20 Songs About Montana

Montana boasts breathtaking natural beauty and a rich musical heritage that spans various genres, from country and western to folk and rock. The state has produced some of the most unforgettable music in the United States. In this article, we’ll explore some of the best songs about Montana.

1. “Wild Montana Skies” by John Denver and Emmylou Harris

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Starting off the list is a song that is as beautiful as the state it was written about. “Wild Montana Skies” is a duet between John Denver and Emmylou Harris, two of the most iconic country music artists of all time.

It’s about how the wild west was finally free from the tyranny of the British Empire. You can find it on Denver’s It’s About Time album.

2. “Montana” by Daya

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Daya is a pop singer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. “Montana” is a song about a young woman’s journey to find herself in the wilderness of Montana.

It’s a beautiful and introspective song that will leave you wanting to explore the state for yourself. It was released in 2021 as part of the album The Difference.

3. “Montana on My Mind” by Shane Close

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Sung by a Montanan, “Montana on My Mind” is a song about how the state always seems to be calling you back. No matter where you go in the world, you can’t help but think about Montana.

It’s a great country song that will make you want to head back to Big Sky Country. You can find this track on Shane Close’s 2003 EP.

4. “Home Is Where Montana Is” by Bruce Anfinson

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If you’re from Montana, then this song is sure to strike a chord. “Home Is Where Montana Is” is a song about how the state will always be home, no matter where you go in the world.

It’s a beautiful and sentimental song that will leave you feeling nostalgic for your Montana roots. You can find it on Bruce Anfinson’s album of the same title.

5. “Cut Bank Montana” by Hank Williams Jr

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From the album Maverick, “Cut Bank Montana” is a love song about a man who is head over heels for a woman from Cut Bank, Montana. It’s a great country song that will make you want to book a ticket to Montana. This track was released in 1992 as part of his Maverick album.

6. “Hey Montana” by Eve 6

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“Hey Montana” is a song about a young woman’s journey to find herself in the wilderness of Montana. It’s a beautiful and introspective song that will leave you wanting to explore the state for yourself.

It was released in 2003 as part of the album It’s All in Your Head. You can still stream this song on all music platforms out there.

7. “Goodnight, Montana” by David Walburn

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This next song is another beautiful country song about Montana. “Goodnight, Montana” is a song about how the state always seems to be calling you back. No matter where you go in the world, you can’t help but think about Montana.

It’s a great country song that will make you want to head back to Big Sky Country. You can find this track on David Walburn’s MONTANA: Life Under The Big Sky album.

8. “200 Miles From Montana” by Greensky Bluegrass

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Another song that will make you want to get in the car and drive, “200 Miles From Montana” is an ode to the vastness of the state, and how even when you’re far away, you can’t forget where you come from. This track was released in 2008 as part of the  Five Interstates album.

9. “Montana Lullaby” by Ken Overcast

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Ken Overcast is a singer-songwriter from Montana, and “Montana Lullaby” is a beautiful tribute to the state he calls home.

With its gentle acoustic guitars and Overcast’s soothing vocals, this song will make you feel right at home. This now has over 20k views on Youtube and can also be streamed on all music platforms out there.

10. “Montana” by Justin Timberlake

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“Montana” is a track from Justin Timberlake’s 2018 album Man of the Woods. This song is more about the state of Montana as a metaphor for getting away from it all and finding peace and quiet with the person you love. If you’re looking for a chill song to relax to, this is the one for you.

11. “Montana Sky” by White Heart

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The next song on our list is “Montana Sky” by White Heart. This song was released in 1987 and is a beautiful ballad with a country twang. The lyrics tell the story of someone who is looking up at the stars and dreaming of a life in Montana. You can find it on the Emergency Broadcast album.

12. “All Through Montana” by John Craigie

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“All Through Montana” is a song by John Craigie about, you guessed it, traveling all through Montana.

This track is from his 2009 album  Montana Tale, and it’s the perfect song for a road trip through Big Sky Country. This now has over 12k views on Youtube and can also be streamed on all music platforms out there.

13. “Montana” by Frank Zappa

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Frank Zappa is a legend, and “Montana” is one of his most famous songs. This track was released in 1973 as part of the  Over-Nite Sensation album. “Montana” is a bit of an odd song, but it’s catchy and definitely worth a listen if you’re in the mood for some country-influenced sound trip.

14. “Montana” by Dave Stamey

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This next song is called “Montana” and it’s by Dave Stamey. It’s a ballad that captures the beauty of Montana’s landscapes.

Stamey paints a picture of Montana’s mountains, valleys, and rivers that will make you want to pack your bags and head west. It was released in 1997 as part of his Buckaroo Man album.

15. “Meet Me in Montana” by Dan Seals and Marie Osmond

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“Meet Me in Montana” is a duet between country singers Dan Seals and Marie Osmond. It’s a love song about two people who are separated by distance but are drawn together by their shared love for Montana. The song was a huge hit when it was released in 1985, reaching the top of the country charts.

16. “My Home’s in Montana” by Wylie & The Wild West

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Wylie & The Wild West is a country band from Montana. “My Home’s in Montana” is a song about the singer’s deep love for his home state.

It talks about the things that make Montana special, like the big sky and the wide open spaces. The song was released in 2001 as part of their album Cowboy Ballads and Dance Songs.

17. “Montana” by Liz Carlisle

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Liz Carlisle’s “Montana” is a beautiful song about the state’s landscapes and the people who live there.

Carlisle captures the spirit of Montana in this song, which was released in 2005 as part of her album  Five Star Day. It’s one of the lesser-known songs on this list, but it’s definitely worth a listen.

18. “Say Goodbye to Montana” by Don Edwards

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Next on the list is “Say Goodbye to Montana” by Don Edwards. This song is about a cowboy who is leaving Montana to go back East.

He’s saying goodbye to the things he loves about Montana, like the wide open spaces and the clear night skies. The song was released in 2010 as part of Edwards’ album Goin’ Back to Texas.

19. “Montana Rodeo” by Chris LeDoux

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Here’s a great track to listen to when you’re out on the open road in Montana. It’s got a great beat and it’s all about the rodeo life.

Chris LeDoux is a country music legend and he sure knows how to write a good song about Montana. This track was released in 1983 as part of his Thirty Dollar Cowboy album.

20. “Montana Moon” by Red Foley

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Wrapping up the list is another great track by country music legend Red Foley released in 1941. This one is a very old track, but it’s still a great listen.

If you’re in the mood for a classic country track to listen to, then this is the one for you. You can still stream this track on Youtube and Amazon Music.

Final Thoughts

Montana has been the subject of some great songs over the years. Most of the songs are country tracks, but there are a few from other genres as well. Montana is a beautiful state with a lot to offer, and these songs reflect that.

We hope you enjoyed our list of songs about Montana and maybe even found a new favorite. Thanks for reading!