Top Ten Best Country Songs of All Time

Out of every country song of all time, what do you think is the greatest?

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1He 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!

Absolutely. This is a great song. I play guitar and know how to play it but I don't dare do it in public because I'd probably break down halfway through it. I'll never forget Alan Jackson singing this song at George's funeral. Man, that took guts.

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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!

I'm not a huge country music fan, but song of the south is darn good.

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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

I love him so much

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4A 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!

I live back in the woods you see, my woman and the kids and the dogs and me...I got a shotgun, a rifle, and a four wheel drive and a COUNTRY BOY can survive...

This is the greatest country song ever!

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5Love 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!

Very very good song. My favourite part is at the end where she sings 'Marry me Juliet...' I think this should be number 1.

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6I 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

Great song, that was the motto for cash's life.

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7The 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

Really! Does this song need explained?

This easy the best! This list is a joke!

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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!

This is one of the best classic song ever made!

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9Amarillo 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.

This is a top country song should easily be number one take the king of country, take one of his best songs, what do you have, Amarillo by Morning

Brilliant tune should be higher up the chart

This is a classic. Number one in my books!

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10Crazy - 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?

Can't believe Taylor Swift is ahead of Patsy Cline in this list. The finest female country singer of all time

It should Be In The Top Ten, hands Down!

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The Newcomers

?I Still Believe In You - Vince Gill

Vince Gill songs with such passion, singing lyrics that hit with an enormous impact, especially the chorus.

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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!

The saddest song I ever heard

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12I 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)

The most poignant words told so simply in song.. Doesn't get any better.. Yeah Dolly!

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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!

Yes! One of the best. - JasonToddLover

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14Red 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

I really like this song, and My front porch looking in

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15Where 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

Alan is the best singer ever.

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16Live 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.

I love this song its true

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17Hello 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

How can this song only be #36, this poll is way wrong, this song and Conway is as good as it gets

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18Hurt - Johnny Cash

Country music can be hard to define, and at the risk of sounding blasphemous, I never considered Johnny Cash purely country, more kind of a mixture of country and folk, and definitely his own style. If you listen to the music of Cash and maybe Kris Kristofferson and compare it with Hank Williams or George Jones, there is a noticeable difference.

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.

I play guitar at a restaurant near where I live every Friday night. Thankfully I know how to play this song, because it's requested nearly every night.

I heard it 100 times, still sounds fresh.

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19Don'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.

Very talented man. You're right, sad story.

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!

Garth should be in the top ten

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