Play Me Some Country Music
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1. Beer Never Broke My Heart

beer never broke my heart guitar lesson

Beer Never Broke My Heart hails from Luke's 2nd album called "What You See Is What You Get" from 2019 and was the first single. The song was a #1 in both Canada and the US and reached #44 in Australia.

He co-wrote the song with Randy Montana and Jonathan Singleton.

He also performed the song on Jimmy Fallon and SNL.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = tuned down 1 fret
  • Rhythm = down up down down ... and also downstrokes and 
  • Picking = yes and some riffs throughout
  • Chords = D, G, A, E
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2. Brokenheartsville

brokenheartsville guitar lesson

Brokenheartsville was a 2002 single release from Joe and hit #1 on the US Country charts. The one also earned Joe A Grammy nomination.

The song hails from his album "Man With A Memory".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 3rd fret
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, D, Em, C, B7
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3. Dirt On My Boots

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Dirt On My Boots was co-written Jon Pardi recorded in 2015 for his "California Sunrise" album. This song made it onto few charts at the same time including the Billboard Hot 100, reaching #37.

When artist gets onto that chart he or she is considered to have a crossover hit because it's not just a rock or pop or country chart. It's simply what's hot across all genres at any given time. This song has more of a hip hop vibe to it but Jon made it as country as he could. The song hit #1 in March of 2017. 

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 4th fret
  • Rhythm: down up shuffle shuffle
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: Am, D, G
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4. Drinking Town With A Football Problem

drinking town with a football problem guitar lesson

Drinking Town With A Football Problem was recorded in Martina McBrides recording studio for the 2015 album "Summer Forever". It was also the first time Currington over-dubbed his own lyrics on a song.

Although the song only reached #30 on the charts, the album did spawn two #1 hits which were released the following year in 2016.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = Em, C, G, D 
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5. Gimmie That Girl

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Gimmie That Girl was also a #1 hit for Joe Nichols in 2009 in the US. The song reached #54 in Canada.

This track can be found on the album "Old Things New".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down down - down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, D, A
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6. Good Directions

good directions guitar lesson

Good Directions was released as a second single and also hit #1 on the US Country charts.

Luke Bryan also released the song from his debut album as he co-wrote the song with Rachel Thibodeau, but he never released it as a single. There is also a video for this song. 

Download the Billy Currington Good Directions lyrics below.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = original key is 1st fret
  • Rhythm = root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = E, Abm, A, B7, B, Gbm, Dbm
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7. Head Over Boots

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Head Over Boots was co-written by Jon Pardi and Nashville writer Luke Laird and it was the lead single from the album "California Sunrise" from 2015.

This was Jon's first #1 hit. Like "Dirt On My Boots", this song also crossed over onto the Billboard Hot 100 chart reaching #51. He also had a #2 in Canada.

Inspiration for the song came from watching older and younger couples dancing on a dance floor somewhere in Texas. There is a music video for this song. 

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: up down up stop up down up stop and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, D, Em, C, Cm, C7
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8. Heartache On The Dance Floor

heartache on the dance floor guitar lesson

Heartache On The Dance Floor is another song from the "California Sunrise" album and another one co-written by Jon Pardi. This song hit #1 in Canada but reach #3 in the US and crossed over onto Billboard Hot 100 reaching #47.

He also performed this song on Jimmy Kimmel in 2018.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: a quick steady shuffle as you move thru these three chords
  • Picking: No just a few riffs
  • Chords: A, Dbm, Bm
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9. Home

home guitar lesson

Home was the very first #1 hit song by Joe Diffie back in 1990 that reached the top of the country charts in both Canada and the US. It was also the first time a debut single was #1 on 3 charts at the same time.

The song can be found on the album "A Thousand Winding Roads". Download the Joe Diffie Home lyrics and chords below.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root up down up and repeat once you get past the arpeggio
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: D, G, A7, Asus, Bm, A/Db
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10. Hurricane

hurricane guitar lesson

Hurricane was Luke Combs debut single from his album "This One's For You". Luke co-wrote this one with Thomas Archer and Taylor Phillips.

The song reached #1 in the US and #2 in Canada but also stayed in the top US spot for two weeks in a row. Darius Rucker had done it in 2008 and Florida Georgia Line did it in 2012.

Download the free Luke Combs Hurricane lyrics below.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 3rd fret
  • Rhythm = down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = a few riffs blended into the rhythm
  • Chords = Em, G, C, D, Dsus
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11. I Wouldn't Be A Man

i wouldnt be a man guitar lesson

I Wouldn't Be A Man was one of two singles released in 2010 from the album "Haywire.

