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The warm weather has arrived, and I couldn't be happier for summer to creep in. Country radio sounds best in the summertime when you're in the car with the windows down and volume cranked to the max!

Some of my favorite songs on country radio in July 2021 are:

Chase Rice and Florida Georgia Line, "Drinking Beer. Talking God. Amen." This is a bonfire jam, no doubt. This isn't the first time Chase Rice has teamed up with Florida Georgia Line, though — he co-wrote "Cruise" with the boys back in 2012. You can expect this song to jump up the charts quickly in the coming months.

Elle King and Miranda Lambert, "Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)" is going to be the song of the summer this year. Mark my words. It sounds so fun and it has twice the star power with Elle and Miranda both on it.

Zac Brown Band, "Same Boat" has the same vibe as their songs "Chicken Fried" and "Toes," but the lyrics are more about how we all need to get along as a whole and make the world a better place. I like the sound of this song and I do believe it will be here for a long time.

There are more songs that have been released to country radio in June 2021, and they include:

Brad Paisley, “City of Music”
Drew Parker, “While You’re Gone”
Gabby Barrett, “Footprints on the Moon”
Ingrid Andress, “Lady Like”
Niko Moon, “No Sad Songs”
Tenille Arts, “Back Then, Right Now”

Top Country Songs of 2021, Ranked

You'll find much more than just the Top 10 Country Songs of 2021 on this list. Enjoy the 21 best country songs of the year, based on Taste of Country staff and country music fan opinion, plus commercial data (sales, streaming, airplay).

To be considered, the song must have been released in 2021 or have actively charted for a portion of the year (see "Wine, Beer, Whiskey"). New artists including Lainey Wilson, Larry Fleet and Morgan Wade crack the top songs list, while hitmakers including Thomas Rhett, Jason Aldean and Luke Combs make the Top 10.

Let us know your favorite song of 2021 on Twitter, or email us at staff@tasteofcountry.com.

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