Some of the most famous classic country music songs include "Ring of Fire," "Behind Closed Doors," "Man of Constant Sorrow," "I Walk the Line" and "Jolene." Some of the most famous modern country hits include "Friends in Low Places," "Redneck Woman" and "Mean."Continue Reading
Johnny Cash brings to mind "Ring of Fire" and "I Walk the Line." The latter inspired the title for the hit movie about Cash's life.
"Behind Closed Doors" was a breakthrough song for Charlie Rich, earning him two Grammy awards and a CMA award.
Most people know "Man of Constant Sorrow" from the hit Cohen Brothers movie, "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" from 2000. However, the song has its roots in a 1913 song called "The Farewell Song." Famous artists who have covered the song include Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and The Stanley Brothers.
"Jolene" was a monster hit for Dolly Parton in 1973. She wrote the song about her husband's flirtatious habits.
"Friends in Low Places" is one of Garth Brooks' most famous songs. It appeared on his second album, "No Fences," and helped him reach superstar status.
"Redneck Woman" was a big hit for Gretchen Wilson in 2004. It was a breakthrough for the singer, but she never managed to score a second hit.
"Mean" was one of Taylor Swift's first hits. She topped the pop charts with the tune in 2010 at the age of 19, proving that she could be both a country and a pop star.Learn more about Art & Literature