In honor of National Haiku Poetry Day (it’s a thing, trust me), we’ll be working our way through the entire Top 10 of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart today, one song at a time, every hour on the hour from 9am to 6pm PDT. Follow along as we go or check in later for the complete collection.
Since this alleged holiday is actually about getting more people to try their hand at the form, feel free to throw down your own best country haiku in the comments. The only rule we observe is the 5-7-5 syllable count, so it shouldn’t be too tough to get something started.
Here’s the complete list of the day’s haiku:
“This Is How We Roll,” Florida Georgia Line: Country Haiku #492
“Bottoms Up,” Brantley Gilbert: Country Haiku #493
“Play It Again,” Luke Bryan: Country Haiku #494
“Drink to That All Night,” Jerrod Niemann: Country Haiku #495
“Give Me Back My Hometown,” Eric Church: Country Haiku #496
“Doin’ What She Likes,” Blake Shelton: Country Haiku #497
“19 You + Me,” Dan + Shay: Country Haiku #498
“Cop Car,” Keith Urban: Country Haiku #499
“Get Me Some of That,” Thomas Rhett: Country Haiku #500
“Rewind,” Rascal Flatts: Country Haiku #501