Editors’ Notes Country music has always been grounded in the lived experience, but in the 2000s the genre paid especially close attention to the little moments in our days: not just the joys of drinking and falling in love but also the pleasures as simple as heating a bowl of rice in the microwave. This natural development was a way to take stock of American life in the turbulent time after 9/11 and during the U.S. invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. Some responded with hard-rocking patriotism, while others took out the fiddles and tried a different approach.

SONG
ALBUM
Mud On the Tires
3:28
 
Cowboy Take Me Away
Fly
4:51
 
Before He Cheats
3:19
 
Summertime
3:26
 
Alright
3:51
 
Chicken Fried
3:58
 
Redneck Woman
3:41
 
Just Another Day In Paradise
3:53
 
You Belong With Me
3:51
 
Forever and for Always (Red)
4:42
 
White Liar
4:48
 
People Are Crazy
3:51
 
What Was I Thinkin'
4:21
 
It's Five O'Clock Somewhere (with Jimmy Buffett)
3:49
 
If You're Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows)
3:37
 
Something More
3:36
 
I Hope You Dance
4:53
 
Days Go By
3:44
 
Suds In the Bucket
3:47
 
Bless the Broken Road
3:46
 
All My Friends Say
4:02
 
How Do You Like Me Now?!
3:29
 
It's a Great Day to Be Alive
4:01
 
The Way You Love Me
3:06
 
In Color
4:50
 
When I Get Where I'm Going (feat. Dolly Parton)
4:08
 
Troubadour
2:56
 
Austin
3:50
 
3:10
 
Live Like You Were Dying
4:58
 
Ain't Nothing 'Bout You
3:21
 
International Harvester
3:48
 
Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)
5:05
 
Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)
3:20
 
Three Wooden Crosses
3:21
 
Need You Now
4:37
 
Tim McGraw
3:52
 
The Truth
3:58
 
Somebody Like You
5:23
 
3:55
 
4:22
 
Boots On
2:50
 
Long Time Gone
4:09
 
A Real Fine Place to Start
3:58
 
You're Gonna Miss This
3:44
 
Living and Living Well
3:38
 
Breathe
4:10
 
3:36
 
Smoke Rings In the Dark
4:17
 
Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)
3:19
 
Gunpowder & Lead
3:11
 
Redneck Yacht Club
3:50
 
Jesus, Take the Wheel
3:46
 
Something to Be Proud Of
4:15
 
I Wanna Talk About Me
3:03
 
Stand Still, Look Pretty
2:46
 
I'll Be
4:28
 
Ol' Red
3:42
 
Summer Nights
4:02
 
Do I
3:59
 
Cleaning This Gun (Come on In Boy)
3:46
 
Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo (Recall Mix)
3:03
 
Remember When
4:30
 
Red Dirt Road
4:20
 
Brokenheartsville
3:50
 
Girls Lie Too (Greatest Hits Version)
3:32
 
Fifteen
4:54
 
If My Heart Had Wings
3:35
 
Good Directions
3:35
 
I'm Already There
4:13
 
Cowboys Like Us
3:39
 
Baby Girl (3rd Version/Remix)
3:59
 
Kiss This
2:53
 
When the Sun Goes Down (Duet With Uncle Kracker)
4:49
 
Gettin' You Home
3:32
 
Get Drunk and Be Somebody
2:58
 
Portland, Oregon (feat. Jack White)
3:49
 
Kerosene
3:05
 
Honky Tonk Badonkadonk
4:01
 
Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond of Each Other (Alternate Version)
3:32
 
My Next Thirty Years
3:37
 
Watching Airplanes
4:02
 
I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow (feat. Dan Tyminski) [Radio Station Version]
3:09
 
Yes!
Iii
3:21
 
4:39
 
Not Ready to Make Nice
3:57
 
Backwoods Barbie
3:21
 
In My Daughter's Eyes
3:13
 
All I Want to Do
3:33
 
Hillbilly Bone (feat. Trace Adkins)
3:44
 
Picture to Burn
2:53
 
I'm Gonna Miss Her
3:14
 
These Are My People
3:33
 
Boondocks
4:32
 
That's What I Love About Sunday
3:21
 
Play Something Country
3:14
 
All Jacked Up
3:32
 
Big Green Tractor
3:24
 
No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems
3:29
 
There Is No Arizona
3:56
 

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