The Ultimate Country Music Workout Playlist

By , SparkPeople Blogger
You might not initially think of country music as the ideal workout soundtrack. And while it’s true that there are some slower, sadder tunes of the "lost my truck, lost my love, lost my dog" variety, the genre has plenty of up-tempo, high-energy, downright rockin’ medleys to put some calorie-burning pep in your step.
 
You don’t have to visit a Nashville honky-tonk or learn a complicated line dance to get your boot-scootin' boogie on—simply create your own country music playlist, plug in your earbuds and then run, walk, spin or shuffle along to the Americana-inspired tunes. Heck, you can even do the two-step through your living room, as long as you’re moving. (Boots and hat are optional.)
 
1. Florida Georgia Line, "Cruise" – Amazon  iTunes



2. Miranda Lambert, "Fastest Girl in Town" – Amazon  iTunes
3. Gretchen Wilson, "Redneck Woman" – Amazon  iTunes



4. Luke Bryan,  "All My Friends Say" – Amazon  iTunes
5. Dierks Bentley, "Feel That Fire" – Amazon  iTunes
6. Trace Atkins, "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk"– Amazon  iTunes



7. Dixie Chicks, "Goodbye Earl" – Amazon  iTunes
8. Garth Brooks, "Callin' Baton Rouge" – Amazon
9. George Strait, "Where the Sidewalk Ends" – Amazon  iTunes



10. Travis Tritt, "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" – Amazon  iTunes
11. Charlie Daniels Band, "Devil Went Down to Georgia" – Amazon  iTunes

12.  Zac Brown Band, "Chicken Fried" – Amazon  iTunes
13.  John Michael Montgomery, "Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)" – Amazon  iTunes



14.  Brooks & Dunn, "Boot Scootin' Boogie" – Amazon  iTunes
15.  Hank Williams Jr., "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight" – Amazon  iTunes



16.  Joe Diffie, "Third Rock from the Sun" – Amazon  iTunes
17.  Tim McGraw, "I Like It, I Love It" – Amazon  iTunes



18.  Jason Aldean, "Dirt Road Anthem" Amazon  iTunes
19.  Brad Paisley, "American Saturday Night" – Amazon  iTunes
20.  Taylor Swift, "Our Song" – Amazon  iTunes



21.  Kip Moore, "Somethin’ Bout a Truck" – Amazon  iTunes
22.  Eric Church, "Drink In My Hand" – Amazon  iTunes



23.  Little Texas, "God Blessed Texas" – Amazon  iTunes
24.  Shania Twain, "Any Man of Mine" – Amazon  iTunes
25.  Dwight Yoakam, "Fast as You" – Amazon  iTunes



26.  Kenny Chesney, "Summertime" – Amazon  iTunes
27.  Billy Ray Cyrus, "Achy Breaky Heart" – Amazon  iTunes



28.  Hank Williams Jr., "Born to Boogie" – Amazon  iTunes
29.  Vince Gill, "One More Last Chance" –  Amazon  iTunes



30.  Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett, "It’s Five O'Clock Somewhere" – Amazon  iTunes
31.  Reba McEntire, "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" – Amazon  iTunes
32.  Dolly Parton, "9 to 5" – Amazon  iTunes



33.  The Tractors, "Baby Likes to Rock It" – Amazon  iTunes
34.  Leann Rimes, Rob Thomas & Jeff Beck, "Gasoline and Matches" – Amazon  iTunes



35.  Tracy Byrd, "Watermelon Crawl" – Amazon  iTunes
36.  Luke Bryan, "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)" – Amazon  iTunes



37.  Waylon Jennings, "Good ol' Boys" (Theme from the Dukes of Hazzard) – Amazon  iTunes
38.  Garth Brooks, "Ain't Goin' Down 'Til the Sun Comes Up" – Amazon



39.  Little Big Town, "Little White Church" – Amazon  iTunes
40.  Alan Jackson, "Chattahoochee" – Amazon  iTunes


 
What’s missing? Leave your favorite country music workout song in the comments!

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Comments

MUSICNUT 10/11/2019
Thanks for the great article! :) Report
KACEYSW 5/20/2019
My fiance' will love this list! Report
AMBER461 5/11/2019
Great list, thank you. Report
SHOAPIE 5/11/2019
Good list Report
ERIN_POSCH 5/11/2019
thank you Report
DESERTDREAMERS 4/4/2019
I grew up in the South, and for years I thought I didn’t like country music (whining, yodeling, etc - no thanks!). About 10 years ago, I realized a lot of the music I was enjoying was branded as Country. What! When did it get so good? Now it’s my mainstay.

