Contact Us

Top 5 Country Songs About Football

Los Angeles Rams v New England Patriots
Maddie Meyer, Getty Images

Country music and football are two of America’s favorite pastimes. One is America’s favorite music, and the other is America’s favorite sport. So it’s only fitting that there should be some great country football songs.

From tunes that were directly involved with pro football to songs that champion the spirit of the game, and even a track about a pivotal “what if” moment, we celebrate America’s biggest game with a list of the top country songs about football.


“The Ball”


Otto used football as a metaphor for some of the unexpected twists and turns in life in this track from his 2003 debut album, Days of Our Lives. The narrator, who missed a key catch in a high school football game, is telling his son he wouldn’t change his path, which led to meeting his wife: “No I wouldn’t be the man I am at all / If I hadn’t dropped the ball.”


“Friday Night”


Gilbert celebrated the spirit of football and the fading values of small-town American life with this song from his 2009 debut album, Modern Day Prodigal Son. The lyrics present football as the last thing giving hope to a dying town: “This city’s looking like a ghost town / All the stores downtown they’ve been closing down / Yeah, the only lights that shine for miles / Are lighting up the sky above Memorial Drive.”


“Waiting All Day for Sunday Night”


Hill opened up Sunday Night Football for six years with this song, which is actually based musically around the Joan Jett classic “I Hate Myself for Loving You.” Pop singer Pink originated the song in 2006, and Carrie Underwood took over in 2013, but Hill’s is still the defining version.


“Are You Ready for Some Football?”


Williams Jr., was practically synonymous with Monday Night Football for two decades, opening every game with the ubiquitous rallying cry, “Are you ready for some football?” Williams was dropped in 2011 after some controversial comments he made about President Obama, but the song remains popular with football and country fans everywhere … and as of 2017, it’s being heard a lot more often once again.


“The Boys of Fall”


Chesney is one of football’s staunchest supporters in country music. He played ball in high school, and he has made more than one documentary film devoted to the sport, which he has said he uses as a map for how he conducts his life and career. “The Boys of Fall” celebrates the teamwork and camaraderie of the game: “You mess with one man, you got us all / The boys of fall.”


NEXT: Country Stars Who Have Played Football

Best of Tide 99.1

Recommended For You

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Sign up to have news and information about your community delivered to your email.