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 ...

In 1956, Johnny Cash’s “I Walk The Line” ranked atop the Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart – his first No. 1 hit after three attempts with only moderate chart ratings. The song spent more than 43 weeks on the record ...

In 1963, the world of country music was blessed with another iconic song – and it’s none other than Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire.” The single appeared on Cash’s album, Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash. Written by ...

If you’re a fan of this comedy-adventure television series that was aired on CBS from 1979 to 1985, then pretty sure you’ll quickly recognize Dukes of Hazzard theme song or Waylon Jennings’ “Theme from The Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol’ ...

In 1978, Waylon Jennings set his sixth No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart as a solo artist when he released “I’ve Always Been Crazy” – the first single and title track from his 1978 album. By the time ...

Jerry Reed songs have hopped from generation to generation. You might not notice it, but we bet you have already heard at least one song from the Country Hall of Famer.  From video games like Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas to films ...

With catchy tunes and fun lyrics, no wonder Jerry Reed’s “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot” is a model of an old country bop. Before the current hitmakers made their mark, Reed had taken over the genre of Miranda Lambert, Blake ...

If you want to know more about classic country songs, you can start with Jerry Reed’s “Amos Moses.” Reed is a Country Music Hall of Famer that has a lot of signature songs you can explore. Nevertheless, it’s a good ...

Put Jerry Reed’s “East Bound and Down” on your next road trip playlist, and you’ll know why it’s a classic choice when you’re traveling far. Written by Jerry Reed and Dick Feller, the hit track was made for the soundtrack ...

Willie Nelson’s Rainbow Connection is one of the Willie Nelson songs that will definitely comfort and soothe your heart. In 2001, the country music legend put a taste of his style into the classic 1979 song from the film The Muppet Movie. The song ...

Willie Nelson’s Seven Spanish Angels is a duet song with American musician Ray Charles. The song was penned by Troy Seals and Eddie Setser and was originally released in November 1984 for Charles’ album titled Friendship. In 1985, Willie Nelson included the song in ...

Willie Nelson’s Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys cover with one of the pioneers of the Outlaw Movement and American musician Waylon Jennings in 1978 peaked at number one on the country music charts. Their song cover was ...

Willie Nelson’s Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain is one of his hallmark covers which landed him back to where he could walk his path as a legend in the country music scene. While he enjoyed a good deal of success with ...

Willie Nelson’s On The Road Again is easily one of his top best songs in his decades-long country music career. The song, which became the biggest pop hit during that time and won him a Grammy Award for Best Country Song, was ...

Conway Twitty’s I’d Love To Lay You Down tells an intimate story of love which has garnered not only praises but also heavy criticisms as well, something that Conway Twitty songs have in common. Conway was no stranger to these controversies with ...

Conway Twitty’s That’s My Job is an emotionally powerful yet comforting and reassuring song. The song, which begins with a boy waking up from a nightmare of his dad passing away and ends on his father’s tragic passing, is an ...

Conway Twitty’s Hello Darlin is one of the most closely associated songs to his name, which also became the song he used to open his concerts. The song, which has an iconic intro hook, ‘Hello darlin, nice to see you‘ ...

Hello Darlin’ is just one of the many Conway Twitty songs that definitely hit us right in the feels. In almost over 40 years of his music career, Conway made our hearts long and swoon with his songs. Though his ...

Conway Twitty’s It’s Only Make Believe will definitely shatter your heart into tiny little pieces as you inhale in every lyric. It was a story of a dream that can only be as real as a make believe. The heartbreaking song ...

Loretta Lynn’s “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” is a duet with music artist Conway Twitty. Their chemistry was highly loved by fans putting the song on the top spot in the 1973 Canadian RPM Country Tracks and US Billboard Country Songs. ...

In 1988, Ricky Van Shelton’s “I’ll Leave This World Loving You” became the country singer’s fourth consecutive No. 1 hit as it snagged the top spot of Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. Not only that, but the song was also ...

Reba McEntire’s “The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia” explores the tale of betrayal and murder. It was written by songwriter Bobby Russell and was originally recorded by American pop singer and comedian Vicki Lawrence as the title track ...

The 1970s was the time provocative songs like ‘Help Me Make It Through The Night’ was unwelcome. Well, they were unwelcomed, but listeners secretly craved for it. And surprisingly, its success is incredible in a way no one expected it. ...

“Chattahoochee” is, without a doubt, Alan Jackson’s biggest hit. It became a summertime anthem for country music fans all over the world. But whether you’re going through some winter blues or just love summer, it’s always the right time to ...