There’s no better way to celebrate the season of bountiful harvest and reunion of family and friends than to play country songs about Thanksgiving. Well, that is, apart from the savory turkey, the tasty baked ham, the yummy bean casserole, and of course the assorted pies that grace the annual thanksgiving dinner. So we’ve compiled 38 of them (from A-Z), so you have a long list to choose from for the special day.
Here we go!
“Amazing Grace” by Alan Jackson
🎶This grace that brought me safe thus far and grace will lead me home
What better way to open this list than with Alan Jackson’s “Amazing Grace”? This is definitely the tune for the whole holiday season – from Thanksgiving to Christmas and even New Year. For we should always be thankful for the grace that we have been given!
“Amen” by for KING & COUNTRY
🎶Amen (from death to life). Amen (from dark to light). Amen (I’m singing out tonight)
This tune is unlike the usual sounds we hear for Thanksgiving as it does not have that cheery giving thanks tune. But its theme is very fitting for the season – powerful, uplifting, and immensely grateful.
“Be Grateful” by The Farm
🎶Every time you think you got it bad, you can find someone who’s got it worse. All the things you take for granted now, they started out as blessings first
In a life full of hardships, it’s difficult to remind ourselves that we are still lucky to be alive and surviving. And if you find yourself in that position this season, play “Be Grateful” by The Farm.
“Blessed” by Martina McBride
🎶I have been blessed and I feel like I’ve found my way. I thank God for all I’ve been given at the end of every day
“Blessed” is all about acknowledging that it’s God who has been working through everything for you. And a reminder to trust Him that He will always be there to bless you, probably even more than what you think you deserve.
“Biscuits” by Kacey Musgraves
🎶 Nobody’s perfect, we’ve all lost and we’ve all lied. Most of us have cheated the rest of us have tried. The holiest of the holy even slip from time to time. We’ve all got dirty laundry hanging on the line.
Kacey Musgraves’ “Biscuits” is the ‘anti-thesis’ of the modern mainstream country that serves romanticized country life. It isn’t, and it has its own flaws and blemishes, but that’s what makes life beyond the big cities interesting. And it’s a good reminder that reality isn’t always going to be good, but we’re still going to be thankful for it.
“But for the Grace Of God” by Keith Urban
🎶But for the grace of God go I, I must’ve been born a lucky guy… And I look around and all I see is your happiness embracing me. Oh Lord I’d be lost but for the grace of God.
“But for the Grace of God” is the perfect reminder to be always thankful for the things you have in life and the moments you get to share with your loved ones.
“Coat of Many Colors” by Dolly Parton
🎶Although we had no money I was rich as I could be in my coat of many colors my momma made for me
Who could ever forget this classic, “Coat of Many Colors,” from the legendary country icon Dolly Parton? This is one of those songs that will touch your heart and remind you of the unconditional love that all mamas out there give for their child.
“Crowded Table” by The Highwomen
🎶Let us take on the world while we’re young and able and bring us back together when the day is done.
“Crowded Table” calls for an inclusive society that makes space for everybody to fit in, just like a Thanksgiving table where everyone is welcome no matter who or what you are.
“The Dance” by Garth Brooks
🎶I could have missed the pain but I’d have had to miss the dance.
With “The Dance,” Brooks reminds us that sometimes love does come with pain. And we just have to navigate through it because love is all about taking chances. So let’s be grateful for the love that this life gives us.
“Die A Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett
🎶Oh, if all I got is your hand in my hand…baby, I could die a happy man.
The title seems quite out of place and eerie for a festive mood that celebrates life. We agree but hear us out: this tender ballad penned by Thomas Rhett as a love letter for his wife Lauren is heart-meltingly one of the best ones he has ever written. And trust us, “Die A Happy Man” is the perfect pumpkin spice song for Thanksgiving.
“Dirt On My Boots” by Jon Pardi
🎶Might have a little dirt on my boots but we’re gonna dance the dust right off them tonight (yeah, girl)
Jon Pardi takes us on the dance floor with “Dirt On My Boots,” and it’s one of those songs that will give you that sexy country vibe. And between the both of us, we know that we need this one song that will get us down dirty dancing on Thanksgiving. So go ahead and get that pumpkin spice even spicier as you sing with Pardi.
