21 Underrated Country Songs That Even Country Haters Can Get Down With

21 Underrated Country Songs That Even Country Haters Can Get Down With

Spoiler alert: You won't see Thomas Rhett or Sam Hunt on this list.

Ah, country music: one of life's better music genres.

Calm down, I didn't say it's the best, OK? Regardless of your feelings toward country music, we can all agree that it has evolved over the years, recently incorporating more upbeat, pop vibes. As a result, there's huge debate over what is or isn't country music and who is or isn't a country artist.

For the sake of this article, I am choosing songs and artists that the music industry defines as country and that aren't extremely overplayed yet. (Sorry, Thomas Rhett and Sam Hunt. I still love you, but we gotta give some love to other artists, too.)

So for anyone who wants to fight me about what is and isn't country music, don't. I already put a disclaimer out there. Whether you're a hater or a lover of this genre, here are 21 underrated country songs released in the last year that'll undoubtedly get you hype.

1. Found You - Kane Brown

If you haven't heard this name already, I'm sure you've at least heard a single of his. Does "What Ifs" ring a bell? He recently released the Deluxe version of his self-titled album, and this track is a definitely a highlight.

2. I'll Name The Dogs - Blake Shelton

I’m definitely not a fan of Blake’s, but I’m down for this one.

3. This Night Back – Canaan Smith

A completely underrated artist, I swear. You've probably heard his singles, but you need to listen to his other tracks, too (starting with this one).

4. Singles You Up - Jordan Davis

So maybe this one's been circulating for a bit, but don't pretend you don't get hype whenever you hear the first few bars.

5. Chicken Fried - Zac Brown Band

OK, OK, I know this one wasn't released recently, but it wouldn't be right if I didn't include it. This is a jam, and if you haven't heard it, do yourself a favor and go listen.

6. Would You Love Me – Russell Dickerson

There aren't many songs Russell releases that I'm not down with. If you haven't head his album yet, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

7. I'd Be Jealous Too - Dustin Lynch

Now this is a good one. Not gonna lie, sometimes Dustin's songs get old fast. But I'm not tired of this one yet.

8. Take Back Home Girl - Chris Lane ft. Tori Kelly

OK, but can you say power duo? Chris Lane is already great, but pair him with Tori, and damn. You've reached another level.

9. Same Beer Different Day – Austin Jenckes

Ten points if you've heard this name. I don't watch The Voice, so I'd never heard of Austin before this song, but I can't wait to see where his career takes him.

10. Proof Is On Your Lips – Ryan Robinette

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YES. I am all for this song. It's your typical, catchy tune, and it definitely won't disappoint.

11. What Guy Wouldn’t – Waterloo Revival

Repeat, repeat, repeat. Did I mention repeat? This one's definitely one of the less underrated songs on this list (sorry), but I'm obsessed with it and you should be, too.

12. Kiss Somebody – Morgan Evans

The lyrics are so damn relatable it hurts.

13. How Does It Sound – Dylan Schneider

Feel good music at its finest. Listen to this one when you're chillin' alone in your room or on your way to class.

14. Losing Sleep – Chris Young

Yeah, yeah, you've probably heard this one. But can you blame me for including it here?

15. MGNO – Russell Dickerson

Russell's new album is so great, I had to include him twice! If you're looking for a good pump up song, this is the one for you.

16. Graveyard - Kelsea Ballerini

I'm very hit or miss with a lot of Kelsea's songs, but she just dropped an album this past Friday, and the lyrics in this track will give you ALL the feels.

17. You Broke Up With Me - Walker Hayes

YES. Here's another song I constantly have on repeat. Incredibly relatable and unbelievably catchy.

18. Bullet In A Bonfire – Brantley Gilbert

I'm not a huge fan of Brantley's, but I must say, his latest album has some good ones. This one starts slower than most songs on this list, but it's worth a listen. Brantley's got a unique voice that anyone will recognize.

19. Lose A Little Sleep – Ryan Follese

Remember the band Hot Chelle Rae? Well, their lead singer has decided to bless us in another genre as well. Not only is his album great, but he's also a must-see live.

20. Gimme Something – Granger Smith

Now I know you’ve already been jammin’ to his single, “Happens Like That.” Lucky for you, Granger just released a new album last week, and it’s fire. This track's one of my favorites.

21. Ball Cap – Dylan Scott

OK, technically this song was released last year with his self-titled album, BUT he released a Deluxe edition this year, so I’m still counting it as a current release.


My list of underrated country songs could go on and on, but hopefully this helped you discover some new artists or tunes that you aren't sick of yet. Long live Country.

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8 Smart Ways to Make Passive Income Remotely While Traveling

Opportunities for earning while traveling have never been so diverse!

Working remotely used to be a question of whether your employer would let you work from home or not. Nowadays, there are a lot of job opportunities available online and you can independently find work without having to get up from your chair. The new question now is how to invest your time to get the ball rolling and start earning money by not doing more than basic maintenance.

