60s The Best 1960s Country Songs  

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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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Michael Cartright added George Jones

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Patsy Cline - This 1961 Patsy Cline hit was release just two years before her sudden death.

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Recorded by Johnny Cash but written by June Caarter, the 1963 song is a confession of Carter's love for Cash.

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Patsy Cline - This other Patsy Cline classic was a 1961 hit and #238 on Rolling Stone's best songs of all time.

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This 1965 hit for Roger Miller spent 5 weeks at #1 and won a grammy

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194 54
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Tammy Wynette - 1968 country hit by Tammy Wynette is the ultimate song about being there for your man.

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173 45
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1960s Country Songs
Erim Apodaca added Marty Robbins

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156 51
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This 1968 hit for Riley was written by Tom T. Hall

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The Statler Brothers - The Statler Brothers first release in 1963 after being discovered by Johnny Cash

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149 53
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A hit for Elvis in 1960, this country classic was actually a re-recording of a 1927 Vaughn Deleath song.

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133 48
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Glen Campbell - This 1968 Glen Campbell hit was listed as #192 on Rolling Stone's top 500 songs of all time.

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127 47
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1960s Jim Reeves hit has a smooth and velvety touch to it and stayed at #1 for 14 weeks.

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122 44
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This was a 1960 hit for Hank Locklin

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98 30
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Released in 1962, She Thinks I Still Care became the third #1 hit for George Jones in May of that year.

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121 49
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This 1969 hit for Johnny Cash was recorded live at San Quentin

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119 48
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This Kenny Rogers song was a hit in 1969 and wrttien by Mel Tills

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113 45
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Buck Owens and His Buckaroos, Ringo Starr, Buck Owens - This 1963 song became Buck Owens' first #1 hit.

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104 43
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Jack Greene's first #1 hit, from 1967 this song became a Grand Ol Opry classic.

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109 48
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This 1961 Leroy Van Dyke song stayed atop the charts for 19 weeks!

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103 45
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This was a 1960 hit for Johnny Horton on a song written by Mike Phillips

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93 40
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Glen Campbell - This song was a 1969 hit for Campbell about the town in Texas

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93 40
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This was a 1965 hit from Eddy Arnold written by Hank Cochran

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92 43
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This was a 1962 hit for Claude King

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56 17
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Nicole Galbraith added Loretta Lynn

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85 38
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This was a 1962 country hit for Marty Robbins

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This Skeeter Davis song was a hit in 1963

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This song was a 1969 hit for Bobby gentry and Glenn Campbell and was also recorded by The Everly Brothers.

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I Don't Wanna Play House is listed (or ranked) 28 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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25 5
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EmmettRippey added Kenny Rogers

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This instrumental by Floyd Cramer was a hit in 1960

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1968 hit for Bobby Goldsboro written by Bobby Russell

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49 30
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A 1961 hit on the country hits for Marty Robbins

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45 27
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Michael Cartright added Merle Haggard

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59 40
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A 1961 hit for Burl Ives written by Hank Cochran

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59 43
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Elvis Presley - This song was a hit for Elvis in 1969.

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The 1996 hit for Jim Reeves was written by Cindy Walker

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EmmettRippey added C.W. McCall

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59 49
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This was a 1964 hit for Gale Garnett

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This 1962 hit by Bill Andersons

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Douglas Manness added Jim Reeves

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This song was a 1964 hit for Lorne Greene

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This song was a 1962 hit for Walter Brennan

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This song was a 1962 hit for Johnny Tillotson and was also recorded by Elvis

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Nicole Galbraith added Martina McBride

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The Bob Wills song was a 1961 hit for Floyd Cramer

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This hit for The BRowns in 1960 was actually a #1 in 1946 for Sammy Kaye's Orchestra