20 Best Country Songs About Graduation

By Nico Gonzalez

Graduation is a time of both celebration and reflection. It’s a time to look back on all that you have accomplished, and to look ahead to what the future holds. It can also be a time of sadness, as you say goodbye to your friends and classmates and venture out into the world on your own.

Whatever emotions graduation brings up for you, it’s sure to be a memorable occasion. And what better way to commemorate it than with music? Here are 20 of the best songs about graduation, representing a range of genres from country to pop. So put on your favorite tune and celebrate!


If It Gets You Where You Wanna Go – Dallas Smith

If It Gets You Where You Wanna Go - Dallas Smith (Lyrics)

If It Gets You Where You Wanna Go by Dallas Smith is a song about taking the next step in life and chasing your dreams. It’s a graduation anthem that encourages listeners to never give up on their goals. The song is upbeat and optimistic, perfect for celebrating a new chapter in life. Its lyrics are about going for your dreams and finding a new sense of freedom after graduation.

We Laughed Until We Cried – Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean - Laughed Until We Cried (Official Video)

Graduation is a bittersweet moment in everyone’s life. It’s a time to celebrate all of the accomplishments you’ve achieved, but it’s also a time to say goodbye to your friends and classmates. We Laughed Until We Cried by Jason Aldean is the perfect song to commemorate this special occasion.

The lyrics are heartfelt and emotional, and they perfectly capture the mixed emotions that come with graduating from high school or college. If you’re looking for a song that will make you cry tears of happiness and sadness, then We Laughed Until We Cried is definitely worth a listen.

I Was Here – Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum’s song “I Was Here” is the perfect graduation song. It talks about how we all make a mark on this world, and no matter what happens, we are remembered. It is a beautiful and inspiring song that is perfect for any occasion. Its lyrics are about how they were here, and made their mark in this world. Some people may try to erase the marks we make on this world, but no matter what happens, they cannot be erased. 

So Close Now – Eli Young

Eli young band -So close now

Lady Antebellum’s song “I Was Here” is the perfect graduation song. It talks about how we all make a mark on this world, and no matter what happens, we are remembered. It is a beautiful and inspiring song that is perfect for any occasion. Its lyrics are about how they were here, and made their mark in this world. Some people may try to erase the marks we make on this world, but no matter what happens, they cannot be erased. 

Long Live – Taylor Swift

Long Live by Taylor Swift is a song about staying strong and never giving up. The lyrics talk about how everything is temporary and that you have to live your life to the fullest. This song is perfect for graduation, as it celebrates moving on to the next chapter in life! Some people may feel like this song describes their life and the way they’ve felt over the years, which makes it an amazing graduation anthem.

See You When I See You – Jason Aldean

JASON ALDEAN See You When I See You

Country singer Jason Aldean’s song “See You When I See You” is all about celebrating the good times with the people you love. The upbeat melody and catchy lyrics are perfect for graduation celebrations, and the song has quickly become a graduation anthem. In the song, Aldean sings about how he can’t wait to see his friends and family again, and he promises to “party hard” when he does. If you’re looking for a song that will get you pumped up for your graduation celebration, “See You When I See You” is definitely worth checking out!

My Best Days are Ahead of Me – Danny Gokey

Danny Gokey - My Best Days Are Ahead Of Me

Graduation is a time of new beginnings and new adventures. For many people, it’s a time to finally start doing what they always wanted to do. That’s what the song “My Best Days are Ahead of Me” by Danny Gokey is all about. It’s a song about hope and optimism, and it’s the perfect graduation anthem. It’s a song that encourages people to chase their dreams and to never give up. If you’re feeling down about graduating, this is the perfect song to listen to.

I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack

Lee Ann Womack - I Hope You Dance (Official Music Video)

Graduation is a time of new beginnings. For many people, it’s a time to celebrate all of their accomplishments and set out on a new adventure. There’s no better song to commemorate this occasion than I Hope You Dance by Lee Anne Womack.

This song is all about hope and optimism. It encourages us to seize the moment and dance our hearts out. It’s the perfect song to play as you walk across the stage to receive your diploma.

My Wish – Rascal Flatts

My Wish Lyrics | Rascal Flatts

One of the best songs about graduation is My Wish by Rascal Flatts. The song is all about hope and dreams for the future, and it is a perfect reflection of the excitement and optimism that comes with this milestone in life. Whether you are graduating from high school or college, My Wish is sure to get you pumped up and ready to take on the world! Its lyrics are about dreams coming true, and it’s an upbeat tune with plenty of energy.

Wide Open Spaces – Dixie Chicks

The Chicks - Wide Open Spaces (Official Video)

When it comes to graduation songs, there are few that are as iconic as Dixie Chicks’ Wide Open Spaces. Released in 1998, the song has become an anthem for graduates all over the world. With its lyrics about new beginnings and endless possibilities, Wide Open Spaces is the perfect song to celebrate all that lies ahead.

