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    Re: Best Country Song of All Time

    I'll add in a few:

    Amarillo by Morning
    I walk the Line
    Mama Tried
    Forever and Ever Amen
    Gentle On My Mind
    Your Cheatin' Heart

    Some that probably aren't greatest, but they are fun
    You Never Even Called Me By My Name
    Don't Rock The Juke Box
    Don't Come Home A Drinkin' with Lovin' on Your Mind
    Boot Scootin Boogie
    Lovesick Blues
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    Re: Best Country Song of All Time

    It's kind of a hard list, because the lines between Country and other music is kind of blurry. Older stuff is kind of a fuzzy line between Rockabilly stuff like Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Everly Brothers and even Elvis sounds very country. As time goes on, Southern Rock like Lynyrd Skynyrd (SP?), .38 Special, ZZ top, early Doobie Brothers, early Eagles and The Allman Brothers sound country.


    If these are considered country, songs like Take It Easy, Black Water, Ramblin' Man, Free Bird, La Grange, Blue Suede Shoes, Great Balls of Fire, Jail House Rock and Wake Up Little Susie might go to the top of the list for me.
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    Re: Best Country Song of All Time

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    It's kind of a hard list, because the lines between Country and other music is kind of blurry. Older stuff is kind of a fuzzy line between Rockabilly stuff like Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Everly Brothers and even Elvis sounds very country. As time goes on, Southern Rock like Lynyrd Skynyrd (SP?), .38 Special, ZZ top, early Doobie Brothers, early Eagles and The Allman Brothers sound country.


    If these are considered country, songs like Take It Easy, Black Water, Ramblin' Man, Free Bird, La Grange, Blue Suede Shoes, Great Balls of Fire, Jail House Rock and Wake Up Little Susie might go to the top of the list for me.
    Garth got me into country. His live album back in the 90's was pretty fantastic as well as his Hits album. I went from Garth-Tim McGraw-Kenny Chesney-ZBB-Eric Church. I listen to some new "pop country" mainly because its easy listening and its safe to play around my kids.

    I am not a huge fan of the twangy country, Garth is about as twangy as I get.

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    Re: Best Country Song of All Time

    Copperhead Road by Steve Earle
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    Re: Best Country Song of All Time

    Smokey Mountain Rain was always a favorite.

    Here You Come Again, Dolly. Actually any Dolly is fine.

    Gotta be some Kenny Rogers we could add here.

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    Re: Best Country Song of All Time

    I was going to suggest a separate thread for the best country music song titles, but then I realized nothing could ever beat Billy Joe Shaver’s “The Devil Made Me Do It The First Time (The Second Time I Done It On My Own)”.
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    Re: Best Country Song of All Time

    Country is an odd bird, you have the stripped down traditional stuff that predates the Billy Sherill era of the 60's then you have the gloss or outlaw stuff of the 70's and then the commercial growth seen in the 80's followed now by a country sound that has gotten more poppy and rock n roll.

    For pure stripped down country I like Merle and the Strangers in the 60's and Willies Red Headed Stranger and Phases and Changes which IMO are the best Willie out there

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post
    I was going to suggest a separate thread for the best country music song titles, but then I realized nothing could ever beat Billy Joe Shaver’s “The Devil Made Me Do It The First Time (The Second Time I Done It On My Own)”.
    My wife's favorite guitar player was Eddie Shaver, Billy Joe's Thunderbird is epic

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    Re: Best Country Song of All Time

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post
    I was going to suggest a separate thread for the best country music song titles, but then I realized nothing could ever beat Billy Joe Shaver’s “The Devil Made Me Do It The First Time (The Second Time I Done It On My Own)”.
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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Country is an odd bird, you have the stripped down traditional stuff that predates the Billy Sherill era of the 60's then you have the gloss or outlaw stuff of the 70's and then the commercial growth seen in the 80's followed now by a country sound that has gotten more poppy and rock n roll.

