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

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282 87
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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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199 57
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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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179 49
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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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209 64
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This 1965 hit for Roger Miller spent 5 weeks at #1 and won a grammy

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154 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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143 48
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This 1968 hit for Riley was written by Tom T. Hall

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142 50
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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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135 50
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The Statler Brothers - The Statler Brothers first release in 1963 after being discovered by Johnny Cash

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123 46
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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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112 41
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This was a 1960 hit for Hank Locklin

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116 47
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This 1969 hit for Johnny Cash was recorded live at San Quentin

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88 29
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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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114 46
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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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112 46
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This Kenny Rogers song was a hit in 1969 and wrttien by Mel Tills

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105 44
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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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98 42
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Jack Greene's first #1 hit, from 1967 this song became a Grand Ol Opry classic.

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99 43
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This was a 1960 hit for Johnny Horton on a song written by Mike Phillips

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88 37
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Glen Campbell - This song was a 1969 hit for Campbell about the town in Texas

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100 46
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This 1961 Leroy Van Dyke song stayed atop the charts for 19 weeks!

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86 39
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This was a 1965 hit from Eddy Arnold written by Hank Cochran

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50 15
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Nicole Galbraith added Loretta Lynn

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85 41
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This was a 1962 hit for Claude King

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78 38
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This was a 1962 country hit for Marty Robbins

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81 45
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This Skeeter Davis song was a hit in 1963

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70 39
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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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75 44
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Ned Miller - This 1country song was a hit for Ned Miller in 1962.

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EmmettRippey added Kenny Rogers

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Michael Cartright added George Jones

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47 24
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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70 48
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1968 hit for Bobby Goldsboro written by Bobby Russell

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56 36
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Elvis Presley - This song was a hit for Elvis in 1969.

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46 28
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A 1961 hit on the country hits for Marty Robbins

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56 38
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This instrumental by Floyd Cramer was a hit in 1960

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55 38
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A 1961 hit for Burl Ives written by Hank Cochran

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40 27
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Michael Cartright added Merle Haggard

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53 40
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The 1996 hit for Jim Reeves was written by Cindy Walker

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54 46
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This was a 1964 hit for Gale Garnett

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58 52
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This 1962 hit by Bill Andersons

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17 12
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Douglas Manness added Jim Reeves

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This song was a 1962 hit for Walter Brennan

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This song was a 1964 hit for Lorne Greene

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35 41
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The Bob Wills song was a 1961 hit for Floyd Cramer

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31 38
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This song was a 1962 hit for Johnny Tillotson and was also recorded by Elvis

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27 36
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This hit for The BRowns in 1960 was actually a #1 in 1946 for Sammy Kaye's Orchestra