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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band “Fishin in the Dark”

January 11, 2017 | Categories: Fun Stuff

Top 10 Country Songs About Hunting and Fishing
By Christina Vinson

Hunting and fishing go hand in hand with country music, country boys and country girls. As anyone who’s hooked a big bass or displays a deer head above their mantle knows, the wait is worth it. But, whether you’re wearing camo and sitting in a rickety tree stand or relaxing out on the water in a rickety fishing boat, you need some good mood music (in your headphones only! Don’t want to scare the animals away …). Hunting and fishing songs are a dime in a dozen in country music, but there are several that stand out — and we’re in love with the following 10 tunes hook, line and sinker.

#2 “Fishin’ in the Dark”
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
The way to a country girl’s heart? A late-night fishing trip. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band had huge success with “Fishin’ in the Dark” when they released it in 1987, from their record Hold On, and to this day, the song is as catchy as the day it dropped. The chorus brings sweet romance to a night on the lake: “You and me, going fishing in the dark / Lying on our backs and counting the stars / Where the cool grass grows.”