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    Updated on Jul 11, 2020. Posted on Jul 7, 2020

    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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