No. 16: Hank Williams, Jr., ‘A Country Boy Can Survive’ – Top 100 Country Songs
Hank Williams, Jr. released ‘A Country Boy Can Survive’ 30 years ago, and he’s still riding a wave of success from the backwoods ballad. Although this addition to the Top 100 Country Songs list never actually reached No. 1 on the charts, it’s become an American theme song for resiliency and patriotism.
Shortly after the 9/11 attack, Williams re-released the song as ‘America Will Survive,’ and it climbed to No. 45 on the country chart. In 2007, he re-released the original version along with a new music video, and it rose to No. 45 again. Even though the song is not currently charting, country music diehards still know every word.
Listen to ‘A Country Boy Can Survive’ by Hank Williams, Jr.