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.