Although California is often associated with pop and rock music, there are actually quite a few great country songs about the Golden State. Our top 10 country songs about California are in no particular order, as they’re all great and worth a listen. Many of these songs are by classic acts like Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson, so if you enjoy older country music then you’re in for a treat. Some of these tunes are country songs about running away to California, while others are more about the state’s beauty. Do you have a favorite country song about California that isn’t mentioned here? Let us know in the comments!
1. The Flying Burrito- Sin City – (The Gilded Palace Of Sin)
Let me just start off by saying that I love this song. While many of the songs on this list are about running away to California or using California as a metaphor for beauty, The Flying Burrito’s “Sin City” is a darker take on the golden state. “This old earthquake’s gonna leave me in the poorhouse, It seems like this whole town’s insane. On the thirty-first floor a gold-plated door, Won’t keep out the Lord’s burning rain.” Kind of creepy but it’s actually a beautiful song!