300 Greatest Country Music Songs

Criteria: These are the most important songs in the history of country music, ranked by acclaim, influence, and popularity. No more than one version of a given song was included. Pop and rock songs which crossed over to the country charts were not considered eligible.
Greatest Country Music Songs
1. Your Cheatin' Heart
Hank Williams
2. He Stopped Loving Her Today
George Jones
3. Blue Moon of Kentucky
Bill Monroe
4. Can The Circle Be Unbroken
The Carter Family
5. Stand By Your Man
Tammy Wynette
6. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Hank Williams
7. Crazy
Patsy Cline
8. Forever & Ever, Amen
Randy Travis
9. Make The World Go Away
Eddy Arnold
10. I Walk The Line
Johnny Cash
11. I Will Always Love You
Dolly Parton
12. Wabash Cannonball
Roy Acuff
13. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
Willie Nelson
14. The Dance
Garth Brooks
15. I Fall To Pieces
Patsy Cline
16. Coal Miner's Daughter
Loretta Lynn
17. Blue Yodel #1 (T For Texas)
Jimmie Rodgers
18. I'm Moving On
Hank Snow
19. Ring of Fire
Johnny Cash
20. New San Antonio Rose
Bob Wills
21. It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
Kitty Wells
22. Mama Tried
Merle Haggard
23. Friends In Low Places
Garth Brooks
24. Always On My Mind
Willie Nelson
25. Hello Darlin'
Conway Twitty
26. In The Jailhouse Now
Jimmie Rodgers
27. Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
Hank Williams
28. Crazy Arms
Ray Price
29. Wildwood Flower
Carter Family
30. El Paso
Marty Robbins
31. Walking The Floor Over You
Ernest Tubb
32. Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
Willie Nelson & Waylon Jennings
33. I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow
Stanley Brothers
34. Love's Gonna Live Here
Buck Owens
35. Behind Closed Doors
Charlie Rich
36. Tumbling Tumbleweeds
Sons Of The Pioneers
37. He'll Have To Go
Jim Reeves
38. The Cattle Call
Eddy Arnold
39. Foggy Mountain Breakdown
Flatt & Scruggs
40. Happy Trails
Dale Evans & Roy Rogers
41. Hey Good Lookin'
Hank Williams
42. Folsom Prison Blues
Johnny Cash
43. Walkin' After Midnight
Patsy Cline
44. I Ain't Never
Webb Pierce
45. There's a Star-Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere
Elton Britt
46. Chattahoochee
Alan Jackson
47. Don't Come Home A-Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind)
Loretta Lynn
48. Keep My Skillet Good And Greasy
Uncle Dave Macon
49. Oh Lonesome Me
Don Gibson
50. I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool
Barbara Mandrell
51. You Are My Sunshine
Jimmie Davis
52. For The Good Times
Ray Price
53. Slowly
Webb Pierce
54. When The Work's All Done This Fall
Carl T. Sprague
55. Walk On By
Leroy Van Dyke
56. I Love A Rainy Night
Eddie Rabbitt
57. The Wreck Of The Old 97
Vernon Dalhart
58. The Grand Tour
George Jones
59. I'll Still Be Loving You
Restless Heart
60. Elvira
Oak Ridge Boys
61. Harper Valley PTA
Jeannie C. Riley
62. God Bless The USA
Lee Greenwood
63. Sixteen Tons
Tennessee Ernie Ford
64. The Race Is On
George Jones
65. Blues Stay Away From Me
The Delmore Brothers
66. I'll Hold You In My Heart (Till I Can Hold You In My Arms)
Eddy Arnold
67. Tennessee Waltz
Pee Wee King and his Golden West Cowboys
68. Back In The Saddle Again
Gene Autry
69. A Satisfied Mind
Porter Wagoner
70. I Wanna Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart
Patsy Montana
71. Bop
Dan Seals
72. Luckenbach, Texas (Back To The Basics Of Love)
Waylon Jennings
73. Pancho & Lefty
Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard
74. Satin Sheets
Jeanne Pruett
75. I've Been Everywhere
Hank Snow
76. Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'
Charley Pride
77. Lovesick Blues
Hank Williams Sr.
