Some of the best country songs of all time are "I Walk The Line," "Crazy," "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and "Stand By Your Man." As of 2015, some others include "I Will Always Love You," "Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys," "Fancy" and "Friends in Low Places."Continue Reading
"I Walk The Line" was recorded in 1956 and was the first of several number one hits for Johnny Cash. "Crazy" was released in 1961. It was sung by Patsy Cline and written by Willie Nelson. Hank Williams released "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" in 1949, and the song has since been covered by artists such as Elvis Presley. "He Stopped Loving Her Today" was released in 1980 by country star George Jones. "Stand By Your Man" came out in 1969. Originally sung by Tammy Wynette, it is one of the most covered country songs of all time.
Dolly Parton's soulful song "I Will Always Love You" was released in 1974 and was most famously covered in 1990 by Whitney Houston. However, Houston's version is not generally considered to be country music. "Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" was originally recorded and released in 1976 by Ed Bruce. It was most notably covered as a duet by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. Reba McEntire's 1990 hit "Fancy" was released on her album "Rumor Has It." "Friends in Low Places" was also released in 1990 and was a big hit for Garth Brooks.Learn more about Art & Literature