Country music is known for tales of love and heartbreak, but something’s gotta happen to spark all that romance. For some, it begins with a pickup line."Hey, baby, do you come here often?

Hey, baby, now, what’s your sign?

(‘Swing,’ Trace Adkins)

Stepping up to the plate with a barrage of classic pickup lines, Trace still manages to make every one connect. And who doesn’t love a song with a steady stream of baseball metaphors? No surprise that Trace hits a home run.

 

I know you’ve heard that worn out line about love at first sight

Well, I never knew those words were true ’til you walked in tonight

(‘Be My Baby Tonight,’ John Michael Montgomery)

By his own admission, John Michael knows this come-on may be tired and cheesy, but that just means it’s been battle-tested.

 

I may not be in love

But let me tell you

I’m in heat

(‘Romeo,’ Dolly Parton)

“I ain’t never seen a cowboy look that good in jeans,” Dolly sings of a man she sees strutting into a dancehall, hoping he’ll fill her dance card. The Juliet-wannabe even wants to invent a new two-step named after the object of her affection, the “Romeo.”

 

Hey, girl, what’s your name?

It’s so loud in here I can’t hear a thing

But I sure do like your style

(‘Sideways,’ Dierks Bentley)

Compliment a girl’s clothes and you’re in! Dierks shares his best lines for wooing ladies in little white tank tops. If only delivering a good pickup line were as easy as getting sideways.

 

I ain’t ever seen a country boy with tires on his truck this high

(‘Eight Second Ride,’ Jake Owen)

Who says men have all the best lines? We’re sure the handsome Jake has heard his share of come-ons from the ladies, who love their men to be good listeners as well as good looking.

 

Hey, good lookin’

Whatcha got cookin’?

How’s about cookin’ somethin’ up with me?

(‘Hey Good Lookin’,’ Hank Williams)

This timeless track showcases all the best qualities of a great pickup line: Keep it short and to the point. A simple rhyme and clever metaphor are a recipe for pickup success.

 

I’d like to check you for ticks

(‘Ticks,’ Brad Paisley)

Known for his quirky and descriptive lyrics, Brad paints the vivid picture of meeting a girl at a bar before escaping to the sticks in hopes of getting to know her a little make that a lot better. ;)

 

If I said you have a beautiful body, would you hold it against me?

(‘If I Said You Have a Beautiful Body...,’ Bellamy Brothers)

The title of this classic hit says it all. LOL