60s The Best 1960s Country Songs  

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

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I Fall to Pieces 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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Michael Cartright added He Stopped Loving Her Today George Jones

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Ring Of Fire 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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King of the Road This 1965 hit for Roger Miller spent 5 weeks at #1 and won a grammy

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Stand By Your Man Tammy Wynette - 1968 country hit by Tammy Wynette is the ultimate song about being there for your man.

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

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Harper Valley PTA This 1968 hit for Riley was written by Tom T. Hall

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Are You Lonesome Tonight A hit for Elvis in 1960, this country classic was actually a re-recording of a 1927 Vaughn Deleath song.

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Flowers on the Wall The Statler Brothers - The Statler Brothers first release in 1963 after being discovered by Johnny Cash

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Wichita Lineman 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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Please Help Me, I'm Falling This was a 1960 hit for Hank Locklin

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

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Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town This Kenny Rogers song was a hit in 1969 and wrttien by Mel Tills

The Best Country Songs for Weddings

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He’ll Have to Go 1960s Jim Reeves hit has a smooth and velvety touch to it and stayed at #1 for 14 weeks.

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Christopher Searcy added She Thinks I Still Care George Jones - 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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A Boy Named Sue (live) This 1969 hit for Johnny Cash was recorded live at San Quentin

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North to Alaska This was a 1960 hit for Johnny Horton on a song written by Mike Phillips

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There Goes My Everything Jack Greene's first #1 hit, from 1967 this song became a Grand Ol Opry classic.

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Walk On By This 1961 Leroy Van Dyke song stayed atop the charts for 19 weeks!

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Make the World Go Away This was a 1965 hit from Eddy Arnold written by Hank Cochran

Artists Who Have Inspired the Best Covers

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

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Nicole Galbraith added Don't Come Home A-Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind) Loretta Lynn

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Devil Woman This was a 1962 country hit for Marty Robbins

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Wolverton Mountain This was a 1962 hit for Claude King

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From a Jack to a King Ned Miller - This 1country song was a hit for Ned Miller in 1962.

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All I Have to Do Is Dream This song was a 1969 hit for Bobby gentry and Glenn Campbell and was also recorded by The Everly Brothers.

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The End of the World This Skeeter Davis song was a hit in 1963

The Best Fast Country Songs

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I Don't Wanna Play House is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best 1960s Country Songs
Nicole Galbraith added I Don't Wanna Play House Loretta Lynn

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Michael Cartright added The Grand Tour George Jones

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A Little Bitty Tear A 1961 hit for Burl Ives written by Hank Cochran

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Don't Cry Daddy Elvis Presley - This song was a hit for Elvis in 1969.

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Don't Worry A 1961 hit on the country hits for Marty Robbins

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Honey 1968 hit for Bobby Goldsboro written by Bobby Russell

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Last Date This instrumental by Floyd Cramer was a hit in 1960

Catchiest Viral Internet Songs of All Time

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Michael Cartright added I'm a Lonesome Fugitive Merle Haggard

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Distant Drums The 1996 hit for Jim Reeves was written by Cindy Walker

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Old Rivers This song was a 1962 hit for Walter Brennan

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Douglas Manness added Don't Let Me Cross Over Jim Reeves

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EmmettRippey added The Gambler Kenny Rogers

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We'll Sing In The Sunshine This was a 1964 hit for Gale Garnett

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Still This 1962 hit by Bill Andersons

The Best Country Songs About Work

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EmmettRippey added battle of the 1814

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EmmettRippey added Convoy C.W. McCall

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San Antonio Rose The Bob Wills song was a 1961 hit for Floyd Cramer

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Ringo This song was a 1964 hit for Lorne Greene

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EmmettRippey added American Soldier Toby Keith

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EmmettRippey added Find Out Who Your Friends Are Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Tracy Lawrence