In its 100 years, Chevrolet has produced some of the most iconic vehicles from the era defining Bel Air to the timeless Corvette. Jay Z, Kid Rock, and Mariah Carey are just a few of the artists to name-drop Chevrolet in hit songs, but no genre has embraced the breadth and depth of Chevrolet’s pop culture standing like country music.
Still, there are plenty of people who debate this fact. While some people insist that country songs mention Chevy’s more, others maintain that Ford is the premier name dropped into our favorite songs. There may be a handful of people who insist country singers croon about Dodge more often, but let’s be honest they’re just kidding themselves.
We here at Huffines Chevrolet Lewisville have decided to do a little investigative journalism and determine which vehicle is the “King of Country.” In the red corner, we have Chevrolet and staring right into the grille of the contender in the blue corner, Ford.
It’s Ford VS Chevy for the coveted “King of Country” Championship Belt Round 1 (First to Ten Points Wins)
“Baby got a ’69 Mustang, four on the floor, and you ought to hear the pipes ring.” Ford comes out and delivers a big haymaker in the form of Toby Keith’s “Whiskey Girl,” which tallies up one big point for Ford, but Chevy counters back with a song that’s still relevant, “In this brand new Chevy with a lift kit,” it’s Cruise by Florida Georgia Line, tying the score one to one.
Chevy doesn’t let up, it’s a one-two combo, “Well I’m just ready to ride this Chevy, ride this Chevy, down a little back road.” Jason Aldean’s “Take A Little Ride” puts Chevy up 2-1.
Ford rallies back with “Let’s Get Dirty” by Heartland, “Tail on the Tailgate” by Neal McCoy, “Daddy Let Me Drive” by Alan Jackson and “Beat up, Old Ford,” by Jack Ingram. It’s a Ford Flurry scoring 4 more points for Ford.
Chevy won’t be outdone, as it almost blocks the last punch, and fires back a plethora of pop culture punches in the form of “It’s America” by Rodney Atkins, “Tim McGraw” by Taylor Swift, “Put a Girl In It” and “Chevrolet” by Luke Bryan.
“Went out and hopped in my old Ford, Hit the engine but she ain’t turnin,” and it’s the Kenny Chesney cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “One Step Up.” An odd choice considering the song highlights the unreliability of Ford engines. Ford couples this with Alan Jackson’s “Mercury Blues” another questionable choice since Mercury is technically made by Ford, and discontinued. This two punch combo scores Ford two controversial points.
Chevrolet can sense that Ford is getting light on its feet and comes charging in looking to end this now. Chevy leads with “West Texas Highway” by Lyle Lovett, and follows the strong right hander with a left in the form of “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy” by Big & Rich, but it’s not stopping there. “One Bud Wiser” by Gretchen Wilson and Ford is hurting. It’s looking like a strong wind could knock him over. It’s not a wind, it’s “No, we’re not the Jet Set, we’re the old Chevrolet set.” A Chevrolet reference from legendary country singers, George Jones and Tammy Wynette. And Ford is down for the count!
Well, our research so far has shown that Chevy is the “King of Country,” but we want to know what you think! Vote on our poll on the sidebar here and let us know who you think is the winner.
And if you want to get the best deal on the car or truck your favorite singers can’t stop singing about, visit Huffines Chevrolet in Lewisville located at 1400 South Stemmons Fwy or give us a call at 972 538 7000 today!