Get into e-commerce

E-commerce in your case should be narrowed down to selling the products online. It will require some time until you develop a website and attract the right amount of traffic to it. If you are doing really well, you may have a bit more maintenance than what you hoped for, but it will not be significant when compared to your earnings. However, an important thing to take care of if you are away, is sending goods to buyers. This is why, if you spend a lot of time away from home you should set up a dropshipping store and have your supplier send the goods. Alternatively, you can sell on Amazon and use their FBA to store and ship your products.

Sell website domains

If you have an analytical mind, if you are creative, or know your line of business well, you can think of good domain names and sell them at auctions. You won’t be able to sell all of them, but those that you truly manage to get right will have people fighting over them. This is what will earn your money. When creating a domain name you have to be sure to select the right keywords and something that sounds catchy and appealing to people from a certain niche.

Make e-books and audiobooks

If you are an expert in any field or if you have a well-structured personal philosophy which has helped you achieve your goals, you may want to write an e-book or make an audiobook. I cannot guarantee whether this type of content would get you far if published, but I know that it would involve more hassle. The Internet is the place business people visit for quick fixes and to do research. Having your book available at a nominal fee will probably seem tempting and they will not hesitate to buy it. Once written you may want to invest a bit in promotion on your part as with low prices you have to strive for quantity.

Sell photography

If you are a photographer, you can use your photos and sell them online. Organizing photo shoots, editing and uploading the photos takes time but once you have that done, you can afford to make big breaks and travel before the next busy season comes.

Sell web elements

This is the right type of job for graphic designers. You can create web elements such as logos, wallpapers, themes etc. and sell them online.

Rent your home

This is a perfect idea for those homeowners who will be away for a longer period of time. Try to find a trustworthy tenant as this is your home and you will probably come back to it at one point. Ask your friends if they can recommend anyone, or alternatively be very picky when interviewing potential tenants.  Cost of self storage doesn't have to be high and it is a great solution for putting away your things so someone else can move in and you do not have to sell them. 

Invest 

Perhaps some of the best investments for passive income are dividend stocks and peer-to-peer lending. Dividend stocks will bring you earnings which are a part of total earnings of the company you have invested in. The more they earn, the more you get. This is why you need to be smart when choosing who to invest in. Peer-to-peer lending means investing in loans to help other businesses. The lower the credit score of the borrower, the higher the interest rate for you, so it is a bit of a gamble.

Be a vendor

You can buy an ATM and find a busy place that does not already have one. It is usually a shop window of some sort you are looking at. This is why you have to have an agreement with the shop and the company whose ATM you are setting up. You will get a small percentage out of it but you are, again, interested in the high volume of users. This requires some maintenance, though. Perhaps you could designate someone to do it for you if there is a need while you are away.

As you can see there are plenty of ways to earn money while you are not around. Even if you have a day job and an office you go to, you can still set up one of these passive business ideas to have them earn money for you on the side.

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Seinfeld and Friends Are the Best Shows

I can always count on watching Seinfeld and Friends to relive the greatest days of television.

What is going on with TV shows nowadays? It feels like television peaked in the 90s and early 2000s. Seinfeld and Friends were the best damn shows in history, and after their final seasons came to an end, not one show has matched their excellence.

Today, if a show wants to get the audience’s attention, all it needs to do is have slapstick. The audience will go crazy, and ratings will bounce back. Although Seinfeld and Friends did have a tinge of slapstick in them as well, the jokes they employed were much more genius than slapstick alone. The humor was actually thought out, relatable, and it made you think about ideas beyond the show.

What’s even better is that Seinfeld and Friends are timeless. Yes, there was the occasional joke that’s now out of date, but ultimately, there’s almost nothing in these shows that would be hard for someone to understand today.

Joey once pointed out how stupid celebrations can be, like how unnecessary it is for a one-year-old to have a birthday party. Friends showed this in 2003, but it’s still just as applicable today. Why do one-year-olds have birthday parties? It probably feels like an arbitrary day in their lives. Why does anyone really care about birthdays? These are thought provoking philosophical questions – which you can thank Friends for inspiring – that are still valid today.

The ideas presented in Seinfeld are still bona fide as well. “Male Unbonding” first aired in 1990, but it had one of the most timeless quotes in television history. When asked to go to a cappuccino place, Elaine says “I’ll go if I don’t have to talk.” That was one of the most relatable lines I have ever heard. All humans - even the most talkative - have experienced moments of not wanting to speak. It was true 28 years ago, it’s true today, and it will be true as long as humanity exists. You can thank Seinfeld for articulating this truth so relatably.

I won’t name any shows in particular, but I feel confident in saying that all the shows today suck, compared to Seinfeld and Friends. Unfortunately, it seems like the best shows are behind us, but I can always count on watching Seinfeld and Friends to relive the greatest days of television.

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