For nearly a century, country music has remained one of the most favorite music styles in the American pop culture. As these songs represent the real life of Americans, they mainly refer to beer, big trucks, and cookouts, though some of them also include marijuana references. Here is a playlist of the best country music songs that catch the spirit of the cannabis high.
Creating this song, Nelson involved many popular artists, such as Kris Kristofferson, Snoop Dogg, and Jamey Johnson. This song was included into Nelson's 2012 record Heroes, which was released in honor of the national marijuana day on April 20. Listening to this song, you will feel that it is your duty to get some weed into your lungs and get a very potent high.
Nelson does not abandon his classic lyrics style in this track and sings optimistically: “So don’t sit around and cry/Just roll me up and smoke me when I die.”
Kacey Musgraves caused a lot of controversy with this song because of its message to follow your own path despite any disapproval other people may express. In her song, Musgraves provides vivid examples of such brave behavior, such as decisions on whether or not to kiss a boy, or opt for a nice girl, or smoke a weed joint or not. Taking a different look at the subjects that were taboo in 2013, the song encourages listeners to do what they feel right.
The song lyrics easily stick in your memory with these words:“When the straight and narrow/ Gets a little too straight/Roll up a joint, or don’t/Just follow your arrow/Wherever it points.”
Though this song is from Williams' album Lone Wolf dated 1990, it is a great example of how you can unwind with the help of marijuana. In this song, William tries to forget his ex-girlfriend who left him. If the daytime is relatively bearable for him, the night reveals all his pain making him turn to herb and leaving him “stoned at the jukebox.” It is not clear from the lyrics if weed helped him, but it evidently played a huge role in his recovery.
This song is one of latest Nelson's track that was recorded in a duet with Merle Haggard last year. The dedication to marijuana is clearly seen from the music video, which shows both artists smoking a weed joint while recording the song. The lyrics reflect Nelson's prediction that marijuana will be soon accepted in the rest of the country and will become more popular than whiskey.
This song is also a cannabis-friendly hit of 2013, the time when cannabis was a controversial topic in most American families. Thus, the song has nothing in common with traditional country music that the whole family can enjoy. Besides smoking weed behind a barn, the song also features drinking vodka. The music video shows an elderly lady drinking vodka and a band member smoking a joint, which touches the subject of the tension and the deep-rooted family troubles that surface during holidays. Though this song caused a bit of controversy in the country music three years ago, it perfectly showed how marijuana is slowly penetrating into the American lifestyle.