Farmers and Tractors are featured in 46 songs.

FlourishAnyway is on a mission to unite and entertain the world through song, and believes there is a playlist for just about any situation.

With a playlist of songs about tractors and farming, honor farmers who work the land, rotate the crops, and harvest the fields to feed the nation.

It’s impossible to take the farm out of a man (or a woman).

When a series of family tragedies struck when he was a teenager, he even ran the farm by himself until it was sold and the family dispersed. Dirt under your fingernails, cracked and calloused hands, and a farmer’s tan are all signs of a deep love for the earth. You can take the man (or woman) off the farm and force him to work somewhere else, but you can’t take the farm away from him. My father, like his father and grandfather before him, grew up on a farm.

Are you looking for something different? Yes, but I’m sure they’ve never met a wistful farmer like my father. The neighborhood homeowner’s association (HOA) has a lot of rules, but none of them prohibits planting a dozen apple trees and a large crop of corn, string beans, and other vegetables in place of the typical backyard. My parents now live in an upscale subdivision several states away from the farm where my father grew up, many decades later.

Also, if you know a farmer, give them a thank-you nod! Make a playlist to honor those who work the land and feed the nation with mostly country songs about farmers, farming, and tractors if you’re a farmer yourself, nostalgic for the farm life, or want to salute farmers.

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1. Kenny Chesney’s “She Thinks My Tractor Is Sexy”

The wife of an aspiring farmer hopes that he will rotate her crops for years to come, resulting in a bumper crop of young’uns. And this farmer is all in, believing that his tractor is the key to their attraction. In this fun country song from 1999, the farmer meets a lady who is thinking about “husbandry.” Her hunky man with the tan plows her field, and she likes it.

She thinks my tractor is attractive. I’ll keep chugging along. She’s always staring at me because it turns her on.

2. Joe Diffie’s “John Deere Green”

If this 1993 country song’s small-town romance isn’t based on a true story, it should be. As a result, he endured years of teasing from the townfolk, despite Charlene’s approval of his color choice. He used John Deere green instead of red spray paint. Billy Bob and Charlene, two Southern farm kids who met in high school and grew up together in the 1960s, are the subject of the song. Billy Bob declared his love for Charlene by climbing to the top of the water tower and spray painting “Billy Bob loves Charlene” in three-foot-high letters alongside a ten-foot-high heart.

The couple settled on an 80-acre farm where the water tower could be seen from their front yard. Despite the town’s best efforts to cover up the love declaration, the message, like their love, endured.

On the first anniversary of Diffie’s death from COVID-19 in 2020, an anonymous fan climbed atop a water tower in Old Hickory, Tennessee, to paint “Billie Bob + Charliene” in John Deere green. Country legend Joe Diffie’s signature song was “John Deere Green.”

3. Montgomery Gentry’s “Daddy Won’t Sell the Farm”

His father purchased his fields and woods decades ago and raised crops as well as a family on them. In this 1998 country song, the narrator laments the urban sprawl that has grown up around his father’s farm, including fast-food restaurants, mini-malls, and parking lots. Now, however, a concrete jungle looms, ready to encroach on his life’s work and obliterate it.

He shares that defiance, knowing that his father will leave the family farm to him. The narrator admires his father’s obstinacy in refusing to sell out. Because Daddy refuses to sell the farm, no upscale new subdivisions will be built on it.

4. Tim McGraw’s “Where the Green Grass Grows”

He seeks a simple farming life with his sweetheart, where they can raise a family, after growing up in a town the size of a map dot: The young man in this 1998 country song is stressed out by the city’s traffic jams, bars, and concrete, prompting him to fantasize about returning to rural America.

I’m gonna live where the green grass growsWatch my corn grow in rowsEvery night be tucked in close to youRaise our children where the good Lord has blessedPoint our rockin’ chairs westAnd plant our dreams where the peaceful river flowsWhere the green grass grows

Tim McGraw grew up in a farming community, just like the song’s narrator.

