The Best Country Songs About Dogs – Zach’s Top 8 [UPDATE]
I was sitting listening to Big Frog 104 one day, and on the radio I hear Blake Shelton's 'Ol' Red.' As I was sitting there singing along, I wondered to myself, are there any other country songs about dogs? And, from there, I was on a quest to find the best country songs about dogs. *Update*--With the recent popularity of Billy Currington's 'Like My Dog,' I had to bring this story back from the archives and add it to my list.
Johnny Cash--'Dirty Old Egg-Suckin' Dog'
Off of his legendary Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison album comes this song about a dog. Yes, although it is a bit morbid, it is a dog song nonetheless. This clip is Johnny singing on The Muppet Show.
Pirates of the Mississippi--'Feed Jake'
Dolly Parton--'Gypsy, Joe and Me'
Hank Williams--'Move it on Over'
Elvis Presley--'Hound Dog'
Toby Keith--'Every Dog Has Its Day'
Billy Currington--'Like My Dog'
Blake Shelton--'Ol' Red'
Well, it all started with this song, as I mentioned above. I think 'Ol' Red' is the best country song about a dog. Why? It tells a great story that keeps you wondering what's going to happen to Ol' Red and the convict who escaped. And, it's a great song to sing along with. "Ol' Red's itchin' to have a little fun..." *Update*--Now, you may have already known this, but I just learned that 'Ol' Red' was originally recorded by George Jones and also recorded by Kenny Roger. Take a listen. Each are great in their own way. Here's the George Jones version. Here's the Kenny Rogers version.