10 Inspirational Country Songs
Here are the top 10 inspirational country songs. Country music isn’t all bluegrass and Grand Ole Opry. There’s more to this genre than many people give it credit for, many contemporary country music artists have incorporated meaningful messages into their songs. Look no further than this list of the top inspirational country songs.
- "Wish You Were Here" by Mark Wills is a heart-breaking song that debuted in 1999 as number one on the country charts. Willis is famous for this single which contributed to his first best-selling album.
- “Could Not Ask for More” by Sara Evans was released on 2001 as a cover to Edwin McCain’s album “Messenger.” The song reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
- "One More Day" by Diamond Rio was a Billboard hit during the aftermath of 9/11. It is a great tribute song, and makes you appreciate the people you are with and the time you have together.
- "Three Wooden Crosses" by Randy Travis is a country song with a Christian focus. It won Song of the Year at the 2003 Country Music Awards. Travis established himself as a Christian country singer with this song.
- “When I Get Where I’m Going”by Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton was released on Paisley’s 2005 album “Time Well Wasted.” It quickly soared to Billboard hits’ Number One spot.
- "My List" by Toby Keith is a down-to-earth song by an award winning artist. This smash hit was from the album “Pull My Chain,” and it added an inspirational spin to the otherwise tongue-in-cheek lyrics on the rest of the record.
- "Live Like You Were Dying" by Tim McGraw encourages us to go sky-diving and rocky mountain climbing. The song reached number one on the country charts immediately after its release.
- "Bless the Broken Road" by Rascal Flatts won top vocal group at the Country Music Awards. Even if you’ve had bad relationships or a little baggage, this country group reminds us that the broken road eventually leads us to good things.
- "Angels In Waiting" by Tammy Cochran reached Top 10 in 2001. The song is especially poignant because she dedicated it to her brothers who died young.
- “Jesus, Take the Wheel” was Carrie Underwood’s second single on the album “Some Hearts.” This Christian song snagged the number 1 spot on the Country charts and the number 4 spot on the Hot Christian Songs chart.