The song reached #18 on the US Country chart. Don Williams had a #9 hit in 1988 and Billy Dean had a #45 with his version in 1997.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = down down up down up down up down up down up and repeat will work 
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = C, Em, F, Am, G, D, D7, Gbm, Bm, A7
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12. Is It Cold In Here

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Is It Cold In Here was released in 1991 and peaked at #5 in the US and #4 in Canada. The song was co-written by Diffie.

It was the first single from his second album "Regular Joe".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: C, G, D, D/Gb, Em, G6
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13. I've Got It Made

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I've Got It Made is from the cover album of 2020 called "Country State Of Mind".

This song features John Anderson as one of his songs from back in 1993. Josh Turner never released his version with Anderson as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 3rd fret
  • Rhythm = root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = C, F, Fmaj7, G
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14. John Deere Green

john deere green guitar lesson

John Deere Green was a #5 country hit for Joe Diffie when it hit the airwaves in 1993.

It was the third single from his album "Honky Tonk Attitude".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, C, A#, D, Em, Gbm, E, A
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15. Long Black Train

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Long Black Train was written by country singer Josh Turner and hails from the 2002 album of the same name. The song reached #13 on the US Country chart when it was released as a single in 2003.

Josh said the dream he had was people standing on both sides of the track watching this long black train, which he interpreted as temptation, and people trying to decide to get on the train or not get on.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = 3rd fret
  • Rhythm = root down up bass up down up
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, D, Em, C
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16. Lovin On You

lovin on you guitar lesson

Lovin On You is from Luke's 2019 album "What You See Is What You Get" and one he co-wrote with several writers.

Another big hit for Luke reaching #1 in the US and Canada and one he performed on Jimmy Fallon in July of 2020.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = use downstrokes in a rock and roll rhythm
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, G, A, Bm
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17. Must Be Doin' Something Right

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Must Be Doin' Something Right was released as a single back on 2005 and was Billy Currington's very first #1 hit song on the US Country Charts. All Billy Currington guitar lessons on this page can be purchased for a few bucks ea, or less, with a bulk purchase. 

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret is original key
  • Rhythm = root down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, Bm, C, D, Em, D/Gb, Am, G6
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18. Night Shift

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Night Shift hails from Jon's "California Sunrise" album which was a successful record.

A #5 hit in the US Country space and another crossover to Billboards Hot 100 reaching #56. The music video was shot at Lower Broadway in Nashville.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: down down up but it changes slightly to quick chord changes in the ch
  • Picking: a few rifss near the end in this version
  • Chords: Am, F, C, Dm, Em
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19. One Number Away

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One Number Away was co-written by Luke with several other writers and hails as the 3rd single from his debut album "This One's For You".

He scored another #1 with it in both the US and Canada and was on the television circuit promoting the song on Kimmel, Megyn Kelly and Colbert. 

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = down down up down up down up and repeat or use a steady up and down 
  • Picking = a few riffs throughout
  • Chords = Em, Am, C, D, G, D/Gb
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20. People Are Crazy

people are crazy guitar lesson

People Are Crazy was co-written by Troy Jones and Bobby Braddock for Billy Currington's 2008 album "Little Bit Of Everything".

Currington managed to get a #1 on the US country charts with this one. There was also a music video produced for this song also. 

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 3rd fret
  • Rhythm = root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes riff blended into the rhythm
  • Chords = D, A, Bm, G, Gbm, Em, D7
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21. Pretty Good At Drinking Beer

pretty good at drinking beer guitar lesson

Pretty Good At Drinking Beer was not written by Billy Currington but he recorded it for his 2010 album "Enjoy Yourself".  The song eventually rose to #1 on the US Country charts.

There was also a music video produced to promote the song.

Some people refer to this number as the Billy Currington drinking song.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = 3rd fret
  • Rhythm = root up down up root up down up - you can use a shuffle in a few spots also
  • Picking = Yes a riff
  • Chords = D, A, G, D7, Bm, Gm
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22. Pickup Man

pickup man guitar lesson

Pickup Man topped the US country charts in 1994 and stayed there for four solid weeks. It also reached #9 in Canada. Applebee's used the song in one of its commercials.

The song is from the album "Third Rock From The Sun". Download the Joe Diffie Pickup Man lyrics below.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, C7, D
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23. She Ain't In It

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She Ain't In It is from the "California Sunrise" album,. It never did as well as the others but did reach #21 in the US and #31 in Canada. 

A music video was also shot for this song.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 3rd fret
  • Rhythm: root up down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, Em, A7, D7, G, A7sus
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24. Ships That Don't Come In

ships that dont come it guitar lesson

Ships That Don't Come In was released in 1992 and made it to #5 in the US and #3 in Canada on the country charts. There is a music video for this song.

