Best Country Songs of All Time

Best country song - Rascal Flatts Stand
Country music songs are close to my heart and are my favorite because I consider them to the best country songs of all time. Here is the list of the top songs from the 80's, 90's, 2000's, and today...
Country music originated in 1920s, from the western and southern parts of the United States, and has a simple style of folk music which is usually played on stringed instruments. There are many categories to country music genre like alternative, Christian music, country rock, honky tonk, and western swing, it has become an international sensation. Country music has always had a huge fan base, and the number is increasing rapidly. American country artists like Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, and many more have changed how country music is viewed by the masses. Out of all the country songs released till date, I have to say my favorite is There Goes My Everything by Elvis Presley. The list given below would be considered as "a drop in the ocean" of country music.

Country Songs ~ 80's

The 80s is still considered as the best decade. These are some of the greatest songs that you can enjoy when you're on the open road.
  • Vince Gill - I Still Believe in You
  • Alabama - Love in the First Degree
  • Dolly Parton - But You Know I Love You
  • Randy Travis - Forever & Ever Amen
  • Kenny Rogers - Coward of the county
  • Keith Whitley - When You Say Nothing At All
  • Sylvia - Drifter
  • Willie Nelson - Night Life
  • Dolly Parton - 9 to 5
  • Waylon Jennings - Theme from Dukes of Hazard (Good Ol' Boys)
  • Earl Thomas Conley - Somewhere Between Right and Wrong
  • Alabama - Tennessee River
  • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Fishin' in the Dark
Country Songs ~ 90's

These are some of the best country songs of all time are still being played in clubs, bars, and are also picked for weddings.
  • Garth Brooks - The Thunder Rolls
  • Tim McGraw and Faith Hill - It's Your Love
  • Faith Hill - Breathe
  • Shania Twain - Any Man of Mine
  • Dixie Chicks - There's Your Trouble
  • Garth Brooks - The Dance
  • Toby Keith - Should've Been a Cowboy
  • George Strait - I Cross My Heart
  • Deana Carter - Strawberry Wine
  • Dixie Chicks - Wide Open Spaces
  • Randy Travis - Better Class of Losers
  • Tracy Lawrence -Time Marches On
  • Faith Hill - This Kiss
  • Brooks & Dunn - Neon Moon
  • Billy Ray Cyrus - Achy Breaky Heart
Country Songs ~ 2000's

In this decade, traditional country music took on a different melody and transformed itself into a country pop mix. With artists like Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, and Taylor Swift, country music has become a new meaning for country music lovers. Here's a list of the popular songs that have been on billboard top songs.
  • Taylor Swift - Teardrops on My Guitar
  • Lee Ann Womack - I hope You Dance
  • Carrie Underwood - Before He Cheats
  • Billy Currington - Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right
  • Lady Antebellum - Need You Now
  • Brad Paisley - Then
  • Keith Urban - Tonight I Wanna Cry
  • Martina McBride - A Broken Wing
  • Dixie Chicks - Not Ready to Make Nice
  • Tim McGraw - Live Like You Were Dying
  • Reba McEntire - Consider Me Gone
  • Toby Keith - How Do You Like Me Now
  • George Strait - Troubadour
Country Songs ~ 2011

The new generation of musicians have taken the level of country music to an extraordinary place. With melodious and catchy chart-topping songs, the year 2011 seems to have only gotten better. Till date (half the year has already passed), we've seen some of the best songs and we thought it can only be fair to include them in our list. Take a look.
  • Blake Shelton - Honey Bee
  • Taylor Swift - Mean
  • Martina McBride - Teenage Daughters
  • Justin Moore - If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away
  • Sarah Darling - Something To Do With Your Hands
  • Dierks Bentley - Am I The Only One
  • Rascal Flatts - I Won't Let Go
  • Carrie Underwood - Mama's Song
  • Chris Young - Tomorrow
  • Lady Antebellum - Just A Kiss
  • Tonja Rose - Where Would Your Heart Be
  • Lady Antebellum - Just a Kiss
Country music songs inspire us, give us a sense of content, fill us with the hope of finding true love, and can sometimes make us cry. This genre has influenced millions of fans around the world and opened doors for new singers to present their talents. These songs have become an integral part of our lives. With more and more new artists being launched every year and the favorite country musicians making music that touches millions of hearts, country music is definitely never going to get stale.
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