Originating in America in the early 1900s, country music is as patriotic as apple pie. Also known as country and western, it draws from folk and blues music. No matter your taste in music, country is a reliable karaoke go-to.
Whether listening to the radio or sitting at your favorite bar, you’ve surely found yourself tapping your toe or humming to the smooth rhythm of a country music song. Some country styles are not karaoke-friendly, such as yodeling or adding the perfect twang. However, most country music is easy going and makes you want to sing along.
We’ve compiled a list of the 17 best country karaoke songs. Stick to this list, and you’ll surely be a karaoke success!
#17 Tennessee Whiskey (1981)
Okay, this is my favorite. It may not be the most obvious or the easiest choice, but this smooth and soulful ballad is just catchy and nice to sing. Originally released in 1981 by David Allen Coe, this song has been re-released several times. The Chris Stapleton version adds in lots of vocal twists and turns, offering the opportunity for the person singing to add some flair.
#16 Strawberry Wine – Deana Carter (1996)
This one goes out to all the true country fans. This sweet coming of age song is relatable and pleasant. It’s a great karaoke ballad that suits many different voice ranges.
#15 Before He Cheats – Carrie Underwood (2010)
I don’t care who you are, you’ve definitely caught yourself singing this in the car or in the shower when it came on the radio. It’s catchy, simple and wildly popular, all the things that make a great karaoke song choice.
#14 Beer For My Horses – Toby Keith and Willie Nelson (2002)
This song is just so classically and unapologetically Toby Keith. Also, it features Willie Nelson! It offers the option to be a duet or a solo. It also offers the audience and performers the opportunity to get a laugh and have some fun.
#13 Need You Now – Lady Antebellum (2010)
This song by Lady Antebellum comes from the most recent era of country music that has really blended with popular music. This song made it to mainstream and played on all of our radios for weeks and weeks. It’s a catchy, solid karaoke song choice.
#12 Wagon Wheel – Darius Rocker (2013)
Here’s another great country song that has been re-recorded several times. It originated way back in 1973 by Bob Dylan, and originally released by The Old Crow Medicine Show in 2001. Darius Rucker famously covered this toe-tapping hit in 2013.
#11 Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy – Big & Rich (2004)
Some people karaoke very seriously. Others are just up there to get a laugh. If you fall into the latter category, then this song is for you. This Big & Rich breakout hit is just silly and fun. It’ll get a laugh as soon as the initial beat drops, and it allows plenty of opportunity for you to get more laughs when you air-lasso while you sing.
#10 Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash (1963)
Johnny Cash is one of the greats. When the trumpets start in on this tune, it sweeps you away to the red canyons of a John Wayne movie. Everyone knows this song. It’s fun to listen to and even more fun to sing karaoke to.
#9 Stand By Your Man – Tammy Wynette (1968)
From the album of the same name, this song cemented Tammy as a country queen of the 1960s. It’s got the “everyone knows it” factor that every karaoke song needs. It does include some higher notes, making it particularly good for people looking to show off their high range.
#8 Man! I Feel Like a Woman! – Shania Twain (1997)
All of Shania’s tunes are karaoke-worthy. She ruled the 1990s pop/country scene. This song, all about going out and having a good time with your girlfriends, is a great choice for anyone.
#7 Picture – Sheryl Crow and Kid Rock (2002)
Okay, maybe this one could also be considered on a list of Pop songs. However, with that twangy guitar and smooth melody, this great duet definitely has all the makings of a classic country karaoke song. Both the male and female parts are sung slowly in an easy range. This could really be sung by any combination of people.
#6 Chicken Fried – Zac Brown Band (2008)
This is our most recently released song in the top 10. It can be a real tongue twister, but people will probably be too busy dancing to notice. The Zac Brown Band is publicly patriotic and supportive of our troops. This song represents what they, and many of us, love about America.
#5 Islands in the Stream – Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers (1983)
If you’re looking for a duet, you really can’t go wrong with country titans Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. This mellow ballad from= the early 80s is definitely the best duet song for country karaoke.
#4 Take Me Home Country Roads – John Denver (1971)
Ah, the sweet and mellow sounds of John Denver. He’s a country legend, and this song is his best karaoke classic. Most people can relate to his longing for home in the song, and most people also can’t help but tap their toe while you sing.
#3 All My Exes Live in Texas – George Strait (1987)
It’s southern, it’s twangy, it’s a classic throwback. This karaoke heavyweight is a popular choice for many because it’s fun and easy to sing.
#2 I Walk The Line – Johnny Cash (1957)
Yes, Johnny Cash made it onto this list twice. This song is timeless. It appeals to anyone in your audience. That classic Johnny beat gives you an easy rhythm to tap or sway to. It’s also pretty short and relatively easy to sing.
#1 Friends in Low Places – Garth Brooks (1990)
Country and non-country fans alike can get on board with this tune. It brings people together. This Garth Brooks classic is especially great for the reluctant karaoke performer. Once that chorus hits, everyone can’t help but sing along!