Country artists have proved for years that they know the perfect recipe for the best summer anthems. Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker, Zac Brown Band, Lady A, Tim McGraw and many others have debuted hit songs that are guaranteed to make listeners want to crank up the volume every time.
Whether you’re throwing a summer barbecue, a pool party, a picnic or planning a road trip, there are tons of summer-worthy country songs you need to add to the playlist. We rounded up some of the biggest country hits — including recent releases and nostalgic favorites — that are summer playlist-worthy (though there are tons of other songs and other artists to add, too). Check out some of the best country songs for a summer party here: