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Best Country Music Songs About Drugs, Getting High

By newadmin / Published on Monday, 30 Nov 2020 06:11 AM / No Comments / 41 views


So maybe the late Merle Haggard didn’t smoke marijuana in Muskogee or take trips on LSD, but that certainly didn’t stop country’s greats from trading a shot of Tennessee brown for a toke of Colorado green — and singing about it, too. But true to the genre’s roots, these songs capture a complete, complex story: It’s never just as simple as relaxing on the beach with a joint in hand, and, more often than not, there are bitter consequences. These are tales that show both the pleasure and sorrow that comes with a life lived high.

[Editor’s Note: A version of this list was originally published June 2014]

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