Garth Brooks decided to call it “muscle” country. You can’t even say the word “bro” around Jason Aldean. Jake Owen is tired of talking about it and Florida Georgia Line once told Dan Rather they don’t even know what bro country is– though they are at the forefront of it.
It’s a hard genre to define, but to most listeners one seems to fall into the category if the majority of a singer’s songs are about trucks or partying. If you don’t wear boots or a cowboy hat you will also find yourself in that category. No matter what you call it or how you define it, two things are for certain– it’s here and some of these bros, most of them, are extremely talented.
10 Best Bro Country Songs Ever: (In no particular order)
“Beer With Jesus” // Thomas Rhett
Though his theology is a bit off, the sincerity is there. Rhett has the same questions for Jesus a lot of us have– how’d you turn the other cheek and how’d you change a sinner’s heart?
“Dirt” // Florida Georgia Line
When it’s all said and done, the Florida Georgia Line boys are going to be much more than a footnote in the history of country music and the nostalgia of “Dirt” is only the beginning.
“Drink A Beer” // Luke Bryan
Luke Bryan and his family have endured their fair share of tragedies and because of them, I don’t think there’s a more sincere person in Nashville than Mr. Bryan.
“You and Tequila” // Kenny Chesney
Deana Carter wrote it, but it’s Kenny’s delivery that puts it over the top.
“What We Ain’t Got” // Jake Owen
Literally, every single person who has ever heard this song can relate to it. Owen shines in it, though it kind of sticks out like a sore thumb in his song catalog.
“Riser” // Dierks Bentley
Bentley definitely toes the bro country line, but he does it well. “Riser” is beautifully written, heartfelt and just a great song.
“Jack Daniels and Jesus” // Chase Rice
Rice is basically singing about what happens after the bro country song is over. It’s wonderful.
“Mine Would Be You” // Blake Shelton
No does sweet and sexy better than Mr. Lambert. And this song is a perfect example.
“Take Your Time” // Sam Hunt
I think Hunt might be the actual definition of a “bro,” but the guy can write a song. Most girls would probably believe the lines in “Take Your Time,” especially if Hunt was delivering them.
“Crazy Girl” // Eli Young Band
Written by Lee Brice and Liz Rose, the play on the phrase “crazy girl” is about as smart as one can get.
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