Beat The Heat With These 10 Country Summer Anthems

Summer time is the right time for, well, just about anything. It requires a soundtrack for maximum enjoyment, though, and that's why we're offering these 10 tunes for your summer playlist consideration. Sunshine, cutoffs, swimsuits, rivers, beaches – we've covered it all right here.

Jake Owen: "I'm The Beach Guy"

Who doesn't love the beach? And is that why we love Jake Owen so much? The sunshine-soaked Florida boy (he's from Vero Beach) recently sat down with The Tennessean ahead of a recent sellout concert in Nashville to talk about his beachy image and the songs that helped create it.

Artists Pay Tribute To Merle Haggard In Nashville

Imagine for a moment ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and longtime guitarist for The Allman Brothers Warren Haynes reworking Merle Haggard's "Workin' Man Blues" into a truly bonafide blues tune in front of 18,000 Haggard fans and more than 20 of Haggard's closest musical compatriots.