5. Rodney Atkins’ “Farmer’s Daughter”

Although it is said that you should not get your honey where you get your money, for the farmhand in this 2010 country song who fell in love with the bossman’s daughter, it worked out just fine. When the farmer’s daughter returned from her Florida vacation, his job immediately improved. They married in the spring after a summer of rolling in the hay, and now his boss is also his father-in-law. At first, the young man was miserable, picking the farmer’s peaches, feeding his hogs, and mending his fence in the scorching sun. That’s job security and long-term happiness all rolled into one.

Luke Bryan’s “Here’s to the Farmer” a.

As a result, his words of gratitude in this 2016 country song aren’t just lip service. Luke Bryan grew up on a peanut farm in Georgia and knows what it’s like to be a farmer.

The song’s narrator acknowledges the farmer’s obstinacy. He refuses to sell out to encroaching developers who want his land for subdivisions and strip malls, having made a heartfelt promise to his father years ago. Years of tilling the soil require faith, stamina, and resilience, as described in the song.

Unfortunately, the pandemic of 2020 put a stop to those charitable efforts. The singer is well aware of his origins. From 2010 to 2019, Bryan held a concert series called Farm Tour to benefit local farming communities in the South, with proceeds going toward college scholarships for the children of farmers.

Travis Tritt’s “Where Corn Don’t Grow” is number seven.

In this 1996 country song, the protagonist is a 17-year-old farm boy who is tired of his dusty agricultural surroundings. Despite his father’s advice, the young man pursues his dreams of living in a city where corn does not grow. Despite his best efforts to warn the teen that nothing is perfect, the impetuous adolescent needs to learn this important life lesson for himself. The old man is confident that his son will reconsider his decision and return to the farm.

8. Tim Hawkins’ “Pretty Pink Tractor”

According to this 2011 novelty song, be careful what you buy online, or you might end up being the town’s laughingstock. This guy’s pretty Pepto Bismol pink tractor is making the cows and pigs in the barnyard laugh.

(At the very least, there was a flower canopy.) This song is a parody of Jason Aldean’s “Big Green Tractor,” which was released in 2009. It tells the story of a man who found a used tractor on Craigslist. He bought it without seeing it because it seemed like a good deal. While the locals mock him, the poor sucker has yet to receive sympathy from his father, who advises him to “hit ’em with your purse if they make fun.”

9. John Denver’s “Thank God I’m a Country Boy”

It’s a charming early to bed, early to rise lifestyle for this farmer, who stays blissed out as one of his pigs in muck, thanks to his wife and his morning hotcakes. Prepare to tap your toes to this 1974 country classic, which depicts a man’s laid-back, simple life on the farm. He plays a little music on his fiddle to celebrate being happily at home down on the farm when the work is finished and the kids are safely tucked in bed. The song topped both the Billboard Hot 100 and the country charts in the United States, which is quite an accomplishment. Yes, indeed!

10. Sawyer Brown’s “Cafe on the Corner”

The forlorn man is out of place, staring at his new life with a lost expression on his face. The farmer is 50 years old, that awkward age when it feels like it’s too late to start over but far too soon to retire. In this country song from 1992, a displaced farmer finds work at the corner cafe. Unfortunately, raising crops for the country no longer pays well enough to keep his family clothed and fed. He wishes he could be outside in his fields, but he, like his farm, is a victim of progress.

11. Alabama’s “High Cotton”

Their father instilled in them a strong work ethic and taught them to plan for the future, while their mother loved them unconditionally. This 1989 country song is about a man’s memories of growing up on a cotton farm with his family. Even though they lived in poverty, the children had everything they needed.

It stems from the fact that taller cotton plants are easier to harvest by hand, and the picker would be better protected from the scorching sun. High cotton living (or walking) is an old phrase that means you’re comfortable and doing well.

