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Country music and Bruce Springsteen, they just go together. He is the quintessential singer/songwriter and loves a story song, so it only makes sense that country artists gravitate to the Boss. They just get him.

There have been quite a few songs by country artists over the years that mention Springsteen.

Let’s take a look:

  • 1. SPRINGSTEEN by Eric Church

It’s no secret that Eric is a fan, and in 2012 he showed his appreciation for the icon with a song about a teenage love story…

“Funny how a melody sounds like a memory… Like a soundtrack to a July Saturday night”

Eric Church - Springsteen (Official Video)

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  • 2. IT’S AMERICA by Rodney Atkins 

“It’s a high school prom, it’s a Springsteen song, it’s a ride in a Chevrolet/It’s a man on the moon and fireflies in June and kids sellin’ lemonade/It’s cities and farms, it’s open arms, one nation under God/It’s America.”

Rodney Atkins - It's America (Official Music Video)

"It's America" is a song written by Brett James and Angelo Petraglia, and recorded by Rodney Atkins. It was released in November 2008 as the first single and...

  • 3. HELL YEAH by Montgomery Gentry

In the summer of 2003 the popular duo took this one top 5

“She yells out to the band
Know any Bruce Springsteen
Then she jumps up on the bar
And she, and she starts to scream”

Montgomery Gentry - Hell Yeah (Video)

Music video by Montgomery Gentry performing Hell Yeah. (C) 2002 Sony BMG Music Entertainment

  • 4. DAVID NAIL- Sound of a Million Dreams

Phil Vassar wrote this 2011 gem with the Bruce reference, ““My 18th summer I was a cocky up-and-comer/Crankin’ up ‘Born to Run’ ”

David Nail - The Sound Of A Million Dreams

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  • 5. KENNY CHESNEY- “American Kids

The first single released from Kenny’s 2014 Big Revival

“We were Jesus save me, blue jean baby…Born in the USA”

Kenny Chesney - American Kids (Official Music Video)

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  • 6. LADY A- “Stars Tonight”

“Girls in their heels and a skinny pair of blue jeans/Boys in black pearl buttons looking just like Springsteen.”

Lady Antebellum - "Stars Tonight" Road Video

Go behind the scenes on the road in this "Stars Tonight" music video. Check out Lady A on iTunes:

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