Barbara has spent over forty years writing poems, lyrics, and sayings for cards, and interpreting the meanings and messages in song.
Happy Country Songs to Cheer You Up!
So your day sucked, did it?
Music is the healer of the soul, so put your troubles aside for now, crank up the volume, and sing and dance your stress away. Don't hold back. Whether you're in your home or in your private office, just get up right now and start swaying to the music.
Start with the first song on this list, Travis Tritt's "It's a Great Day to Be Alive."
10 Feel-Good Country Songs
- "It's a Great Day to Be Alive" by Travis Tritt
- "Cruise" by Florida Georgia Line
- "Redneck Woman" by Gretchen Wilson
- "Nothing But Summer" by Dallas Smith
- "Jumped Right In" by Dallas Smith
- "That's My Kind of Night" by Luke Bryan
- "Boys 'Round Here" by Blake Shelton
- "I'm Gonna Miss Her" by Brad Paisley
- "The Secret of Life" by Faith Hill
- "Beachin" by Jake Owen
1. "It's a Great Day to Be Alive" by Travis Tritt
Album: Down the Road I Go
This song was written by Darell Scott and was originally recorded by country artist Jon Randall in the 1990s. Several other country artists covered the song as well but it wasn't until Travis Tritt covered the song in 2000 that it became as known as it is today. It was his second single on his Album, Down the Road I Go. It reached number 2 on the country hot billboard charts.
"It's A Great Day to Be Alive" is filled with energy and positive messages from start to finish. If you're looking for a song that says, 'hey, no matter what's going on in my life, I'm choosing to be in a good mood' then this is your anthem.
There are still reasons to be grateful and you're soaking up every single one of them with a smile on my face. It's a great day to dance, to love, to smile, and to enjoy the company of everyone in your life. If that's the case, this song is for you. Be sure to listen to it if you haven't heard it before.
And it's a great day to be alive
I know the sun's still shining
When I close my eyes
There's some hard times in the neighborhood
But why can't every day be just this good
2. "Cruise" by Florida Georgia Line
Album: Republic Nashville, Here's to the Good Times
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"Cruise" reached number 1 on the US Billboard chart in only 19 weeks, making it the fastest song (at the time) to reach the top since "I Loved Her First" by Heartland in 2006. This song has broken some pretty impressive records, and the views and sales continue to rack up.
Most of us have experienced a summer day and summer love like the one expressed in the lyrics of "Cruise." If you have, this song will bring you back.
Baby you a song
You make me wanna roll my windows down and cruise
Down a back road blowin’ stop signs through the middle
Every little farm town with you
3. "Redneck Woman" by Gretchen Wilson
Album: Here for the Party
"Redneck Woman" was released in 2004 from Gretchen's Album Here for the Party as the lead single. She also received a Grammy Award for the song for Best Female Country Vocal. The song reached number 1 on the Country Charts and number 22 on the pop charts. It was written by both Wilson and John Rich.
This song is perfect for all the country and country at heart girls who have never been the 'Barbie doll' type, but who can still hold a candle to Barbie herself. To heck with that, how about for the girls who are the Barbie doll type but occasionally like to kick off those heels and get their redneck on.
She's a redneck women; she can do it all: drive trucks, ATVs, shop frugally and still look sexy, all while carrying a baby on her hip. Yes, her Christmas lights are up all year long, but don't doubt her ability to get things done.
Hey I'm redneck woman
I ain't no high class broad
I'm just a product of my rasin'
And I say "hey y'all" and "Yee Haw"
4. "Nothing But Summer" by Dallas Smith
Album: Jumped Right In
The video is all about being happy, in a great mood at the beach with friends and just enjoying fun in the sun! "Pretty little girls flirting with little boys down at the snow cone stand', get on your mark, set, baby get your feet wet, grab a little sunshine" (lyrics)
Everybody's there for the party, some are in the water, some sitting on the beach, getting loud and listening to music; it's a great day. If you've ever enjoyed a relaxing beach day with friends, you'll love every single second of this song. If you're not already in a good mood, it's sure to help with that.
Little party on a pontoon boat
Everybody's here, everybody's getting loud
Damn fine tan lines and them Carolina cuties
laid out on the bow
5. "Jumped Right In" by Dallas Smith
Album: Jumped Right In
This album was nominated as Country Album of the Year at the 2013 Juno Awards. It's no wonder, because by the end of 2012 Dallas Smith was the most played Canadian country artist. He also received two prominent nominations at the CMA's; Country Male Artist of the Year and Single of the Year.
