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15 Things Only People Who Love Country Music Understand

Country music isn’t just music—it’s a lifestyle. If you’re a die-hard fan of the genre, you’ll definitely be familiar with these feelings.

1. You always have the perfect playlist for a road trip, a tailgate or the 4th of July

Or for any day party, for that matter.

2. Your celebrity crushes are Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood

You can take our time any time, Sam.

3. You HAVE to go to Stagecoach, WE Fest or Country 500 before you graduate

What even is Coachella?

4. You’re consistently in a good mood

Because the upbeat soundtrack to your life makes you appreciate the little things.

5. You sometimes catch yourself dreaming of a simpler life

We’ll take all of that over midterms any day.

6. You say “y’all” even if you’re not from the South

It’s just so catchy!

7. You felt personally victimized by the Blake and Miranda breakup

You’ll never believe in love again and everything is a lie.

8. You own at LEAST one pair of cowboy boots, a cowboy hat and some good ol’ daisy dukes

Jason Aldean wrote “She’s Country” about you. Obv.

9. You’ve played a country music drinking game

Drink once every time they say “truck” or a body part. Drink twice for “tailgate” or “interstate.”

10. You like old school Taylor Swift wayyy better


11. Your friends who don’t like country judge you real hard

But you forgive them because they just don’t understand the magic.

12. You go crazy when “Cruise” or “Wagon Wheel” comes on at a party


13. You may or may not have tried line dancing

BRB, adding to resume skills section.

14. You’ve learned to stand up to even the most sexist of guys

But really, when has being condescending to us ever worked for these bros?

15. But you know a gentleman when you see one

Or at least you will know when you see one. And it probably won’t be on Tinder.

Iris was the associate editor at Her Campus. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in communications and gender studies, but was born and raised in France with an English mother. She enjoys country music, the color pink and pretending she has her life together. Iris was the style editor and LGBTQ+ editor for HC as an undergrad, and has interned for Cosmopolitan.com and goop. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @irisgoldsztajn, or check out her writing portfolio here.
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