Good songs for a country rock cover band?

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by beatlebass64, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. beatlebass64


    Dec 23, 2011
    New England
    Hi everyone,

    I play in a country rock cover band and we are looking at adding new songs. Was hoping I could field some suggestions from TB. Definitely looking for upbeat stuff, new or old doesn't matter. We have a female singer so don't hesitate to throw out a song sung by a female.

    We do songs right now by the likes of Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Brooks and Dunn, and dip into some of the classic rock southern rock style with Marshall Tucker and Skynyrd.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
  2. RoadRanger

    RoadRanger Supporting Member

    Feb 18, 2004
    NE CT
    All Jacked Up - Gretchen Wilson
    Bartender - Lady Antebellum
    Dirt on My Boots - Jon Pardi
    Seein' Red - Dustin Lynch
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  3. Grumry


    Jul 6, 2016
    Cowboys From Hell by Pantera

    That's country, right?
  4. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    Female -
    Little Bit Gypsy - Kellie Pickler
    This One's For The Girls - Martina McBride
    When God Fearin' Women Get The Blues - Martina McBride
    Chainsaw - The Band Perry

    Male -
    Fast Forward - Kenny Chesney
    Hicktown - Jason Aldean
    Eight Second Ride - Jake Owen
    Am I The Only One - Dierks Bentley
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  5. Joebarnes


    Oct 4, 2011
    Surrey, BC
    Lots of Sugarland - It Happens, Down in Mississippi (up to no good), Stuck like Glue.
    I've been liking Maren Morris Lately - My Church or 80's Mercedes (neither are super upbeat, but great tunes)
    If you've got both guy and girl vocals - Thompson Square, Everything I shouldn't be thinking about
  6. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    I'm Country - Jason Aldean - works with a female
    Hicktown/Here For the Party medley - similar styles, and both in drop D tuning
    I Feel Lucky
    Good Girl
    Can't You See
  7. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Sweet Home Alabama.
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  8. kartiste


    May 5, 2008
    Codeine - Jason Isbell
  9. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Well, as long as you are going THERE, I raise you with Wagon Wheel.
  10. beatlebass64


    Dec 23, 2011
    New England
    Both are in the set list. We DO go there so feel free to throw out some standards. They are crowd pleasers, that's for sure:whistle:
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  11. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Nothing wrong with the classics.

    Anything that works with a male vocalist works with a female - change a few lyrics as needed.

    Need You Now is a really pretty tune.
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  12. RoadRanger

    RoadRanger Supporting Member

    Feb 18, 2004
    NE CT
    Chicken Fried
    Acky Breaky
    It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere - Alan Jackson
    What Was I Thinkin' - Dierks Bentley
    Guitars & Cadillacs - Dwight Yokam
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  13. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn My adopted daughter Supporting Member

    Love this version: (this would be as ‘country’ as I can get) :roflmao:

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  14. Choice Dylan tunes should (still) be effective.
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  15. Sheryl Crow, and Bonnie Raitt

    If these don't work they both have a bunch of other crossover tunes that should go over well.
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  16. yodedude2

    yodedude2 Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2005
    san antonio, texas
    sheryl crow and dwight yoakum covers (i.e., songs they covered) are two good non-obvious choices.
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  17. telecopy


    Dec 6, 2009
    Let It Burn by Blackberry Smoke?
  18. Michael Schreiber

    Michael Schreiber Commercial User

    Oct 14, 2014
    Kassel / Germany
    Check out Slow Horses - my favorite local country heroes!
    Slow Horses

    Here's one of my favorite songs: Slow Horses - "It's not Raining Every Day"
    Much fun and success with your band! \m/

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  19. madbass6

    madbass6 Inactive

    Jan 13, 2009
    I do not give consent to use any of my photos ! please respect that. thank you.
    any song band agrees on !!
    except mustang sally!
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  20. pasmithy


    Jul 7, 2011
    SE PA
    Little white church - Little Big Town
    Stuck Like Glue - Sugarland
    Redneck Woman - Gretchen Wilson
    Here For The Party - Gretchen Wilson
    Suds In The Bucket - Sara Evans

    Are all good female vocalist dance songs. And "Mustang Sally" has to be one of the easiest dance songs in the world to learn... I listen to the music I like on my own time. IMHO, Play stuff people will dance to, and you have a much better chance of making money in the bar scene.
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