Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, ?Fishin? in the Dark? ? Top 100 Country Songs

Even though ?Fishin? in the Dark? was released by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1987, it stands as a testament to the lifestyle that country musicians still love to sing about today. The song tells the story of a couple contemplating a nighttime fishing trip, where they can relax in the country and count the stars.

This addition to the Top 100 Country Songs list was Nitty Gritty Dirt Band?s third No. 1 single. It topped country charts in both the U.S. and Canada. The song continues to be a classic country mainstay ? even Garth Brooks covered ?Fishin? in the Dark? for his ?The Lost Sessions? album. A number of artists from other genres recorded their version of the song, as well.