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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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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Michael Cartright added He Stopped Loving Her Today George Jones

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Devil Woman This was a 1962 country hit for Marty Robbins

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

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Wolverton Mountain This was a 1962 hit for Claude King

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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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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

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

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Ringo This song was a 1964 hit for Lorne Greene

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

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Nicole Galbraith added Once a Day Martina McBride

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

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It Keeps Right on A-Hurtin' This song was a 1962 hit for Johnny Tillotson and was also recorded by Elvis

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New Mule Skinner Blues A song recorded in 1960 by The Fendermen. It was written by Jimmie Rodgers and Vaughn Horton

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He'll Have to Stay The 1960 hit for Jeanne Black  is the answer song to Jim Reeves "He'll Have to Go"

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I Can't Stay Mad at You The 1963 hit for Skeeter Davis was written by Carole King.