Top Ten Best Country Songs of All Time

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The Top Ten

1
He Stopped Loving Her Today - George Jones
It is rather simple: which of the songs on this list is about the only thing that ultimately matters (love), and which of these songs deeply touches your heart and forces you tonight back tears? Only one song listed here has this power. "He stopped Loving Her Today, " with simple, true lyrics, and with George's perfect phrasing and beautiful, deep, emotional voice, is the best of all time.
Should be number one hands down
There are a lot of great country songs throughout the history of country music. But George Jones as far as I'm concerned has the number 1 and 2 greatest country songs of all time bar none. 1. He stopped loving her today. 2. The Grand Tour.
There can only be 1 number 1, and there is only 1 George Jones!
[Newest]This song meets and exceeds the criteria for being rated the best. There's a number of beautiful and sad country songs but this one has always brought tears to my eyes.

2Song of the South - Alabama
She is now... Unfortunately, but Wheres Charlie Daniels at? Devil went down to Georgia!
I love Alabama! Taylor Swift is not even in the same universe as the other's on this list.
Can't believe Taylor Swift is even on this list. I like her as much as the next guy but even SHE admitted that she isn't country. Now Alabama... Well, Alabama is true country!
[Newest]Alabama should be number one, two, and three.

3Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
Acid Rock & Country. Do not forget this. From Ribadesella (Asturias-Spain) and in all places, Johnny will always be the best.
God Bless Johnny Cash.

"David el del Rio"
Amazing beat + amazing lyric + amazing voice = Johnny Cash
seriously It deserves to be in the first 10 best country songs
Go johnny cash man I love you in all your songs I live in a small town in the middle of nowhere in NSW near a place called wallgett and all my family and friends all know of you your the best johnny keep singing all those song and you will always live on through the world even when you pass
[Newest]Always love anything Johnny Cash sings!

4Love Story - Taylor Swift
This song is amazing it's actually based on the true story (Romeo and Juliet) but she wanted to give it a happy ending and she did by saying (He knelt to the ground and pulled out a ring And said, marry me Juliet
You'll never have to be alone I love you and that's all I really know I talked to your dad, go pick out a white dress It's a love story baby just say yes) awesome song it's my favorite from taylor I wish it was number 1 help me swifties
Taylor is so amazing and such an inspiration to everyone who listens to her. She puts on a show at every concert and always leaves us waiting for the next. Taylor writes all her songs, plays them, and even has the most amazing band! I love her
It's rather annoying when people say 'Taylor Swift isn't country' just because they think of her as pop. But if you listen to her first album, yes it country. And so are most her songs. Love story is amazing and so is Taylor!
[Newest]Best song of the album FEARLESS

5A Country Boy Can Survive - Hank Williams, Jr.
This song should be number one it is the most iconic country song that has ever been written
This is undoubtedly the Best Country song in every sense of the term!
This song entails all that is country music and being a country boy without a doubt!
[Newest]This is the greatest country song ever!

6Crazy - Patsy Cline
Such a beautiful voice and such a classy lady... I miss and love patsy cline to death no other artist today posses her class... She will never be forgotten... Rip patsy cline.
Patsy Cline was the best country singer of all time. No one else even comes close.

Why do the best die young?
She has such a beautiful voice, and this song is so nice to listen to.
[Newest]It should Be In The Top Ten, hands Down!

7Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
This song is so catchy like you couldn't move unless its over if you were to hear it playing in a shop while walkin down! Amazing guitar and Cash Rocks.. 'enough said!
Folsom Prison Blues is Johnny Cash
I am in love with johnny cash and I know that he is dead now but he. Was this lovely Man who. Had so many great Hits. And albums The ring of fire is the best one. !
Enough said!

8I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
It's way better than the crappy country music they play today!
It is a very catchy melody, Johnny Cash's vocals, when he was in his prime like he was in this song, were excellent. The lyrics are also very powerful.
i love walk the line...even though the dance is the greatest song.

jwileson

[Newest]Lovely song If he did this with. His wife I don't know but you should vote. For it to be a number one lovely man. Enough said

9I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton
This song totally great. This song make my spirit alive and dolly parton's voice is so strong. It is an awesome song
Without question, the most beautiful country song ever written, and its performed amazingly as well.
Dolly Parton is honestly the Queen of Country. Aside from Patsy of course! But not many people realize that Dolly is true country and at heart, she's never left home
"You make me sad, so be it. COME PATSY! " ~ Graham Chapman (Monty Python and the Holy Grail)
[Newest]The most poignant words told so simply in song.. Doesn't get any better.. Yeah Dolly!

