20 Songs About Georgia

Songs about Georgia come in all styles and flavors, from country to rock, folk to blues. These tunes vary in their subject matter, from celebrating the state’s natural beauty to commemorating its history. But one thing is for sure – there are a lot of songs about Georgia out there!

1. “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” by Charlie Daniels

The Charlie Daniels Band - The Devil Went Down to GeorgiaThe Charlie Daniels Band – The Devil Went Down to Georgia

Starting off the list is one of the most famous songs about Georgia – “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” by Charlie Daniels.

This song has been covered by many artists over the years, but Daniels’ original is still the best. It was released in 1979 and went on to win several awards including a Grammy.

2. “Georgia” by Elton John

Elton John - Georgia (1978) With Lyrics!Elton John – Georgia (1978) With Lyrics!

Elton John’s “Georgia” is a haunting ballad that was released in 1978. It’s about a man who is longing for his home state and the love he left behind.

If you’re feeling extra nostalgic, check out this track from John’s A Single Man album. You can also stream it on all music platforms out there.

3. “Midnight Train to Georgia” by Gladys Knight & The Pips

Gladys Knight & The Pips - Midnight Train to Georgia (Official Audio)Gladys Knight & The Pips – Midnight Train to Georgia (Official Audio)

This classic soul track was released in 1973 and became an instant hit. It peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group.

“Midnight Train to Georgia” is often cited as one of the greatest songs of all time, so it definitely deserves a spot on this list.

4. “Georgia Woods” by Keith Urban

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Keith Urban’s “Georgia Woods” is a beautiful country song that was released in 2010. It’s about a man who is reminiscing about the good times he had with his loved ones in the Georgia woods. This track is sure to give you all the feels.

5. “Georgia on My Mind” by Ray Charles

Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind (Official Video)Ray Charles – Georgia On My Mind (Official Video)

Last but not least, we have “Georgia on My Mind” by Ray Charles. This song was released in 1930 and has since been covered by many artists. It’s a timeless classic that celebrates the beauty of Georgia. Whether you’re from the state or not, this song is sure to put a smile on your face.

6. “Georgia On a Fast Train” by Billy Joe Shaver

Billy Joe Shaver - Georgia on a Fast Train (with Eddy!)Billy Joe Shaver – Georgia on a Fast Train (with Eddy!)

If you’re looking for a more upbeat song about Georgia, look no further than Billy Joe Shaver’s “Georgia On a Fast Train.”

The song is a ode to the state, with Shaver singing about how much he loves it and how he’s been all over the world but there’s no place like home. It was released in 1973 as part of the Old Five and Dimers Like Me album, as well as the 1993 Tramp on Your Street album.

7. “Sweet Georgia Brown” by Stéphane Grappelli, Django Reinhardt

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Next on the list is “Sweet Georgia Brown” by Stéphane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt. The song is a jazz standard. It’s a fun and lively tune that will make a great addition to any Georgia playlist. There are a lot of covers of this song, but we think the original is the best.

8. “Walkin’ Back to Georgia” by Jim Croce

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Jim Croce is a singer-songwriter who was popular in the 1970s. “Walkin’ Back to Georgia” is a song about a man who is homesick for his home state.

He’s been away for a while and he’s ready to head back. The song has a great country feel to it, and you can find it on his You Don’t Mess Around with Jim album.

9. “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia” by Reba McEntire

Reba McEntire - The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia (Official Music Video)Reba McEntire – The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia (Official Music Video)

“The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia” is a song about a murder that took place in Georgia. The victim’s brother is seeking revenge on the killer. The song became a hit for Reba McEntire in 1991, and it can be found on her For My Broken Heart album.

10. “Cedartown, Georgia” by Waylon Jennings

Cedartown, Georgia - Waylon JenningsCedartown, Georgia – Waylon Jennings

Next on the list is “Cedartown, Georgia” by Waylon Jennings. The song is about a man who is down on his luck and looking for a way out.

