“My Strongest Weakness” by Wynonna Judd was nothing short of a career-defining vocal performance. The singer was at her peak and no one could touch her, especially with a ballad like this. It was definitely a moment where she was ...

After twenty-six times of entering the US Billboard chart, Waylon Jennings scored his first number one song on the Billboard Country Chart with his single “This Time.” “This Time,” First No. 1 Song Waylon had been releasing singles that entered the ...

In 1960, Skeeter Davis recorded and released the song “(I Can’t Help You) I’m Falling Too” as a response to Hank Locklin’s most successful recording and second No. 1 hit on the country charts entitled, “Please Help Me, I’m Falling.” ...

In 1987, Keith Whitley and Earl Thomas Conley recorded a track that made them brothers in a sense. It was the song “Brotherly Love.” However, it was not included on an album until four years later, where it concurrently appeared ...

In case you didn’t know about the two criminals Bonnie and Clyde, Merle Haggard narrates their story in his song “The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde.” Written by Merle Haggard and Bonnie Owens, “The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde” was ...

In the mid-1970s, Cristy Lane’s career got off the ground with the help of her husband’s newly-formed record label, LS Records – which started releasing her singles and tirelessly promoting her career. Their efforts were rewarded when her label’s debut ...

“Don’t Be Cruel” was released as a single together with Elvis Presley’s high-selling jukebox hit “Hound Dog” in 1956. Amazingly, both sides of the single reached No. 1 in the US. Up to the present, no other single in the ...

Patsy Montana may have been long gone but the memories we have of her will always be remembered. As a female country artist in a male-dominated industry, she sure made a name for herself. She became the first woman in ...

In 1973, pop music group Tony Orlando and Dawn released “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree” as a single off their album Tuneweaving. It then became a global hit for the trio!  In addition to ranking No. ...

In 1960, three-time Oscar winner and country musician Walter Brennan released “Suppertime” as the last track of his first album Dutchman’s Gold.  Though it did not chart like his most popular hit, “Old Rivers,” “Suppertime” is still a tear-jerker to ...

Most country music artists and fans will, without a doubt, agree that George Jones’ “He Stopped Loving Her Today” is the greatest country song of all time. Released in 1980 as the first single off his album I Am What ...

In 1966, Brenda Lee released the album Bye Bye Blues, which is packed with an excellent lineup of tracks. This includes her rendition of “Flowers on the Wall.” Country music group, The Statler Brothers, was the first to release “Flowers ...

Country music has long been dominated by duets that have since been the most successful songs to ever hit the radio. For some reason, country fans quickly fall in love listening to talented artists exchanging their beautiful vocals with one ...

In 1972, Elvis Presley started including “An American Trilogy” as part of his regular concert routine, thereby making it a showstopper. The song is actually a combination of three 19th century songs – this includes the renowned folk song about ...

Ernest Tubb was country music’s biggest star back in 1941. His song “Walkin’ the Floor Over You” was his first country hit and rightfully so. It was said that he wrote the song right after he had a misunderstanding with ...

In 1948, Eddy Arnold released his rendition of “Anytime” off the album of the same name. It turned out to be a massive hit for Arnold, climbing all the way to the top of Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart while ...

In the late 1950s, Willie Nelson– who would one day become Nashville’s hottest star – was struggling with financial issues. He worked at his school as a guitar instructor and sang at Houston’s Esquire Ballroom, in which he would take ...

In 1975, Emmylou Harris achieved massive success when she released “Sweet Dreams” as the third single off her second studio album Elite Hotel – which became her first No. 1 country album and helped her earn the Grammy Award for ...

Isn’t it amazing when two of the biggest names in country music history join forces to sing a song written by another country music superstar? Well, we’re talking about Willie Nelson’s “Night Life.”  In 1979, George Jones and Waylon Jennings ...

In 1979, Charley Pride released “Where Do I Put Her Memory” as the third single off his album Burgers and Fries/When I Stop Leaving (I’ll Be Gone). It went on becoming another No. 1 country hit for Pride as it ...

“‘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, ...