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Welcome to opening day 2023! We love baseball, and we love country music. So let's look at where the two worlds collide.

Baseball season is here, and the great American pastime has plenty of connections to country music.

The Major League Baseball season gets underway today, and that always puts the hum of songs like “Cheap Seats” and “Centerfield” in our head.

Is there anything better than country music next to a delicious hotdog, beverage and a baseball game? After all, the game is known as America’s favorite game.

Now, most of us have a favorite baseball team that we pull for but how many of us have a favorite song about the game?

With all due respect to songs like “Glory Days” from Bruce Springsteen, “Night Game” by Paul Simon, and “Tessie” by the Dropick Murphys, we are going to stay over on the country side for this list.

So here’s a look at seven of Don’s favorite baseball songs that are country – or maybe country adjacent.

  • 1. Alabama - "The Cheap Seats"

    About as iconic a country music baseball song as it gets. There really is nothing like the view from the Cheap Seats.

  • John Fogerty - "Centerfield"

    OK, you can argue that John Fogerty (and CCR) isn’t country, but we’re making this list, so hush. Plus, it’s THE iconic baseball song.

  • Kenny Rogers - "The Greatest"

    Who amongst us hasn’t cried to this one?

  • Trace Adkins - "Swing"

    If you’ve been at a ballpark in the South, you’ve definitely heard this one on the playlist.

  • Corey Smith - "The Baseball Song"

    You might not have heard this one, but it absolutely belongs here.

  • Steve Goodman - "Go Cubs Go"

    The Earl of Story Songs (remember, Mr. Goodman wrote the classic David Allan Coe hit), nailed this one for the Cubs.

  • "Take Me Out To the Ballgame" featuring the Legendary Cubs Announcer Harry Carey

    And of course, you can’t have a baseball song list without the song everyone sings at every game. And a nod to the legendary Harry Carey for his rendition of this one.

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