country music The Very Best Country Gospel Songs  

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Country gospel songs are among the most iconic gospel melodies, and the most beloved by fans of the genre. Country gospel is often called “Christian gospel,” and while that description is certainly accurate, country gospel has its own unique sound. You'll find some of the most traditional gospel songs on this list – but they’ve been redone and reworked by some well-known country music artists.

Some of the most famous country gospel songs are incredibly inspirational, including hymns such as “I’ll Fly Away” and “Amazing Grace.” Both long-standing gospel mainstays have been given a country twist by famous artists and bands like The Gatlin Brothers, Lee Greenwood, and even Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard. Both Cash and Haggard recorded several gospel songs in their time, and they are timeless examples of good country gospel songs. You’ll find several modern era country artists on this list, too, performing traditional country gospel songs. Is there any doubt that Vince Gill’s soul-stirring “Go Rest High on that Mountain” is one of the top country gospel songs of all time?

Deciding the very best country gospel songs is up to you. Vote your favorites up to the top of the list, and please add any pieces that are missing.

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I Saw the Light Hank Williams

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I'll Fly Away The Gatlin Brothers

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36 19
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30 14
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Will the Circle Be Unbroken Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

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19 5
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Can the Circle Be Unbroken The Carter Family

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38 22
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48 31
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26 15
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The Old Rugged Cross Brad Paisley

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31 20
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Coat of Many Colors Dolly Parton

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35 24
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How Great Thou Art Alan Jackson

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23 13
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20 11
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Wings of a Dove Ferlin Husky

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20 14
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The Unclouded Day Willie Nelson

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What a Friend We Have in Jesus Tennessee Earnie Ford

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I Know Who Holds Tomorrow The Cox Family, Alison Krauss & The Cox Family, Alison Krauss

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18 14
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14 10
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Peace in the Valley Boxcar Willie

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28 25
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15 12
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In the Garden Dolly Parton

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13 10
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Old Time Religion Hoyt Axton

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16 15
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Farther Along Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris

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12 12
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Crying in the Chapel Elvis Presley

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11 11
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Amazing Grace Lee Greenwood

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8 8
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In the Shelter of His Arms The Oak Ridge Boys

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6 8
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Precious Memories Tammy Wynette

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You’ll Never Walk Alone J.D. Sumner & The Stamps

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Turn Your Radio On The Chuck Wagon Gang