10 Summer Country Songs You Need To Hear

7 December 2023 | 2:22 pm | Staff Writer
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Whether you’re heading out west or heading to the beach, country music has delivered some of the best summer bangers for your playlist. Countrytown has hunted down the key tunes to be adding to your playlists so they’re dripping with sun, surf and breezy good times.

ROUTE 33 - Summer You

This year’s biggest new summer anthem is Brisbane band Route 33’s Summer You. Released just last month, the tune has already racked up over 100,000 streams and is already blaring out of boom boxes at picnics and car stereos heading to the beach as we speak.

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KAYLEE BELL - When Summer Rolls Around

This amazing jam from Kiwi Kaylee Bell is the perfect tune to kick back to on the deck this summer. With her CMA win this year, it’s worth a toast or two to Kaylee!

CASEY BARNES - Summer Nights

King Casey has had another big year and this banger from February was is biggest of 2023. Summer Nights is a breezy summer tune just begging you to head to the esky to crack another cold one.

KEITH URBAN - Long Hot Summer

A bona fide Aussie country classic, Keith Urban’s Long Hot Summer was lifted from his 2010 album Get Closer. Fun fact— the song was co-written by Richard Marx (of Hazard and Right Here Waiting fame).

HAYLEY JENSEN - Summertime Soundtrack

This one is a no brainer for your Summertime Soundtrack. It’s right there in the title. Aussie songstress Hayley Jensen is bringing the party for this backyard jam.


Bit of a change of pace here, but this beautiful summer love song melted Luke Bryan fans’ hearts a couple of years ago. ‘Girl, I was made for you like you were meant for summer’. Aw Luke! We can hang at the beach together any time.

RASCAL FLATTS - Summer Nights

Back to partying. Country legends certainly love Summer Nights don’t they? Light a bonfire on the beach, grab a bourbon and kick back with this Flatts classic from 2009.

DOLLY PARTON - Sweet Summer Lovin’

2023 has been the year of Dolly and we don’t see any reason to stop that this summer. This banger from 1979 is a cruisy little number for gazing out over the ocean.

MARYNN TAYLOR - Every Single Summer

Names one of 2023’s CMT Next Women of Country, MaRynn Taylor brings the vibes with this Summertime hit from 2022.

JIMMY BUFFETT - Margaritaville

Unfortunately we lost Jimmy this year, so there’s zero chance we were going to make a list of essential summer songs without tipping our hat to Margaritaville. Anyway, we’re off to waste away. Have a great summer everyone….