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Inspiring Country Songs That Will Uplift You Every Morning

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  • Arden is a Senior Country Music Journalist for Country Thang Daily, specializing in classic hits and contemporary chart-toppers.
  • Prior to joining Country Thang Daily, Arden wrote for Billboard and People magazine, covering country music legends and emerging artists.
  • Arden holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Tennessee, with a minor in Music Studies.

Sometimes when life hits us a bit hard, a dose of inspiring country songs is all we need to get out of bed and have the strength to face all the challenges that may come our way. From motivational country songs to renew us every day to songs about getting through hard times, we got you fully covered. 

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Go ahead, scroll, mark your favorites, make sure to add them to your morning playlists, and finally, play them while you drink your morning coffee or tea. 

1. I Saw God Today by George Strait

When life hits us with so many things all at once, we forget to see its beauty, and most of the time that’s all we really need. In “I Saw God Today,” George Strait sings of the beauty of God and the life he gave us in the little things that will inspire us to never take life for granted. 

2. It’s A Great Day To Be Alive by Travis Tritt

There’s nothing even better than to jump-start your day on a positive note. And Travis Tritt is here to tell us that “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive” because we know the sun still shines even when we close our eyes. It’s a simple thought to feed our heart and soul and plant a smile on our face as we take on the day. 

3. Don’t Blink by Kenny Chesney

A 102-year-old man, who chronicled his life, realized in time that life is made up of so many fleeting moments. And so his advice to everyone who listens is “Don’t Blink” and always live your life to the fullest. 

4. I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack with Sons of the Desert

And speaking of living life to the fullest, Lee Ann Womack gives us a powerful message through her heartfelt song “I Hope You Dance” to get up and make the best out of every opportunity that comes our way. It’s also a reminder to enjoy life and experience how wonderful it is when we just dance our lives away.

5. Lessons Learned by Carrie Underwood

Despite trying to be the best we can be, there will still be times when we make mistakes, and that’s okay. Remember what Carrie Underwood said in her song “Lessons Learned,” it’s part of the process, and those mistakes lead us to become the better people we are today. 

6. My Next Thirty Years by Tim McGraw

There is always a chance to change and become better, and Tim McGraw’s “My Next Thirty Years” speaks to that. In this song, he vows to make the best efforts after a life full of not-so-good choices and focus on moving forward as a better man. 

7. Life Ain’t Always Beautiful by Gary Allan

Sometimes, it’s not our choices that make life hard. It’s just that life is already hard without us even doing anything simply because “Life Ain’t Always Beautiful.” And the grim reality of having to face challenges bigger than we are can turn out to be the moments that make us stronger and even wiser.

8. Moments by Emerson Drive

There are definitely “Moments” that we think we don’t deserve the chance to live and be alive, but Emerson Drive tells you that’s not true. In this song, a homeless man saves the life of a man who wants to kill himself by showing him that there is more to live for. 

9. One Day You Will by Lady A

Another one of the many uplifting country songs is “One Day You Will” by Lady A. It’s a call to hold on to hope and an assurance that no matter what storm comes your way, you will be able to overcome it with time. 

10. Invisible by Hunter Hayes

Just like Lady A’s “One Day You Will,” this song by Hunter Hayes is dedicated to everyone who feels lost, hopeless, and “Invisible.” Its compassionate and empathetic words will definitely bring you comfort as you go through life. 

11. I Just Wanna Be Mad by Terri Clark

It’s important to be calm and resilient when it comes to life’s challenges, but one thing that we sometimes forget is that it’s also okay to be angry. And that is what Terri Clark’s “I Just Wanna Be Mad” would like to remind us. We need to allow ourselves to be angry so that we could lift that weight off our shoulders.

12. Ordinary Angels by Craig Morgan 

But when the going gets tough, heaven will send “Ordinary Angels” to help you get through it. No need to worry because even though you feel like you’re at the bottom, there will always be people who will lift you up. 

13. Jesus Take The Wheel by Carrie Underwood 

This is definitely the most popular country song about strength because there is nothing stronger than taking your hands off the wheel of your life and letting “Jesus Take The Wheel.” 

14. Believe by Brooks & Dunn

Another country song that talks about strength is “Believe.” This Brooks & Dunn song tells the story of an old bereaved man whose faith belongs to God, believing that he will soon be reunited with his family after he departs his earthly life. It’s an awe-inspiring song that will let you see life from a different perspective. 

15. Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flatts

This song undeniably created a soulful rapport with the people, and it’s easy to know why. “Bless the Broken Road” is the perfect depiction of how imperfect life is and how things will not always go our way. Nevertheless, this broken road is what will lead us to our true love because it’s blessed by God. 

More Inspiring Country Songs To Listen To Lift Yourself Up

Here are some more inspiring country songs to listen to when you feel like life’s drowning you with overwhelming challenges. 

  • I Cross My Heart by George Strait
  • Live Like You Were Dying by Tim McGraw
  • When I Get Where I’m Going by Brad Paisley with Dolly Parton
  • If You’re Going Through Hell by Rodney Atkins
  • Choices by George Jones
  • Wasted by Carrie Underwood
  • Hope by Chad Brownlee
  • Stop for Me by Carolyn Dawn Johnson
  • Stand by Rascal Flatts
  • The Impossible by Joe Nichols

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