10The Dance - Garth Brooks
This is perfection in song writing and delivery. Rarely, if ever, do the two come together. It's a heart breaker and I just started to be able to listen to it without a little tear welling up until Garth sang it to mark the passing of my hero, Dale Earnhardt. The only thing that comes close is 'Highway 20 Ride' by Zac Brown Band.
this is definitely the greatest song ever wrote.

jwileson

This easy the best! This list is a joke!

The Contenders

11I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Hank Williams, Sr
Why is Taylor Swift even on this list?
I can't believe Taylor Swift is over Hank Williams, come on guys, this dude is a pioneer of Country, a legend!
Hank is Best. None besides, Hank were one of the greatest songwriters of our time. I Think it's sad that you don't value this great talent more. From a European contry boy!
[Newest]This is also very good. simple yet the voice makes it

12Amarillo by Morning - George Strait
Can someone tell me why mediocre artists like Luke Bryan, Carrie underwood and taylor swift have beat this. Country music was doomed a long time ago.
Brilliant tune should be higher up the chart
This is a classic. Number one in my books!

13Friends In Low Places - Garth Brooks
I had a friend of mine tape this song over and over on the same tape for my daughter who was 4 at the time. We have videos of her dancing to it... That's why the tape was a helpful tool to keep her busy while I got things done around the house
Garth is amazing and it is one of his best!
The best country song ever made!
[Newest]Yes! One of the best.

14Where I Come From - Alan Jackson
It doesn't get any better than Alan Jackson!
I Love You Alan Jackson! Country Forever! You Are The Best! I Adore All Of Your Songs And Musics..
Alan Jackson grow up listening to him, he one of the best around
[Newest]Love that song so much "where I come it's corn bread and chicken where I come from"

15Live Like You Were Dying - Tim McGraw
I went SKYDIVING I went ROCKY MOUNTAIN CLIMBING I went 2.7 SECONDS ON A BULL NAMED FU MANCHU and I LOVED DEEPER and I SPOKE SWEETER and I GAVE FORGIVENESS I`VE BEEN DENYING and he said someday I hope you get the chance TO LIVE LIKE YOU WERE DYING!
A real way to live your life, and a great country sound. Tim McGraw is a genius, 'Don't take the girl' being another good song of his. Who could be more country than Tim, he optimizes what country music is about.
This song has changed lives, and if one song can do that, it shows how amazing it must be.
[Newest]I love this song its true

16Red Dirt Road - Brooks & Dunn
I didn't mean to vote for this I meant to vote for Live Like You Were Dying because it's the only country song I can stand.
Should be on the top. Way better than song of south. If your looking to download some country music, its this1
Perfectly describes the country life in words we all feel but cannot express

17Pancho and Lefty - Willie Nelson
The best song of all time!

18Stand By Your Man - Tammy Wynette
This song is so simple and yet so sophisticated. Only when you play it yourself on a guitar, you can experience the true wonder of it. By the way, the older Tammy Wynette grew, the better the song sounded. No doubt : "Stand By Your Man" will still be "hot" 100 years from now (and much later... ).
Jake and Elwood did it better. Great song that many more great country artists should really consider covering

ofcoarseidyes123

It's possibly the most covered song in country music. It is so fun to sing, as well as to listen to.

19Before He Cheats - Carrie Underwood
Amazing for any girl who has ever got cheated on. I know I have and I heard this and it made things some what better. Carrie Underwood has a great voice you will love this song from the start if you have never heard it before.
The best vocalist in country music history completely delivers with this bluesy song about revenge.
This is an amazing song about what you do when a guy cheats
[Newest]It a good song

20If Tomorrow Never Comes - Garth Brooks
This song reminds me to never take people for granted... always tell the ones you love how you feel and make sure they know how much you care about them...

briansgirl32

There's no question a Garth Brooks song had to be on this list, and this was his first number one, and his most moving.
What! THIS SHOULD BE #1! And "The Dance" should be way higher up! And why in the hell is Taylor Swift on this list her songs shouldn't even count as country! And she sounds like a dieing RAT!
[Newest]Garth should be in the top ten

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