Country music and the outdoors go hand in hand. Many country superstars enjoy outdoor sports, and have since they were kids. Fishing is a big draw for country stars, and Luke Bryan even sings about it in his 2015 chart-topper “Huntin’, Fishin’, And Lovin’ Every Day.”
In the song’s catchy chorus, Bryan sings, “Huntin’, fishin’, and lovin’ every day / That’s the prayer that a country boy prays / Thank God He made me this way / Huntin’, fishin’ and lovin’ every day / Early in the morning, late in the evening / I’m getting red dirt rich, and Flint River paid / Huntin’ and fishin’ and lovin’ every day.”
The popular song starts out in the first verse, “If I could make a livin’ walkin’ in the woods / You could bet I’d be sittin’ pretty good / High on a hill lookin’ at a field downwind / If I could make a nickel off a turning ’em bass / Never worry about the price of gas / I’d be wheelin’ and dealin’ and sittin’ there reelin’ ’em in.”
You don’t have to be an expert to enjoy fishing; it’s a practice that has existed since the dawn of human civilization.
Fishing lovers and hobbyists love to get together and to learn more about fishing techniques. They also work often during the summer months to improve their ability to reel in fish and have a good time doing it.
According to National Today, fishing teachers can be found teaching newcomers important fishing skills and methods during the summer months.
Country stars like Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan are among those who tout fishing and share their love of the water sport whenever they can. Brad used to tell us that early in his career until just a couple years ago when Grand Ole Opry star Little Jimmie Dickens died, he and the Opry legend would go fishing on many a weekend morning. They two, who were generations apart, bonded through fishing.
Let’s look at some of country music’s most passionate fishermen.