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10 Awesome Country Songs That Glorify God!

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Recently I highlighted a song by Brad Paisley and Sara Evans called, New Again, about The Passion. Every time I hear that song I get emotional. We also received an email from a young reader, Autumn, who wrote that Josh Turner’s song, Long Black Train “opened [her] eyes up to God and helped [her] understand that He’s watching.”  Take a listen for yourself.

Unlike Christian music, not all country music is faith-based and devoted to God. But there are some gems out there that praise God and all His goodness. A lot of country music also reflects Christian values. You need to pick and choose your artists, but if you’re looking to expand your music interest without compromising your love for God, consider some country music artists or songs.

Below are my top 10 favorite country songs that glorify God.

1. New Again - Brad Paisley and Sara Evans

**NOTE: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES DEPICTING THE CRUCIFIXION OF CHRIST. PLEASE TALK TO A PARENT FIRST IF YOU FEEL THIS MAY BE INAPPROPRIATE FOR YOU.

2. Jesus Take the Wheel – Carrie Underwood

3. God Must Really Love Me - Craig Morgan

4. Long Black Train – Josh Turner  (See above)

5. Believe -Brooks & Dunn

6. You’re Not My God – Keith Urban

7. He Ain’t the Leaving Kind - Rascal Flatts

8. There Will Come a Day – Faith Hill

9. When I Get Where I’m Going – Brad Paisley with Dolly Parton

10. Bless the Broken Road – Rascal Flatts

I hope you enjoyed my selections.

Do you listen to country music? Do you have a favorite country song that you feel glorifies God?

Read part II of this list here!

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  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by Whittington on August 9, 2014 at 20:59

    Blake Shelton has the song god gave me you and it is a really pretty country song.

  2. doodahfee

    Posted by doodahfee on May 28, 2013 at 18:54

    #9 (When I Get Where I’m Going) absolutely brings tears to my eyes when I listen to it. It reminds me of my past, especially my eighth birthday when my grandpa died. That song was played at his funeral!

  3. AChild0fGod

    Posted by AChild0fGod on May 21, 2013 at 15:20

    I love country music! I listen to all country music. :)

  4. EmeraRider

    Posted by EmeraRider on May 19, 2013 at 17:48

    “When I Get Where I’m Going”. Oh my, I love that song so much. ♥

  5. Grace_F

    Posted by Grace_F on May 18, 2013 at 09:32

    “God Gave Me You” – Blake Shelton

  6. Christsgirl

    Posted by Christsgirl on May 14, 2013 at 13:34

    God Gave Me You by Blake Shelton! One of my fav songs!

  7. Project Inspired

    Posted by hfryman17 on April 20, 2013 at 11:32

    I love country music, although I have recently been listening to Natalie Grant and Kari Jobe…(and some secular music, which I don’t suggest to listen to over all genres.) I absolutely love the song “New Again” by Brad Paisley and Sara Evans…I was tearing up watching the video about the crucixfiction.

  8. jcsalmons19

    Posted by jcsalmons19 on April 19, 2013 at 17:59

    I’ve grown up with country music and I only listen to country and gospel/Christian music. Scotty McCreery is my favorite singer and he is a Christian. He promotes God and before every concert, he shows a WorldVision video. I’m proud to be able to call myself a McCreerian!!!

    • Grace_F

      Posted by Grace_F on May 18, 2013 at 09:32

      I live 30mins away from his hometown. and like 15 from his college

  9. Project Inspired

    Posted by Following102 on April 14, 2013 at 13:55

    ‘There Is A God’ by Lee Ann Womack is a great song!

  10. kateinwonderland99

    Posted by kateinwonderland99 on April 12, 2013 at 18:03

    My friends uncle wrote god bless the broken road I was blessed to meet Rascal Flatts:)

  11. SingingSara6

    Posted by SingingSara6 on April 8, 2013 at 17:11

    I have listened to most of these songs growing up and I love them <3 Another great one if you look at in the perspective of Jesus singing it to you is "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts. We listened to it this weekend at the YES! retreat and I hadn't looked at it that way before but now it's soo amazing

  12. IdaPahus

    Posted by IdaPahus on April 8, 2013 at 06:15

    I love Carrie Underwood and her voice!!!

  13. Entertaining angels

    Posted by Entertaining angels on April 7, 2013 at 22:03

    I’m from the south and grow up on country music and though I don’t listen to country music any more, This song Believe by Brooks & Dunn will always be a beautiful song to me:) and one that makes me cry.

  14. Harding942

    Posted by Harding942 on April 5, 2013 at 18:04

    This wasn’t in here but it is such a good song!! I definitely recommend listening to it.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVgfHz_f4Os

  15. Lilster

    Posted by Lilster on April 3, 2013 at 07:09

    I love the song ammirillo sky by Jason Aldean. It’s kinda Christian, I mean the guy in the song is praying

  16. Project Inspired

    Posted by emmyplayssoccer on April 2, 2013 at 18:58

    I LOVE ALL COUNTRY

  17. rachelbrownell

    Posted by rachelbrownell on April 1, 2013 at 14:38

    The Rascal Flatts song is my absolute favorite. I found it when I was going through a rough breakup, and it helped me fully realize that the only person who will never leave me is the only One I’ll ever need! It’s basically mine and God’s love song! :)

  18. hockeychick20

    Posted by hockeychick20 on March 30, 2013 at 14:00

    That’s Why I Pray by Big and Rich is amazing!!! Also, a newer band called Eden’s Edge did a cover of In Christ Alone. It’s beautiful!!! Stand Up by Sugarland is also awesome :) It’s about standing up for what you believe in!

  19. MeishaH

    Posted by MeishaH on March 27, 2013 at 22:17

    Country music is my favorite, having grown up listening to Rascal Flatts and Tim McGraw and all them. One song I’m absolutely in love with is “The Man I Want to Be” by Chris Young. I got to see him live in concert last summer and when he performed it, I almost cried. A couple other songs I really love are “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” by Justin Moore and “That Old King James” by Scotty McCreery.

    • MeishaH

      Posted by MeishaH on March 27, 2013 at 22:21

      Oh! And “Changed” by Rascal Flatts! I love, love, love that song (: