It may be hard to believe, but 2017 is coming to an end, and with that comes the excitement for the new year, as well as a celebration of the previous one. While 2017 may have been subjected to its fair share of tragedies, injustices and bad days, it was also a year of growth, new accomplishments and innovations, positive, inspiring, heart-warming stories, tremendous acts of kindness, social activism, and of course, good music.
Music is one of the greatest gifts we have. It tells a story, it fosters emotion, it acts as a therapist, and at the very least, it makes us want to get up and sing and dance. And while rap music, rock music, pop music, R & B music, electronic music and indie music all have their own amazing qualities, nothing quite compares to country music when it comes to making you feel good.
Let’s face it, country music has had a great year. While other genres fought through their fair share of highs and lows, country remained constant with new artists emerging to take the spotlight and rocking it, old artists perfecting their craft or taking new risks, and the queen of country finally dropping a new album. Oh, and the Backstreet Boys paired with Florida Georgia Line to bring happiness to every 90s kid everywhere.
In order to bring you one last gift for the year, we’ve compiled a playlist of the top country songs of 2017. Play it on repeat at your new year’s party and let your guests relive the best songs from the best genre. The list has something for everyone and includes all of your favourite classic country artists, as well as some new artists and rising stars. The songs will make you laugh, they’ll make you cry, they’ll make you dance, but most of all they’ll make you raise a glass to 2017 and the new year to come. The songs are great for reminiscing, but they are also inspiring and will let you reflect on what goals, dreams and ambitions you have for 2018.
The top country songs of 2017 are a true example of country music greatness. If this is what we’ve been given this year, I can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store for country music lovers.
So whether you are hosting a country New Year’s Eve bash or staying in by yourself for a night wrapped up in your favourite cozy blanket, this playlist has got something for everybody. From Sam Hunt’s Body Like a Backroad to Dean Brody’s Time to Lady Antebellum’s You Look Good, we’ve got the top country songs of 2017. Ring in the new year with a smile on your face. You’ll be listening to this playlist on repeat all night, and we highly doubt that you or your party guests will ever get sick of it. So what are you waiting for? Hit play and relive your favourite memories from this year!