Top Ten Best Country Songs of All Time

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The Top Ten

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.

3Love 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]I think this is one of Taylor's best songs. Everyone wants a fairytale ending, and the imagery she creates with the lyrics is beautiful.

4Ring 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!

5I 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!

6A 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!

7Crazy - 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!

8Folsom 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!

9I 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.


[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

10I'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

The Contenders

11The 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.


This easy the best! This list is a joke!

12Before 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]The bests song In the list. I love it so much!

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"

15Amarillo 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!

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

17If 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...


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

18Live Like You Were Dying - Tim McGraw
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

19Stand 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


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

20Where I Come From - Montgomery Gentry
Million of people want to here your voice good
It so awesome I feel it
I just love this song

21Pancho and Lefty - Willie Nelson
The best song of all time!

22Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver
A Really good song, my ear feel fly if I listening this when travel far away
This is my favourite country song. I had loved it since the first time I heard it. I think John Denver's music id the best ever.
Above best, above greatest, above best-selling, it's the most beautiful song in the world.

23Fancy - Reba McEntire
The story is haunting, and she sings with athe perfect amount of emotion. The lyrics, and the way she sang them, can bring tears.
Fancy is Reba's most famous song. It is a true country song that was created by country music's Queen.
It really shows you how to keep moving with your head held high

24Blown Away - Carrie Underwood
Carrie really rocks that song! I've always knew she is an amazing vocalist.
This song is like life
LOVE it. Awesome song. Carrie noes how to sing

25Made in America - Toby Keith
Remind me of my grandpa #1

26The Gambler - Kenny Rogers
Undoubtedly a music legend and icon! One of the most recognizable songs in country music history for both young and old!
This song is one of the best country songs I've ever heard. Kenny sounds very quite and the song sounds great, especially the guitar.
Best Country singer to last 50 years! His style tells a beginning
Middle and ending. His voice is instantly recognizable and his
Style and proffesionalism have giving so many
Great artists the entrance in the tough music business. No one can come
Close to courting the popularity his has maintained for the last
50 years.

27Don't Close Your Eyes - Keith Whitley
Keith Whitley probably had the best county voice of all time (in my humble opinion). So tragic he literally drank himself to an early death.

28The Devil Went Down to Georgia - The Charlie Daniels Band
This is the song my husband and I request at every wedding reception we go to. It is great and fun to dance to.
I don't like Country music but I like this song ( it's better than modern country, by the way)


That was one of my favorite country songs I listened to back when I was little.

29Country State of Mind - Hank Williams Jr.
This is my best song

30Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning) - Alan Jackson
I love this song it should be number 1 it is a sad and good song and it was about a true thing. I was at school when this happened and it was a sad day
Because it shows American spirit and nothing beats that and it is a true representation of how Americans felt on that cold September day
it should because its a true song from the heart about 911
[Newest]Song writing at its best

31Hurt - Johnny Cash
Even though it's a cover of a Nine Inch Nails song, I still really love it. It is a masterpiece of country music. Definitely a landmark in music.
Although originally a hard rock song, Johnny Cash's rendition is still the best.
You've got to be kidding me, this song should be among 1 2 or 3, cash at its best

32Bless the Broken Road - Rascal Flatts
This is a great song and Rascal Flatts does a great cover of it, but let's give kudos to the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band for writing it.
This band is from Columbus Ohio (where I was born) and they went to THE Ohio STATE UNIVERSITY. GO BUCKEYES AND THANKS RASCAL FLATTS!
One of the best songs of Rascal Flatts! Really lovee itt! Such an unique lyrics! Lovee the music! And Rascal Flatts is amazing! He has such an amazing voice! You guys should listen to this one!

33My Hometown - Charlie Robison

34Whiskey Lullaby - Brad Paisley
To this day still makes me cry despite the insane amount of times I've listened to it.
Sad story but very touching
The story of a mistake and reconciliation, simply stunning!

