19 Best Songs About North Carolina

By Nico Gonzalez

Songs about North Carolina come in all varieties. Some are heartfelt ballads about the beauty of the state and its people, while others are more light-hearted and fun. No matter what your mood, there’s sure to be a song about North Carolina that will fit it.

Here are 20 of the best songs about North Carolina:


Charlotte’s In North Carolina – Keith Whitley

Charlotte's In North Carolina

This song is about a guy who lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. He talks about all of his friends that are still there, and how he is very happy with the life that he has made for himself in Charlotte. Many people who leave North Carolina dream of coming back some day, and this song makes reference to that. Its lyrics are catchy and will definitely put a smile on your face.

North Carolina Way – Hogjaw

North Carolina Way

This song is all about the unique culture of North Carolina. It celebrates the things that make North Carolina special, like its people, food, and scenery. Hogjaw is a band from North Carolina, so it’s no surprise that they wrote a song about their home state. If you’re looking for a song that will make you feel proud to be from North Carolina, then look no further than “North Carolina Way.”

Jack Bailey vs. Mt. Airy, North Carolina – Twelve Hour Turn

Jack Bailey vs. Mt. Airy, North Carolina

This song is about Jack Bailey, who was an outlaw in the 1800s. He murdered several people throughout North Carolina until he was finally caught and sent to prison. While he was incarcerated, many of his former victims’ family’s residents of Mt. Airy took up a collection to pay for the building of a schoolhouse outside of town that would bear Bailey’s name. This song is a duet between Bailey and his victim’s granddaughter, and it tells the story of their interactions.

North Carolina, ‘Cause it Feels Like Home – Once Nothing

North Carolina, 'Cause it Feels Like Home

This song is about how much it feels like home to the singer when he’s in North Carolina. He talks about how nice everyone is, and how everybody knows each other there. He also explains how he loves the mountains and hiking through them. This song will definitely put you under its spell because of its catchy rhyme scheme, so be sure to give it a listen.

South To North Carolina – Kristy Cox

Tame Impala - Feels Like We Only Go Backwards (Official Video)

This song is about a woman who drove from south Carolina to North Carolina in the wintertime. She talks about how she had never driven that far before, and how it was an amazing experience for her. It’s not necessarily a special song compared to the rest of this list, but it’s certainly worth a listen if you ever need some inspiration to take a road trip.

North Carolina Moon – Jon Randall

Jon Randall - North Carolina Moon

This song is about a guy who has an argument with his fiancee, and then he leaves in a fit of anger. He spends some time away from home by hiding out in North Carolina. Because of this, North Carolina begins to feel more like home than anywhere else, so when his fiancee comes looking for him, he decides that it’s time to go back home. This song is a great choice for people who are feeling homesick.

North Carolina Wedding – Instant Oatmeal

North Carolina Wedding

This song is about a man who marries a girl from North Carolina. He talks about how much he loves the fact that she comes from North Carolina, and how her manners make him feel right at home. This song will make anyone who’s married smile, as it reminds them of their own wedding day. Its lyrics are light-hearted and humorous, which is sure to put a smile on your face.

For North Carolina – Marley Carroll

For North Carolina

This song is about how great North Carolina is, especially at the time of year when Christmas lights are on display everywhere. The singer talks about how he loves to drive around town with his family and look at all of the decorations put up by everyone. It’s a good song for anyone who isn’t in their home state during the holiday season, as it will make them feel a little bit closer to home.

North Carolina Breakdown – Michael Cleveland

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper "Lee Highway Blues"

This is a song about how much the singer loves North Carolina and its traditional music scene. He talks about how he wants to play music for audiences in North Carolina forever, and that no matter where else his life takes him, he always wants to come back home to play some more. This song will make anyone who lives outside of North Carolina feel at home, as it will remind them of their favorite places and people.

North Carolina Line – Gene Vincent

Gene Vincent North Carolina Line

This song is about a man who gets drafted into the army and is sent to North Carolina for training. He talks about how he hates being in the South, and even says ‘goodbye to ol’ south car-o-lina’ at one point in the song. This song will make anyone who’s ever been away from home for a long time feel homesick, as it will remind them of the good ol’ days when they lived in their home state.

North Carolina, My Home State – Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith - North Carolina My Home State

This song is about how much the singer loves North Carolina. He talks about all of his favorite things from North Carolina – like hot dogs and tobacco – as well as some of the negative things, like one-way streets. This song will make anyone who lives in or has lived in North Carolina feel nostalgic and homesick for their home state, as it perfectly captures all of the good and bad things about it.

Raise Up (North Carolina) – Petey Pablo

Petey Pablo ~ North Carolina (Raise Up)

This song is about how much the singer loves North Carolina. He raps about all of the great things that North Carolina has, including trees and cars. This song will make anyone who lives in or has lived in North Carolina feel nostalgic for their home state, because it perfectly captures all of its positive features. Its lyrics are upbeat and catchy, making it a great choice for anyone who wants to feel proud of their home state.

Traveling From North Carolina – Paleface

Paleface sings "Traveling From North Carolina"

This song is about a man who is traveling from North Carolina to California. He talks about how much he loves North Carolina, but he’s also excited to see what else the world has to offer. This song will make anyone who’s ever traveled feel homesick for their home state, as it perfectly captures the feeling of leaving your home behind in order to explore new places.

Just a Little Bit South of North Carolina – Dean Martin

Dean Martin - JUST A LITTLE BIT SOUTH OF NORTH CAROLINA

This song is about a man who is traveling from North Carolina to California. He talks about how much he loves North Carolina, but he’s also excited to see what else the world has to offer. This song will make anyone who’s ever traveled feel homesick for their home state, as it perfectly captures the feeling of leaving your home behind in order to explore new places.

Morganton, North Carolina – Johnny Bristol

Johnny Bristol - Morganton North Carolina ( 1975 ) HD

This song is about how much the singer loves North Carolina. He talks about all of his favorite things from North Carolina – like hot dogs and tobacco – as well as some of the negative things, like one-way streets. This song will make anyone who lives in or has lived in North Carolina feel nostalgic and homesick for their home state, as it perfectly captures all of the good and bad things about it.

North Carolina Never Looked So Good – Words As Weapons

Matthew West - Truth Be Told (Official Music Video)

This song is about how no matter where the singer goes in the world, he’s always going to miss North Carolina. He talks about all of his favorite things from home and how he can’t wait for the day when he returns there. This song will make anyone who misses their home state feel homesick and nostalgic, as it perfectly captures your feelings for your home, no matter how far you may be from it.

If the River Was Whiskey (with The North Carolina Ramblers) – Charlie Poole

If the River Was Whiskey

This song is about a man who is traveling from North Carolina to California. He talks about how much he loves North Carolina, but he’s also excited to see what else the world has to offer. This song will make anyone who’s ever traveled feel homesick for their home state, as it perfectly captures the feeling of leaving your home behind in order to explore new places.

The Boys from North Carolina – John Hartford

John Hartford "The Boys from North Carolina"

This song is about how men from North Carolina are hardworking and tough. This song will make anyone who hears it feel proud to be from North Carolina, even if they never lived there themselves. Its lyrics are funny and engaging, making it a great song for anyone who wants to feel good about where they’re from.

Way Down In North Carolina – Lauren Pritchard

Way Down In North Carolina

This song is about a girl who wishes she lived in North Carolina so she wouldn’t have to deal with all of the drama and chaos going on where she lives. It’s an upbeat, catchy song that will make anyone who hears it feel nostalgic for their home state, especially if they grew up there. Some of the lyrics even mention specific places in North Carolina, like Chapel Hill and Durham.