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.
1 324 122 Take Me Home Country Roads John Denver This 1971 song was a love song to the country and a hit for John Denver
2 278 99 Kiss An Angel Good Morning Charley Pride The song was a 1971 hit for pride and was inspired by the songwriter Ben Peters' wife and daughter.
3 292 108 Good Hearted Woman Willie Nelson The song inspired by Ike and Tina Turner was done as a duet b Willie Nelson and Waylon Jenninings in 1976.
4 313 121 The Devil Went Down to Georgia The Charlie Daniels Band This mainstream country hit was a smash with its fiddle-playing for the band in 1979
5 111 18 Rich Aldrich added Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson
6 266 104 Hello Darlin Conway Twitty This 1970 hit for Conway Twitty spent a month at #1 and is in the grammy hall of fame.
7 265 105 The Gambler 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.
8 162 52 Connor Reis added Jolene (Originally Performed By Dolly Parton) It's a Cover Up
9 224 88 Coal Miner’s Daughter Loretta Lynn This 1970 tune is Loretta Lynn's biography set to music.
10 181 67 Behind Closed Doors Charlie Rich Some people might not like PDA but what goes on behind close doors is sacred.
11 196 78 I Will Always Love You 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
12 145 48 Connor Reis added Delta Dawn Tanya Tucker
13 149 51 Randy Ferchuk added Rose Garden Lynn Anderson