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


    1. "Fancy" by Reba McEntire

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

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

    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

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

    4. "Leave the Pieces" by the Wreckers

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

    5. "Strawberry Wine" by Deana Carter

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

    6. "Any Man of Mine" by Shania Twain

    "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

    A national anthem we can all get behind.

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

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

    9. "Goodbye Earl" by the Chicks

    Fuck men. Kill 'em all!!!

    10. "Before He Cheats" by Carrie Underwood

    Same as above.

    11. "Who I Am" by Jessica Andrews


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

    This music video was camp!

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

    An emo country anthem.

    14. "Bye-Bye" by Jo Dee Messina

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

    15. "Mississippi Girl" by Faith Hill

    Faith Hill's best song!

    16. "Cowboy Take Me Away" by the Chicks

    *Chills* every time this song comes on.

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

    A mood.

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

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

    19. "Baby Girl" by Sugarland

    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

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

    21. "Up!" by Shania Twain

    "Up!" is 2020 in song form.

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

    So underrated.

    23. "Kerosene" by Miranda Lambert

    "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

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

    25. "I Need You" by LeAnn Rimes

    A karaoke classic.

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

    This song got me through middle school.

    27. "Redneck Woman" by Gretchen Wilson

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

    28. "Somebody" by Reba McEntire

    Poncho queen.

    29. "Jolene" by Dolly Parton

    Because this list needed a Dolly Parton song.

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