12. Shooter Jennings’ “Daddy’s Farm”

He’s hoping to reclaim his guitar before fleeing to another location. In this 2005 murder ballad, Shooter Jennings, the son of outlaw country legend Waylon Jennings, tells his own rockin’ country tale of a man trying to get out of trouble. When the cops track him down, the fugitive decides that he will not go down without a fight. The narrator moved to town, but his situation worsened when he killed his cheating girlfriend and her lover with a.22 caliber rifle. The murderer flees, returning to his father’s backwoods farm as a safe haven.

13. Guns N’ Roses’ “Down on the Farm”

On the farm, the protagonist in this rock song from 1993 feels lonely, bored, and isolated. The blue skies are lovely, but the cow manure (ugh) is excessive.

It’s as if he’s on his own island, and he misses people, particularly women. Anyone who has spent time growing up in rural America knows how lonely life can be. What is the point of having this guy there? Take a break.

Craig Morgan’s “Corn Star” is number fourteen.

Rather than a centerfold, you’ll find her in her 600-acre cornfield. She’s been the county fair’s blue ribbon winner for the past five years, and chugaluggin’ on that tractor is her only life. She’s a local corn star, to be sure. This 2012 country song’s heroine isn’t your typical farm girl.

Luke Bryan’s “Welcome to the Farm” is number fifteen.

In the country, where people are friendly, the pace is slower, and the sounds are sweeter, he shares an easier pace of life with her. In this 2009 country song, the protagonist and his honey live in the city and are stressed and pressed for time. The man offers to take his girlfriend to the farming community where he grew up as a reprieve.

16. Joey + Rory’s “Farm to Fame”

When I was in college in Nashville, I frequented the bars on Music Row before they became glitzy and touristy. The Nashville music scene eats up eager talent and then spits them out, battered and bruised. Many people who would never see their name in lights passed through those honky honks, including a lot of homegrown talent.

This country song from 2010 tells the story of a farm boy with a song in his heart and stars in his eyes who set out for Nashville with a song in his heart and stars in his eyes. He played the Nashville circuit after purchasing a guitar from a pawn shop. Then, like so many others before and after him, a big-shot talent scout discovered him and offered him a contract.

He rose from rags to riches, from a farm to stardom. From digging ditches to carving a name for yourself, Simply stand in the spotlight until it dims. Then it’s rags to riches, rags to riches, rags to rags.

Only someone who has gone from farm to celebrity (and possibly back) can truly judge. Is it fair to give up personal privacy and time away from home in exchange for a couple of Billboard chart top 10s and a fast-paced lifestyle?

Granger Smith’s “Tractor” is number seventeen.

His father listened to him when he called home, as a good man should. The farm boy in this 2016 country had little interest in his father’s big-wheeled tractor, which slowly churned through acres of fields when he was a kid. The older man, on the other hand, reminded his son that The restless young man traveled to faraway places. Instead, he set his sights on something far beyond the crop’s confines.

Assist you in seeing what’s important. However, big wheels move slowly. The world may move at a faster pace.

It wasn’t until the old man died that the message became clear. This country song was written in honor of Granger Smith’s father, a Texas rancher who died in 2014. Returning to plough the fields in his father’s place, the song had finally grasped the life lesson his father had intended to impart. Every day, all day, he remembered his father being on his tractor.

18. Lianna Rose’s “I Want My Tractor Back”

It’s unfortunate when marital bliss fades, especially after such a short period of time. Bill and Mary, newlyweds, head to divorce court in this humorous, upbeat song from 2008 by Australian country artist Lianna Rose when Bill returns home to a house with no bride and no tractor. Bill bemoans the fact that he is alone.

I don’t care about the dog; all I care about is getting my tractor back! You are welcome to take the chooks [chickens], as well as the fat cat.

Thankfully, by the end of the song, the clever fella has devised a plan to reclaim his prized farm machinery.

Craig Morgan’s “International Harvester” is number 19 on the list.

