Country Music The Best Country Songs From the 70s  

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

2
297 112
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The Charlie Daniels Band - This mainstream country hit was a smash with its fiddle-playing for the band in 1979 

3
298 115
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John Denver - This 1971 song was a love song to the country and a hit for John Denver

4
258 95
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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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96 14
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Rich Aldrich added Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson

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250 98
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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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245 101
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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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214 84
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Loretta Lynn - This 1970 tune is Loretta Lynn's biography set to music.

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146 47
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Connor Reis added It's a Cover Up

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170 63
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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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164 61
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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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137 47
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Randy Ferchuk added Lynn Anderson -

Lynn Anderson

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193 82
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Charlie Rich - This Charlie Rich song is a tearful piano-driven tune

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134 46
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Connor Reis added Tanya Tucker

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179 75
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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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204 99
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Glen Campbell - This 1975 hit for Campbell was a song about Broadway stars and musicians.

17
143 59
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A sorrowful song about love gone wrong by Crystal Gayle in 1977

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143 62
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Kenny Rogers - This Kenny Rogers tune was a hit for 'The Gambler' in 1979

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149 68
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Vicki Lawrence - This 1973 song was a hit for Vicki Lawrence

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133 59
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Dolly Parton - This 1977 song was a country hit for Dolly Parton

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100 37
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Seth Notes added David Allan Coe

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138 65
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John Denver - This upbeat tune was a hit for John Denver in 1975

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58 10
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Paul Humphries added Waylon Jennings

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121 58
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Don Williams - Don Williams song about coming to recognize a feeling of love.

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113 58
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Glen Campbell - This 1977 Glen Campbell song was written by Alan Toussaint