Top 10 Decade Defining Country Songs

If You Don’t Like Country Music Then You Don’t Have Good Taste In Music

It’s really difficult to define Country Music for what it is. The genre has been expanding and evolving over the decades, and it includes a lot of different styles from traditional ballads right through to the so-called ‘Alternative Country.’ But rather than trying to define Country Music for what it is, we’ll just head on and give you a list of Top 10 Decade Defining Country Songs.


10. “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)” – Alan Jackson (2001)

A Country Song that came from the heart from the one of a kind country singer.


9. “Always On My Mind” – Willie Nelson (1982)

Though the song has been previously recorded by Brenda Lee and Elvis Presley, the version of Willie Nelson defines the natural meaning of the song. That even an old song can turn up into something good.


8. “He Stopped Loving Her Today” – George Jones (1980)

No song can ever make you teary like this one. One of the greatest country songs of all time ever made.


7. “(Take Me Home) Country Roads” – John Denver (1971)

This one is just plain awesome Country music with a great feel, and it’s a place that the writer had never been to. But overall, one of the most decade defining Country song.


6. “Crazy” – Patsy Cline (1961)

Though it was written by Willie Nelson, with Patsy Cline’s voice, this song became a legend!


5. “Jolene” – Dolly Parton (1973)

This one has a great story in it, Jolene was a little girl that showed up at one of Dolly’s shows. Dolly seeing her thought that she was really cute and pretty that she had to write a song out of her. Admit it, every time this music plays you just can’t stop yourself to sing along with it.


4. “Friends in Low Places” – Garth Brooks (1990)

One of Country’s classic, though it came out in the 90’s, it still sounded somewhat the traditional Country.


3. “Mama Tried” – Merle Haggard (1968)

The Country song that they don’t make like it anymore. This is definitely an essential Merle song.


2. “Stand By Your Man” – Tammy Wynette (1968)

Well, Tammy Wynette is surely a timeless Country Music Legend! Not even a single country music of today can have legs like this song does.


1. “I Walk the Line” – Johnny Cash (1957)

If you’re not into Country Music, Johnny Cash’s “I Walk This Line” will make you. You can’t just deny Cash’s music.