The 20 funniest country songs (2023)

As a genre, country music is known for tackling lots of heavy issues — love, loss, and everything in between. But it's also totally willing to joke around from time to time, which has resulted in a ton of funny songs that range from subtle and tongue-in-cheek to the outwardly hilarious.

Flip through the slideshow below for 20 of the funniest songs in country music history, from Ray Stevens's gospel-inspired "Mississippi Squirrel Revival" to Luke Combs' "When It Rains It Pours."

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"Did I Shave My Legs For This," Deana Carter

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Pretty much any woman who's ever been married to a man can relate to this 1995 classic. In "Did I Shave My Legs For This," Deana Carter hilariously laments the woes of being married to an inattentive man — one who's too busy watching the game to notice she's gotten fancied up.

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"You're The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly," Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty

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The most hilarious of the many Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn debuts, the country icons blame each other for their (hypothetical) funny-looking children on this goofy 1979 hit.

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"I'm Gonna Miss Her," Brad Paisley

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In "I'm Gonna Miss Her," the protagonist in Brad Paisley's silliest song would much rather go fishing than listening to his nagging wife. "I'm gonna miss her, when I get home," he sings. "But right now, I'm out on this lake shore, and I'm sittin' in the sun."

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"Shut Up and Fish," Maddie & Tae

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In yet another funny country song that involves fishing, 2010s country duo Maddie & Tae sing about the troubles with taking a "city boy" out to the lake on "Shut Up And Fish." The lyrics are all about a guy who's too busy trying to make a pass to catch any fish, and the consequences are hilarious.

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"Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off," Joe Nichols

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Mixing innuendo with the very real propensity for a tequila-heavy margarita to make you lose your stuff, you have to watch the music video for "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off" to really get the joke.

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"I'm Gonna Hire A Wino To Decorate Our Home," David Frizzell

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The protagonist in this tongue-in-cheek David Frizzell tune is fed up with her old man spending too much time out drinking, so she threatens to bring in a "wino" to make their home more welcoming to this undeterred barfly.

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"Boy Named Sue," Johnny Cash

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A little bit sad and a whole lot funny, Johnny Cash tells the story of a boy whose father named him Sue to toughen him up. And toughen him up he did, as you'll learn in the culmination of the song.

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"Some Beach," Blake Shelton

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Anyone who loves a little wordplay — and vacation! — will appreciate Blake Shelton's "Some Beach." It's a song that starts out about the little frustrations in life, then transitions into fantasizing about letting those stressors melt away while you're staring at the ocean.

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"When It Rains It Pours," Luke Combs

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Instead of the same old sad break-up song, Luke Combs gets a pretty lucky break on "When It Rains It Pours," the breakout hit from his debut album. After he gets dumped, fortune seems to be going his way — he wins a small lottery pot, heads out to the lake to fish, and finally gets his big break on the radio.

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"Goodbye Earl," The Chicks

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The Chicks ruled the airwaves in the '90s, and the most infectious of these hits is "Goodbye Earl," a song about murdering an abusive ex-husband that, somehow, feels totally upbeat and worth a laugh.

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"Bubba Shot The Jukebox," Mark Chesnutt

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In this '90s country classic, protagonist Bubba's getting jammed up by the law because he, as Chesnutt sings, put a bullet in the jukebox after it "played a sad song, and made him cry." The story itself is funny, and Chesnutt puts a lot of energy into really making these lyrics funny.

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"It's All Going to Pot," Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard

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What's more giggle-inducing than two country legends talking about spending all their money on marijuana? Pretty much nothing. That is, of course, until you watch the video, in which Haggard and Nelson goof off in the studio whilst consuming (probably) copious amounts of the substance in the song title.

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"She Got The Gold Mine, I Got The Shaft," Jerry Reed

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Jerry Reed manages to turn a song about a bitter divorce into a knee-slapper, thanks to his on-point delivery and inherent comedic flair. But, not surprisingly, Reed ain't laughing. "They split it right down the middle, and then they gave her the better half," he sings. "Well it all sounds sort o' funny, but it hurts too much to laugh."

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"Pickup Man," Joe Diffie

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There are a whole lot of country songs about pick-up trucks, but none have the swagger of Joe Diffie's "Pickup Man." The double entendre aside, it's a song about a man who realizes at an early age just how much the ladies can't resist a dude in a truck.

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"It's Five O'Clock Somewhere," Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett

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Teaming up with legendary beach bum Jimmy Buffett, Alan Jackson recorded an anthem for 9-to-5ers everywhere with "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere." It's perfect for those days where you're ready to clock out early, head to the bar, and sip something "tall and strong."

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"Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo," Tracy Byrd

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In this modern country drinking song, Tracy Byrd does the unthinkable and goes 10 rounds with Jose Cuervo tequila. Perhaps not surprisingly, things don't exactly go great, and there's plenty to laugh at in this booze-drenched comedy of errors.

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"Mississippi Squirrel Revival," Ray Stevens

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Okay, so it's technically a parody song, but there's no denying the country twang in comedy artist Ray Stevens's "Mississippi Squirrel Revival," in which a wayward squirrel causes some real — and hilarious — havoc at a church tent revival.

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"One Piece At A Time," Johnny Cash

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It might take you a listen or two to realize that this Johnny Cash song, released in 1976, is about stealing a car. It tells the story of a man who's working on the assembly line at General Motors and hatches an ingenious plan to steal a Cadillac — one piece at a time.

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"Thank God and Greyhound," Roy Clark

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There aren't a whole lot of songs written in gratitude to the Greyhound Bus Lines, but Roy Clark really appreciated how the iconic method of transport helped take his estranged lover far, far away.

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"I Don't Even Know Your Name," Alan Jackson

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Alan Jackson might be most famous for his traditional country ethos and wholesome gospel covers, but he's also a little saucy from time to time. On "I Don't Even Know Your Name," he ends up hitched to a sketchy waitress he doesn't even know after waking up from a blackout. To drive home the comedic effect, Jackson enlisted comedian Jeff Foxworthy to star in the song's music video.

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