Its lyrics are about conquering the world and discovering all that you can be. With its uplifting lyrics and catchy melody, Wide Open Spaces is a song that remains popular among college graduates everywhere. It reminds graduates that they can take on anything that comes their way; it inspires them to keep moving and never look back.

It’s A New Day – will.i.am

will.i.am - It's A New Day (Official Music Video)

It’s A New Day by will.i.am is a great song to listen to when you’re graduating. The lyrics talk about how the singer is starting fresh and is ready to take on the world. It’s a song that encourages you to seize the day and make the most of your opportunities.

Its lyrics are about not making the same mistakes that you made before, and to just forget about them. It also encourages people to set their own path and to do things differently than others so they can be better than everybody else.

Whenever You Remember – Carrie Underwood

Whenever You Remember

Whenever You Remember is a touching song about the memories of a relationship. The song speaks to the idea that even though a relationship might have ended, the memories will always be there. Carrie Underwood sings with emotion about how she will never forget the love that she shared with her former partner.

The song is a great reminder that no matter what happens in life, we always carry our memories with us. And those memories can sometimes be more comforting than anything else.

The Edge of Glory – Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga - The Edge Of Glory (Official Music Video)

Lady Gaga’s “The Edge of Glory” is a powerful ballad about reaching for your dreams and not giving up. The song is perfect for any graduation celebration, as it encourages listeners to chase their aspirations and achieve great things. With its uplifting lyrics and catchy melody, “The Edge of Glory” is sure to get everyone in the mood to celebrate! Its lyrics are about being at the edge of glory, about being so close to achieving your dreams that you can almost taste it!

A Moment Like This – Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson - A Moment Like This (VIDEO)

A Moment Like This is a song by American pop singer Kelly Clarkson, released as the first single from her debut studio album, Thankful (2003). The song was written by Clive Davis, Kelly Clarkson, and Jason Gill, and produced by Davis and Jimmy Iovine. It is a power ballad that tells the story of a person who has waited for their moment their entire life.

When I first heard this song, I could really relate to it. I had been waiting for my moment for so long, and I finally felt like it was finally here. This song really captures the feeling of graduating from college and starting your new life. It’s a song about seizing opportunity and making the most of your chance for success.

Rise Up – Andra Day

Andra Day - Rise Up [Official Music Video] [Inspiration Version]

Andra Day’s song “Rise Up” is a powerful anthem that speaks to the heart of anyone who has faced difficulty in their life. The lyrics encourage listeners to never give up, no matter how tough things may seem. The song is perfect for graduation ceremonies, as it celebrates the journey that students have taken to reach this point. Andra Day’s powerful voice and moving lyrics will leave graduates feeling inspired and ready to take on whatever challenges come their way.

I Was Here – Beyoncé

Beyoncé - I Was Here (United Nations World Humanitarian Day Performance Video)

I Was Here by Beyoncé is a powerful song about making a difference in the world. The lyrics challenge us to think about what we’re doing with our lives, and how we can make a difference. Beyoncé sings about how each of us can make a difference, and how important it is to leave our mark on the world. This song is a perfect graduation anthem, reminding us that we have the power to make a difference in the world.

Friends Forever – Zack Attack (Saved by the Bell)

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As one of the most popular graduation songs of all time, Friends Forever by Zack Attack is the perfect tune to celebrate all of your achievements. The song is upbeat and optimistic, and it will definitely get you pumped up for your future. Whether you’re graduating from high school or college, this song is sure to put a smile on your face and make you feel ready to take on the world. Its lyrics are about becoming friends for life and staying strong through the hard times, which is a great message for all graduates. 

Moment 4 Life – Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj - Moment 4 Life (MTV Version) (Official Music Video) ft. Drake

Moment 4 Life is a celebratory song about achieving one’s goals. It is perfect for graduation as it inspires listeners to live their life to the fullest. The lyrics are optimistic and motivational, and Nicki Minaj’s infectious energy makes the song impossible not to dance along to. Its lyrics are about leaving behind a life of struggle, and creating something new. It also features Drake, who is one of the most popular rappers in the world right now, so listeners can gain insight from how he made it to where he is today.

Feeling Good – John Legend

John Legend Performs "Feeling Good"| Biden-Harris Inauguration 2021

John Legend’s “Feeling Good” is the perfect graduation song. The lyrics talk about being happy and optimistic about the future, which is exactly how graduates should feel! The song is upbeat and positive, and it will definitely get you excited for what’s to come. Its lyrics are about moving on to bigger and better things, which is perfect for graduates.

Forever Young – Jay-Z

JAY-Z - Young Forever ft. Mr Hudson

Released in 2009, this song is a tribute to all of the recent graduates out there. Jay-Z talks about all of the great things that are in store for those who are fresh out of college and ready to start their lives. He encourages them to stay young at heart and never forget the good times they’ve had. This song is perfect for any graduation celebration! Its lyrics are about living life to the fullest and enjoying your youth.