Miranda Lambert has lots of “get up and move to it” songs, like Mama’s Broken Heart Report
RAMSEYSJ 4/3/2019
carrie Underwood- Blown away
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DRAGONFLY631 4/3/2019
That’s a great list Report
SINGBHAPPY2D 2/26/2019
Some great music! Report
PANDAGIRL821602 1/13/2019
Great list!! Report
DEE107 12/14/2018
good list Report
DFG5876 10/19/2018
All Great Songs Report
AMBER461 10/15/2018
An excellent list, love it. Report
I don't know a lot of these, but the ones I do recognize have a good exercise beat. Thanks for the list. Report
Love the list, thanks! Report
Big and Rich: Ride a Cowboy (Save a Horse) Report
ALFREDIA
It ain't my fault by the Osborne's Report
thanks for sharing Report
https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuapCENFM2U


Down at the Twist and Shout...Mary Chapin Carpenter Report
I can't believe all the people on here saying how much they hate Country Music. Move on, my friends, no one asked you to read the article and make your snide comments.
Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood
Garth Brooks: Friends in Low Places, Two of a Kind, Working on a Full House, Papa Loved Mama, Two Pina Coladas. Report
Interesting, thanks Report
Awesome Report
Great music list!! Report
I love this country music list!! Report
Great list! Thanks! Report
Great list Report
There is not much country that is worth listening to that was made after 2000. The new stuff might as well be pop music.
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I grew up in the South, avoiding C&W music. Of course, this was when a LOT of the singers were twangy, yodelish, or something else I didn’t like. As the lines blurred with crossovers, I slowly realized I actually enjoyed C&W! Carrie Underwood, Shania, Like Bryan, GEORGE STRAIT!, Zac Brown, & so many more. I essentially dropped the classic rock, 60’s thru 90’s pop - & switched to country line ups. Still refuse to listen to rap or hip hop. Report
I didn't grow up really liking a lot of country mostly because I could never understand the DJ's to understand the names of the songs and musicians. The beat - some are more danceable than others, so I liked those country songs better - and eventually I realized I tended to like acoustic country or bluegrass more than most of the "modern" country. Nevertheless, I've been making an effort to become more familiar with country, with the additional accessibility that the Internet brings (YouTube, captioned videos, lyric websites, etc.).

So, as usual, I have created a Spotify playlist with the 40 songs in this play list and one I just added - "Airport Kiss" by Jon Wolfe...

You will need to create a free Spotify account to listen (you don't have to have a Premium account.). Some I know just create "throwaway" email accounts to give to Spotify, but the ones that do already have an account, they can listen to this on their mobile or website (laptop) browser etc.

Here's the link - I have to separate it here - copy it here and paste and then take your cursor and delete the spaces (I will probably post it on my blog somewhere so that it would be easier to copy and paste...).

open.spotify.com/ user/msdrpepper/ playlist/ 1BE2V7IimZ78cROP3T4WRw?si=I6GAExMsQ
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SUSANBEAMON
I don't like exercising. I don't like country music. So of course, they go together. Report
The Only Way I Know by Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Jason Aldean- Report
Toby Keith -- Beers Ago, I wanna talk about me & How do you like me now
Florida Georgia Line - I'm in a Hurry
Rodney Adkins - If your going through . . .
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Love my country music while working out... Report
i also have, gonna know we were here by jason aldean, its an upbeat catchy song that is about working hard to get what you want and having fun in life.
i disagree about taylor swift, listen to her duet with tim mcgraw, highway dont care...to me that is what taylor swift was meant to do...and she also wrote, wish you were a better man. the ultimate country song. if she stayed with country and left the bubble gum pop alone i would listen to her more. Report
Uck, too whiney and boo hoo for me Report
Love the country and artists picked. When you were raised in the country, it's hard to leave it behind. Thanks. Report
Great to see some respect to country Report
There's not enough money in the world to get me to listen to country music. I just can't tolerate all the whining Report
MICLEEZIM
I think all of them are on my playlist. Report
MICLEEZIM
I think all of them are on my playlist. Report
How about Hank William Sr. "Settin the Woods on Fire" Report
You have some amazing tunes and artists on your list. Regrettably, you didn’t include many of today’s crossover artists. Add the Brothers Osborne song Ain’t my Fault to your list...that beat dares you to sit still! Report
1000% agree on the Tractor's Baby Likes to Rock It - you can't NOT move to that one. Maybe Big & Rich's Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy. 5150 by Dierks Bentley. Sun Daze by Florida Georgia Line. Freestyle by Lady Antebellum. Somewhere in my Car by Keith Urban. Beer in Mexico by Kenny Chesney. Will the Circle be Unbroken by Johnny Cash. Camouflage, River Bank, or Online by Brad Paisley. Report
Glad my man Hank made the list! Report
Thanks, Great! Report
Ahhh sounds like a good playlist to create for Spotify users!! I am busy this week or two, but will get one going there. Remember, Spotify IS free, you do not have to pay for the premium features (I didn't for many years, only recently got the family plan.). I'll add (at the end) the suggestions I see here as well as my recent favorites - Jon Wolfe "Airport Kiss" (whoo, nice rebounding or line dancing pace, probably good for a walk or slow run...). Report
Lots missing!

Atkins: If You're Going Through Hell
Keith: How Do You Like Me Now?
Keith: I Wanna Talk About Me
Yoakum:Streets of Bakersfield

And that doesn't touch any of my warm-up/cool-down songs.
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I LOVE country. I had several of these already loaded in my phone but there are a few here I didnt ever know about. Great list. Thanks... Report
Nice tunes! Report