75+ Best Country Song Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational country song quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

Famous Country Song Quotes

I think I first realized I wanted to be in country music and be an artist when I was 10. And I started dragging my parents to festivals, and fairs, and karaoke contests, and I did that for about a year before I came to Nashville for the first time. I was 11 and I had this demo CD of me singing Dixie Chicks and Leanne Rimes songs. — Taylor Swift

I discovered in college that country music could be fun adding some swing to it. — George Strait

I don’t think it’s changed that much when you go on the principle if Garth introduced more rock into country music, then Florida Georgia Line’s gonna introduce more dance and more beat-driven stuff into country music. That’s just how it’s gonna go. So whatever influences you as a kid, you’re gonna put in your music. — Garth Brooks

You know, traditional country music is something that’s going to be around forever… I’m not worried about it. — George Strait

All the girls over there in Ireland are well versed in American country music. Jim Reeves and Patsy Cline are like king and queen over there. — John Prine

I have always been infatuated with country music. Country music tells stories, and I’ve always loved to tell stories. I said that when I establish myself as an artist that can do pretty much anything I want to do in music, I’m going to make a country album. — R. Kelly

I love music as a whole. Country music, hip-hop. I just like people being passionate with what they love to do. — Jimmy Butler

I’m a serious aficionada of country music – Reba McEntire, Toby Keith, Montgomery Gentry. I’ve even written some songs. They haven’t done anything of mine yet. But it’s only a matter of time. — Maya Angelou

I think Ray Charles did as much as anybody when he did his country music album. Ray Charles broke down borders and showed the similarities between country music and R&B. — Willie Nelson

I was the first woman ever named Entertainer of the Year in country music. — Loretta Lynn

There’s a new hit rock group or singer every five minutes, but with country music, you have one hit and those people love you forever. — Kenny Rogers

Country music tells stories, and I’ve always loved to tell stories. — R. Kelly

Of emotions, of love, of breakup, of love and hate and death and dying, mama, apple pie, and the whole thing. It covers a lot of territory, country music does. — Johnny Cash

I’ve been a fan of old country music, like Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline. I think I’m drawn to it because of the sense of sadness and sort of loss that a lot of good old country music has. — Sarah McLachlan

When I’d tell people I like country music they’d get this look on their faces. People were kind of ashamed of country. — Loretta Lynn

I’ll tell you sort of an odd story: My music taste changed on 9/11. And it’s very strange. I actually intellectually find this very curious. But on 9/11, I didn’t like how rock music responded. And country music collectively, the way they responded, it resonated with me. — Ted Cruz

I never gave up on country music because I knew what I was doing was not that bad. — Willie Nelson

More than any other art form I know of in America, country music speaks of the true relationship between the American male and the American female… Terrible and impossible. — Sam Shepard

Kitty Wells was the first and only Queen of Country Music, no matter what they call the rest of us. She was a great inspiration to me as well as every other female singer in the country music business. In addition to being a wonderful asset to country music, she was a wonderful woman. — Dolly Parton

There’s a longing in country music that can soften even the rockiest heart. — Glen Campbell

Social topics may hit too close to home for people, but then again, if you pull a heartstring, then that’s what country music is. It’s not just songs about getting drunk and leaving your girl. — Kenny Chesney

I love country music, blues, and punk, and one day I might make those kinds of records. — Kesha

I’ve never turned my back on country music. — Reba McEntire

A lot of country music is sad. I think most art comes out of poverty and hard times. It applies to music. Three chords and the truth – that’s what a country song is. There is a lot of heartache in the world. — Willie Nelson

Country music has always been about as close to R&B as you can possibly get. We’re storytellers. — Lionel Richie

When I first came to Nashville, people hardly gave country music any respect. We lived in old cars and dirty hotels, and we ate when we could. — Loretta Lynn

Me and my partner, Conway Twitty, cleaned up at the 1972 Country Music Association Awards. — Loretta Lynn

I’ve never thought about any kind of prejudice about women in country music because I never felt like it affected me. I was fortunate enough to come about in a time when I didn’t feel that kind of energy at all, and it was always my theory that if you want to play in the same ballgame as the boys, you’ve got to work as hard as them. — Taylor Swift

If you talk bad about country music, it’s like saying bad things about my momma. Them’s fightin’ words. — Dolly Parton

‘Lollipop Opera’ is the backdrop to Finsbury Park. A place that is very thriving, interracial and lot of music stores, Greek, Turkish, all sorts of immigrant music. It’s utter Englishness. It blends the Jamaicans, the Irish. It’s like what Jim Reeves did with American country music. — John Lydon

I’ve seen country music go uptown, like we say, and I’m proud I was there when it happened. — Loretta Lynn

Roger Miller opened a lot of people’s eyes to the possibilities of country music, and it’s making more impact now because it’s earthy material: stories and things that happen to everyday people. I call it ‘people music.’ — Glen Campbell

Country music has always sort of been country music. — Miranda Lambert

I want to reach the point where people hear my name and immediately think of real country music. — George Strait

