Best Fall Country Songs

Best Fall Country Songs

As summer passes and a chill catches in the air, we love to bunker down with our favorite fall tunes. The following songs are the perfect way to celebrate the autumn season and all it brings – tailgates, football games, harvests, and more. From celebrating farmers with Luke Bryan to catching pre-game butterflies with Kenny Chesney, you’ll be ready for fall with this playlist of the best fall country songs.

Here’s to the Farmer – Luke Bryan

While this song isn’t about fall specifically, it celebrates an important figure in our country who works hard from the spring till the fall, growing and harvesting crops. This tune will remind you of both the hard work, the sacrifice and the reward of the fall harvest.

Our favorite lyric:

“Here’s to the farmer that plants the fields in the spring, That turn from green to that harvest honey

Hold one up for the banker downtown, That got him on his feet with handshake money

Here’s to the farmer’s wife, That loves him every night

Raising a son, raising a daughter, They gather ’round the table, send it up to the Father

Somehow they get closer when times get harder, Here’s to the farmer”

Autumn’s Not That Cold – Lorrie Morgan

Lorrie Morgan’s classic tune about a lover leaving her muses about how she’s not as lonely as she thought she’d be. She sings about the leaves turning on her just like her lover did, and how change is full of color.

Our favorite lyric sums up how Morgan is letting this life change roll off her back:

“That summer sun was setting, when you set your sights to leave, And I braced myself  believing, it would bring me to my knees.

Oh but here it is October, oh the leaves are turning gold. Each night a little bluer, but autumn’s not that cold.”

Harvest Time – Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan is known for his lyrics about small-town life and agricultural heavy past-times. His song “Harvest Time” is another tune that describes the hard work that goes into cutting and harvesting crops. Folks who hail from small farming towns will appreciate the autumn-heavy lyrics of this song.

“There’s peanut dust and corn husk drifting through the air tonight

the marching band’s warming up under the football lights

there’s tractor trailers backed up down by the elevators

train track grain car’ll roll in later…”

Chill of an Early Fall – George Strait

This 1991 hit by country legend George Strait is another fall country staple. Although the song isn’t a particularly happy one, talking about a cheating lover who is carrying on with an old friend, it’s a must-listen on any country music list about fall songs. Check out our favorite lyrics to see what we mean.

“And I’ll begin to feel the chill of an early fall.

And I’ll be drinking again and thinking whenever he calls,

There’s a storm coming on, it won’t be too long till the snow falls

Oh I’ll be sobersome,

But when October comes and goes and no time at all

I’ll begin to feel the chill of an early fall.”

The Boys of Fall – Kenny Chesney

“The Boys of Fall” by Kenny Chesney celebrates the traditions and excitement of a traditional American past time. The Friday night lights are celebrated in this ode to high school football and what the team means to the town. Anyone who has played football in the fall season at their school or just cheered from the sidelines will remember the feeling when they listen to this fall-inspired tune.

“Well it’s turn to face the stars and stripes, it’s fighting back them butterflies

it’s call it in the air, alright, yes sir we want the ball

And it’s knocking heads and talking trash, it’s slinging mud and dirt and grass

it’s I got your number, I got your back, when your backs against the wall

you mess with one man, you got us all, the boys of fall.”

Bring the Harvest Home – Chris Knight

Chris Knight’s depiction of fall in “Bring the Harvest Home” is heart-warming and beautiful.  Through his nostalgic references of the harvest season, he makes references to his home being this particular season. Anyone missing the country harvest back “home” during this autumn season will surely appreciate this tune.

“It was just a waste of seed I left everything I cared for

Neglected in the weeds, But my love for sweet Rebecca

Just keeps growing on and on

And it’s time, I bring the harvest home”

Indian Summer – Brooks & Dunn

A country classic, this song has been covered by many well-known artists but our particular favorite is by county sensations Brooks & Dunn. The lyrics explore many distinct features of the autumn season including leaves, September, and even America’s favorite sport: football. This song definitely has that perfect Fall vibe.

“Blue haze circled ’round, the cold gray moon.

While the wind chased the leaves outside. Passion found a

place to hide. Late September heat, Couldn’t be denied.”

International Harvester – Craig Morgan

Looking for something fun as the foliage begins? This song is sure to put a smile on your face as it serves as a tribute to America’s homegrown farmers. The lyrics are a warm delight speaking toward harvest time and crops, plus familiar farming family life. Anyone who’s ever been apart of the 4H club will immediately relate.

I’m a God fearin’ hard workin’ combine driver, Hoggin’ up the road on my p-p-p-p-plower

Chug a lug a luggin’ 5 miles an hour On my International Harvester

Three miles of cars layin’ on their horns Fallin’ on deaf ears of corn

Lined up behind me like a big parade

Homegrown – Zac Brown Band

As the cool crisp air arrives, this song serves as a perfect combination in welcoming Fall. Sweater weather means warm fireplaces, whiskey cocktails, and Zac Brown Band. They sing about “Homegrown” in relation to friends and favorite past times, namely, fire pits, riverside fun, and those sweet Georgia pine’s. Everything you need, and nothing you don’t!

“I got a piece of land out in the country side

Lay back and smell the sun warm up the Georgia pine

Been so good to me, takin’ it easy. Why would I ever leave? ‘Cause I know

I got some good friends that live down the street

Live in a small town where it feels like home

I’ve got everything I need, and nothin’ that I don’t”

Fall – Clay Walker

While the title might suggest that the song talks specifically about the changing seasons and arriving in Fall, it’s actually not about the weather at all. Still, this country ballad pays homage to partnerships and leaning on those you love. This song can serve as a beautiful pick-me-up and reminder that you can always depend on those you care about most to be there for you no matter what season.

“Fall, go on and fall apart Fall into these arms of mine

I’ll catch you every time you fall

Go on and lose it all

Every doubt, every fear, every worry, every tear

I’m right here… Baby, fall.”