“‘Til a Tear Becomes a Rose” was another posthumously released song of Keith Whitley off his Greatest Hits album. The song was also the only single released from the album in 1990, and it ended up peaking No. 13 on ...

In case you didn’t know, Mel Tillis was the voice behind major country hits such as “Coca-Cola Cowboy” and “I Ain’t Never.” However, aside from his golden vocals, he is more known as a Country Music Hall of Famer and ...

One of the best moments in someone’s life is to sing with his/her own mother or father. It is a rare scenario to see children and their parents singing together especially onstage or in front of a crowd. A parent ...

With her iconic, stunning, and nearly floor-length hair, flawless voice, and effortless talent, Crystal Gayle has since become a country idol. Even today, fans look back at Crystal Gayle songs in awe. Inspired by the success of her country superstar ...

“Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good” by the late Don Williams continues to be a testament to the singer’s legacy in country music. The song earned his 12th career number one, and it spent 20 weeks strong on the ...

In 1990, K.T. Oslin released “Come Next Monday” as the second single off her third studio album, Love in a Small Town. It easily climbed to the top spot of Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, where it remained for two ...

Tanya Tucker entered the country music scene at the very young age of thirteen. Still, she managed to quickly captivate listeners from different sides of the world. Those who tuned in and heard Tanya Tucker songs playing on the radio ...

Written by the legendary Nashville songwriter Bob McDill, “Amanda” was recorded by two of the biggest names in the history of country music – none other than Don Williams and Waylon Jennings. And it’s as if the universe conspired for ...

In 1966, Loretta Lynn released the biggest hit of her career to this point, “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man).” It was produced by none other than the pioneer of the Nashville recording industry, the legendary Owen Bradley, ...

In 1980, Mickey Gilley released a successful cover version of “True Love Ways.” It reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and even peaked at No. 66 on Billboard Hot 100. This country crossover success came after Gilley ...

It is no doubt that Patsy Cline is one of the most iconic female country music artists of all time. She is a true artist preserving the true country music sound. Her legacy of authentic country music will stay forever ...

Scotty McCreery was only sixteen years old when he impressed and won the hearts of American Idol judges with his thrilling rendition of Josh Turner’s “Your Man” and Travis Tritt’s “Put Some Drive in Your Country.” You can tell that ...

Remember when Eddy Arnold joined LeAnn Rimes on a version of “Cattle Call?” Rimes was only thirteen then, while Arnold was an 81-year-old accomplished country music star with a career spanning six decades. The thrilling collaboration appeared on Rimes’ 1996 ...

In 1962, Marty Robbins released “Devil Woman” as the first single and title track off his tenth studio album. The song then became another successful hit for Robbins, reaching No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart – where it ...

When Marty Robbins released “El Paso” in 1959 off his album Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs, it quickly became a major hit – not only on the country music charts – but also on the pop charts. The song reached ...

Tanya Tucker was only thirteen years old when she recorded her husky rendition of “Delta Dawn” – yet she proved she’s capable of handling mature subject matter despite being at such a young age. Singing “Delta Dawn” with distinctive vibrato, ...

Did you know that before “Delta Dawn” became a hit for Tanya Tucker and Helen Reddy, it was first recorded by Alex Harvey – who’s actually the brilliant mind behind the country ballad? The song first appeared on Harvey’s eponymous ...

During the 1950s and 1960s, Marty Robbins songs dominated – not only on the country charts but as well as the pop chart, making him one of the most successful crossover artists of his generation. It’s fascinating how Robbins’ versatile ...

In 1950, Hank Williams recorded “Cold, Cold Heart” at Castle Studio, Nashville. The song was then released as the B-side to “Dear John” – which ranked No. 8 on the country chart. However, “Cold, Cold Heart” proved to be a ...

In the 1980s, Holly Dunn rose to fame with “Daddy’s Hands” that eventually became her signature song. Though the song only rose to No. 7 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks, it was Dunn’s longest-lasting hit and continued ...

