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!
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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!
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3A 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!
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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!
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5Ring 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.

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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
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6I 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.
I never get tired of this song... The whole story to how she ended up writing the songs just makes me fall deply inlove with the song more... Dolly is a remarkable women, her legacy will live forever.
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7Where I Come From - Alan Jackson
It doesn't get any better than Alan Jackson!
Alan Jackson grow up listening to him, he one of the best around
I Love You Alan Jackson! Country Forever! You Are The Best! I Adore All Of Your Songs And Musics..
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8Friends In Low Places - Garth Brooks

9Folsom 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!
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10I 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.


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The Contenders

11Crazy - 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?
No one sings like patsy cline; no female vocalist was ever quite as good a patsy cline. LL and DP are second and third; but PC will always be number one in my book.
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12I'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!
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13Country State of Mind - Hank Williams Jr. Listen to sample

14Where I Come From - Montgomery Gentry
Million of people want to here your voice good
It so awesome I feel it
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15Hurt - Johnny Cash
Although originally a hard rock song, Johnny Cash's rendition is still the best.
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16Red Dirt Road - Brooks & Dunn Listen to sample

17Mean - Taylor Swift
This song is changing my life!
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18Made in America - Toby Keith
I love this song so much!
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19Bless the Broken Road - 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!
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20Hello Darlin' - Conway Twitty Listen to sample

21Before 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.
Damn! Only 3%! :(
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22Cold As You - Taylor Swift Listen to sample

23Rain is a Good Thing - Luke Bryan Listen to sample

24Help Me Make It Through the Night - Kris Kristofferson Listen to sample

25Ronan - Taylor Swift Listen to sample

26If 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!
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27Blown Away - Carrie Underwood
Carrie really rocks that song! I've always knew she is an amazing vocalist.
This iso neo f my favorite carrie underwood songs
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28The Gambler - Kenny Rogers

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.

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.

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29Stand 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.
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30Ours - Taylor Swift Listen to sample

31One Step Forward - Desert Rose Band Listen to sample

32The Devil Went Down to Georgia - The Charlie Daniels Band Listen to sample

33That's My Job - Conway Twitty Listen to sample

34Amarillo 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
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35You Belong With Me - Taylor Swift Listen to sample

36The 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!
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37Where 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
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38Let's Don't Call It a Night - Casey James Listen to sample

39Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver
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.
A Really good song, my ear feel fly if I listening this when travel far away
One of the best songs :) at least should be there in top 10
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40Red Solo Cup - Toby Keith
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41You Look Good In My Shirt - Keith Urban Listen to sample

42Fancy - 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.
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43The Moment I Knew - Taylor Swift

44Live 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.

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45Big Green Tractor - Jason Aldean
Whatever happened to the good country music like this
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46Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Kinda mad this ain't in the top ten. Damn amazing singing and instrumentation.
Bring back more than memories!
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47Forever & Always - Taylor Swift Listen to sample

48Then - 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!

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49Come 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!
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50Jesus, Take the Wheel - Carrie Underwood Listen to sample

51Boondocks - Little Big Town Listen to sample

52Whiskey Lullaby - Brad Paisley
Sad story but very touching
To this day still makes me cry despite the insane amount of times I've listened to it.
The story of a mistake and reconciliation, simply stunning!
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53Springsteen - Eric Church Listen to sample

54(Ghost) Riders In the Sky - Johnny Cash Listen to sample

55Again - 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.
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56I Won't Back Down - Johnny Cash Listen to sample

57Mud On the Tires - Brad Paisley Listen to sample

58Stupid Boy - Keith Urban

I think people underestimate this song's meaning. It's a very powerful message.


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59She's Gone, Gone, Gone - Lefty Frizzell Listen to sample

60There's a Tear In My Beer - Hank Williams

61Islands In the Stream - Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers Listen to sample

62Footloose - Kenny Loggins

63Good Ole Boys Like Me - Don Williams Listen to sample

64Are 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.

65Going 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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66Bed of Roses - Statler Brothers Listen to sample

67A Love Will Never Grow Old - Emmylou Harris
Just Speechless for this song... Mesmerizing!
Best country song ever... Simple and incredible...
Brokeback mountain... Forever love
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68El Paso - Marty Robins
One of best voices ever. The song has stood the test of time. My grandkids love it!
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69Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue - Crystal Gayle Listen to sample

70The Pill - Loretta Lynn Listen to sample

71Tumbling Tumbleweeds - Sons of the Pioneers Listen to sample

72New York City - Statler Brothers Listen to sample

73Pancho and Lefty - Willie Nelson
The best song of all time!
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74By the Time I Get to Phoenix - Glen Campbell
Drives my blues away
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75Would You Go With Me - Josh Turner Listen to sample

76(There's a) Fire in The Night - Alabama Listen to sample

77David Allan Coe - The Ride
Love the song & the man
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78Heartland - George Strait Listen to sample

79Rocky Mountain High - John Denver
John Denver was an inspirational country singer who I find to be great.
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80She'll Leave You With a Smile - George Strait
How can this song be at 84th place? She'll Leave you With a Snile is one of Strait's best songs ever. Also, this list should look like this.
1. She'll Leave You With a Smile - George Strait
2. Song of the South - Alabama
3. Rodeo - Garth Brooks
4. Heartland - George Strait
5. Little Long-haired Outlaw - Chris LeDoux
6. Young - Kenny Chesney
7. Creepin - Eric Church
8. Life is a Highway - Chris LeDoux
9. Meet in the Middle - Diamond Rio
10. She's in Love With the Boy - Trisha Yearwood
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81I'm No Stranger to the Rain - Keith Whitley
Should be much higher on the chart. And where is don't close your eyes... Keith Whitley
One of the best if not the best
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82Remind Me - Brad Paisley Listen to sample

83God Bless the USA - Lee Greenwood Listen to sample

84Life Is a Highway - Rascal Flatts
I Really Really Love this song
Specially playing while driving
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85Gentle On My Mind - Glen Campbell Listen to sample

86Lovesick Blues - Hank Williams Listen to sample

87Cool Water - Marty Robbins
El paso the greatest
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88The Cattle Call - Eddie Arnold Listen to sample

8919 Somethin' - Mark Wills Listen to sample

90How Do I Live - Leanne Rimes Listen to sample

91Barefoot Blue Jean Night - Jake Owen Listen to sample

92Life Is a Highway - Chris LeDoux
74th Place. REALLY! Chris Ledoux should be higher in the Top Tens. No other country musicians can beat his songs, except for George Strait. But Life Is A Highway can never be beaten by any other country songs out there.
79 seriously, it should be among the top 10.
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93Take It Easy - Travis Tritt Listen to sample

94It's Five O'Clock Somewhere - Alan Jackson Listen to sample

95Mama'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.
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96I'm Sorry - Blake Shelton Listen to sample

97Last Name - Carrie Underwood
This is a powerful song and I love the lyrics and the energy Carrie has when she sings it. God, I love country music <3 so, so much.
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98Come Back... Be Here - Taylor Swift

99Coat of Many Colors - Dolly Parton
This songis very underrated because it is full of emotions and many nostalgic references to the simple, innocent and optimistic past that people had years ago.
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100I Still Miss Someone - Johnny Cash Listen to sample

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