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!

Best song in country by far...

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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!

Not in the ballpark.

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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"

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

Amazing beat + amazing lyric + amazing voice = Johnny Cash
seriously It deserves to be in the first 10 best country songs

Not anywhere close to top ten. Many Cash songs better.

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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...

Good but. Not top 10 good.

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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!

I love this song it is so catchy

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6I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash

It's way better than the crappy country music they play today!

It's bull crap that a Taylor swift song is above I walk the line if somebody switches from country to pop in terms of genre like Taylor swift did than she never ever counts as a country singer and Johnny cash is the best country singer to ever live and in my opinion this his best song so it should be bumped up a lot more

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.

Maybe top fifty but not ten.

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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

This is one of the best classic song ever made!

Sure set on colonizing John, but you still are stretching.

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8The 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.

Great song, great singer. As far as I'm concerned, this is the only song that mounts something of a challenge to He Stopped Loving Her. As much as I like Garth though, I think I'd still go with George.

this is definitely the greatest song ever wrote. - jwileson

Agree top ten. Maybe number two so far on this list.

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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

I love this song.

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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?

Yes on top ten, but what about "Good old boys like me," What happened to Hank? Conway Twitty had ten or more songs better than most of this list. No use bleaching the issue it's your list.

Want to hear eight great words? Written by Willie Nelson, sung by Patsy Cline...

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The Newcomers

?I'm Alright - Kenny Loggins
?Concrete Angel - Martina McBride

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!

So sad and blue my favorite of all

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12Hurt - 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.

Song Of The South sucks.

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13I 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)

She sings like an angel!

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14Friends 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!

My top ten for sure.

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15Red Dirt Road - Brooks & Dunn

Should be on the top. Way better than song of south. If your looking to download some country music, its this1

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.

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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16Where 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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17Live 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.

Speaks directly to the heart.

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18Hello 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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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.

The best all time

He was my idle

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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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1. A Country Boy Can Survive - Hank Williams, Jr.
2. Country State of Mind - Hank Williams Jr.
3. Friends In Low Places - Garth Brooks
1. Give Me Back My Hometown - Eric Church
2. Drink a Beer - Luke Bryan
3. Boys Round Here - Blake Shelton
1. Tornado - Little Big Town
2. Where I Come From - Alan Jackson
3. Love Story - Taylor Swift

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