Our 100 Songs of Summer countdown wouldn’t be complete without a country song. This one’s the first, but it won’t be our last.
Hamptons 100 Songs of Summer #85
“Barefoot Blue Jean Night” by Jake Owen
The title track on Owen’s 2011 album of the same name, “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” is everything country music should be in summer. With its celebration of cold beer, and hot girls, this song tells a story and takes listeners on a nostalgic ride in the moonlit night. After all, summer is about not growing up, enjoying the good times and hanging out by the waters edge until dawn sends everyone home.
This may be a tale born in the American West, but its love of fun and the endless party is universal.