In 1982, Alabama released “Close Enough to Perfect” as the third single off their album Mountain Music. It became the country music band’s eighth No. 1 country hit as it ranked atop Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. The song helped Alabama ...

In 1979, Conway Twitty released “Happy Birthday Darlin'” as the third and final single off his album Cross Winds. The song quickly became a hit, ranking No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart – where it stayed on top ...

“The Wind Beneath My Wings” by Gary Morris is the country version of the song originally written by Nashville songwriters Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley in 1982. And if you love the original, then you will definitely fall deeper in ...

Even the casual listener already knows that country radio is heavily male-dominated, and the gap between what male and female artists can sing about has narrowed considerably. But Dolly Parton’s “Just Because I’m a Woman” made a bold statement about ...

Normal jealousy is a pang that comes on in an instant – especially if your lover is just so good-looking, you’re afraid somebody’s going to steal her away from you. Well, if that sounds familiar to you, you’re not alone. ...

Perhaps no country singer had as smooth and passionate vocals as Ronnie Milsap, making him a favorite to many country fans for over four decades. Elegantly blending country and soul, his rousing showmanship appealed to pop audiences as well. In ...

Glen Campbell’s fusion of country and pop melodies – bolstered by his smooth vocals – truly made him one of the most popular artists and leading figures of the late ’60s to ’70s. Glen Campbell songs did not only become ...

Despite being deemed as a little suggestive and almost too intimate for radio, Alabama’s “Feels So Right” became a multi-week No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and even peaked at No. 20 on Billboard Hot 100. Above ...

Penned by the group’s lead vocalist and songwriter Don Reid, The Statler Brothers’ “I’ll Go To My Grave Loving You” has wonderfully portrayed how deep a man’s love can be. The country ballad was based upon the song of Don’s ...

The four members of the American country and gospel vocal group – brothers Don and Harold Reid, Phil Baisley, and Lew DeWitt – have been much-loved for years. So it’s no surprise how The Statler Brothers songs remarkably stand the ...

It’s amazing how listening to Tom T. Hall songs was almost the same as listening to a story told by a friend you bumped into on the corner. They’re easygoing, unassuming, and have essentially captured life’s intimate details. So, it ...

Did you know that Kris Kristofferson songs are estimated to have been recorded by more than 450 artists? Kristofferson’s success as a country singer-songwriter is truly beyond comparison. His chart-topping hits helped redefine country music and led to a lengthy ...

With lyrics and melody ringing with joy, fans around the world continue to revel in John Denver’s “Thank God I’m A Country Boy.” It first appeared on Denver’s 1974 album Back Home Again, but it sadly failed to enter the ...

Just by listening to John Denver’s “Sunshine on my Shoulders,” you’ll immediately understand what made him so appealing to so many. It first appeared on his fourth studio album, Poems, Prayers & Promises, released in 1971. But as Denver started ...

The 1970s is absolutely filled with incredible folk and country songs, and this includes John Denver’s “Calypso,” which was released as the B-side of his final No. 1 pop hit “I’m Sorry” and was featured on his album Windsong. “Calypso” ...

We all know that John Denver wrote the song ‘Leaving on a Jet Plane’ in 1966 and it was made famous by the trio, Peter, Paul, and Mary. ‘Leaving on a Jet Plane’ was originally titled, Babe, I Hate to ...

In 1972, John Denver released his album Rocky Mountain High, and it quickly became his first Top Ten album as it landed in No. 4. The album was propelled by its lead single, “Rocky Mountain High,” which hit No. 9 ...

“Annie’s Song” was released as a single from John Denver’s album Back Home Again. It went on to become his second No. 1 song in the United States, dominating that spot for two weeks in July 1974.  The song also ...

John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” was released as a single almost fifty-years ago today. The song was from his 1971 album “Poems, Prayers & Promises.” Songwriters Bill Danoff and his wife, Taffy Nivert, originally started writing the song ...

Did you know that John Denver’s “Leaving On A Jet Plane” was initially titled “Babe I Hate To Go?” It was included on his debut demo album John Denver Sings. However, his then-producer, Milt Okun, persuaded him to replace it, ...