78. The Little Old Log Cabin In The Lane
Fiddlin' John Carson
79. Achy Breaky Heart
Billy Ray Cyrus
80. The Wild Side Of Life
Hank Thompson
81. New Spanish Two Step
Bob Wills
82. When You Say Nothing At All
Keith Whitley
83. Four Walls
Jim Reeves
84. Should've Been A Cowboy
Toby Keith
85. On The Road Again
Willie Nelson
86. Killin' Time
Clint Black
87. Good Hearted Woman
Waylon Jennings
88. King Of The Road
Roger Miller
89. Somebody Like You
Keith Urban
90. Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy
Red Foley
91. How Forever Feels
Kenny Chesney
92. Blue Yodel #9 (Standing On The Corner)
Jimmie Rodgers
93. Big Rock Candy Mountain
Harry McClintock
94. Please Help Me, I'm Falling
Hank Locklin
95. Still
Bill Anderson
96. Rocky Top
Osborne Brothers
97. Jolene
Dolly Parton
98. Flowers On The Wall
Statler Brothers
99. Don't Let Your Deal Go Down Blues
Charlie Poole
100. I Swear
John Michael Montgomery
101. Take This Job And Shove It
Johnny Paycheck
102. Big Bad John
Jimmy Dean
103. Seven Year Ache
Rosanne Cash
104. Wolverton Mountain
Claude King
105. Love Can Build A Bridge
The Judds
106. Six Days On The Road
Dave Dudley
107. The Last Thing On My Mind
Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton
108. Rank Strangers
Stanley Brothers
109. Boot Scootin' Boogie
Brooks & Dunn
110. Amos Moses
Jerry Reed
111. Mountain Music
Alabama
112. Act Naturally
Buck Owens
113. Slippin' Around
Floyd Tillman
114. The Prisoner's Song
Vernon Dalhart
115. Move It On Over
Hank Williams
116. Bless The Broken Road
Rascal Flatts
117. Keep On The Sunny Side
The Carter Family
118. I'll Sail My Ship Alone
Moon Mullican
119. She Thinks I Still Care
George Jones
120. Alabam
Cowboy Copas
121. Waterloo
Stonewall Jackson
122. What Might Have Been
Little Texas
123. Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses
Kathy Mattea
124. The Thunder Rolls
Garth Brooks
125. Heartaches By The Number
Ray Price
126. Faded Love
Bob Wills
127. Sleeping Single In A Double Bed
Barbara Mandrell
128. Cash On The Barrelhead
The Louvin Brothers
129. Don't Touch Me
Jeannie Seely
130. Long Black Veil
Lefty Frizzell
131. It Makes No Difference Now
Cliff Bruner's Texas Wanderers
132. Detroit City
Bobby Bare
133. Rose Garden
Lynn Anderson
134. Don't Fence Me In
Roy Rogers
135. Some! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)
Tex Williams
136. Signed, Sealed And Delivered
Cowboy Copas
137. Cold, Cold Heart
Hank Williams
138. I Can't Stop Loving You
Don Gibson
139. Redneck Woman
Gretchen Wilson
140. One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)
Jimmy Wakely
141. The Whiskey Ain't Workin'
Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart
142. I Saw The Light
Hank Williams
143. Pistol Packin' Mama
Al Dexter
144. Last Date
Floyd Cramer
145. D-I-V-O-R-C-E
Tammy Wynette
146. Before The Next Teardrop Falls
Freddie Fender
147. If Tomorrow Never Comes
Garth Brooks
148. The Happiest Girl In The Whole USA
Donna Fargo
149. Smoke On The Water
Red Foley
150. Good Woman Blues
Mel Tillis
151. The Sinking Of The Titanic
Ernest Stoneman
152. A Better Man
Clint Black
153. Almost Persuaded
David Houston
154. Rose-Marie
Slim Whitman
155. Heaven's Just A Sin Away
Kendalls
156. Galveston
Glen Campbell
157. Shame On You
Spade Cooley
158. Together Again
Buck Owens
159. Okie From Muskogee
Merle Haggard
160. She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles)
Gary Stewart
161. Wide Open Spaces
Dixie Chicks
162. The Ballad Of High Noon
Tex Ritter
163. Live Like You Were Dying
Tim McGraw
164. Battle Of New Orleans
Johnny Horton
165. Don't Let Me Cross Over
Carl Butler & Pearl
166. Delta Dawn
Tanya Tucker
167. Highwayman
Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, & Kris Kristofferson
168. I Don't Hurt Anymore
Hank Snow