He’s headed to Cedartown, Georgia in hopes of finding a better life. The song has a great country sound, and it’s one of Jennings’ more famous songs.

11. “Lonely Night in Georgia” by Marc Broussard

Marc Broussard - "Lonely Night In Georgia" (Music & Memories Live)Marc Broussard – “Lonely Night In Georgia” (Music & Memories Live)

Marc Broussard is a Louisiana-born singer and songwriter. “Lonely Night in Georgia” is a song about a man who is feeling lonely and down. He’s thinking about his home state of Louisiana and how much he misses it. It was released in 2004 as part of the Carencro album.

12. “Georgia Peaches” by Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Next on the list is “Georgia Peaches” by Lynyrd Skynyrd. The song is a ode to the state of Georgia and its peaches. It’s a great summertime song, and it’s one of the band’s more famous tunes. You can find it on their Street Survivors album released in 1977.

13. “Georgia Rain” by Trisha Yearwood

Trisha Yearwood - Georgia Rain (Official Video)Trisha Yearwood – Georgia Rain (Official Video)

Trisha Yearwood is a country singer who was born in Georgia. This song is about a woman whose lover has left her and she is trying to figure out what went wrong. It was release in 2005 as part of her Jasper County album which can be streamed on all music platforms out there.

14. “Rainy Night In Georgia” by Brook Benton

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From the  Brook Benton Today album, this soulful ballad is one of the most popular songs about Georgia. It was written in 1967 by Tony Joe White and has been covered by many artists over the years. If you’re looking for a sad and reflective song, this is the one for you.

15. “She’s So Georgia” by Jon Langston

Jon Langston - She's So Georgia [Official Music Video]Jon Langston – She’s So Georgia [Official Music Video]

“She’s So Georgia” is a fun and upbeat song by country singer Jon Langston. It’s all about a girl from Georgia who knows how to have a good time.

This song will loosen up even the stiffest of crowds and is perfect for a summer BBQ or party. It was released in 2013 as part of his  Runnin’ On Sunshine album.

16. “Talk About Georgia” by Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean - Talk About Georgia (Lyric Video)Jason Aldean – Talk About Georgia (Lyric Video)

The next song is about a guy who is trying to impress a girl from Georgia. He talks about all the things he knows about her home state in hopes of impressing her. This song was released in 2019 as part of Jason Aldean’s 9 album.

17. “Why Georgia” by John Mayer

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Sung by the one and only John Mayer, “Why Georgia” is a haunting and reflective song. It’s about a man who is reflecting on his life and wondering why things didn’t turn out the way he wanted them to.

This song was released in 2003 as part of Mayer’s Room For Squares album. You can listen to it on all music platforms out there.

18. “The Moon over Georgia” by Shenandoah

The Moon Over GeorgiaThe Moon Over Georgia

The next song is called “The Moon over Georgia” by the country band Shenandoah. This song is about a man who is pining for the love of a woman who has left him.

It’s a sad and reflective song that was released in 1991 as part of their Extra Mile album. You can find it on all music streaming platforms.

19. “Georgia Clay” by Josh Kelley

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Josh Kelley’s “Georgia Clay” is a heartfelt song about a man who is reminiscing about his childhood and the girl he loved.

It’s a nostalgic and sentimental song that will resonate with anyone who has ever been in love. This song was released in 2010 as part of Kelley’s album of the same title.

20. “Georgia Peaches” by Lauren Alaina

Lauren Alaina - Georgia Peaches (Official Music Video)Lauren Alaina – Georgia Peaches (Official Music Video)

Wrapping up the list is  “Georgia Peaches” by Lauren Alaina. This song is about a girl from Georgia who is sick of the cold winters up north and is ready to head back home.

It’s a fun and upbeat song that will get anyone in the mood for summer. This song was released in 2011 as part of Alaina’s Wildflower album.

Final Thoughts

There you have it, a list of songs about Georgia. Whether you’re from the state or just love country music, these songs are sure to please. So put on your dancing shoes and get ready to two-step the night away. Thanks for reading!