I’m really annoyed by the wave of country music that’s just a list of stuff. It almost sounds like L.A. people writing country music, because it’s just a list of stuff: ‘My pickup truck and my cowboy boots and my Levi’s jeans and my girlfriend with the short shorts.’ It’s so boring! — Kathleen Hanna

My definition of country music is really pretty simple. It’s when someone sings about their life and what they know, from an authentic place. — Taylor Swift

Country music is about new love and it’s about old love. — Jeff Foxworthy

I think country music is popular – has been popular and will always be popular because I think a lot of real people singing about a lot of real stuff about real people. And it’s simple enough for people to understand it. And we kind of roll with the punches. — Dolly Parton

I was one of the very first people to ever do a video in country music. — Reba McEntire

I think the first thing you should know is that nobody in country music ‘made it’ the same way. It’s all different. There’s no blueprint for success, and sometimes you just have to work at it. — Taylor Swift

I tend to listen to country music more than Cuban music. — Ted Cruz

To me, country music has always been the home for a great song. — Zac Brown

True country music is honesty, sincerity, and real life to the hilt. — Garth Brooks

I was always sort of mystified and excited about the world of country music. Something about it struck me as enchanted. — Grace Potter

Country music is what is sincere; that’s the main thing. — Garth Brooks

I’m not technically adept at music, but I’d love to be part of a discussion of where progressive rock ends and country music begins. — William Shatner

My influences in this world have always been Crazy Horse and Malcolm X, my overall influences. But I was influenced by rock n’ roll, blues, and country music. I was influenced by singers. — John Trudell

I don’t like country music, but I don’t mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means ‘put down’. — Bob Newhart

There’s been a shift: Country music is popular music now. Every other genre wants to come over to our land. — Miranda Lambert

When I was growing up, music was music and there were no genres. We didn’t look at it as country music. Popular music in Tuskegee was country music. So I didn’t know it in categories. It was the radio. — Lionel Richie

It’s quite interesting that in my growing up I had several influences. We had gospel music on campus. R&B music was, of course, the community, and radio was country music. So I can kind of see where all the influences came from. — Lionel Richie

I think Charley Pride has been one of the best things to happen to country music, to prove it belongs to everybody. — Loretta Lynn

I write some country music. There’s a song called ‘I Hope You Dance.’ Incredible. I was going to write that poem; somebody beat me to it. — Maya Angelou

I think I never had this grandiose dream of being any country music star. I just slowly progressed into that’s what I’m doing. — Luke Combs

I didn’t know much about him, and I wasn’t a big country music fan. I listened to the Beatles and David Bowie, so I didn’t know a lot about him. — Joaquin Phoenix

There’s a great enthusiasm for good country music all over the world. — Willie Nelson

What makes my approach special is that I do different things. I do jazz, blues, country music and so forth. I do them all, like a good utility man. — Ray Charles

I do love country music. — Kesha

I love country music. — Miranda Lambert

In New York, my dad raised me to listen to everything like hip-hop, rock and country music. When I moved to Dallas, I started listening to whatever I wanted to listen to. — Post Malone

I love being a part of country music. I love going out and… doing things for the first time for country music. I always enjoy that. — Garth Brooks

I’ve definitely received a lot of support in Nashville; it’s a huge music town. I like country music. Like any genre I’m largely unfamiliar with, there are elements I really enjoy and elements that go over my head. — Hozier

In most red states, country music is a major way of life. — Meghan McCain

I like country music. Sometimes I’ll just type in ‘country’ on Pandora and listen. I really like the passion in the lyrics. — Tink

My earliest memories of country music are the Grand Ole Opry. — Lionel Richie

I love country music so much. I love all kinds of music. But when it comes down to it, I’m from East Tennessee, and country melodies and country songs have always just sliced me in the heart. — Ashley Monroe

I’m an Australian, and when I grew up much of my influences were American – blues music and country music, all that sort of thing. — Nick Cave

It’s awesome to have friends among the country music community that you know are looking out for you and that you are excited to get to see on the road. — Luke Combs

If it’s a good song and it fits me, that’s what I’m going to do, I’m not out there trying to change the world. I’m just out there trying to sing country music the best way I can. — George Strait

I didn’t think I liked country music. Then I got into Garth Brooks. — Zac Brown

Country music is important to me, and I love it, but it’s not my whole life… I like to be outdoors, I like to hunt, I like to fish, I like to play golf. — George Strait

I’ve always stood up for country music. — Alan Jackson

It never mattered to me that people in school didn’t think that country music was cool, and they made fun of me for it – though it did matter to me that I was not wearing the clothes that everybody was wearing at that moment. But at some point, I was just like, ‘I like wearing sundresses and cowboy boots.’ — Taylor Swift

So many girls come up and say to me, ‘I have never listened to country music in my life. I didn’t even know my town had a country-music station. Then I got your record, and now I’m obsessed.’ That’s the coolest compliment to me. — Taylor Swift

Right now it seems like the girls are drawing more attention to country music. — Miranda Lambert

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