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Baseball may be America’s pastime, but for many people, football is almost a religion. Weekends are built around high school, college and professional football, and the beam of Friday night floodlights in the horizon is like a beacon of Americana.


We’re gonna need a moment.

Almost every religion has hymns of some sort, and football is no exception. Thank goodness country stars like Lee Brice have provided us with songs that carry us from the first kickoff of the weekend until the clock runs out.

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Billy Currington’s “Drinkin’ Town With a Football Problem” is the most perfect anthem for Friday high school football games. Co-written by family band the Henningsens, who hail from Atwood, Illinois, it epitomizes how small towns turn out for high school football with its picturesque, singalong lyrics. Seriously, doesn’t the “Hey y’all” hook even sound like a cheer?

While Billy takes care of Friday nights, Lee Brice has got the rest of the weekend covered with his anthemic “Parking Lot Party.” While it may not be written specifically for football, we know for a fact that even people who don’t care much about sacks, safeties and onside kicks love a good tailgate party.

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Hey, Lee said to kick back in a lawn chair, so that’s what we’re going to do, but we’ll also be enjoying these two tunes, plus a few more from Rare Country’s 5 game day playlist. Be sure to watch that video for our other choices and let us know what your go-to football jams are.

And check back in later this week when we have more of the news from in and around country music in Rare Country’s 5.

Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development in the past. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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