It hails from Joes album "Regular Joe".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: a few riffs only
  • Chords: G, C, Cm, Dm, Am7, D, D/Gb, D7, Bm, G6
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25. Singer In A Band

singer in a band guitar lesson

Singer In A Band is a track from Joe's 2004 Revelation album.

The song was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 3rd fret
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: A, E/Ab, G, D/Gb, Esus, E, G6, A#
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26. Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo

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Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo hails from his album "Ten Rounds", with this song being the lead single. It peaked at #1 on the US Country Charts, and his 2nd #1 hit since 1993. The song crossed over on the Billboard Hot 100 at #26.

Garth Brooks had also recorded the song but in a phone conversation, Byrd assured him the song was going to do well as a single for him (Byrd), so Garth let him have the single release and held off. To my knowledge Garth Brooks never did release his version as a single. A true gentleman right there.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root up down up root up down up
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, G, A, Bm
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27. Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off

tequila makes her clothes fall off guitar lesson

Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off hails from the album called "III" and was released in 2005.

This song was a #1 hit song on the US country charts.

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up down up down up
  • Picking: a little
  • Chords: D, G, A7, Bm
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28. The Keeper Of The Stars

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The Keeper Of The Stars is from the Tracy Byrd "No Ordinary Man" album from 1994 but was not written by Tracy Byrd. It was the 4th single from the album and managed to reach #2 on the Billboard chart. It also won an ACM Award for Song Of The Year a year after its release.

The album version is a bit higher than the single version as Byrd did a second recording a bit lower as he felt more comfortable in that key vocally. A third recording was done for the 2001 album "Ten Rounds". 

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 1st fret
  • Rhythm = root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = C, Gsus, G, Am, Am/G, F, Dm, E, Em
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29. The Shape I'm In

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The Shape I'm In is a 2010 songs that comes from the album "Old Things New".

This one reached #17 on the US country charts.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 3rd fret
  • Rhythm: a steady down up down up  and a few chops in the rhythm
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: C, G, D, D/Gb, Em
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30. The Truth About Men

the truth about men guitar lesson

The Truth About Men had a few guests including Blake Shelton, Andy Griggs and Montgomery Gentry and hails from the 2003 album of the same name.

The song reached #13 on the US Country charts and crossed over to #77 on the Billboard Hot 100.

There was also a music video produced to help promote this song.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = C, F, D7, G, C7, Am, Cb
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31. The Watermelon Crawl

the watermelon crawl guitar lesson

The Watermelon Crawl was a big hit for country singer Tracy Byrd back in 1994. It was written by Buddy Brock and Zack Turner and hails from his album "No Ordinary Man".

The song reached #4 in the US and #8 in Canada. There was a Tracy Byrd Watermelon Crawl video shot to help promote the song and that location was in McEwen Tennessee, at the Irish Picnic Fairgrounds.

Download the Tracy Byrd Watermelon Crawls lyrics and chords below.

  • Drop D Tuning = No 
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down up down down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, D7, C
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32. Third Rock From The Sun

third rock from the sun guitar lesson

Third Rock From The Sun was the lead off single from the album of the same name when it was released in 1994.

The song was a smash hit reaching #1 in both the US and Canada. 

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: 2nd fret = original key
  • Rhythm: down up down up or use downstrokes
  • Picking: just the main riff
  • Chords: D, G, A
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33. When It Rains It Pours

when it rains it pours guitar lesson

When It Rains It Pours is also from his debut album "This One's For You". And no surprise, it went to the top of the Country Charts in the US and created his first #1 in Canada.

The song also crossed over on The Billboard Hot 100 Chart, which is virtually any song doing well with sales and airplay. The songs video was nominated for a Video Of The Year Award but lost out to Blake Shelton's "I'll Name The Dogs".

  • Drop D Tuning = original key guitar tuned down 1 fret
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = G, C, D, Em, Am7, G6
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34. Why Don't We Just Dance

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Why Don't We Just Dance was a #1 hit for Josh Turner when it hit the airwaves back in 2009 and his first #1 since 2006. It also topped the charts in Canada as well.

The song hails from the album "Haywire".

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = 3rd fret
  • Rhythm = down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, G, A, Gb, Bm, D7
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35. Would You Go With Me

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Would You Go With Me was one of three singles from his 2005 album "Your Man".

The song hit #1 in the US and #5 in Canada. There was also a music video produced for this song.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, A/Db, Bm, Bm/A, G, A, E7
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36. Your Man

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Your Man is the first single from the album of the same name which was released in 2005.

This song went to #1 in the US and #2 in Canada. Christ Stapleton, Chris Dubois and Jace Everett co-wrote this song. Download the Josh Turner Your Man lyrics and chords below.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = 4th fret
  • Rhythm = root down up down up root up down up
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, G, A, Em, Gbm 
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