35+ Songs about North Carolina to Brighten Your Day

Oh, North Carolina songs.

These songs about North Carolina range from country songs about North Carolina to rock songs about North Carolina, and they are a great way of celebrating this majestic state.

Enjoy this North Carolina playlist to make you feel nostalgic, to make you feel inspired, or to relive memories that will be sparked by these Carolina songs.

Some of these songs are specifically about North Carolina, while others are songs that mention North Carolina in the lyrics or the title. Some, too, don’t even mention North Carolina, but are well known to be written about experiences, stories, or characters that happened in the state.

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This Tar Heel listening experience is a great way to start your day!

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1. Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show

2. Carolina On My Mind by James Taylor

3. Carolina by Eric Church

4. Chapel Hill by Sonic Youth

5. Gone to Carolina by Shooter Jennings

6. Oh, My Sweet Carolina by Ryan Adams

7. Carolina by Parmalee

8. Raise Up by Petey Pablo

9. Carolina Sunset by Marshall Tucker Band

10. Greensboro Woman by Townes Van Zandt

11. Blue Bandana by Jerrod Niemann

12. North Cackalacky Girl by Reigning Sound

13. Carolina Calling by Mipso

14. Carolina by Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real

15. Charlotte’s in North Carolina by Keith Whitley

16. Hatteras by Unknown Rider

17. Ashville by Hannah Ellis

18. Carolina by Corey Smith

19. Oh My Sweet Carolina by Zac Brown Band

20. Southern Sadness by American Aquarium

21. North Cack by G Yamazawa

22. Carolina by Young Minster

23. Greenville Trestle High by Doc Watson

24. Carolina in the Morning by Al Jolson

25. Carolina Chocolate Drops by Saving Eden

26. Heads Carolina, Tails California by Jo Dee Messina

27. Carolina Moon by Scotty McCreery

28. Streets of Spartanburg by Craig Clifford

29. Nags Head by Holly

30. Pretty Girl from Raleigh by the Avett Brothers

31. Poor Ellen Smith by Neko Case

32. The Carolinian by Chatham County Line

33. East Asheville Hardware by David Wilcox

34. North Carolina by Little Chief

35. Chapel Hill by Goodnight, Texas

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