60 Most Classic Country Songs of All Time

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Born from blues and folk, the country music genre has generated so hits over the decades, whether slow love songs or upbeat numbers fit for a square dance. But these classic country songs, from old Hank Williams and Patsy Cline tracks to more modern melodies with staying power, top our most-timeless list. Plus, check out our favorites for weddings, summer road trips, and even Christmas.

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"Man of Constant Sorrow," The Stanley Brothers, 1951

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Bill Monroe At The New York Folk Festival
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"Blue Moon of Kentucky," Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys, 1956

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Loretta Lynn Portrait
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"Coal Miner's Daughter," Loretta Lynn, 1960

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Photo of Willie NELSON and Waylon JENNINGS
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"Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys," Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, 1978

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Tanya Tucker in Concert at the Agora Ballroom in Atlanta - December 17, 1978
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"Delta Dawn," Tanya Tucker, 1972

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"Standin' On the Corner (Blue Yodel #9)," Jimmie Rodgers, 1930

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Photo of Conway TWITTY and Loretta LYNN
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"Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man," Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty, 1973

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Johnny Cash 'Ring Of Fire' Album Cover
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"Ring of Fire," Johnny Cash, 1963

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Hank Williams and Band Performing
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"I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," Hank Williams, 1949

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Reba McEntire in Concert  - Mountain View CA
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"Fancy," Reba McEntire, 1990

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BUCK OWENS;THE BUCKAROOS
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"I've Got a Tiger By the Tail," Buck Owens and the Buckaroos, 1965

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Loretta Lynn At a TV Show Taping
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"Don’t Come Home A’ Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)," Loretta Lynn, 1966

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"The Most Beautiful Girl," Charlie Rich, 1974

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Barbara Mandrell Portrait Session
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"I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool," Barbara Mandrell, 1994

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"Chattahoochee," Alan Jackson, 1992

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"Flowers on the Wall," Statler Brothers, 1966

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"Forever and Ever Amen," Randy Travis, 1987

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"Guitars, Cadillacs," Dwight Yoakam, 1986

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"Mama Tried," Merle Haggard, 1968

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"Folsom Prison Blues," Johnny Cash, 1957

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"Hello Darlin," Conway Twitty, 1970

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"Stand By Your Man," Tammy Wynette, 1968

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"Crazy," Patsy Cline, 1961

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"Friends in Low Places," Garth Brooks, 1990

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"Jolene," Dolly Parton, 1973

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"I Walk the Line," Johnny Cash, 1957

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"The Gambler," Kenny Rogers, 1978

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"The Devil Went Down to Georgia," Charlie Daniels Band, 1979

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"El Paso," Marty Robbins, 1959

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"(Take Me Home) Country Roads," John Denver, 1971

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