10 favorite Country songs about farming


Nothing tells the story of America’s heartland like a country song. Next time you’re out in the field or relaxing on the porch, why not put on one of our favorite Country songs about farming? Click here to listen to the playlist on Spotify while you read on.

1. John Deere Green by Joe Diffie

This Joe Diffie classic peaked at #5 on the country charts in 1993 and tells the story of two small-town lovers and the water tower decoration that withstands the test of time.

2. Farmer’s Almanac by Johnny Cash

One of the two singles off Cash’s 1990 album, Boom Chicka Boom, this ode to The Farmer’s Almanac never charted, but summed up the importance of this annual publication and the wisdom it has shared over the years.

3. Amarillo Sky by Jason Aldean

Originally written by Big & Rich, Amarillo Sky helped put Jason Aldean on the map. The song speaks to many hardships that farmers know too well as well as the unwavering faith that things will turn out.

4. Thank God I’m A Country Boy by John Denver

It’s hard to find a more quintessential farming song than this John Denver classic. Written as a classic two-step and with the fiddle playing Sally Goodin throughout, you can’t help but to toe-tap along.


5. Where The Green Grass Grows by Tim McGraw

They say you can take the boy out of the country but you can’t take the country out of the boy. This song was a number one hit for Tim McGraw in 1998 and tells the story of the narrator wanting to leave the city to go back “where the green grass grows”.

6. Thank a Farmer by James Wesley

This single took off after being featured in the Dodge Ram Trucks ads for their “God Made A Farmer” campaign, and we can see why. Wesley says he was inspired to write the song after seeing a church sign that said, “Don’t Forget to Thank A Farmer”.

7. American Farmer by The Charlie Daniels Band

First released in 1985, The Charlie Daniels Band’s ode to the American Farmer still holds true today. A longtime supporter of agriculture, Charlie Daniels went on to perform this at the 1985 Farm Aid concert.

8. Small Town Boy by Dustin Lynch

Written by Rhett Akins, Kyle Fishman and Ben Hayslip while on Luke Bryan’s annual Farm Tour, it was sent to Dustin Lynch who listened to it while out hunting and decided to record it for his third album.

9. International Harvester by Craig Morgan

Craig Morgan’s 2007 single about driving his combine on a highway is one of the most relatable moments on this list. They filmed the music video in Wichita, Kansas during the Wichita River Festival.

10. The Rain Came Down by Steve Earle

Off his album Exit 0, Steve Earle tells the story of Depression Era farmers trying to find a better life moving west.

Listen to the full playlist on Spotify HERE or in the widget below.

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