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With the release of Chris Young’s new song “All Dogs Go To Heaven,” depicting the heartbreak of losing your canine best friend, we got to thinking about what some of the best country music songs were about dogs, and we found some good ones.

Admittedly we were surprised Miranda Lambert didn’t have a dog song as she, along with her MuttNation foundation, does so very much for our canine friends. Miranda does have a song from 2020 called “How Dare You Love,” along with a lyric video that features pictures of dogs. She also performed on the ACM Awards with Chris Stapleton in 2021 for his song about his dog, “Maggie’s Song.” We did, however, find gems from Carrie Underwood, Stapleton, and more than one from Blake Shelton.

Here are our top five picks for country songs about dogs.

  • 5 - "The More Boys I Meet" - Carrie Underwood (2007)

    An early song from Carrie telling who she prefers her canine to the dating scene. The chorus sings, “And, I, I close my eyes / And, I kiss that frog / Each time finding / The more boys I meet, the more I love my dog.”

  • 4 - "I'll Name the Dogs" - Blake Shelton (2017)

    Blake won the CMT Music Awards’ Video of the Year award for the video for this song in 2018. The song’s chorus includes the lyrics, “I’ll hang the pictures, you’ll hang the stars / You’ll pick the paint, I’ll pick a guitar / Sing you a song out there with the crickets and the frogs / You’ll name the babies, and I’ll name the dogs, yeah.”

  • 3 - "All Dogs Go to Heaven" - Chris Young (2023)

    A great song about losing your best friend. The chorus sings, “All dogs go to Heaven / To spend forever running wild and free, off the leash / I know he’ll probably go before me / Oh, and that’s the day I’m dreadin’ / But he’ll be waiting on me at the gates / ‘Cause all dogs go to Heaven.”

  • 2 - "Maggie's Song" - Chris Stapleton (2020)

    Chris wrote this song about losing his family’s beloved lab terrier dog.

  • 1- "Ol' Red" - Blake Shelton (2001)

    Blake’s version of this song has become a classic and is also the name of his bars in various cities, including Nashville, soon in Las Vegas, and in Oklahoma. The song was originally recorded by George Jones on his 1990 album; You Oughta Be Here with Me. Kenny Rogers also covered it on his 1993 album If Only My Heart Had a Voice. The chorus includes the lyrics, “And the warden sang / Come on somebody / Why don’t you run / Ol’ Red’s itchin’ to have a little fun / Get my lantern / Get my gun / Red’ll have you treed before the mornin’ comes.”

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