Country Songs About Missouri
Missouri is the home of many well-known country artists. Leroy Van Dyke, Tyler Farr and Chris Janson are just a few of the famous country stars that were born or grew up in The Show-Me State. Missouri has also been the inspiration for a number of country songs. Here are a few country songs about Missouri.
Sara Evans is originally from the Boonville/New Franklin, Missouri area. She first hit the top of the country charts in 1999 with "No Place That Far" (which included backup vocals by country superstar Vince Gill). "Missing Missouri" was a song on Evans' 2005 album Real Fine Place.
In David Nail's song is a play on words for "misery." Nail is a native of Kennett, Missouri (also the hometown of Sheryl Crow). The song "Missouri" was the final track on his debut album, I'm About to Come Alive, in 2009.
Rhonda Vincent is one of the most successful Bluegrass artists in the world. She's also from The Show-Me State. Vincent has won numerous awards from International Bluegrass Music Association and Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America. She's also been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards. The song "Missouri Moon" was on Vincent's 2003 album One Step Ahead.
Country newcomer Kassi Ashton comes from California, Missouri. "I’m not trying to fit a mold," Ashton told Taste of Country, "I’m trying to make a mold of myself that other people can slip into." Ashton's recently released single is called "California, Missouri."