get behind.

8. "This One's for the Girls" by Martina McBride

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An anthem for all the girls and gay boys out there.

9. "Goodbye Earl" by the Chicks

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Fuck men. Kill 'em all!!!

10. "Before He Cheats" by Carrie Underwood

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Same as above.

11. "Who I Am" by Jessica Andrews

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*Screams* "I'M ROSEMARY'S GRANDDAUGHTER!!!!!"

12. "The Way You Love Me" by Faith Hill

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This music video was camp!

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

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An emo country anthem.

14. "Bye-Bye" by Jo Dee Messina

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Jo Dee made bad bitch anthems. Don't mess with a woman in circle frames.

15. "Mississippi Girl" by Faith Hill

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Faith Hill's best song!

16. "Cowboy Take Me Away" by the Chicks

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*Chills* every time this song comes on.

17. "I'm Alright" by Jo Dee Messina

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A mood.

18. "You'll Think of Me" by Keith Urban

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The only *man* on this list. Keith Urban gets a pass.

19. "Baby Girl" by Sugarland

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Many a gay growing up when this song came out imagined leaving their awful hometowns for literally anywhere else. This song did that for them!

20. "Born to Fly" by Sara Evans

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Dear Sara, I am still waiting for the brown-eyed boy in my future. Find him.

21. "Up!" by Shania Twain

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"Up!" is 2020 in song form.

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

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So underrated.

23. "Kerosene" by Miranda Lambert

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"I'm giving up on love, cuz love's givin' up on me" now and forever.

24. "Not Ready to Make Nice" by the Chicks

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The ultimate fuck-everyone-from-your-hometown song.

25. "I Need You" by LeAnn Rimes

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A karaoke classic.

26. "Don't Worry Bout a Thing" by SHeDAISY

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This song got me through middle school.

27. "Redneck Woman" by Gretchen Wilson

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Because even gays and woke straights have a *real country* moment every now and then.

28. "Somebody" by Reba McEntire

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Poncho queen.

29. "Jolene" by Dolly Parton

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Because this list needed a Dolly Parton song.

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