    For pure stripped down country I like Merle and the Strangers in the 60's and Willies Red Headed Stranger and Phases and Changes which IMO are the best Willie out there

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    My wife's favorite guitar player was Eddie Shaver, Billy Joe's Thunderbird is epic
    I try to embrace it all. Listened to Everly Brothers then Alice in Chains today.

    But this country talk has me kinda wanting to put some old stuff on.

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    Re: Best Country Song of All Time

    Old school country. Cotton-eyed Joe. Kawliga. Kiss an Angel Good Morning. Jamestown Ferry. That Georgia Sun was Blood Red and Going Down. Green Green Grass of Home. Tennesse Stud.

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    Re: Best Country Song of All Time

    Ruby,don’t take your love to town has to be in the top ten for sure.
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    Re: Best Country Song of All Time

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    Old school country. Cotton-eyed Joe. Kawliga. Kiss an Angel Good Morning. Jamestown Ferry. That Georgia Sun was Blood Red and Going Down. Green Green Grass of Home. Tennesse Stud.



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    Re: Best Country Song of All Time

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Country is an odd bird, you have the stripped down traditional stuff that predates the Billy Sherill era of the 60's then you have the gloss or outlaw stuff of the 70's and then the commercial growth seen in the 80's followed now by a country sound that has gotten more poppy and rock n roll.

    For pure stripped down country I like Merle and the Strangers in the 60's and Willies Red Headed Stranger and Phases and Changes which IMO are the best Willie out there

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    My wife's favorite guitar player was Eddie Shaver, Billy Joe's Thunderbird is epic
    That’s pretty much where I’m at as well. Hank Williams, Hank Snow, Conway Twitty, and Marty Robbins.

    But don’t forget Dottie, Tammy, Loretta, and Dolly.

    The Country Music Hall of Fame and a show at the Ryman is a must if you’re ever in Nashville. Just great.

    My wife is a late arrival for country but loves it. For our anniversary this year, I bought 2 Country Megatickets at Riverbend. 7 shows, Dierks Bentley, Rascal Flatts, Luke Bryan (her favorite), Brad Paisley, FGL, Thomas Rhett, and Jason Andean. I guess I need to buy a cowboy hat.
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    Re: Best Country Song of All Time

    Amanda-Waylon Jennings
    Maggie's Dream-Don Williams
    Good Old Boys Like Me-Don Williams
    Ring of Fire-Johnny Cash
    I Fall to Pieces-Patsy Cline
    Till I can Make It On My Own-Tammy Wynette
    For the Good Times-Ray Price
    My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys-Willie Nelson
    Luckenbach Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)-Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson
    Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain-Willie Nelson
    I Still Make Cheyenne-George Strait
    Amarillo By Morning-George Strait
    Independence Day-Martina McBride
    Wichita Lineman-Glen Campbell
    Galveston-Glen Campbell
    I Still Believe In You-Vince Gill
    Go Rest High on that Mountain-Vince Gill
    My Home's in Alabama-Alabama
    He Stopped Loving Her Today-George Jones
    I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry-Hank Williams Jr.
    If We Make It Through December-Merle Haggard
    Mystery Train-Elvis Presley
    Long Black Limousine-Elvis Presley
    Guitar Man-Elvis Presley
    We Danced-Brad Paisley
    Jolene-Dolly Parton
    The Devil Went Down to Georgia-Charlie Daniels
    Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning-Alan Jackson
    Wildwood Flower-Carter Family
    Me and Bobbie McGee-Kris Kristofferson
    Sunday Morning Coming Down-Johnny Cash
    El Paso-Marty Robbins
    Flowers on the Wall-Statler Brothers
    Crazy-Patsy Cline
    Cold Cold Heart-Hank Williams
    Mama Tried-Merle Haggard
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    Re: Best Country Song of All Time

    I'm out of my league in this conversation.
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