Trucks; a staple in the world of country music and country life in general. Without trucks, what is the South? If every country girl and guy drove around in a Prius like Dierks Bentley, would they truly be country folk?
In support of trucks, here are seven country songs about them.
“Pickup Man” – Joe Diffie
This single by Diffie spent the longest time as a No. 1 hit. It got comfortable at the top, so to speak. It’s upbeat and tells the love story of a man and his good ol’ truck. This truck is is wingman in a way; it helps him get some ladies’ attention. He wouldn’t trade his truck for anything.
“I met all my wives in traffic jams,” he sings. “There’s just something women like about a pickup man.”
“I Drive Your Truck” – Lee Brice
This song is a tear-jerker. Yes, it’s about a man and his truck. But that truck used to be driven by the man’s brother who died in the Army. Touching, to say the least.
“I drive your truck, I roll every window down,” Brice sings. “And I burn up. Every back road in this town, I find a field, I tear it up. ‘Til all the pain’s a cloud of dust. Yeah, sometimes I drive your truck.”
“Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” – Kip Moore
This one’s all about the classic (i.e. stereotypical) image of the country life: beer, a truck, and, of course, your hot girlfriend. It’s catchy and that has given Moore some exposure in the country music world.
“Rough and Ready” – Trace Adkins
The Blue Collar lifestyle shows itself in this gold-certified hit. Adkins embraces and praises that type of living, for good reason, and makes sure to include trucks.
“Well, you are who you are, and that’s all right with me,” he sings. “Well, I am who I am, and that’s all I can be.”
“Mud on the Tires” – Brad Paisley
This truck-lovin’ tune appeared on the 2003 album of the same name. It earned the No. 1 spot and became gold-certified.
The song is all about a guy getting a brand new Chevy truck and wanting to take his girl out for a spin through the mud.
“Truck Yeah” – Tim McGraw
This song titled after an obvious pun was McGraw’s highest solo chart debut. It’s simply a fun song, opening with a cool guitar riff and the lyrics, “Got Lil’ Wayne pumpin’ on my iPod, thumpin’ on the subs in the back of my crew cab. Redneck rockin’ like a rockstar, sling a lil’ mud off the back, we can do that.”
“That Ain’t My Truck” – Rhett Akins
We have to go way back to 1995 for this story of trouble. In this tune, Akins sings about a man who one day drives by his girlfriend’s house, only to see a Chevy 4×4 in her driveway. It’s obviously not his truck. That’s when he sings, “That ain’t my truck in her drive. Man, this ain’t my day tonight. Looks like she’s in love and I’m out of luck.”