Country Songs 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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302 109
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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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290 110
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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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340 134
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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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306 116
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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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283 109
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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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130 24
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Rich Aldrich added Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson
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240 91
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Loretta Lynn
This 1970 tune is Loretta Lynn's biography set to music.
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179 57
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Connor Reis added It's a Cover Up
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197 69
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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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212 81
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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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160 53
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Connor Reis added Tanya Tucker
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219 89
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Charlie Rich
This Charlie Rich song is a tearful piano-driven tune
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160 57
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Randy Ferchuk added Lynn Anderson

Lynn Anderson

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89 15
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Paul Humphries added Waylon Jennings
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234 107
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Glen Campbell
This 1975 hit for Campbell was a song about Broadway stars and musicians.
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127 40
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Seth Notes added David Allan Coe
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179 72
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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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163 65
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A sorrowful song about love gone wrong by Crystal Gayle in 1977
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162 73
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Kenny Rogers
This Kenny Rogers tune was a hit for 'The Gambler' in 1979
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162 72
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John Denver
This upbeat tune was a hit for John Denver in 1975
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166 79
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Vicki Lawrence
This 1973 song was a hit for Vicki Lawrence
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138 64
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Don Williams
Don Williams song about coming to recognize a feeling of love.
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145 69
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Dolly Parton
This 1977 song was a country hit for Dolly Parton
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71 18
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Darian G. Burns added Willie Nelson