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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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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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This 1965 hit for Roger Miller spent 5 weeks at #1 and won a grammy
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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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This 1968 hit for Riley was written by Tom T. Hall
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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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El Paso is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1960s Country Songs
Erim Apodaca added Marty Robbins
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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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A hit for Elvis in 1960, this country classic was actually a re-recording of a 1927 Vaughn Deleath song.
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This Kenny Rogers song was a hit in 1969 and wrttien by Mel Tills
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The Statler Brothers
The Statler Brothers first release in 1963 after being discovered by Johnny Cash
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This 1969 hit for Johnny Cash was recorded live at San Quentin
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This was a 1960 hit for Hank Locklin
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Glen Campbell
This song was a 1969 hit for Campbell about the town in Texas
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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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Buck Owens and His Buckaroos, Ringo Starr, Buck Owens
This 1963 song became Buck Owens' first #1 hit.
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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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This was a 1960 hit for Johnny Horton on a song written by Mike Phillips
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This 1961 Leroy Van Dyke song stayed atop the charts for 19 weeks!
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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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This Skeeter Davis song was a hit in 1963
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Jack Greene's first #1 hit, from 1967 this song became a Grand Ol Opry classic.
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This was a 1965 hit from Eddy Arnold written by Hank Cochran
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Nicole Galbraith added Loretta Lynn
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This was a 1962 hit for Claude King