The son of a third-generation farmer who is married to the farmer’s daughter, the combine driver in this 2006 country ditty is full of bravado. You’ve most likely driven through farmland behind this badass. Yes, sirree, sirree, sirree, sir He’s just doing his job, so don’t blow your horn and just wait. On his imposing piece of farm equipment (what is that thing anyway? ), he’s the one going five miles per hour on the two-lane road. Nobody is going anywhere fast with three miles of cars lined up behind him like a parade.

Jimmie Allen’s “All Tractors Ain’t Green” is number twenty.

It couldn’t have been easy for him, though. The lack of diversity in country music is well-known. Sure, there was Charley Pride in the 1970s, as well as Darius Rucker, Mickey Guyton, and Kane Brown more recently. Jimmy Allen transitioned to country music after appearing on the tenth season of American Idol in 2011.

Jimmie Allen, a black country singer, wants to emphasize a message similar to the old adage about not judging a book by its cover in this 2018 country song. He admits that his sound catches people off guard:

It’s not always what you see that you get. There aren’t all corn fields, and there aren’t all green tractors.

– English dramatist Douglas Jerrold “You can make the earth laugh with a harvest if you tickle her with a hoe.”

Several more songs about farmers and tractors are available.

Submit a suggestion in the section below. Do you have a song about farming or tractors that you think should be included in this playlist?

21. Say “Thank You” to a Farmer Wesley, James the year 2017
22.What Kind of Farmer Do You Have? Chris Janson is a musician from the United States. the year 2017
Big Green Tractor (number 23) Jason Aldean is a country music artist. In the year 2009,
She Cranks My Tractor, No. 24 Dustin Lynch is a writer and director. the year 2012
John Doe on a John Deere is number 25. Lonestar is a fictional character created by Lonestar the year 1997
Rain on the Scarecrow (No. 26) Mellencamp, John In the year 1985,
27. It’s a Good Thing It’s Raining Luke Bryan is a musician from the United States. In the year 2009,
Farm Life (No. 28) (featuring Justin Moore) Colt Ford the year 2014
Farmer’s Blues (No. 29) Marty Stuart is a character in the film Marty Stuart the year 2003
30. A Tractor Driver Rodney Atkins is a musician who is well-known for his In the year 2006,
31. I’m Going to Grow My Own Cagle, Chris the year 2012
32. Get a Glimpse of the Situation Luke Bryan is a musician from the United States. the year 2015
Farmer’s Almanac, No. 33 Johnny Cash is a musician who is best known for In 1989,
Amarillo Sky (number 34) Jason Aldean is a country music artist. In the year 2005,
Farm Girl, No. 35 Meadows, Jason the year 2007
Song of the South (number 36) Alabama is a state in the United States In 1989,
The Last of a Dying Breed (#37) McCoy, Neal In the year 2005,
38. Things I Really Miss Van Zant is a character in the film Van Zant In the year 2005,
It Doesn’t Get Any Countryrier Than This at 39. Tim McGraw is an American singer-songwriter. the year 1994
John Deere Tractor No. 40 The Judds are a family of lawyers. The year was 1984.
Friendships with Tractors (ninety-one) Rodney Atkins is a musician who is well-known for his In the year 2009,
I Want to Be a Hillbilly, No. 42 Billy Currington is an American singer-songwriter. In the year 2005,
Down on the Farm, No. 43 Tim McGraw is an American singer-songwriter. the year 1994
Clay, Alabama, No. 44 Garth Brooks is a country music singer. In 1989,
Cadillac Ranch, No. 45 Chris LeDoux is a writer who lives in Canada. the year 1992
Dirt Road Dollars (n.d.) (n.d.) (n.d Nate Kenyon and the Lacs No. 2917

 

Remarks

On May 29, 2021, FlourishAnyway (author) from the United States:

Thank you for taking the time to look for it and for leaving such a lovely comment. Chitrangada is a town in the Indian state of Maharashtra. I’m glad you found it enjoyable. Have a fantastic weekend.

