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September 14, 2021


A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Best Songs About Guns

Part 2 (country)

We continue this series with 5 more great songs featuring guns as the backdrop of the music.


1) 'Guns' - By Justin Moore

If ever there was a gun-lovin' song, this is it. Justin Moore included 'Guns' on his 2011 'Outlaws Like Me' album. It's a unabashed tribute to rifles, shotguns, muzzle loaders and handguns. "I'm gonna tell you once and listen, son / As long as I'm alive and breathing / You wont take my guns," Moore sings in what could be an anthem for defenders of the Second Amendment.

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2) 'Big Iron' - By Marty Robins

Marty Robbins' 1960 single is Western set to a country beat. A stranger rides into town with "big iron on his hip," and squares off with Texas Red. It was a minor hit for Robbins, but the imagery used to describe the showdown and the gun is memorable enough to make this list of the best gun songs.

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3) 'Cleaning This Gun' - By Rodney Atkins

Few parents can listen to Rodney Atkins' 'Cleaning This Gun' without chuckling. While sung tongue-in-cheek, it's a story that more than a few country fans can relate to in one way or another. It may have even inspired a new generation of fathers using old-school tricks to let boyfriends know they'd better treat their daughters properly. The 2007 hit came at the peak of Atkins' career.

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4) 'Gunpowder and Lead' - Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert's Top 10 hit from 2008 is a revenge tale. The singer began to define her career with this song, the story of a woman who has grown tired of taking abuse from her rotten husband. It's a violent lyric that was, for the most part, celebrated by country music fans.

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5) 'Granddaddy's Gun' by Aaron Lewis/Blake Shelton

Both Blake Shelton and Aaron Lewis recorded 'Granddaddy's Gun,' but Lewis released it as a single, so he gets the credit for bringing the song to the masses. While many of the other songs on our list of gun songs rely on a single emotion or fantastic story, this well-written cut shows real depth and understanding of family. Lewis sings it like a man who still has his grandfather's gun hanging on his wall.

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Thanks for reading,

The Editor

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