Country Music 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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325 122
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John Denver
This 1971 song was a love song to the country and a hit for John Denver

2
278 99
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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.

3
292 108
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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.

4
313 121
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The Charlie Daniels Band
This mainstream country hit was a smash with its fiddle-playing for the band in 1979 

5
111 18
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Rich Aldrich added Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson

6
266 104
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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.

7
265 105
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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.

8
162 52
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Connor Reis added It's a Cover Up

9
224 88
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Loretta Lynn
This 1970 tune is Loretta Lynn's biography set to music.

10
181 67
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Charlie Rich
Some people might not like PDA but what goes on behind close doors is sacred.

11
196 78
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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 

12
149 51
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Randy Ferchuk added Lynn Anderson

Lynn Anderson

13
145 49
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Connor Reis added Tanya Tucker

14
169 65
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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.

15
203 87
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Charlie Rich
This Charlie Rich song is a tearful piano-driven tune

16
218 103
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Glen Campbell
This 1975 hit for Campbell was a song about Broadway stars and musicians.

17
149 62
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A sorrowful song about love gone wrong by Crystal Gayle in 1977

18
159 71
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Vicki Lawrence
This 1973 song was a hit for Vicki Lawrence

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151 66
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Kenny Rogers
This Kenny Rogers tune was a hit for 'The Gambler' in 1979

20
151 67
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John Denver
This upbeat tune was a hit for John Denver in 1975

21
108 38
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Seth Notes added David Allan Coe

22
71 15
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Paul Humphries added Waylon Jennings

23
131 59
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Don Williams
Don Williams song about coming to recognize a feeling of love.

24
135 62
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Dolly Parton
This 1977 song was a country hit for Dolly Parton

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117 60
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Glen Campbell
This 1977 Glen Campbell song was written by Alan Toussaint