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The Best 1960s Country Songs 

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Updated February 13, 2020 13.9k votes 2.4k voters 126.5k views 112 items

List Rules Vote up and add all of your favorite country songs from the 1960s.

Country music is the most popular genre of music and its popularity stems from classic country songs such as these from the 1960s that have paved the way for other, more current artists. Country songs are steeped in Americana and tell the story of ordinary, hard working, hard drinking, and long suffering people just like many of us. Some of the best songs came from the 1950's and the 1970's as well.
 

The songs on this list are from top classic country artists such as Roger Miller, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, and Ray Price. Vote up the greatest 1960s country songs, or add a song that makes you love '60s country music it, if it isn't already on the list.
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This Skeeter Davis song was a hit in 1963
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This was a 1962 hit for Claude King
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Jack Greene's first #1 hit, from 1967 this song became a Grand Ol Opry classic.
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jsmusicprincess85 added Dave Dudley
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Mama Tried by Merle Hagg... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best 1960s Country Songs
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I Don't Wanna Play House... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best 1960s Country Songs
Nicole Galbraith added Loretta Lynn
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Ned Miller
This 1country song was a hit for Ned Miller in 1962.
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Michael Cartright added George Jones
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Ct Coleman added June Carter Cash, Johnny Cash
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Harper Valley P.T.A. by ... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best 1960s Country Songs
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Ct Coleman added Tammy Wynette
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Elvis Presley
This song was a hit for Elvis in 1969.
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jsmusicprincess85 added Johnny Cash
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This instrumental by Floyd Cramer was a hit in 1960
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Michael Cartright added Merle Haggard
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1968 hit for Bobby Goldsboro written by Bobby Russell
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jsmusicprincess85 added Marty Robbins
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jsmusicprincess85 added Porter Wagoner
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jsmusicprincess85 added George Jones
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jsmusicprincess85 added Lefty Frizzell
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A 1961 hit for Burl Ives written by Hank Cochran
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This was a 1964 hit for Gale Garnett
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Hello Walls by Faron You... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best 1960s Country Songs
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Ct Coleman added Hank Williams III, Melvins, Henry Bogdan
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The Bob Wills song was a 1961 hit for Floyd Cramer