35Rain is a Good Thing - Luke Bryan
Rain IS a good thing what would we do without it!
I can relate the this song
I love his music so much

36Hello Darlin' - Conway Twitty
Conway twitty was the greatest country singer ever and had 55 #1 hits.. No other country music singer has ever had that before or after him... He was the greatest...
Can almost taste the whiskey and feel the heartbreak in this song. Truly an authentic country legend is Conway Twitty
He was and is my favorite of all. Conway songs were always from the heart. He was the best. My favorite is Hello Darling

37Give Me Back My Hometown - Eric Church
All of Eric Churches songs are genius in my opinion!

38Take Your Time - Sam Hunt
Takes a new form to country music. Unique, but a strong masterpiece.

39David Allan Coe - The Ride
Love the song & the man

40Ours - Taylor Swift
Ours is my favourite song of Taylor Swift. Not an actual country spirit song but the lyrics are so for me. The stakes are high, the water's rough, but this love is ours!
This is a beautiful song

41Drink a Beer - Luke Bryan
This song was for his family members who have died! So the people commented below me should be sorry! He put all his feelings in this song and its PURE COUNTRY GOLD! So don't be haters PLEASE! Also it's better to keep smart comments off the internet and to YOURSELF! This is coming from a 12 year old by the way so lets be mature here...
Terrible song... Shouldn't be considered country
This song is awful always playing on the radio annoys me so much...

42Ex to See - Sam Hunt

43Help Me Make It Through the Night - Kris Kristofferson
Nice song to play on guitar...

44Cold As You - Taylor Swift

45Boys Round Here - Blake Shelton
This song is a modern country song, but it has the elements of a true, classic, and down-home country song.

46I Can Still Make Cheyenne - George Strait

47Here In the Real World - Alan Jackson

48Lonely Tonight - Blake Shelton

49You Look Good In My Shirt - Keith Urban

50Play It Again - Luke Bryan
Luke your a genius don't listen to the haters and keep hour head high your a legend!
When this songs ends, I just want to play it again.
I said play it again

51(Ghost) Riders In the Sky - Johnny Cash

52Ronan - Taylor Swift
Amazing song, it's for a boy who died of cancer. It makes me sad and I cried


53Then - Brad Paisley
This should be in the top-ten or at least one of his songs should be. Brad Paisley is one of the best singers in country music. This is such a great song. Keep It up Brad!
This song is amazing. the lyrics have so much meaning. Brad Paisley rocks!

54One Step Forward - Desert Rose Band

55Feels So Right - Alabama

56Just Gettin Started - Jason Aldean

57That's My Job - Conway Twitty
How could Conway not be at the top and have more songs listed here, the greatest country singer of all

58Springsteen - Eric Church
I think this song is just absolutely genius

59Little Red Wagon - Miranda Lambert

60Jesus, Take the Wheel - Carrie Underwood
This song is amazing don't listen to the haters! This song is deep, inspiring, and so true!
No. The reason I don't listen to this song anymore, is because it has the wrong melody.
One of the best songs ever. Carrie can make any song be the best it can be

61Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
I fell in love with this group thanks to this song! I know it's a drunk dial/booty call song. But I don't know really this song just draws you in cause you can hear the passion and the emotional lyrics too. Aside from that the lyrics are deep! It's a beautiful song every created!
Liked it very much can't stop listening to this song so much love so much power every thing there in this song
What its' a great song; it won the Grammy.. Lady Antebellum is my favorite trio in country music, followed by the band Perry
[Newest]Ugh! Reminds me of one of those Shrek movies!

62Somethin Bad - Miranda Lambert

63This Is How We Roll - Florida Georgia Line

64Chicken Fried - Zac Brown Band
Awesome song don't see how this isn't number one

65The Ballad of Bill Thaxton - Marty Robbins

66Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Kinda mad this ain't in the top ten. Damn amazing singing and instrumentation.
Bring back more than memories!

67Let's Don't Call It a Night - Casey James
I love this song and I love Casey James to he is so awesome at singing


68Mama's Broken Heart - Miranda Lambert
It's the first song I ever heard by Miranda Lambert. I love this song and I love Miranda as well, I think she's a remarkable country singer and all her songs are very inspirational.

