40 of the BEST Country Workout Songs

This country music running playlist is full of country workout songs that are fast and fun! Crank them up on your next gym session, run or when you need to get the house cleaned fast!!

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Updated August 2019

I am a country girl at heart. No, not a “country girl” that owns cowboy boots, but a country girl that owns waders for the real messy work of country life, like shoveling manure or dealing with an overflowing water tank or baling hay.

I grew up on a “hobby farm” in Indiana. We always had some kind of farm animals as long as I could remember: pigs, beef cows, and even a few sheep before my Dad decided our specialty would be goats.


I am a 10 year 4-H member and the 4-H fair was a huge part of our summers growing up!

Every morning and evening my siblings and I would spend about an hour doing chores–feeding, milking, watering and caring for our animals. Chores took place no matter what and if we “missed” chores we missed dinner.


I remember when I was 13 and we brought a boom box down to the barn so we could listen to music while we chored. 93.3 was the country music station and we blared it as we milked, talked, fought (let’s be real) and worked together.

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In this picture you see me, my brother, and another former 4-Her judging part of our local goat show a couple years ago.

In a lot of ways country music is the soundtrack of my growing up years and I love it. I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.

But I love it.

And it speaks to me.

And it’s fun.

Country Music running playlist

I normally don’t listen to country music while I’m doing a workout, but I’ve been making an exception lately. There are some really good fast country songs that are so fun to run or workout to and I’ve thrown in some old favorites on this list too!

Hopefully you enjoy it and if you aren’t a country fan you’ll give this country workout songs playlist a fair chance–it’s pretty fun!

Here are some of my favorite running gear

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You can check out the full country workout songs playlist on Spotify.

There you can save it to your account for your next run and you can follow me too if you’d like!

(Update 2019: I keep this playlist updated with new, upbeat  running country songs and have added quite a bit to it! It only keeps getting better!)

Today is actually National Running Day so I encourage you to get this playlist and head out for a run!

And if you’ve never ran before, maybe just add some easy running for 20-30 seconds to your walk or run in place in between workout sets. Every little bit counts!

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40 of the BEST Country Workout Songs

  1. Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert
  2. Kick the Dust Up – Luke Bryan
  3. This is How We Roll – Florida Georgia Line
  4. Little Red Wagon – Miranda Lambert
  5. Crushin’ It – Brad Paisely
  6. Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy) – Big & Rich
  7. Cruise – Florida Georgia Line
  8. That’s My Kind of Night – Luke Bryan
  9. What Was I Thinkin’ – Dierks Bentley
  10. 5-1-5-0 – Dierks Bentley
  11. Put You In A Song – Keith Urban
  12. Love Don’t Live Here – Lady Antebellum
  13. Somebody Like You – Keith Urban
  14. Ready to Run – Dixie Chicks
  15. Anything Goes – Florida Georgia Line
  16. Boondocks – Little Big Town
  17. Up Down – Florida Georgia Line
  18. Backroad Song – Granger Smith
  19. House Party – Sam Hunt
  20. Leave the Night On – Sam Hunt
  21. Chicken Fried – Zac Brown Band
  22. Barefoot Blue Jean Night – Jake Owen
  23. Something Bout a Truck – Kip Moore
  24. Nothin’ Like You – Dan + Shay
  25. All I Want To Do – Sugarland
  26. Sideways – Dierks Bentley
  27. Stuck Like Glue – Sugarland
  28. Settlin’ – Sugarland
  29. I Wanna Talk About Me – Toby Keith
  30. Mountain Music – Alabama
  31. Something More – Sugarland
  32. Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker
  33. Fishin’ In The Dark – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  34. Fast Cars and Freedom – Rascal Flatts
  35. Sunshine & Whiskey – Frankie Ballard
  36. Here for the Party – Gretchen Wilson
  37. Miss Me More – Kelsea Ballerini
  38. Fastest Girl In Town – Miranda Lambert
  39. If You’re Goin’ Through Hell- Rodney Atkins
  40. Something About a Truck – The Deep Dixie Boys

Also, if you are looking for a good plan to build up your running I really like this Finish It 5K plan from anothermotherrunner.com.

Do you like listen to country music when running?

Anyone else out there with some country roots? 

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  1. I am not a country music fan really. There are a few songs I like but for the most part, not my cup of tea! I love your pictures and enjoyed reading about your goats!

  2. I used to listen to country all the time and one of my favorite songs was “Save a horse ride a cowboy”. I still jam to it every time it comes on!

    1. I like that stuff too! I’m a non-discriminatory listener….not sure if that is a good or bad thing. πŸ˜›

    1. I like it and Pandora a lot for running. Podcasts are my walks and laundry fodder. I listen to a ton! Do you use Audible for audio books or something else?

  3. How sweet to grow up on a farm but I’ll bet it was hard work too. I grew up listening to country music because my mom loves it. But it’s not really my thing.

    1. It was a pretty cool experience and taught me a lot. Probably that is how Layla will feel someday too..haha!

  4. I know every song on your list. It really is a great list to exercise too. I am going to have to get my daughter to download on her Mp3 player so I can take to my wellness center. I pinned this too. πŸ™‚

    1. Oh gosh that sounds like fun!! We went to Nashville last year and stayed downtown but it was a last minute thing so we didn’t get to see any cool concerts or stalk any stars houses like I wanted! Haha!

  5. Awww! Goats!

    I’m not country at all. However, I would love a farm with horses and goats and maybe some chickens. I actually don’t mind mucking stalls and doing that kind of work – it’s kind of soothing in a weird way.

    I don’t listen to country music much. We live in an area where it’s very popular, but it’s just not something I’m into.

    1. I forgive you. πŸ˜‰ haha! I feel like most people either love it or hate it. And yay for mini farms! I think it is something really soothing about working with your hands and with animals too. Hopefully you will get that farm someday.

  6. This is awesome!! Love that Luke Byrant “That’s My Kind of Night” song. I’d also add “Shake it Off” on there by T Swift even though it’s not realllllly country… and “Done” by The Band Parry. So good!

  7. I love goats, how wonderful to grow up on a goat farm! I don’t usually listen to country music, but I am a runner and love good running music, so will check some of these songs out, thanks!

  8. I love this post and love that you grew up on a farm. I have always wanted goats. My friend Same works at a local farm where he makes goat cheese. Goats are just hilarious. Love your playlist. I have recently gotten into country music!

  9. Love this! I have really been getting into country lately. I don’t run at the moment, but this is perfect for at the gym!

  10. We are in the heart of winter and I desperately want to go back to warmer days, driving with the windows down in the sunshine. Whenever I feel like I need a little boost of summer I know it’s time to turn on the country music. Country Music very much summertime music to me and somehow it always makes me feel a little warmer and smile a little bigger.

  11. “Wow, this country music running playlist is a game-changer! The perfect mix of high-energy tracks that keep me motivated and in sync with every stride. I love how it captures the essence of country music while giving me that extra push during my runs. Thank you for curating such an amazing playlist, it’s now my go-to companion during my workouts! Keep up the fantastic work! Florence Fields”

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