169. End Of The World
Skeeter Davis
170. Crying My Heart Out Over You
Ricky Skaggs
171. Gone
Ferlin Husky
172. Guitar Boogie
Arthur Smith
173. Help Me Make It Through the Night
Sammi Smith
174. I Believe In You
Don Williams
175. Mama Sang A Song
Bill Anderson
176. I Love You Because
Leon Payne
177. Uncle Pen
Bill Monroe
178. Cruise - Florida-Georgia Line
179. Bouquet Of Roses
Eddy Arnold
180. Amarillo By Morning
George Strait
181. Come Walk With Me
Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper
182. I Don't Care
Webb Pierce
183. Could I Have This Dance
Anne Murray
184. That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine
Gene Autry
185. Let Your Love Flow
Bellamy Brothers
186. Skip A Rope
Henson Cargill
187. Singing The Blues
Marty Robbins
188. (Old Dogs, Children And) Watermelon Wine
Tom T. Hall
189. A Lesson In Leavin'
Dottie West
190. Soldier's Last Letter
Ernest Tubb
191. After The Fire Is Gone
Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty
192. Young Love
Sonny James
193. Heartbroke
Ricky Skaggs
194. Take Me Back To Tulsa
Bob Wills
195. When She Cries
Restless Heart
196. Hello Walls
Faron Young
197. Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue?
Crystal Gayle
198. Slow Poke
Pee Wee King and his Golden West Cowboys
199. Whoever's In New England
Reba McEntire
200. All My Ex's Live In Texas
George Strait
201. Sweet Dreams
Don Gibson
202. The Gambler
Kenny Rogers
203. Abilene
George Hamilton IV
204. Wild One
Faith Hill
205. Down Yonder
Gid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers
206. A Country Boy Can Survive
Hank Williams Jr.
207. What Hurts The Most
Rascal Flatts
208. She Got The Goldmine (I Got The Shaft)
Jerry Reed
209. Love, Me
Collin Raye
210. Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down
Maddox Brothers & Rose
211. Independence Day
Martina McBride
212. You Win Again
Hank Williams
213. If You've Got The Money, I've Got The Time
Lefty Frizzell
214. Cool Water
The Sons Of The Pioneers
215. Easy Loving
Freddie Hart
216. Daddy Sang Bass
Johnny Cash
217. I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know
Davis Sisters
218. Rock All Our Babies To Sleep
Riley Puckett
219. She's Got You
Patsy Cline
220. I'm Not Lisa
Jessi Colter
221. Need You Now
Lady Antebellum
222. Pan American Blues
DeFord Bailey
223. Holding Her And Loving You
Earl Thomas Conley
224. Somewhere In The Vicinity Of The Heart
Shenandoah with Alison Krauss
225. He Didn't Have To Be
Brad Paisley
226. Country Bumpkin
Cal Smith
227. What's Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made A Loser Out Of Me)
Jerry Lee Lewis
228. Baby Girl
Sugarland
229. Don't Let The Stars (Get In Your Eyes)
Slim Willet with the Brush Cutters
230. No Charge
Melba Montgomery
231. Blue Guitars
Light Crust Doughboys
232. The Year That Clayton Delaney Died
Tom T. Hall
233. Kaw-Liga
Hank Williams
234. You Always Come Back (To Hurting Me)
Johnny Rodriguez
235. Pop A Top
Jim Ed Brown
236. Come Live With Me
Roy Clark
237. Meet Me In The Middle
Diamond Rio
238. Lookin' For Love
Johnny Lee
239. Wichita Lineman
Glen Campbell
240. Three Wooden Crosses
Randy Travis
241. Under The Double Eagle
Bill Boyd's Cowboy Ramblers
242. Teddy Bear
Red Sovine
243. I Hope You Dance
Lee Ann Womack
244. Fast As You
Dwight Yoakam
245. 80s Ladies
K.T. Oslin
246. This Kiss
Faith Hill
247. Blanket On The Ground
Billie Jo Spears
248. The Three Bells
The Browns
249. Good Morning Beautiful
Steve Holy
250. Love Without End, Amen
George Strait
251. Sparkling Blue Eyes
Wade Mainer & His Sons of The Mountaineers
252. Straight Tequila Night
John Anderson
253. Talk Back Trembling Lips
Ernest Ashworth
254. Islands In The Stream
Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
255. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)
