For most people who grew up in the rural areas of the world — or like to pretend they did — being country is a thing of pride. Plenty of big country names know what it’s like to live out in the country, and, of course, some of the most iconic songs in the genre are about that simple, yet determined, way of life.
There’s Hank Williams Jr.’s “A Country Boy Can Survive,” Alan Jackson‘s “Country Boy” and Tim McGraw‘s “Where the Green Grass Grows” — classics. Newer songs celebrating the country way of life include Luke Bryan‘s “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day,” Darius Rucker‘s ”Southern State of Mind” and Blake Shelton‘s “Boys ‘Round Here.” And that’s just barely scratching the surface.
Which country song about being country is the best of them all, though? Read on for our Top 10 picks: