There's just something about country music that makes it delightfully different from all the other genres! Between our favorite country love songs and those patriotic country songs that are perfect for summer, it's clear that this Southern style of music has something for everyone. But what's even more fun to think about is that country music is ever-expanding, with new songs constantly released from longtime artists and those fresh to the scene! And while we love our classic country hits from performers such as Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson, this list also highlights some of the latest music of the year. So, without further ado, here are the best new country songs of 2023!
This list has a little bit of everything. We have new songs by country music natives, like Luke Combs and Dierks Bentley, along with songs from some of our beloved, talented Yellowstone cast—Luke Grimes and Lainey Wilson! Of course, there are also some newcomers on this list, too! Whether you've heard these songs on the radio or they're completely new to you, this list is definitely worth saving for your country-inspired playlist. Give these fresh tunes and melodies a listen and let us know in the comments which are your new favorites!
"Fast Car" by Luke Combs
Luke Combs released his rendition of this 1988 classic by Tracy Chapman earlier this year, and it became an instant hit! We'll be playing this one on repeat.
"Grease" by Lainey Wilson
It's no question that Lainey Wilson is country music's next best thing. "Grease" is her latest single from her hit album, Bell Bottom Country, and it's definitely a mood booster!
"Memory Lane" by Old Dominion
Old Dominion has mastered the art of making you feel happy and nostalgic. One listen to this song and you'll begin to peacefully reminisce.
"Blindsided" by Kelsea Ballerini
It feels like once a year Kelsea Ballerini comes out with something pretty catchy. "Blindsided" is just another to add to the list. Keep 'em coming, Kelsea!
"Dancin' in the Country" by Tyler Hubbard
Tyler Hubbard's song alone will have you dancing at any place, any time. But the music video (featuring Terry Crews) is one for the books! Trust us, you won't regret watching.
"Tennessee Orange" by Megan Moroney
Megan Moroney (new to the scene) has one of those voices that you can recognize anywhere. One listen to "Tennessee Orange" and you'll see what we mean!
"Bury Me in Georgia" by Kane Brown
Fans have noticed a change in Kane Brown's general sound with his recent single, "Bury Me in Georgia"—and they're loving it! We can't wait to see what the singer has in store for his future projects.
"Something To Dance To" by Willie Jones
Willie Jones' style of country music is nothing short of groovy. Listen to his music at your own risk: Your feet may begin to tap involuntarily! 😂
"Next Thing You Know" by Jordan Davis
Cue the tears! You won't have a dry eye after listening to this heartfelt song about parenthood. Jordan Davis has a way with words, it seems.
"Light On In The Kitchen" by Ashley McBryde
There's nothing like some good ol' advice from your mama! This song by Ashley McBryde can be a tribute to all the great moms out there.
"Gold" by Dierks Bentley
If there's one thing Dierks Bentley knows how to do, it's write sweet, sometimes deep lyrics sung over an uplifting beat. His song "Gold" is no exception!
"ILY (Family)" by Brett Young
Brett Young has us wanting to hug our family a little extra with this one! If you like simple melodies with feel-good lyrics, this song is for you.
"A Walk In The Bar" by Lauren Alaina
Lauren Alaina gave us the breakup anthem we didn't know we needed! Sing (or belt out) the lyrics to her song "A Walk In The Bar" for some self care.
"Hold On" by Luke Grimes
He can act... and sing?! Luke Grimes, you just keep on surprising us! "Hold On" gives fans a good idea of the kind of music the actor creates.
"Breakfast In Birmingham" by Tanya Tucker feat. Brandi Carlile
Tanya Tucker and Brandi Carlile both have distinct singing voices, and they blend so well together in this song! Once you listen to their soulful duet, you'll want to book your next trip to Birmingham ASAP.
"Corralling the Blues" by Colter Wall
Listening to a Colter Wall song feels like you're listening to a friend tell an enticing story. "Corralling the Blues" reels you in right from the start!
"Standing Room Only" by Tim McGraw
Anytime Tim McGraw releases a new song, we just know it's going to be good. "Standing Room Only" is a recent song, executed in his typical breezy style that his fans love.
"Outskirts" by Sam Hunt
It's impossible to not scream the lyrics of this chorus once you learn them. Go ahead. See for yourselves. (And then thank us later for showing you this song.)
"On The Boat Again" by Jake Owen
Song of the summer... is that you?! Jake Owen has us wanting to head to the beach more than ever with this hit. Our summer playlist just keeps growing!
"The Lost" by Jelly Roll
We. Have. Chills. Listen to the powerful lyrics from Jelly Roll accompanied by beautiful instrumentals and melodies. You'll be left feeling inspired after listening to the entire Whitsitt Chapel album, let alone this song!
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