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Best Memorial Day country military songs

Memorial Day is the perfect time to crank up songs that remind us of the sacrifices our military heroes have made. Whether you want patriotic songs that honor fallen soldiers or inspire military veterans and active duty members, the country music genre has much to offer.

As part of a USO tour, country music star Toby Keith holds his cap over his heart during a moment of honor during a Memorial Day performance at Storck Barracks May 31, 2004 in Illesheim, Germany.
Mike Theiler, USO via Getty Images

Country music artists have a history of honoring our military with songs that range from rallying anthems to mournful ballads. When you’re looking for patriotic songs that aren’t so much the big band style of 4th of July festivals but rather “fight” songs and real-life stories, the country songs in the following list will provide a great musical backdrop for your Memorial Day barbecue or other patriotic party.

Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue - Toby Keith

American Soldier - Toby Keith

God, Family & Country - Craig Morgan

If Not Me - Craig Morgan

Our America - Big & Rich

8th of November - Big & Rich

Have You Forgotten - Darryl Worley

I Just Came Back From A War - Darryl Worley

Somebody's Someone - Lonestar

Letters From Home - John Michael Montgomery

If I Don’t Make It Back - Tracy Lawrence

Soldiers and Jesus - James Otto

Home - Dierks Bentley

Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning - Alan Jackson

The Other Little Soldier - Josh Gracin

If You’re Reading This - Tim McGraw

There You’ll Be - Faith Hill

Just A Dream - Carrie Underwood

I Drive Your Truck - Lee Brice

God Bless the USA - Lee Greenwood

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