Country Songs 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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310 91
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Patsy Cline
This 1961 Patsy Cline hit was release just two years before her sudden death.

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316 98
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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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230 63
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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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190 45
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1960s Country Songs
Erim Apodaca added Marty Robbins

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233 69
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This 1965 hit for Roger Miller spent 5 weeks at #1 and won a grammy

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208 59
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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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169 55
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This 1968 hit for Riley was written by Tom T. Hall

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162 55
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The Statler Brothers
The Statler Brothers first release in 1963 after being discovered by Johnny Cash

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159 59
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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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142 52
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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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110 33
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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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136 51
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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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130 48
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This was a 1960 hit for Hank Locklin

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128 54
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This 1969 hit for Johnny Cash was recorded live at San Quentin

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127 54
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This Kenny Rogers song was a hit in 1969 and wrttien by Mel Tills

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119 50
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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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115 48
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Jack Greene's first #1 hit, from 1967 this song became a Grand Ol Opry classic.

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104 42
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This was a 1965 hit from Eddy Arnold written by Hank Cochran

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116 52
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This 1961 Leroy Van Dyke song stayed atop the charts for 19 weeks!

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111 49
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This was a 1960 hit for Johnny Horton on a song written by Mike Phillips

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98 45
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Glen Campbell
This song was a 1969 hit for Campbell about the town in Texas

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93 42
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This was a 1962 country hit for Marty Robbins

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99 48
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This Skeeter Davis song was a hit in 1963

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97 48
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This was a 1962 hit for Claude King