Football season is here, which means tailgating, touchdowns and a whole lot of celebrating when our favorite teams win. Country stars, from Kenny Chesney to Carrie Underwood, are also big fans of football season. Here are our Top 5 Country Songs About Football:
Kenny Chesney – “The Boys of Fall”
Kenny Chesney is a huge football fan and counts the likes of Peyton Manning and Sean Payton among his close friends. He has co-produced several football documentaries, including The Boys of Fall, The Color Orange: The Condredge Holloway Story and, most recently, The Believer, a documentary about Steve Spurrier. His hit “The Boys of Fall” is a poignant look at football and what it means to small towns across the country.
Brad Paisley – “Country Nation”
In the lyrics of “Country Nation,” from his new album, Moonshine in the Trunk, Brad Paisley pays tribute to a number of things that makes America a ‘country nation’, including football. He name-drops several teams, from his beloved West Virginia Mountaineers to the Tennessee Volunteers, Michigan Wolverines and many more.
Hank Williams, Jr. – “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight”
For years, Hank Williams, Jr.’s “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight” was a Monday Night Football staple, getting fans fired up for primetime football. The song was edited to fit the broadcast, with Williams singing “Are you ready for some football?”
Carrie Underwood – “Waiting All Day For Sunday Night”
Following in the footsteps of Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood will welcome fans to NBC’s Sunday Night Football programming. This year’s opening segment will premiere on September 7 before the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos kick off, and will feature Underwood alongside NFL stars DeMarcus Ware, Phillip Rivers, Brandon Marshall, Clay Matthews, Jimmy Graham and LeSean McCoy.
Lee Brice – “Parking Lot Party”
While Lee Brice’s song doesn’t mention football by name, it’s the perfect tailgating song. And what football fan doesn’t enjoy a good tailgate in the parking lot before or after the big game?
What are your favorite football songs?