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Summer-Lovin' Country Songs!

Summertime is finally here! (To quote Kenny Chesney's "Summertime"). Happy first day of summer! Let's enjoy every drop of sunshine on this longest day of the year.  The Summer solstice is usually thought of as the first day of summer, but it's also the day where the sun stays out for the longest in the Northern Hemisphere. Let's celebrate with this list of summer-loving country favorites:

  1. (Obviously)Kenny Chesney's "Summertime." What would summertime be without Kenny's sold out Gillette Stadium shows? The birthplace of No Shoes Nation and Kenny's favorite place to play.

Kenny Chesney - Summertime

Kenny Chesney's official music video for 'Summertime'. Click to listen to Kenny Chesney on Spotify: As featured on Greatest Hits 2.

2. Jake Owen's "Beachin'" The ultimate musically vibey summer jam. Pass the sunscreen, and turn it up.

Jake Owen - Beachin'

Jake Owen's new album Days of Gold is available now on iTunes: Music video by Jake Owen performing Beachin'. (C) 2013 Sony Music Entertainment

3, Chris Janson- "Fix A Drink." When the weather gets hot the drinks get frozen, or on crushed ice. Leave it to Chris "Buy Me A Boat" Janson to shake up  2017 with the first summer anthem and a video served up with cool cameos.

Chris Janson - Fix A Drink (Official Music Video)

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4. Rascal Flatts- "Summer Nights." Dining al fresco, drinks poolside, flip flops, outdoor concerts, leaving the house without your parka. We love our summer nights!

Rascal Flatts - Summer Nights

Music video by Rascal Flatts performing Summer Nights. (C) 2009 Lyric Street Records, Inc.

5. Little Big Town's "Pontoon." No better way to cool off on the dog days of summer than on the water, with country's coolest band! So, back your hitch up into the water and enjoy this 2006 #1, and the group's very first #1!

Little Big Town - Pontoon

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6. Deana Carter- "Strawberry Wine." No list is complete without a little throwback. In August of 1996, this coming of age tale became a radio staple, and put Deana on the map.

Deana Carter - Strawberry Wine

Music video by Deana Carter performing Strawberry Wine.

7. Zac Brown Band...hmmm the list of possibilities seems endless, from "Castaway" to "Jump Right In." There's "Knee Deep" and "Chicken Fried." But I'm going with 'Toes," the band's iconic 2009 hit that conjures up images of sinking in the sand, not a care in the world and a PBR in hand. Bring it on!

Zac Brown Band - Toes (Video)

© 2009 WMG Toes (Video)