It was a big year for new country music!

Thanks to all the free time country artists had in 2020 because of the lack of touring, there was a WHOLE lot of new country music in 2021! For example, Morgan Wallen released his double album in January, Cody Johnson gave us his double album in October, Jason Aldean and Thomas Rhett released the first parts of their double albums, and Eric Church's TRIPLE album arrived in April. Other popular artists to release new albums include Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, Miranda Lambert, Alan Jackson, Loretta Lynn, Carly Pearce, Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band... need I go on?!

With so much new music arriving these past 12 months, it's nearly impossible to listen to it all. Unfortunately, I still haven't had the chance to fully dive into some of the albums that I'm interested in. It's ok, though, because I've still heard some incredible country music this year.

I put together a list of ten of my absolute FAVORITE country songs that were included on albums released in 2021. Some of the songs you probably heard on the radio, and others you definitely didn't. It was tough to narrow it down, but I'm pretty happy with my picks! Here are my favorite songs of the year (in no particular order):

  • Freedom Was a Highway - Jimmy Allen & Brad Paisley
  • Fillin' My Cup - Hailey Whitters & Little Big Town
  • Look Good and You Know It - Eric Church
  • Simple Times - Kacey Musgraves
  • No Hard Feelings - Old Dominion
  • Chasing After You - Maren Morris & Ryan Hurd
  • Ghost - Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, & Jon Randall
  • Younger Me - Brothers Osborne
  • Never Wanted to Be That Girl - Carly Pearce & Ashley McBryde
  • Juanita - Sturgill Simpson & Willie Nelson

What are your favorite new country songs of 2021? Let us know in the comments!

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