Stuart Hamblen
256. There Goes My Everything
Jack Greene
257. Why Me?
Kris Kristofferson
258. Just Because
Shelton Brothers
259. Once A Day
Connie Smith
260. Hey Joe
Carl Smith
261. No One Else On Earth
Wynonna
262. Amazed
Lonestar
263. Somebody Lied
Ricky Van Shelton
264. I've Got A Tiger By The Tail
Buck Owens
265. Constant Craving
kd lang
266. Guitar Town
Steve Earle
267. Mama He's Crazy
The Judds
268. Cowboy Man
Lyle Lovett
269. Sally Gooden
Eck Robertson
270. Holes In The Floor Of Heaven
Steve Wariner
271. Born To Fly
Sara Evans
272. (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I
Hank Snow
273. You're Still The One
Shania Twain
274. Sweet Jennie Lee
Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies
275. Hard Rock Bottom Of Your Heart
Randy Travis
276. Born To Lose
Ted Daffan's Texans
277. Time Marches On
Tracy Lawrence
278. From A Jack To A King
Ned Miller
279. Strawberry Wine - Deana Carter
280. You Never Even Called Me By My Name
David Allan Coe
281. Thank God For You
Sawyer Brown
282. She's In Love With The Boy
Trisha Yearwood
283. Looking At the World Through a Windshield
Del Reeves
284. There Ain't Nothing Wrong With The Radio
Aaron Tippin
285. Houston (Means I'm One Day Closer To You
Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers
286. She Don't Know She's Beautiful
Sammy Kershaw
287. Let's Stop Talkin' About It
Janie Fricke
288. Pickup Man
Joe Diffie
289. Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On
Mel McDaniel
290. Passionate Kisses
Mary Chapin Carpenter
291. Don't Close Your Eyes - Keith Whitley
292. May The Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose
Little Jimmy Dickens
293. Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)
Big & Rich
294. Boogie Woogie
Johnny Barfield
295. Maybe It Was Memphis
Pam Tillis
296. Room Full Of Roses
Mickey Gilley
297. Family Tradition
Hank Williams Jr.
298. Timber, I'm Falling In Love
Patty Loveless
299. Give Me One More Chance
Exile
300. I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby
Louvin Brothers
63nd Annual Grammy Awards -
Winner & Nominees for Best Country Song:
Winner: Crowded Table
Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby & Lori McKenna, songwriters (The Highwomen)
Bluebird
Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby & Miranda Lambert, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
The Bones
Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins & Laura Veltz, songwriters (Maren Morris)
More Hearts Than Mine
Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis & Derrick Southerland, songwriters (Ingrid Andress)
Some People Do
Jesse Frasure, Shane McAnally, Matthew Ramsey & Thomas Rhett, songwriters (Old Dominion)
62nd Annual Grammy Awards -
Winner & Nominees for Best Country Song:
Winner: Bring My Flowers Now
Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)
Girl Goin' Nowhere
Jeremy Bussey & Ashley McBryde, songwriters (Ashley McBryde)
It All Comes Out In The Wash
Miranda Lambert, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
Some Of It
Eric Church, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde & Bobby Pinson, songwriters (Eric Church)
Speechless
Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers & Laura Veltz, songwriters (Dan + Shay)
61st Annual Grammy Awards -
Winner & Nominees for Best Country Song:
Winner: Space Cowboy
Luke Laird, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)
Break Up in the End
Jessie Jo Dillon, Chase McGill & Jon Nite, songwriters (Cole Swindell)
Dear Hate
Tom Douglas, David Hodges & Maren Morris, songwriters (Maren Morris featuring Vince Gill)
I Lived It
Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley & Ben Hayslip, songwriters (Blake Shelton)
Tequila
Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds & Dan Smyers, songwriters (Dan + Shay)
When Someone Stops Loving You
Hillary Lindsey, Chase McGill & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Little Big Town)
60th Annual Grammy Awards -
Winner & Nominees for Best Country Song:
Winner: Broken Halos
Mike Henderson & Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)
Better Man
Taylor Swift, songwriter (Little Big Town)
Body Like A Back Road
Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Sam Hunt)
Drinkin' Problem
Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Mark Wystrach, songwriters (Midland)
Tin Man
Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert & Jon Randall, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
Patsy Cline
Dolly Parton
George Jones
Vince Gill
Alison Krauss
Ralph Stanley

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Last Updated: 2017-05-24
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