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The Best Country Songs From the 70s 

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List Rules Vote up and add all of your favorite country songs from the 1970s.

Country music is the most popular genre of music and its popularity stems from classic country songs such as these from the 1970s 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 1960's as well. 

 

These are songs from top classic country artists such as John Denver, Glen Campbell, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton. Vote up the greatest 1970s country songs, or add a song that makes you love '70s country music if it isn't already on the list.
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John Denver
This 1971 song was a love song to the country and a hit for John Denver
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The Charlie Daniels Band
This mainstream country hit was a smash with its fiddle-playing for the band in 1979 
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Charley Pride
The song was a 1971 hit for pride and was inspired by the songwriter Ben Peters' wife and daughter.
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Kenny Rogers
Kenny Rogers recorded this hit in 1978 two years after it had been recorded by Bon Schlitz but failed to make a mark on the public.
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Willie Nelson

The song inspired by Ike and Tina Turner was done as a duet by Willie Nelson and Waylon Jenninings in 1976.

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Conway Twitty
This 1970 hit for Conway Twitty spent a month at #1 and is in the grammy hall of fame.
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Loretta Lynn
This 1970 tune is Loretta Lynn's biography set to music.
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Connor Reis added It's a Cover Up
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Glen Campbell
This 1975 hit for Campbell was a song about Broadway stars and musicians.
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Dolly Parton
Dolly's goodbye song to former partner Porter Wagoner as she left to pursue a successful solo career. A country classic from 1974 
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Connor Reis added Tanya Tucker
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Charlie Rich
Some people might not like PDA but what goes on behind close doors is sacred.
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Rich Aldrich added Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson
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Randy Ferchuk added Lynn Anderson

Lynn Anderson

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Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn
This '70s tune is about two people who come from different places but find themselves to be perfect together.
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A sorrowful song about love gone wrong by Crystal Gayle in 1977
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John Denver
This upbeat tune was a hit for John Denver in 1975
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C.W. McCall
This 1975 song was a smash hit for McCall and inspired a Kris Kristofferson movie
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Vicki Lawrence
This 1973 song was a hit for Vicki Lawrence
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Seth Notes added David Allan Coe
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Dolly Parton
This 1977 song was a country hit for Dolly Parton
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Glen Campbell
This 1977 Glen Campbell song was written by Alan Toussaint
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Paul Humphries added Waylon Jennings
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Don Williams
Don Williams song about coming to recognize a feeling of love.
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John Conlee
The 1978 was the first hit for John Conlee and peaked at #5 on the charts. It went onto launch his career.