On May 28, 2021, Chitrangada Sharan of New Delhi, India:

This is an excellent list on a fascinating subject.

I was interested to learn that there are so many songs about farmers and tractors.

We are eternally grateful to farmers for their noble work. I’ve been to the farms several times and thoroughly enjoyed myself.

Finally, I discovered it. This article had escaped my notice because it did not appear in my feed.

Thank you for sharing this information.

On May 28, 2021, FlourishAnyway (author) from the United States:

Have a fantastic weekend! Collecting eggs is something I enjoy doing. That sounds like a fantastic childhood memory, especially if you were spared the early morning farm chores! Thank you for taking the time to visit. – Bill

On May 28, 2021, Massachusetts’ Bill De Giulio will say:

I grew up on a farm that was practically in our backyard, and I’ve always had a soft spot for farm animals. Flourish, you’ve come up with yet another fantastic list. Great job; I’m always amazed at how many new topics you manage to come up with for songs. I agree with you; I could never kill an animal I had raised and cared for.

On May 27, 2021, FlourishAnyway (author) from the United States:

That’s what I call old-fashioned farming! Thank you for taking the time to visit. – Adrienne I enjoy going to Amish country.

On May 26, 2021, Adrienne Farricelli will:

That’s fantastic news! I had no idea that farms and tractors inspired so many songs. I miss driving by many Amish farms when I lived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I sincerely hope that farms and tractors do not become extinct.

On May 26, 2021, FlourishAnyway (author) from the United States:

Audrey, thank you for your thoughtful comment. Have a fantastic week! There are so many topics to write about that I don’t think I’ll ever run out of ideas.

On May 26, 2021, Audrey Hunt of Idyllwild, California writes:

Your selection of videos made me laugh out loud. I’m not sure how you do it, but you manage to introduce us to a diverse range of wonderful songs and themes year after year. Thank you very much! I adore farms, primarily because I am an animal lover.

On May 25, 2021, FlourishAnyway (author) from the United States:

We could have gone to a distant relative’s house instead, but this was much closer. I care about the animals more than anything else, but I am concerned about their fate. We do go to the pick-it-yourself places, which provides me with what I require. My brother has a “farmette,” as he refers to it. It was about the right amount of farm for me. – Mary The last time I was on a large farm was when I took my daughter to a farm B&B when she was a toddler.

On May 25, 2021, Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada:

Farms appeal to me because I enjoy watching things develop. I don’t know much about it, but it’s somewhere I’d like to go.

On May 24, 2021, FlourishAnyway (author) from the United States:

– Heidi You are unmistakably a city slicker, but that’s fine. Enjoy your time in sunny Chicago this week!

Heidi Thorne, Chicago, Illinois, on May 23, 2021:

My parents came from a farming family. I suppose I’m a city slicker. Nope, I’m at a loss for words. You’d think I’d have something to say about that.

As usual, another entertaining list!

On May 23, 2021, FlourishAnyway (author) from the United States:

Have a wonderful weekend. – Ravi I appreciate your feedback and wish you well.

On May 23, 2021, Ravi Rajan, from Mumbai:

Flourish has come up with yet another fantastic list. Thank you so much for sharing this fantastic collection. All of Harmer’s songs have a rustic feel to them that not only makes them enjoyable to listen to, but also makes you feel connected to the earth.

On May 23, 2021, FlourishAnyway (author) from the United States:

I hope everything is going well for you. Nithya – I’m Nithya, and I’m I’m glad you liked this list.

On May 23, 2021, FlourishAnyway (author) from the United States:

Vidya (Vidya) We’d go hungry if they weren’t there. You are correct.

On May 23, 2021, Nithya Venkat from Dubai will say:

A fantastic collection of songs. I had no idea so many songs about tractors and farming existed. I had a lot of fun going through the list.

VIDYA D SAGAR will be born on May 22, 2021.

