Pop Music The Best Country Pop Songs Ever  

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Country pop is a subset of country music that developed to reach larger audiences and enabling artists to dabble in both the country and the pop genres. Many musicians from the 1990s and the 2000s dabble in both worlds by creating country pop songs. Patsy Cline was one of the first artist to find success utilizing this formula. 

These are songs  from top outlaw artists, such as Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, and Faith Hill. Which country pop songs are the best? That's up to you to decide. Vote up your favorite songs, and vote down the ones you don't like so much. Don't see a song that belongs on the list? Feel free to add it.
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This country classic is so representative of its genre that it essentially defires it as simply a classic song in all of music history.

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Country tinged but with a pop tempo this song was another crossover hit for Swift.

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Lady Antebellum - Another song so steeped in love and desire it easily crosses out of traditional country genre boundaries and into pop.

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This Dolly Parton song was given new life when it became a pop hit from Whitney Houston

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The Charlie Daniels Band - This fiddle heavy, high tempo tune was so catchy that it found success as a pop country song

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Shania Twain - Shania Twain was at the forefront of the pop country explosion of the 1990s with more fun, straight ahead tunes like this one.

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Cash's straight ahead charging lyrics and melody helped make this song a country classic that mainstreamers could get behind.

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Dolly Parton - This song from the film of the same name gave Dolly a crossover hit into the mainstream.

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Swift is perhaps today's queen of country/pop crossover. This song's hard driving rock-leaning chorus gives its the ability to lean mainstream.

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Shania Twain - Another early Shania crossover hit that appealed more on its romanticism to mainstream audiences than its singer's country roots.

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Cruise is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Country Pop Songs Ever
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This Roger Miller tune was so catchy that it caught on to pop lovers as well.

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Shania Twain - Shania Twain song that was released in two versions one that leaned more country and a faster tempo one that gave the song mainstream legs.

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The kitsch and pop timing of this song gave Swift a crossover country hit.

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Faith Hill leans a little more pop while her hubby Tim McGraw leans a little more country. Breathe is a country tinged slow ballad with pop tendencies.

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This early Garth Brooks song was such a raucous song that its good time feeling crossed over to the mainstream as well. 

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Patsy Cline - Another song bolstered by Cline's emotional voice that transceds genre

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This Willie Nelson tune also done by Bob Dylan found success as a country pop song for its message that trascends genre

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This peppy, fun loving song  was an early crossover hit for HIll

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Patsy Cline's lonseome and iconic voice helped this tune become a classic regardless of genre.

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The clever sexually charged title of this song help propel it to crossover fame.

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Faith Hill - Another upbeat and autotune using song that helps this country mainstay make the move to pop.

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Tammy Wynette - A tune that became so iconic for its backwards message that status simply help its defy genres.

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Shania Twain - Shania Twain love song whose pop leanings gave it an easy time crossing over

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This song about a hard days work was so catchy it became another crossover hit.

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Another early crossover tune from Shania Twain this song spoke more as a romantic love song to audiences than a country tune.

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If I Die Young is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Country Pop Songs Ever
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This Waylon Jennings tune found success in the mainstream as a theme for the Dukes of Hazzard.

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Kelly Clarkson - Clarkson's texas voice lends a little country to this pop ballad.

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LeAnn Rimes - The LeAnn Rimes version of this song leaned more pop while Trisha Yearwood's spoke to the more traditional country audience.

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Another lovesong so steeped in emotion that it found success as a country and pop hit.

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Dixie Chicks - Dixie Chicks take on the alt rock classic makes this song a pop country hit.

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Marry Me is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Country Pop Songs Ever
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This other Hill ballad is a striking ballad with pop leanings.

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Billy Ray Cyrus - This song was virtually everyhwere when it was released because of its catchy rhyming chorus, it became a crossover hit.

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Kelly Clarkson - Another Kelly Clarkson song that displays her country tendencies over a pop ballad.

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This Faith Hill song was commercial and mainstreamed for the film Pearl Harbor giving it crossover appeal.

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LeAnn Rimes went Hollywood for this tune from "Coyote Ugly"

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Dolly Parton's iconic status and film career have made her part of the mainstream and allows her music to cross into the pop mainstream like on this Working Girl tune.

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The Dixie Chicks up-tempo and progressive lyrics have always made them a little bit country and a little bit pop, like on Hello in my head

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Conway Twitty's relatable and approachable voice help this country song achieve status as country pop.