20 Funny Country Songs That Will Give You a Laugh
Funny and country music don’t normally go hand in hand. Most country artists take themselves relatively seriously, writing songs about lost love, relationship breakdowns, and any other topic that hits you in the feels. But there are many funny country songs written by some of the greatest artists of the genre, although not all of them are meant to give you the giggles.
Often country music songs have unintentionally funny lyrics that are so bad they’re good. Then there are the few artists who realize you have to have fun with music. The likes of Braid Paisley and Toby Keith have gone out of their way to write some hilarious tunes. Dierks Bentley even formed a parody country group known as Hot Country Knights.
So if you’re looking to change up your country music playlist with a few rib ticklers, here are 20 funny country music songs you’re sure to enjoy.
1. George Strait – “All Me Exs Live In Texas”
This isn’t just a funny song, but one of George Strait’s best songs. Not only did it chart really well, but the song about Strait fleeing Texas to get away from his exs was also nominated for Best Male Country Vocal Performance at the 1988 Grammy Awards. Even Drake referenced the song on his track “HYFR (Hell Ya Fucking Right).”
Best lyric: “All my exes live in Texas/And Texas is a place I’d dearly love to be/But all my exes live in Texas/And that’s why I hang my hat in Tennessee.”
2. Blake Shelton – “Some Beach”
This is a clever track from country singer Blake Shelton. The Voice judge is having a tough day, getting involved in several road rage incidents where he gets flipped off and then being forced to wait at the dentist’s office for ages before finally getting a painful filling.
Shelton’s witty play on words is what makes this song funny, with “some beach” referring to both the tropical beach Shelton wishes he was lying on and the Southern expression for “son of a bitch.”
Best lyric: “Some foreign car drivin’ dude with a road rage attitude/Pulled up beside me talking on his cell phone/He started yellin’ at me like I did somethin’ wrong/He flipped me the bird and then he was gone.”
3. Johnny Cash – “Boy Named Sue”
Originally written by children’s author Shel Silverstein, “Boy Named Sue” became popular when Johnny Cash released a version of the song in 1969. Taken from his At San Quentin album, the song finds the Man in Black taking on the role of the titular Sue who is trying to track down his dad for giving him a girl’s name.
It’s a funny country song made even funnier by Cash’s gruff vocals as he sings about finally meeting his dad and having it out with him. The moral of the story is don’t name your kid Sue.
Best lyric: “Well, if I ever have a boy, I’ll name him/Frank or George or Bill or Tom, anything but Sue.”
4. Brad Paisley – “No I In Beer”
Country music legend Brad Paisley sings about drinking together with your mates on this surprisingly catchy tune. What really makes it funny is the film clip. It features Paisley on a Zoom call with 225 of his fans from around the world who are all lip-synching to the track. Several famous faces also pop up, including Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Darius Rucker, and Peyton Manning.
Best lyric: “Drinkin’ oughta be a team effort/There is no ‘I’ in beer.”
5. Webb Pierce and Mel Tillis – “How Come Your Dog Don’t Bite Nobody But Me”
Country and Western favorites Webb Pierce and Mel Tillis teamed up for this ditty about a dog that only bites the person in the song. Like many novelty songs, it’s short and sweet, but did do well in the charts, making it into the top 25 in 1963
Best lyric: “Well he never bites the postman he licks the milkman’s hand/But every time I come around he thinks I’m the booger man.”
6. Luke Combs – “When It Rains It Pours”
Luke Comb’s luck goes from bad to good when he gets dumped by his girlfriend. While this would normally be upsetting, it’s the complete opposite for Combs, who wins money on a scratchie card, then scores a free fishing trip, and even meets a new bird who’s keen to spend her time with the young star.
Best lyric: “I ain’t gotta see my ex-future-mother-in-law anymore/Oh Lord, when it rains it pours.”
7. Kenny Chesney – “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy”
Old mate Kenny Chesney has the hots for a young woman who surprisingly doesn’t return his affection. Instead, she’s attracted to his tractor. Weird, right? Country music fans didn’t think so, with “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy” hitting number 11 on the Billboard Hot Country Song chart.
Best lyric: “It really turns her on/She’s always starin’ at me/While I’m chuggin’ along/She likes the way it’s pulling while we’re tillin’ up her land.”
8. Hot Country Knights – “Pick Her Up” (Ft. Travis Tritt)
Hot Country Knights are country music singer Dierks Bentley’s parody group. In the same vein, as similar rock acts Steel Panther and Tenacious D, this is all done for the laughs, although to be fair, some of the material from Hot Country Knights is actually decent.
Hot Country Knight’s first single, “Pick Her Up,” finds the band giving dating advice to a boy from the city. It features Travis Tritt with a cameo from Tiffani Thiessen in the music video, making it well worth a watch.
Best lyric: “If you really wanna rock the world/Of a pretty little country girl/Just remember when you pick her up/Pick her up in a pickup truck.”
9. Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn – “You’re the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly”
During the 70s, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn teamed up for a slew of hit singles and albums, including this bellyacher “You’re the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly.” The song finds the two trading insults despite loving each other dearly. Great use of the organ in this song too.