The playlist is fantastic; I’ll save it and listen to it whenever I feel drawn to the farm. Thank you for sharing this information. We must honor the farmers. They are responsible for our ability to eat today. I am a city slicker who enjoys visiting farms. Someday, I’d like to live on a farm and grow vegetables and fruits.

On May 21, 2021, FlourishAnyway (author) from the United States:

– Linda I hope you have a wonderful weekend down on the Carb Diva farm. That’s when the playlist comes in handy.

On May 21, 2021, FlourishAnyway (author) from the United States:

Have a fantastic weekend. – Linda I’m glad you liked it and that it brought back memories of a song you liked.

On May 20, 2021, Linda Lum from Washington State, USA:

Oh, my goodness, I must be a city slicker (despite owning several acres on the outskirts of town). Clearly, I need to brush up on my knowledge. Thank you for putting together such a fun list. John Denver’s song was the only one I recognized.

On May 20, 2021, Linda Crampton of British Columbia, Canada:

It’s great that you included “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” in this piece. I used to hear that song all the time and loved it. I’m amazed at how creative you are with your song articles.

On May 20, 2021, FlourishAnyway (author) from the United States:

I’m glad the topic and music appealed to you. Devika is a woman who lives in India.

On May 20, 2021, FlourishAnyway (author) from the United States:

Certainly not a profitable venture. My husband says I’ve never met a plant that I couldn’t kill. James – I’m never going to be a farmer. I could never kill (or arrange for the killing of) the animals I raised and cared for. However, I do have a talent for caring for animals.

On May 20, 2021, FlourishAnyway (author) from the United States:

Thank you very much. Umesh – I’m Umesh, and I’m

On May 20, 2021, FlourishAnyway (author) from the United States:

Growing your own food is a good idea. – Peggy It’s now just a grassy back yard, which is sad to see, but I think of him a lot in the summer. My grandfather’s (mother’s father) garden was so productive that he donated a lot of extra vegetables to the local food bank when he was alive.

On May 20, 2021, FlourishAnyway (author) from the United States:

I’m glad you enjoyed it. As I was compiling the list, I kept thinking about you and your urban farming. – Bill

On May 20, 2021, FlourishAnyway (author) from the United States:

– Liz Farms and farm songs are popular among children. Thank you for sharing some information about your grandchildren with us.

On May 20, 2021, Devika Primi from Dubrovnik, Croatia:

Hello there, FlourishAnyway. You come up with the most intriguing song lists. It’s a one-of-a-kind, informative list that’s the best I’ve seen on this site. I’m not familiar with these songs.

On May 20, 2021, James C Moore of Joliet, Illinois:

The following are the main lyrics: That ought to be good enough. In terms of suggestions, Kenny Rogers’ “Lucille” might make the cut. Anyway, the main song that comes to mind is John Denver at 9 o’clock. I’m not a farmer, but I did attend Iowa State University.

“Lucille, you left me at a perfect time.”

four hungry children and a field of crops”

Country music is said to be the honor ink version of the blues.

On May 20, 2021, Umesh Chandra Bhatt of Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India:

You did a fantastic job. Best wishes. Very well put together.

On May 20, 2021, Peggy Woods of Houston, Texas:

Thank you for compiling such an excellent song list. My ancestors were mostly farmers. Despite the fact that I did not grow up on a farm, my grandfather instilled in me a love of gardening. There’s something incredibly satisfying about growing your own food.

On May 20, 2021, Bill Holland from Olympia, WA writes:

I’m not sure what this says about me, but off the top of my head, I came up with five. I suppose I should be worried about that, but I’m not sure why. 🙂

On May 20, 2021, Liz Westwood of the United Kingdom will:

The children’s rhyme ‘Old Macdonald had a farm,’ which our grandchildren enjoy, and The Wurzels’ ‘The Combine Harvester,’ are two that come to mind. This is a fascinating collection.

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