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No. 53: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, ‘Fishin’ in the Dark’ – Top 100 Country Songs

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Even though ‘Fishin’ in the Dark’ was released by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1987, it stands as a testament to the lifestyle that country musicians still love to sing about today. The song tells the story of a couple contemplating a nighttime fishing trip, where they can relax in the country and count the stars.

This addition to the Top 100 Country Songs list was Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s third No. 1 single. It topped country charts in both the U.S. and Canada. The song continues to be a classic country mainstay — even Garth Brooks covered ‘Fishin’ in the Dark’ for his ‘The Lost Sessions’ album. A number of artists from other genres recorded their version of the song, as well.

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