Granted that music genres like pop, rap and hip hop are very popular, but one cannot deny that country songs are as good, if not better.
1. Forever and Ever Amen
Sung by Randy Travis, this song took the world by storm in 1987. The album was a part of the billboard charts for almost 4 months! Even though the country singer could not compete with himself afterwards, he did win the hearts of many music lovers all over the world with this particular ballad.
2. Friends In Low Places
This song by Garth Brooks is definitely his best even though some people believe that The Dance is much better. The lyrics are easy to remember and the music is soothing and upbeat at the same time. It will be stuck in your head in no time, mainly because it is so easy to sing along to!
3. I Fall To Pieces
Patsy Cline has a dramatic and eerie voice- but in a good way. She hits all the notes as perfect as is humanly possible and adds her own melodious touch to it. If the best female country singer was to be chosen, she’d win hands down. This song highlights her positive points and is the best of the best.
4. Stand By Your Man
Another female country singer, this one may not be as unique or up there as Patsy Cline but she practically oozes with talent. This particular song helped her create a permanent spot for herself in the industry and can be heard at weddings every where!
5. Always On My Mind
Willie Nelson is among the best country singers alive today and even though this particular track is associated with Elvis Presley, he did a great job with it too. That being said, almost all his songs are good enough to become unforgettable classics one day.
6. I Walk The Line
Johnny Cash has his own unique way of singing- it usually sounded like he was just reading out the lyrics but it worked for him. I Walk The Line is that one song that made him the legend that he is.
7. El Paso
El Paso has been sung by Marty Robbins and even though this country singer is not as popular as the rest on this list, he sure has a flair for this genre. Some fans say that it describes the musical style in the best possible way and most of them associate the melody with their childhood.
8. Sixteen Tons
A lot of people keep away from country songs because they feel that they are unnecessarily morbid and dark. Sixteen Tons is a clear testament to this fact because it is laced with negative emotions but one cannot deny that it is a great karaoke song!
9. Your Cheatin’ Heart
A list like this one would be incomplete without a song by Hank Williams Sr. If it was possible, we would put in all his songs in here because honestly, a country singer like him deserves all the respect in the world. Your Cheatin’ Heart is what made him the undisputed king of country music.
Another Patsy Cline song, this one is as good as the above mentioned ballad, if not better. Her unconventional and rough voice fits in with the lyrics perfectly and while many singers constantly try to copy her style, they can never succeed.
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