Being one of the world’s best-loved recording artists of the 1970s, John Denver earned international acclaim as a songwriter and performer. John Denver songs touched people of all different backgrounds and extended to fans of all ages. Born in Roswell, ...

A little over four decades ago, Don Williams’ “Good Ole Boys Like Me” was released as the second single off his album Portrait. The song became another country hit for The Gentle Giant, peaking at No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot ...

From the album of the same name, Don Williams’ “You’re My Best Friend” actually started it all for him in Nashville as a solo artist – catapulting him to international recognition, especially in Great Britain.  In fact, the English once ...

In 1980, Don Williams’ “I Believe In You” was released as the first single and title track from his tenth album – and it became his biggest record ever. It actually reached the top of Billboard’s Hot Country Song chart, ...

With his smooth baritone voice, Don Williams songs defined sounds of country music all through the 1970s and 1980s and were even among the best hits the genre has ever seen. Williams has been a country music superstar for decades. ...

After bursting onto the scene in the late 1980s with an incredible string of simple, straightforward hits, Ricky Van Shelton’s “From a Jack to a King” further cemented his place in country music history. The song was released in 1989 ...

Of all the iconic songs she has written within her remarkable career, Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” remains one of the most well-known. In fact, it’s been captivating audiences for more than forty years already. Her country version ...

Though it was released nearly four decades ago, Anne Murray’s “A Little Good News” is just as timely today. Written by Tommy Rocco, Charlie Black, and Rory Bourke, the heartfelt country ode finds Murray singing about one’s despair over the ...

In 1973, Anne Murray’s “Danny’s Song” became one of the most successful hits for the Canadian country-pop star.  The song made it to the Top 10 on three of the biggest Billboard Charts. In addition to peaking at No. 10 ...

When Canadian country-pop superstar Anne Murray heard “I Just Fall in Love Again” as recorded by her favorite female pop singer, she was inspired to record her own version of the song.  Released as one of Anne Murray songs in ...

There’s something about wedding songs that always seems to provoke a certain dose of sentimentality in their audience. With lyrics that put a smile on people’s faces, Anne Murray’s “Could I Have This Dance” is certainly no different.  The famous ...

Before dying in 2003, the Man in Black wrote one last masterpiece for generations to come – and it utilized one of his favorite subjects: trains. Johnny Cash’s last song, “Like the 309,” will take you on a bumpy train ...

Dinosaur by Hank Williams Jr. is a country song from the singer’s third full-length album, Habits Old and New, and was released in the summer of 1980. It was penned by Hank Williams Jr., along with Bob Borbin.  Habits Old and ...

“A Country Boy Can Survive” became a trademark anthem for Hank Williams Jr. It is perhaps more well-known these days even more, although it never peaked at #1. It was penned by the singer himself and was released in January ...

Being a son of The Legend or someone who is known to the industry is quite pressuring. You are expected to be that person. But not to Hank Williams Junior, or a.k.a. Bocephus – as he narrates his story in his fourth ...

There are three things you will usually find among Hank Williams Jr. songs: remarkable lyrics, hard-hitting guitar riffs, and the ability to stand the test of time. After all, he’s one of the biggest stars in country music, and his ...

In 1999, Jamie O’Hara wrote a song later recorded by George Jones called “50,000 Names Carved In The Wall.” The wall mentioned in the song was dedicated in 1982, in Washington DC. It has the names of the Vietnam Veterans ...

Who would have thought that the song the King of Country George Strait made a hit was not originally his? “Amarillo By Morning” is one of the greatest hits of Strait and considered to be one of his signature songs. ...

Out of her immense catalog of hit songs, Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” is definitely among the most memorable ones and is arguably one of her greatest songs. When it was released in 1973 as the title track from her thirteenth solo ...

Johnny Cash songs are among the most recognizable ones in the history of the music industry. They define him as being the artist who has successfully blurred the lines between country, folk, and later, rock and roll. Here are some ...