“Fire Away” by Chris Stapleton
🎶Your love might be my damnation but I’ll cry to my grave
Chris Stapleton’s “Fire Away” will help you release all the pain and hurt you’ve been keeping inside so you can finally let go. This holiday season should be a celebration of life and love.
“Gifts from God” by Chris Tomlin ft. Chris Lane
🎶A little peace of mind when the day is done where you think that comes from? That’s gifts from God
It’s that time of the year to acknowledge that out of all the gifts we have received; it’s the ones that God has given us that matter the most. And two Chris-es singing the song made it even better.
“Head Over Boots” by Jon Pardi
🎶 You’re good for my soul, it’s true. I’m head over boots for you.
Pardi is always up for a dance night. And if you’re looking for a feel-good tune to sway with your lover this Thanksgiving, then “Head Over Boots” would be a really good choice.
“Heaven” by Kane Brown
🎶 Lyin’ next to you, in this bed with you, I ain’t convinced. ‘Cause, I don’t know how, I don’t know how heaven, heaven could be better than this.
A love song on a Thanksgiving celebration wouldn’t probably be the first choice for most. But sometimes, that’s just exactly what we need. So, for this holiday season, go get a dose of romance with Kane Brown’s “Heaven.”
“Home” by Phillip Phillips
🎶Just know you’re not alone ’cause I’m gonna make this place your home
If “Heaven” sounds a bit too cheesy for a romantic vibe, then this song by Phillip Phillips would be a great alternative. It’s a song that will remind your partner that all they need is to hold on to you and everything will be okay.
“H.O.L.Y.” by Florida Georgia Line
🎶But somehow baby, you broke through and saved me
And of course, let’s not forget to sprinkle the holiday with hope with Florida Georgia Line’s “H.O.L.Y.”. An acronym for “High on Loving You,” this song will surely give you that much-needed saving grace.
“Humble and Kind” by Tim McGraw
🎶I know you got mountains to climb but always stay humble and kind
“Humble and Kind” is a collection of thoughts and instructive lyrics that we would like our loved ones to always remember. And just like Tim McGraw, we also hope you take this song to heart not only for this occasion but for life.
“Huntin’, Fishin’, and Lovin’ Every Day” by Luke Bryan
🎶And we’d get to huntin’, fishin’ and lovin’ every day that’s the prayer that a country boy prays
Sometimes it’s just nice to keep life simple. No hustling to get that bread and just plain old “Huntin, Fishin’, and Lovin’ Every Day,” just like what Luke Bryan does.
“I Want To Thank You” by Karen Peck & New River
🎶I want to thank you for the witness you have been. I want to thank you for reminding me of Him
There are times when we feel like we’re losing faith, and in those days, we’ll find someone who’ll remind us to always trust in Him.
“In Case You Didn’t Know” by Brett Young
🎶One of the things that I’ve been feelin’. Mm, it’s time you hear ’em
Most of the time, we don’t open our hearts enough and later regret not saying the things that matter the most to the people we love and care about. Thanksgiving is one of the best times to do so but if you’re still uncomfortable saying those words, then let Brett Young do it for you.
“In Everything Give Thanks” by Charlotte Ritchie, Jeff & Sheri Easter
🎶In everything give thanks, with all your heart give praise for the Lord we serve will never let you down
This is a staple Thanksgiving song that will always nudge us to not only be thankful for the things we have, but to always know that God is with us even through the toughest times.
“Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” by Tim McGraw ft. Faith Hill
🎶I miss being somebody everybody knows there, everybody knows everybody
This song will always strike a chord with everyone who hears it. The nostalgic message of being back home in a small town where everybody knows everybody living in your mama’s home. And aside from the message, the sincerity in every lyric that the couple delivered made the song extra touching.
“Rocky Mountain High” by John Denver
🎶Now he walks in quiet solitude the forests and the streams, seeking grace in every step he takes
For this thanksgiving season, let’s take the time to seek grace in every step and enjoy the serenity and solitude around us with John Denver’s “Rocky Mountain High.” And hopefully, if we can, help others to do the same.
“Something in the Water” by Carrie Underwood
🎶And now I’m changed and now I’m stronger
If you’re asking for strength to carry on with life, Carrie Underwood’s – no pun intended! – “Something in the Water” is a song that will give you just that. It’s a fitting tune this Thanksgiving, especially after all the hardships we’ve been through.
