100 Greatest Country Songs

Top 100 Country Songs

Country music is one among the most popular music genres globally. The contributions by bands and artists in the realms of country are immense. This article is a detailed perspective on the best country songs.

Listen to a country song and you will realize why country music has global appeal. The lyrics and instrumentation in country songs connect instantaneously with listeners. Country crooners tell a story through their songs, and the stories told often connect with what the listener has experienced in his/her personal life. The lyrics in country songs relate to life experiences, and it’s this aspect that appeals to listeners. Majority of country songs have a guitar-oriented sound. The acoustic guitar sound has always been the flavor of country music.


The roots of Country music took shape in the 1920s in Southern United States. The country music genre is associated with American popular music and branches out in Western music and American folk music. The country sound has a distinctive twangy sound in instrumentation and vocals. The twang-sound in country has become the centrifugal element in terms of sound in country music. The natural nasal twang in country music owes a lot to the way English is spoken in the Southern United states. Acoustic ballads, dance songs, and romantic songs are hugely popular in the realms of country. The term ‘Country music’ is broad-based and is used in context with describing different styles and subgenres with a Southern flavor.

The roots of Country music are associated with working class Americans who played music blending traditional songs, cowboy songs, popular songs, and fiddle tunes. Immigrant gypsies contributed in a big way towards shaping up the country sound. In the true sense… country music came into its own through recreational songs and tunes played by immigrants by the riverside, and at barns. Over the years country music has evolved a great deal, with many country root subgenres emerging. Every generation of country music has showcased new elements that have helped bring to life new forms of country.

While country genres are vast…what unifies the various subgenres is the distinctive sound. Many male country singers are known for their crisp baritone voices while majority of female country singers are insanely popular for their tonal qualities. Country singers and country bands have huge fan following globally. While majority of the country music comes from Southern United States, the sounds of country music from Europe and parts of Australia have become exceedingly popular in recent decades.

The space below showcases an epic list of the best country songs from various subgenres of country music.

100 Greatest Country Songs

  1. He Stopped Loving Her Today- George Jones
  2. Your Cheatin’ Heart- Hank Williams
  3. I Walk The Line- Johnny Cash
  4. The Gambler- Kenny Rogers
  5. Take Me Home, Country Roads- John Denver
  6. Whiskey Lullaby- Brad Paisley
  7. The Dance- Garth Brooks
  8. Wide Open Spaces- Dixie Chicks
  9. Friends in Low Places- Garth Brooks
  10. King of The Road- Roger Miller
  11. Remember When- Alan Jackson
  12. Always On My Mind- Willie Nelson
  13. When I Call Your Name- Vince Gill
  14. Three Wooden Crosses- Randy Travis
  15. Hello Darlin’- Conway Twitty
  16. Amarillo By Morning- George Strait
  17. I Will Always Love You- Dolly Parton
  18. Red Dirt Road- Brooks & Dunn
  19. Okie From Muskogee- Merle Haggard
  20. Don’t Close Your Eyes- Keith Whitley
  21. Breathe- Faith Hill
  22. She’s Everything- Brad Paisley
  23. I Hope You Dance- Lee Ann Womack
  24. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry- Hank Williams
  25. I Can’t Stop Loving You- Ray Charles
  26. El Paso- Marty Robbins
  27. (There’s A) Fire In The Night- Alabama
  28. Hey Good Looking- Hank Williams
  29. Galveston- Glen Campbell
  30. Rose Garden- Lynn Anderson
  31. Sweet Dreams- Patsy Cline
  32. Flowers on The Wall- The Statler Brothers
  33. I Cross My Heart- George Strait
  34. Rhinestone Cowboy- Glen Campbell
  35. Live Like You Were Dying- Tim McGraw
  36. Make The World Go Away- Eddy Arnold
  37. Big Green Tractor- Jason Aldean
  38. Hey, Good Lookin’- Hank Williams
  39. There Stands The Glass- Webb Pierce
  40. Stand By Your Man- Tammy Wynette
  41. She’s In Love with the Boy- Trisha Yearwood
  42. Blue Moon of Kentucky- Bill Monroe
  43. Tennessee Waltz- Patti Page
  44. If Tomorrow Never Comes- Garth Brooks
  45. Fancy- Reba McEntire
  46. How Forever Feels- Kenny Chesney
  47. Ours- Taylor Swift
  48. Go Rest High On That Mountain- Vince Gill
  49. Act Naturally- Buck Owens and the Buckaroos
  50. Hurt- Johnny Cash
  51. Crazy- Patsy Cline
  52. You Never Even Called Me By My Name- David Allan Coe
  53. Amazed- Lonestar
  54. The Chair- George Strait
  55. Strawberry Wine- Deana Carter
  56. Is There a Life Out There- Reba McEntire
  57. Behind Closed Doors- Charlie Rich
  58. Killin’ Time- Clint Black
  59. I Love You Because- Leon Payne
  60. Mama’s Broken Heart- Miranda Lambert
  61. Delta Dawn- Tanya Tucker
  62. Something In Red- Lorrie Morgan
  63. Somebody Like You- Keith Urban
  64. God Bless The USA- Lee Greenwood
  65. You’re Still The One- Shania Twain
  66. The Sweetest Thing (I’ve Ever Known)- Juice Newton
  67. Smoky Mountain Rain- Ronnie Milsap
  68. Jolene- Dolly Parton
  69. You Look Good In My Shirt- Keith Urban
  70. Austin- Blake Shelton
  71. The Devil Went Down To Georgia- Charlie Daniel’s Band
  72. Back In The Saddle Again- Gene Autry
  73. Kiss an Angel Good Morning- Charlie Pride
  74. Folsom Prison Blues- Johnny Cash
  75. Redneck Woman- Gretchen Wilson
  76. Unanswered Prayers- Garth Brooks
  77. Seven Year Ache- Rosanne Cash
  78. Islands in The Stream- Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
  79. Chiseled in Stone- Vern Gosdin
  80. Remind Me- Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood
  81. It’s Your Love- Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
  82. Don’t Rock The Jukebox- Alan Jackson
  83. Forever, and Ever, Amen- Randy Travis
  84. Before He Cheats- Carrie Underwood
  85. I Can Help- Billy Swan
  86. I’d Be Better Off in A Pine Box- Doug Stone
  87. Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)- Alan Jackson
  88. She’ll Leave You With a Smile- George Strait
  89. No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems- Kenny Chesney
  90. Faded Love- Bob Wills
  91. Blanket On The Ground- Billie Jo Spears
  92. Someone Else Calling you Baby- Luke Bryan
  93. I Swear- John Michael Montgomery
  94. Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue- Crystal Gayle
  95. Take This Job and Shove it- Johnny Paycheck
  96. Six-Pack Summer- Phil Vassar
  97. Country Girl (Shake it For Me)- Luke Bryan
  98. A Country Boy Can Survive- Hank Williams, Jr.
  99. Coat of Many Colors- Dolly Parton
  100. Love Can Build a Bridge- The Judds

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