Country musicians have been writing songs making cleverly veiled or blatant references to smoking marijuana for decades. As country fans are well aware, country music pioneer Willie Nelson has become a vocal advocate for making the drug legal across the nation. Whether you partake in its use or not, you have to admit that there’s something charming about the songs celebrating marijuana below.
It's All Going to Pot
Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard
The country legends collaborated on this tune for their 2015 duet record Django and Jimmie. Yes, the crafty pair totally released this tune on April 20th.
Smoke a Little Smoke
Initially, Church’s record label was not thrilled about the subject matter of this tune— but it became a huge hit for the outlaw singer.
Follow Your Arrow
The Texas-born talent’s lyrics “When the straight and narrow/Gets a little too straight/Roll up a joint, or don’t/Just follow your arrow wherever it points” falls in line with her rebellious nature.
Florida Georgia Line
These guys escape the drudgery of the typical work week and fully immerse themselves in multiple diversions— including pot.
This track takes on the stuffiness sometimes felt in small town life while dropping this notable line, “So I snuck out behind the red barn/And I took myself a toke/Since everybody here hates everybody here/Hell I might as well be the joke.” In the music video, you can see Ashley Monroe sneaking off to smoke with a bearded dude.
Of course, these five tunes only reflect a small segment of bud-boasting songs from this musical genre. Did we miss your personal favorite?