Best lyric: “All of our kids took after your part of our family anyway/Oh they did, huh?/What about the one’s that’s bald?/Well, I guess you might say they took after me.”
10. Alan Jackson – “It’s Alright To Be a Redneck”
Allan Jackson wants you to know “It’s Alright To Be a Redneck.” This is a silly little song where Jackson highlights the good things about being a redneck, like fishing, chasing girls, and drinking plenty of beers. It’s a harmless country song from one of the modern greats sure to give you a good chuckle.
Best lyric: “It’s alright to be a redneck/It’s alright to have a girl named Thelma Lou/That don’t mind a little kiss/When you got a little chew.”
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11. Jerry Reed – “She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)”
Jerry Reed’s third and final number-one hit is a satire about divorce many men will relate to. The man in the song only gets married because he can’t cook, and after a few years of wedded bliss, it all goes downhill and his wife leaves him.
She wants a divorce and the judge rules in her favor, forcing the man to give her everything he owns, making him wonder why he didn’t just learn to cook. A great upbeat country song from the 80s.
Best lyric: “While she’s livin’ like a queen on alimony/I’m workin’ two shifts,/Eatin’ baloney, askin’ myself/’Why didn’t you just learn to cook?'”
12. Miranda Lambert – “We Should Be Friends”
Using witty lines about painting “your nails while you cut your loss” and “actin’ like you’re the boss,” Miranda Lambert is just looking for some new friends on this blues-infused country rocker.
Best lyric: “If your mind’s as cluttered as your kitchen sink/If your heart’s as empty as your diesel tank/If all your white t-shirts have stains/If you’ve got some guts and got some ink/Well then, we should be friends.”
13. Trace Adkins – “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk”
This song from Trace Adkins is all about a certain part of a woman’s anatomy. That’s pretty much all you need to know. Watching Adkins dance about in a tight shirt is also quite comical.
Best lyric: “At that honky tonk badonkadonk/Keepin’ perfect rhythm, make ya wanna swing along/Got it goin’ on like Donkey Kong.”
14. Joe Nichols – “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off”
Tequila does strange things to people. In this case, it makes a young woman get naked, much to the delight of Joe Nichols. Of course, he’s a complete gentleman and makes sure she puts an extra layer on, with everyone having a good laugh about it the next day.
Best lyric: “I told her put an extra layer on!/I know what happens when she drinks Patrón./Her closet’s missing half the things she bought/Yeah, tequila makes her clothes fall off.”
15. Maren Morris – “Rich”
Struggling to get over an old boyfriend, this hilarious song from Maren Morris is a great pick-me-up for anyone suffering from a relationship breakdown. Morris also keeps it relevant with pop culture references about P Diddy and Marilyn Monroe.
Best lyric: “If I had a dime every time that you crossed my mind/Well I’d basically be sitting on a big ass pile of dimes.”
16. Billy Currington – “Like My Dog”
Poor Billy Currington. He just wishes his girlfriend was more like his dog. Why can’t she love him like his dog? It’s tough being a famous country singer.
Best lyric: “He don’t play dead when I want to pet him/I want you to love me like my dog does, honey.”
17. Reba McEntire – “Why Haven’t I Heard from You”
The trials and tribulations of dating are exposed in this funny tune from Reba McEntire. In the days when people actually talked on the phone, McEntire is wondering why the lad she went out with hasn’t called back.
Best lyric: “The service man he told me that my phone was workin’ fine/And I’ve come to the conclusion the trouble isn’t with my line.”
18. Bobby Bare – “I’ve Never Gone To Bed With An Ugly Woman, But I Sure Woke Up With a Few”
“I’ve Never Gone To Bed With An Ugly Woman, But I Sure Woke Up With a Few” isn’t the most politically correct song from Bobby Bare, but it will give you a chuckle. Bare has the whiskey goggles on and only realizes the next day that the beautiful woman he met the night before isn’t as attractive as he first thought.
Best lyric: “When I start out the evening I’m being selective/But I’ll take anything after two/No, I’ve never gone to bed with an ugly women/But I’ve sure woke up with a few.”
19. Paul Overstreet – “She Only Loves Me for My Willie”
Get your mind out of the gutter. “She Only Loves Me for My Willie” isn’t what you think it’s about. The girl in question is in love with Paul Overstreet’s Willie Nelson impression, not his actual willie. It’s a clever song from Overstreet that shows the singer’s humor. Plus, being able to sing the word “willie” is never not funny.
Best lyric: “But I think she only loves me for my Willie/Something about my Willie turns her on/It’s not all that extraordinary really/But it’s better than my Haggard and my Jones.”
20. Shania Twain – “That Don’t Impress Me Much”
Even though “That Don’t Impress Me Much” was a huge hit for Shania Twain, it’s a pretty funny song about the country singer failing to be impressed by self-absorbed suitors. It’s also quite catchy and helped establish Twain as a superstar. You could say it’s more of a pop song than a country tune, but hey, it’s still worth a mention.
Best lyric: “You’re one of those guys who likes to shine his machine/You make me take off my shoes before you let me get in/I can’t believe you kiss your car good night/Come on, baby, tell me, you must be joking, right?”
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