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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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.
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
Only one actual country artist on this list,, the rest is rockabilly.
Too bad. Report
Any genre will have workout music - even classical. Report
Can't do a lot of country, but there are some good songs Report
good list Report
Interesting. Report
good Report
awesome list Report
nice songs Report
Great, Thanks! Report
A nice mix. Have some and will add more to my i-pod from this list. Report
some good songs! Report
great Report
Thanks for the list Report
Great Article! Report
Great playlist Report
Great article! Report
Thanks for the great article! :) Report
I can see how these songs could add some pizzazz to exercise routine. Report
How about Willie Nelson "Whiskey River" The live version

I forgot to say, nothing from Taylor Swift, ever
Fantastic article!!! Report