It’s about to get hot in here, because we’ve created our list of the best country songs about fire. In country music fire is almost always used as a metaphor for burning love, as artists like Brooks and Dunn demonstrate on this countdown. Other songs, like “Sippin’ on Fire” by Florida Georgia Line, use fire to describe alcohol and having a good time.
1. Garth Brooks- Standing Outside the Fire
“Standing Outside the Fire” was written by Garth Brooks for his album In Pieces. Co-Written by his good friend Jenny Yates in 1992, Garth stated that the duo wrote the song together while he was visiting Los Angeles. In a conversation with Yates, Garth mentioned something stood outside the fire, and less than two hours after the inspiration struck them the lyrics were fully written.
2. George Strait- The Fireman
“The Fireman” is on George Strait’s’ album Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind. Released in 1984, “The Fireman” was written for Strait by Mack Vickery and Wayne Kemp. The song tells the tale of a man who has the ability to calm women down, especially after a breakup. It’s essentially about swooping in on girls who have just gone through a breakup, and Strait is in on the joke the entire time.
3. Brooks and Dunn- I Can’t Put Out This Fire
The country duo Brooks and Dunn put their flammable song “I Can’t Put Out This Fire” on their 1993 album Hard Working Man. This sad song describes a man who is still in love with his ex, who just can’t seem to “put out the fire”, or stop loving her.
4. Dierks Bentley- Feel That Fire
In 2009 Dierks Bentley came out with the album Feel that Fire, featuring a title track of the same name. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs, and for good reason. It’s a great song by Bentley that tells the story of a relationship and the need for passion.
5. Brad Paisley- Playing With Fire
“Playing with Fire”, which is featured on Play: The Guitar Album, is a great instrumental tune crafted by Paisley and Robert Arthur. His sixth album Play was released in 2008 and is mostly an album of instrumentals. Brad Paisley enlisted the likes of B.B. King, Buck Owens and Keith Urban to record a few songs with him for the album.
6. Blake Shelton- Good At Startin’ Fires
Country musician and The Voice coach Blake Shelton put the song “Good at Startin’ Fires” on his album Startin’ Fires as the title track. It was his fifth studio album and was released in the 2008 to very positive reviews. The song was written by Sherrié Austin, Will Rambeaux, and John Stephan. The song describes the singer’s girl, and how her good looks are constantly attracting the attention of other men.
7. Rascal Flatts- I’m On Fire
Is it any surprise that a song called “I’m on Fire” is about a woman? This 2014 hit by Rascal Flatts is featured on their album Rewind. Fun fact- there is also another “fire” song on the album, but it’s a bonus track. The song “Wildfire” is only available on the Target deluxe edition.
8. Dolly Parton- Old Flames Can’t Hold a Candle to You
Legendary country singer and Dolly Parton also has performed a song with flames as a subject matter. “Old Flames Can’t Hold a Candle to You” is a song that was originally written by Patricia Rose Sebert and Hugh Moffat, and it became a country hit for Joe Sun in 1978. Dolly Parton covered the song in 1980 and released her version on her album 22nd solo album Dolly, Dolly Dolly.
9. Alabama- (There’s A) Fire in the Night
Bob Corbin wrote the song “(There’s a) Fire in the Night” but it was made famous by country rock band Alabama. The band recorded the song and released it in 1984 on their album Roll On. The song went on to become a Number 1 single on the hot country charts. If you like 80’s country rock then you’ll love this song, and also might remember it from the movie Roadhouse.
10. Florida Georgia Line - Sippin’ On Fire
Florida Georgia Line released the fire themed song “Sippin’ on Fire” in 2014. The song is on the second album titled Anything Goes. Florida Georgia Line is often considered “bro country” a genre that mainly features songs about sexy women, alcohol, parties and pickup trucks.by