Five singles from this album made it to the Country Top 100 in Canada.
This song is fun and filled with energy; there's something very relaxing about this upbeat tune. It sexy song that oozes love and summer.
Love is crazy, crazy as two kids
Driving around in a z20, hey, trying to figure out what love is
An all season beach town, boarded up and closed down
When the tourists had all gone home
And we were on that beach alone
6. "That's My Kind of Night" by Luke Bryan
Album: Crash My Party
This is a fun, up-tempo song by Luke Bryan that happens to be one of his most popular. You've probably heard this one on the radio many times. It's a song about the kind of night you want to have with the person you love.
You got that sun tan skirt and boots
Waiting on you to look my way and scoot
Your little hot self over here
Girl hand me another beer, yeah!
7. "Boys 'Round Here" by Blake Shelton Featuring Pistol Annies & Friends
Album: Based on a True Story
Almost a rap country song, this one is a blast. It's about the girls 'round here fallin' for the boys 'round here. Any song that talks about what the boys like to do, has a chance at making us girls happy. The boys 'round here...drinking that ice cold beer, talking about the girls. If you haven't heard this hit song by Blake Shelton, be sure to take a few minutes and unwind.
Yeah the boys 'round here
Drinking that ice cold beer
Talkin' 'bout girls, talkin' 'bout trucks
Runnin' them red dirt roads out, kicking up dust
The boys 'round here
Sending up a prayer to the man upstairs
Backwoods legit, don't take no shit
Chew tobacco, chew tobacco, chew tobacco, spit
8. "I'm Gonna Miss Her" by Brad Paisley
Album: Part II
If you need a feel good song that makes you laugh, this is the one. It's about a woman giving her man an ultimatum, 'me or fishing', that's when he realizes "I'm Gonna Miss Her,"—yep, that's right, fishing won that battle. The video is just as funny as the words to this song.
Well I love her
And I love to fish
I spend all day out on this lake
And hell is all I catch
Today she met me at the door
Said I would have to choose
If I hit that fishin' hole today
She'd be packin' all her things
And she'd be gone by noon
9. "The Secret of Life" by Faith Hill
To switch gear on the party and funny themes, this song will put you in a good mood simply because it speaks about the simplicity of life, and that the secret to life is 'there is no secret'. Happiness is found in the smallest things, in the daily activities of our lives; in mom's apple pie, or in a good cup of coffee.
The secret of life is a good cup of coffee
The secret of life is keep your eye on the ball
The secret of life is a beautiful woman
And Marilyn stares down from the barroom wall
10. "Beachin" by Jake Owen
Album: Days of Gold
If you need a song that's all about relaxation, the beach, and just taking it easy, this is the song. There's no stress when you listen to this one. (lyrics) White sand, coke can, koozie in my hand....beachin'. So just kick back, forget your problems, enjoy the day, and think only happy thoughts.
And it's sunshine, blue eyes, tan lines, slow tide
Rollin' white sand, cold can koozie in my hand, just a summertime strolling
Chillin', breazin', sippin', singin' whoaoaoh
© 2014 Barbara Tremblay Cipak
Do You Have a Personal Go-To Country Song When You Need a Mood Boost?
David Stone from New York City on June 23, 2014:
I have a country song, a rock song, a folk song, mostly in multiple quantities. The country song would be Jimmy Webb's Too Young To Die, at least today anyway. Or, maybe it's Gentle on My Mind. Too many choices.
CherylsArt on May 07, 2014:
Do you remember Donna Fargo's song, I'm the happiest girl in the whole U S A? That's a great one! : )
Marie on April 22, 2014:
I like Coming Home from the movie Country Strong - I find that song very uplifting and it always makes me feel good when I hear it. This is a great idea for a feel good page, Barbara :)
Barbara Tremblay Cipak (author) from Toronto, Canada on March 01, 2014:
@SusanDeppner: lmao! made me laugh out loud for sure!
Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on March 01, 2014:
Believe it or not, Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats" puts me in a great mood. Not sure what that says about me, but I do love that song!
Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on March 01, 2014:
There are quite a few Shania Twain songs that give me a real big boost.