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LOWERSTOFT, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 19: Two girls enjoy the sun at Lowerstoft beach on July 19, 2006 in Lowerstoft, England. Today is expected to become the hottest day of the year in Britain, with temperatures forecast to reach 36C (96.8F). (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Are you a country music fan who’s ready to kick off summer with some of the genre’s hottest tunes? Then put on your seatbelt for a ride down memory lane.

We’re talking country music from the past that will have you feelin’ those summer vibes in no time. What better way to celebrate the rising temperatures and memorable times with friends than a good ‘ole country beat?

Below are five country songs you’ll need to add to your summer playlist!

Toby Keith: “Stays In Mexico” (2004) 

Despite the fun times, Toby reminds us all not to let that summer romance on that vacation of a lifetime ruin the important things in our lives. So take his advice. What happens in Mexico, stays in Mexico.

Kenny Chesney: “Summertime” (2005) 

For Kenny, summertime is about all the fans that bring his music alive. For others, summertime means school’s out, relaxing with a cold one, hanging out in the pool or going to your favorite sporting event. What’s your definition of summertime?

Zac Brown Band: “Toes” (2008) 

Nothing describes summertime like your booty in the sand and your toes in the water. Zac Brown Band has the perfect picture. Life is good when you’re surrounded by water, laying in the sun, drinking a beer and playing the guitar.

Rascal Flatts: “Summer Nights” (2009) 

Get your party on with Rascal Flatts! School’s out for summer and boys and girls are ready to hit the beach in their flip flops and dance in the warm, white sand. Everyone’s feeling sexy and living it up day and night! How would you spend a summer night?

Brad Paisley: “Beat This Summer” (2013 ) 

We all wish those take-your-breath-away moments would never end. We all wish we could put that blissful kiss on repeat. We all wish we could freeze time on the Ferris wheel with our summertime fling. All you can do is enjoy the moment and make the most of it. Even Brad Paisley thinks so.


Sarah Francis is a half-Palestinian journalism junkie, a proud Charlotte, NC native with an oversized sweet tooth, and an active world traveler. Ask her where she’s headed next. (@Sarah_Francis25)