69Family Tradition - Hank Williams Jr.

70No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems - Kenny Chesney

71Remember When - Alan Jackson

72Three Wooden Crosses - Randy Travis

73Beer Money - Lee Brice

74Come In With the Rain - Taylor Swift
Love love love this song! Taylor is an amazing songwriter, singer, and performer, and truly let it shine in this song. Only 0.3%? Come on, Swifties. Gotta get this song up to number 1!

75Big Green Tractor - Jason Aldean
This is country gold! My favorite jason aldean song ever. This is the whole reason I like jason!
Whatever happened to the good country music like this

76The Moment I Knew - Taylor Swift

77Stupid Boy - Keith Urban
I always knew that this song was one of my favorite song of all time. That was until I listened closely to the song, and I knew what Keith Urban was really talking about. So I just stopped listening to it.
I think people underestimate this song's meaning. It's a very powerful message.


The lyrics of this song are so amazing, it's such a sad and regretful piece

78God Bless the USA - Lee Greenwood
One of the best patriotic songs ever written.

79The Nebraska Song - Sawyer Brown

80Shotgun Rider - Tim McGraw

81Good Girl - Carrie Underwood
To me, this is more of a very bad song from Carrie Underwood. It shouldn't be for ANY teenage girl to listen to.
Don't listen to the haters girl, keep on going good girl!

82Always On My Mind - Elvis Presley
Presley just make the song exceptional... Should be much above in the list
This song is just too good
Very romantic... And passionate song... Elvis voice just enlightens the song..

83Forever & Always - Taylor Swift

84Mean - Taylor Swift
This song is changing my life!

85Country Girl (Shake It for Me) - Luke Bryan
I love this song! Big hit luke!

86I See You - Luke Bryan

87Boondocks - Little Big Town
I LOVE boondocks this should be top 15

88She's Gone, Gone, Gone - Lefty Frizzell

89Bed of Roses - Statler Brothers

90A Love Will Never Grow Old - Emmylou Harris
Brokeback mountain... Forever love
Just Speechless for this song... Mesmerizing!
Best country song ever... Simple and incredible...
[Newest]How can such a beautiful song be in the 88 place

91Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Gotta cut loose, Footloose! Best song ever! Blake Shelton is amazing!
Wanna dance? This is the best country record to quench your thirst!
This isn't a country song.

92Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way - Waylon Jennings
Great song with an amazing person to sing it. Waylon Jennings is one of the reasons Old Country is still the best today.
What a great song to always remember. I sing it in my head some nights when I try to sleep. But I am older than most so it is fresh in my mind.
Amazing song should be top 10

93Tornado - Little Big Town
I love this song you rock little big town and I love pontoon
You are awesome Seth is my cousin no joke I am apart of the rausch family I don't really see Seth a lot.
Love this amazing song

94Again - Immigrant Union
This song is beautiful. Immigrant Union are such a great new band, a real fun country band which can write ballads and odes with ease. A great example of this is In time by them; perfect song.
My favorite Immigrant Union song.

95The Pill - Loretta Lynn
I love this song and the singer. I do personally think she should be higher up the list. Her, Dolly, Patsy, Kitty and Tammy are the true first ladies of country, no, MUSIC.
-Jamesy Davidson
CEO, Ruby Record Production, Inc.

96I Won't Back Down - Johnny Cash

97Tumbling Tumbleweeds - Sons of the Pioneers

98There's a Tear In My Beer - Hank Williams

99Good Ole Boys Like Me - Don Williams
An old time favorite. Good to know all old songs haven't died.
One of the best songs of all time.
The sacrifices required for success.
Friends lost along the way.
Growing up in the south.
Simply touches me like no other song

100Going Where the Lonely Go - Merle Haggard
Nice song this is and most importantly very nicely sung by one of the legend of country music Merle Haggard
The Hag should be right at the top!

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