Looking for the best country songs from the year 2001? Here’s where you’re at! We have picked the 100 very best country songs from 2001 for you and added them as both playlists and music videos. In short, more than 6 hours of listening and watching pleasure. Let’s go!
About the Playlist
This country music playlist from 2001 is sure to get your boots stompin’ and your heart a-singin’. With hits from Shania Twain, Toby Keith, and Alan Jackson, this playlist has something for everyone.
Whether you’re looking for a little bit of romance, a whole lot of patriotism, or just a good time, this playlist has you covered. So crank up the volume and get ready to have some fun!
We’ve highlighted the top three songs from our playlist for you below.
“Ain’t Nothing ‘Bout You” by Brooks & Dunn
“Ain’t Nothing ‘Bout You” is a song by American country music duo Brooks & Dunn. It was released in February 2001 as the first single from their album Steers & Stripes.
The song is about a man who is completely smitten with a woman. He sings about how everything about her, from the way she looks to the way she moves, drives him wild. He says that there is “ain’t nothing ’bout you” that doesn’t do something for him.
The song was a huge success, topping the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for six weeks.
It also reached number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 2002, the song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.
The song was re-recorded by Brooks & Dunn with American country music artist Brett Young for their album Reboot in 2019. The re-recorded version was also a success, reaching number one on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.
“Ain’t Nothing ‘Bout You” is a classic country love song that has stood the test of time. It is a catchy, well-written song that perfectly captures the feeling of being head over heels in love.
“One More Day” by Diamond Rio
“One More Day” is a song by American country music group Diamond Rio. It was released in October 2000 as the second single and title track from their album One More Day.
The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart. It peaked at number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it a minor crossover hit.
The song is about a man who wishes for one more day with a loved one who has passed away.
He sings about all the things he would do with that day, such as spending time with the person, telling them how much he loves them, and making new memories. The song is a beautiful and moving tribute to lost loved ones.
In 2001, “One More Day” was nominated for several awards, including Grammy Award for Best Country Song, and Academy of Country Music Award for Single of the Year and many more!
The song was also a commercial success, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. It was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
“One More Day” is a classic country song that has stood the test of time. It is a beautiful and moving tribute to lost loved ones. The song’s message of hope and love is sure to resonate with listeners for years to come.
“Who I Am” by Jessica Andrews
“Who I Am” is a song by American country music singer Jessica Andrews. It was released in November 2000 as the first single from her album of the same name.
The song is a mid-tempo country song in which the narrator tells of how, no matter what her future, she will be satisfied with her life, because she is confident about herself, and she knows that her peers will still support her. The song is a message of self-acceptance and empowerment.
“Who I Am” was a commercial success, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in February 2001.
It was also a minor crossover hit, peaking at number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song was certified gold by the RIAA in 2001.
“Who I Am” was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 2002. It won the CMA Award for Song of the Year in 2001.
The song was also featured on the Disney Channel TV show, Lizzie McGuire and was used as the theme song of the PAX series Sue Thomas F.B. Eye.
“Who I Am” is one of Jessica Andrews’ most popular songs. It is a timeless anthem of self-confidence and empowerment. The song is sure to inspire listeners for years to come.
Top 10 Country Songs 2001
- Ain’t Nothing ‘Bout You – Brooks & Dunn
- One More Day – Diamond Rio
- Who I Am – Jessica Andrews
- Don’t Happen Twice – Kenny Chesney
- It’s A Great Day To Be Alive – Travis Tritt
- You Shouldn’t Kiss Me Like… – Toby Keith
- But For The Grace Of God – Keith Urban
- I’m Already There – Lonestar
- She Couldn’t Change Me – Montgomery Gentry
- Grown Men Don’t Cry – Tim McGraw
List of 100 Best Country Songs 2001
|#||Title - Artist|
|1||Ain't Nothing 'Bout You - Brooks & Dunn|
|2||One More Day - Diamond Rio|
|3||Who I Am - Jessica Andrews|
|4||Don't Happen Twice - Kenny Chesney|
