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More Country Music Baseball Walk-Up Songs

The All-American genre pairs perfectly with the All-American sport. Country music and baseball are like a match made in heaven. The roar of a crowd as their favorite players walk up to bat is always accompanied by the athlete’s song of choice. Here are some favorites you may or may not know.

1. “Dirt On My Boots” by Jon Pardi

Written by Rhett Atkins, Jesse Frasure, and Ashley Gorley, “Dirt On My Boots” is one of Pardi’s biggest hits, having reached the number 2 spot on the Hot Country Charts after its release in 2016. Lane Thomas, a Tennessee native and outfielder for the Washington Nationals, uses the hit as his anthem on his journey to the plate.

2. “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” by Johnny Cash

This traditional American song is Bryse Wilson’s song of choice for his walk-up. Specifically, he chose the Johnny Cash version. The North Carolinian and Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher chose this Grammy-award-winning song when it was released posthumously by Cash, and it has been his anthem ever since.

3. “I Love This Life” by LoCash

Southerners aren’t the only ones with an appreciation for country music during walk-up. Andrew Benitendi, an Ohioan left fielder for the Kansas City Royals, chose LoCash’s first top ten hit as his song of choice when going up to bat.

4. "Cool Again” by Kane Brown

Hailing all the way from Venezuela, César Hérnandez, a second baseman for the Washington Nationals walks up to this country song, a big shift from his usual Latin tunes. The single came out in April of 2020 and peaked at number three on the US Country Airplay Char

5. “What Do I Know” by Robert Counts

Adding to the number of Ohio natives that walk up to country songs is Chris Bassit, the pitcher for the New York Mets. The All-American, high energy makes the perfect anthem for Bassit.

6. “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver

Released in 1971, “Take Me Home, Country Roads” is one of West Virginia’s four anthems. It is also the anthem for Pennsylvania-native Randy Dobnak, the pitcher for the Minnesota Twins. Since Denver’s passing in 1997, this song has not lost traction and still makes a fantastic walk-up song for Dobnak.