“Sweet Potato Pie” by Ray Charles
🎶Sweeter than a honeymoon, brighter than a silver spoon
A perfect meal for Thanksgiving and a perfect song for all the couples who have successfully made it through life’s highs and lows.
“Thank God for the Kids” by Oak Ridge Boys
🎶Thank God for kids there’s magic for a while, a special kind of sunshine in a smile
This song is dedicated to the parents and the grandparents. It will only get tougher raising the kids (and grandkids) as they grow up, but they will always be a blessing.
“Thank You For A Life” by Kris Kristofferson
🎶Thank you for a life that I’d call happy
“Thank You For A Life” is a song that not only speaks of gratefulness but also contentment. And most of the time, we remember to give thanks but forget to be content with what we have. So, this song serves as a reminder that these two things should work hand-in-hand.
“Thank You Lord” by Chris Tomlin ft. Thomas Rhett and Florida Georgia Line
🎶For my mama, for my friends, for Your love that never ends
To cap off the Thanksgiving night, sing along with “Thank You Lord”. It’s an uplifting song that will make you realize all the blessings that you have been given.
“Thankful” by Kelly Clarkson
🎶That I’m thankful (oh) for the blessing (oh) and the lessons that I’ve learned with you by my side
This song is for all those who have found their person – the one who knows them better than themselves, the one who knows how to make them smile, and the one who always gives them strength to go on. If you’ve found yours, play this song to them.
“Thanking the Good Lord” by Merle Haggard
🎶The love I’ve been needin’ I just found in your heart and I’m thanking the good Lord for you
Merle Haggard might be a country rebel, but he still did have some songs that suited the festivities. “Thanking the Good Lord” is a song for people who want the people they love to know how much they appreciate them.
“Thanks to You” by Johnny Cash
🎶Thanks to you I’m getting the applause. Thanks to you and all the pain you cause
As Johnny Cash said, give credit where credit is due. So this Thanksgiving, let us not forget to say thanks to the people who helped us become who we are right now, even those who brought us pain.
“Thanksgiving Filter” by Drive-By Truckers
🎶 It’s Thanksgiving and Jesus I’m thankful. So put the food on the table and Papa says a blessing.
This song might not be exactly what you’d expect in a Thanksgiving song, but it still delivers. You’ll know what we mean when you listen to it.
“Thanksgiving Prayer” by Johnny Cash
🎶 I’ll kiss you goodbye and I’ll go on my way grateful for all of the years
Johnny Cash’s songs have been well-known for their dark themes of sorrow, moral tribulation, and redemption that sometimes could be quite unnerving in a sense. But “Thanksgiving Prayer” is one of those that painted Cash in a different light. His deep calming baritone will soothe your worries away and replace them with love and thanks.
“The Thanksgiving Song” by Ben Rector
🎶 ‘Cause the older that I get I see that life is short and bittersweet. Thank God for this Thanksgiving Day
After the “Thanksgiving Prayer” comes “The Thanksgiving Song.” And it’s a good tune to play after finishing a really filling Thanksgiving meal.
“What a Difference You’ve Made in My Life” by Ronnie Milsap
🎶What a change you have made in my heart, you replaced all the broken parts
It’s a simple song by Ronnie Milsap that will make you thankful for coming across people who have helped make a difference in your life.
“When It Rains It Pours” by Luke Combs
🎶And I ain’t gotta see my ex-future-mother-in-law anymore. Oh Lord, when it rains it pours
Luke Combs has never once disappointed his listeners with any of his releases. And “When It Rains It Pours” is definitely no exception to this. But you might be wondering how this fits in the Thanksgiving mood. Well, this one is for those who have long been left by their ex (and their toxic family) and are grateful that they’re never sharing the same dinner table. There’s always that one in a reunion, trust us.
“Who I Am with You” by Chris Young
🎶 ‘Cause who I am with you is who I really wanna be. You’re so good for me
Chris Young delivers a very important message with “Who I Am with You” that we should always remember: find someone with whom you’re comfortable to be yourself. And if you do find that person, always be thankful to have them in your life.
There you have it! Enjoy these 38 country thanksgiving songs for this year’s festivities!