Top 10 Country Songs About Pickup Trucks

By Mark Williams

We know it's been a rough past few days for fans with Mike Levine moving on to a communications job at Ford Truck and, more importantly, the fact that it’s been 10 years since our country was hit by terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001. We thought this first piece AL (After Levine) might be a good time to offer something a little "less weighty."

We know a lot of people don’t like country music, and there’s no doubt a lot of great music is out there outside of country music, but we’re pretty sure no other musical genre uses the pickup truck as the main character in its songs. 

What follows is our attempt at selecting the top 10 country songs that feature or highlight somewhere in the song that great American icon, the pickup truck. We apologize if we’ve missed your favorite, but feel free to let us know.

For that matter, let us know what music you like to play in your pickup truck. Some music surely works better than others when you’re doing what you love most. And remember: Keep it clean.

10. “Life Is a Highway,” Rascal Flatts

9. “Chrome,” Trace Adkins

8. “We Rode in Trucks,” Luke Bryan

 7.  “Drive (For Daddy Gene),” Alan Jackson

6. “Hillbilly Deluxe,” Brooks & Dunn

 5. “I Love My Truck,” Glen Campbell

4. “Big ‘Ol Truck,” Toby Keith

3. “Rough and Ready,” Trace Adkins

2. “Mud on the Tires,” Brad Paisley

1. “Pickup Man,” Joe Diffie









Great lighthearted post for the day. Pick up trucks are definitely a country music staple. These are some great songs too.

Lou - Life is a highway: Red Rider had nothing to do with that. Tom Cochrane solo.

- Another RnR tune with some connection: BTO: Four wheel drive.

@The Common Man - I've been around too long. I tend to think of Chocrane and Red Rider as the same entity.

thanks Bob: never heard that! can you emgine Zappa doing that thou?

Git me some ol' time country and not these duded-up rascals in hats, please.

^I second that vote!^

We need "King" George and Reba to bring back their styles from their beginnings. The eighties had some good stuff playing on the radio.

pickup man was a blast to dance to when I was in El Paso!

YOU NEVER EVEN CALL ME BY MY NAME, coulda been there as well!

@xs29L: you must drive in very short increments to not appreciatte a stereo in a pickup. Glad mine has Sirius. I just got back from a 6,000 mile trip to bring back race car parts, first 2100 miles I was glad to have a stereo. last 850 towing a non aerodynamic figure eight 69 Dart...sure coulda drove faster, saved a little gas. I can somewhat appreciate a good exhaust, my last truck I put headers on, bigger exhaust catback, a Hooker Aerochambers, no resonator....that drive me nuts at a certain rpm.

Since we are on the subject of country music songs:

A salute goes out to Mr. Toby Keith for this great piece:

This should be nominated for; the Top Country Song About America!

This one here, from the great band Alabama, is another good video deserving of an award:

@ BA
i like this song better

Dan the Man-

I agree, sir. Well chosen. Watching the video got me pumped!

The United States of America -THE TOP COUNRTY IN THE WORLD!!! Go Red, White, and Blue!!!

I'm looking for this song in the video. anyone know?

How about "In the bed of My Chevy" by Justin Moore?

You missed a good one, COWBOY CADILLAC by garth Brooks....

You have to add the new song, In My Genes by the band Out of Ether!! That is a GREAT Rocking Country Song !! All I can say is, Owning and Driving my Truck is definitely In MY Genes!!

Here is another good truck song!

Country music is the ONLY kind of music that goes with a pickup. Save your rock and heavy metal for a Hyundai.

I drive your truck

This is a good one here. "Pick up truck song" Jerry Jeff

"Highway 20 Ride" - Zac Brown Band
"That Ain't My Truck" - Rhett Atkins
"I Drive your Truck" - Lee Brice
"Asphalt Cowboy" - Jason Aldean

Can anyone tell me the title or the lyrics to a truck song which has a chorus ending in: "A broken heart is one thing, but I can't abide a broken truck."?

I love my truck---Glen Campbell

A country song back in the late 60's or early 70's, sung by Glen Campbell, "I love my Truck".

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Kings of Leon - "Pickup Truck".
Deserves some real recognition amongst some abovementioned greats. Folk/rock/country.

@Billy... great call

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