|5||It's A Great Day To Be Alive - Travis Tritt|
|6||You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like... - Toby Keith|
|7||But For The Grace Of God - Keith Urban|
|8||I'm Already There - Lonestar|
|9||She Couldn't Change Me - Montgomery Gentry|
|10||Grown Men Don't Cry - Tim McGraw|
|11||I Could Not Ask For More - Sara Evans|
|12||When I Think About Angels - Jamie O'Neal|
|13||Austin - Blake Shelton|
|14||My Next Thirty Years - Tim McGraw|
|15||I'm Just Talkin' About Tonight - Toby Keith|
|16||Where The Blacktop Ends - Keith Urban|
|17||What I Really Meant To Say - Cyndi Thomson|
|18||Without You - Dixie Chicks|
|19||There Is No Arizona - Jamie O'Neal|
|20||Only In America - Brooks & Dunn|
|21||I Would've Loved You Anyway - Trisha Yearwood|
|22||Right Where I Need To Be - Gary Allan|
|23||If I Fall You're Going Down... - Dixie Chicks|
|24||Born To Fly - Sara Evans|
|25||If My Heart Had Wings - Faith Hill|
|26||Burn - Jo Dee Messina|
|27||Two People Fell In Love - Brad Paisley|
|28||If You Can Do Anything Else - George Strait|
|29||When Somebody Loves You - Alan Jackson|
|30||Downtime - Jo Dee Messina|
|31||Tell Her - Lonestar|
|32||Angry All The Time - Tim McGraw|
|33||Ashes By Now - Lee Ann Womack|
|34||Where I Come From - Alan Jackson|
|35||On A Night Like This - Trick Pony|
|36||Laredo - Chris Cagle|
|37||We Danced - Brad Paisley|
|38||Complicated - Carolyn Dawn Johnson|
|39||She Misses Him - Tim Rushlow|
|40||Best Of Intentions - Travis Tritt|
|41||Love Of A Woman - Travis Tritt|
|42||This Everyday Love - Rascal Flatts|
|43||While You Loved Me - Rascal Flatts|
|44||Wild Horses - Garth Brooks|
|45||Angels In Waiting - Tammy Cochran|
|46||Mrs. Steven Rudy - Mark McGuinn|
|47||I Lost It - Kenny Chesney|
|48||I'm A Survivor - Reba McEntire|
|49||Lucky 4 You (Tonight I'm...) - SheDaisy|
|50||When God Fearin' Women Get... - Martina McBride|
|51||A Good Day To Run - Darryl Worley|
|52||I'm Tryin' - Trace Adkins|
|53||Real Life (I Never Was...) - Jeff Carson|
|54||Six-Pack Summer - Phil Vassar|
|55||I Wanna Talk About Me - Toby Keith|
|56||Pour Me - Trick Pony|
|57||Why They Call It Falling - Lee Ann Womack|
|58||http://www.Memory - Alan Jackson|
|59||What I Did Right - Sons Of The Desert|
|60||Loving Every Minute - Mark Wills|
|61||Second Wind - Darryl Worley|
|62||With Me - Lonestar|
|63||People Like Us - Aaron Tippin|
|64||Riding With Private Malone - David Ball|
|65||Rose Bouquet - Phil Vassar|
|66||Move On - Warren Brothers|
|67||When It All Goes South - Alabama|
|68||How Cool Is That - Andy Griggs|
|69||There You'll Be - Faith Hill|
|70||It's My Time - Martina McBride|
|71||Man Of Me - Gary Allan|
|72||Sometimes - Clay Davidson|
|73||But I Do Love You - LeAnn Rimes|
|74||Sweet Summer - Diamond Rio|
|75||Wrapped Around - Brad Paisley|
|76||Where Stars And Stripes... - Aaron Tippin|
|77||There You Go Again - Kenny Rogers|
|78||Run - George Strait|
|79||Good Morning Beautiful - Steve Holy|
|80||Never Love You Enough - Chely Wright|
|81||A Good Way To Get On My... - Tracy Byrd & Mark Chesnutt|
|82||The Last Thing On My Mind - Patty Loveless|
|83||The Tin Man - Kenny Chesney|
|84||The Hunger - Steve Holy|
|85||Wrapped Up In You - Garth Brooks|
|86||Bring On The Rain - Jo Dee Messina & Tim McGraw|
|87||Don't Make Me Come Over There - George Strait|
|88||You Made Me That Way - Andy Griggs|
|89||Just Let Me Be In Love - Tracy Byrd|
|90||Please - Pam Tillis|
|91||Heartbreak Town - Dixie Chicks|
|92||(Meanwhile) Back At... - Clark Family Experience|
|93||If You Ever Feel Like Lovin' - Clay Walker|
|94||In Another World - Joe Diffie|
|95||That's A Plan - Mark McGuinn|
|96||Still Holding Out For You - SheDaisy|
|97||What Do You Know About Love - Dwight Yoakam|
|98||No Fear - Terri Clark|
|99||Georgia - Carolyn Dawn Johnson|
|100||A Little Gasoline - Terri Clark|
Country music in 2001 was a time of transition. The genre was still dominated by traditional sounds, but there was also a growing movement towards more pop-oriented country.
This was reflected in the top hits of the year, which included a mix of traditional country songs like “I’m Already There” by Lonestar and pop-country songs like “Ain’t Nothing ‘Bout You” by Brooks & Dunn.
The September 11 attacks also had a significant impact on country music in 2001. Many artists released songs about the attacks, including Alan Jackson’s “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)” and Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying”. These songs helped to unify the country and provide comfort during a difficult time.
Overall, 2001 was a year of change and growth for country music. The genre was becoming more mainstream and accessible to a wider audience, and artists were experimenting with new sounds and styles.
This was a time of great creativity and innovation in country music, and it laid the foundation for the success of the genre in the years to come.