10 Greatest Country Songs Worth Listening To

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Country music or Country songs as we know it today originated from the rural regions of the Southern United States in the 1920s, and has since grown to become very popular in today’s music Industry. In 2009 according to statistics, country music was the most listened to rush hour radio genre during the evening commute, and second most popular in the morning commute in the US. Most country songs are written from personal experiences endured by the songwriters. Ballads are very popular with the younger group of country fans. The ballads tend to remind the younger audience of a past or lost love. In making this post, we have taken a look at both today’s country music and the traditional country, these are some of the very best country songs that is worth listening to, hopefully you’ll find it entertaining.

Here are 10 Greatest Country Songs That is Worth Listening To

1. I Will Always Love You – Dolly Parton

Who could even come close to this music icon? This song had to be written about a romance that could not last forever. I Will Always Love You was a delicate way to say it’s over. This song will always remain in the top 10 country songs of all time. I Will Always Love You was one of the most beautifully written song of all times and remains one of the top 10 country songs today.xxxxx

 2. He Stopped Loving Her Today – George Jones

George Jones is singing about the trials and tribulations of their marriage. There were so many ups and downs throughout their relationship. However, they still loved each other even after all was said and done. George writes ballads that really affect the soul.

3. Taylor Swift – Love Story

Love Story is an amazing song that was derived from the true story of (Romeo and Juliet). Taylor gave the song a happy ending that ended in a proposal. All of Taylor’s songs are written from her life experiences growing up and trying to find love.

4. I Walk the Line – Johnny Cash

There will never be a country legend that compares to the late great Johnny Cash. He wrote some of the best country music ever. He remained in the top 10 for many years. His songs will be passed down to country music fans for their children to appreciate true country music talent.

5. If Tomorrow Never Comes – Garth Brooks

This song hits home for every person who listens to it. The song talks about the possibility of today being the last day. It tells a tale of taking people in your life for granted. Not telling the ones you care about the most, how much you love and appreciate them. Garth is a great song writer.

6. Live Like You Were Dying – Tim McGraw

Tim wrote this song while inspired by things he would like to accomplish before the end of his life. This song has changed peoples values on life. Tim wanted to make this point. Live your life to the fullest and enjoy all that life has to offer.

7. Crazy – Patsy Cline

Patsy Cline was One of the most influential country singers of all times. There is possibly no other country music singer that can even come close to her majestic voice. Listening to one her songs is a heavenly experience because her voice is angelic. She will be remembered for years to come for the happiness she brought through her music. She will always remain in the top 10 list.

8. Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning – Alan Jackson

This song was written about the tragic event of 911. This song spoke to all Americans affected by the disaster, it’s a song that will definitely go down in history. This song hits home for those that take everyday for granted. Alan Jackson’s message was to inspire people to live their lives to the fullest, because life is full of uncertainty. This song will remain in the top 10 best country songs for a long time.

9. Need You Now – Lady Antebellum 

This song talks about a breakup between two people who still love and miss each other. The song speaks of two people who need that special person at that special moment.

10. Before He Cheats – Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood is perhaps one the the best country music vocalists of recent times. This song speaks of getting revenge from the person who has cheated on a committed relationship.

More Resources:

300 Greatest Country Songs

Top 100 Country Songs