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

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279 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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197 55
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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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176 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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205 64
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This 1965 hit for Roger Miller spent 5 weeks at #1 and won a grammy

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151 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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140 47
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This 1968 hit for Riley was written by Tom T. Hall

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139 49
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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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132 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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110 39
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This was a 1960 hit for Hank Locklin

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119 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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114 46
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This 1969 hit for Johnny Cash was recorded live at San Quentin

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112 45
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This Kenny Rogers song was a hit in 1969 and wrttien by Mel Tills

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86 29
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Christopher Searcy added 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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112 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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103 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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This was a 1960 hit for Johnny Horton on a song written by Mike Phillips

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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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100 45
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This 1961 Leroy Van Dyke song stayed atop the charts for 19 weeks!

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86 37
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Glen Campbell - This song was a 1969 hit for Campbell about the town in Texas

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85 38
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This was a 1965 hit from Eddy Arnold written by Hank Cochran

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84 41
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This was a 1962 hit for Claude King

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49 15
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Nicole Galbraith added Loretta Lynn

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78 38
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This was a 1962 country hit for Marty Robbins

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80 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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Ned Miller - This 1country song was a hit for Ned Miller in 1962.

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47 23
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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) 30 on the list The Best 1960s Country Songs
Nicole Galbraith added Loretta Lynn

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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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45 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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53 40
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The 1996 hit for Jim Reeves was written by Cindy Walker

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38 27
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Michael Cartright added Merle Haggard

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54 46
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This was a 1964 hit for Gale Garnett

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EmmettRippey added C.W. McCall

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57 52
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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 1962 hit for Walter Brennan

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38 40
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This song was a 1964 hit for Lorne Greene

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12 14
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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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30 38
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This song was a 1962 hit for Johnny Tillotson and was also recorded by Elvis

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EmmettRippey added Toby Keith