What Are Some of the Most Popular Country Songs?


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Some of the most popular country songs of all time include Garth Brooks' "Friends in Low Places," George Jones' “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” Patsy Cline's "Crazy," Johnny Cash's "I Walk the Line" and Hank Williams' "Your Cheatin' Heart." The no. 1 country song downloaded on iTunes in 2015, as of November, is "Die a Happy Man" by Thomas Rhett.

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Other popular hits in the iTunes most downloaded list for 2015 include "Tennessee Whiskey" by Chris Stapleton, "I'm Comin' Over" by Chris Young, "Break Up in a Small Town" by Sam Hunt and "Burning House" by Cam.

"Die a Happy Man," written by Thomas Rhett, Sean Douglas and Joe Spargur, is a love song in which the narrator tells his wife he can die a happy man after being with her. The song reached the no. 1 spot on both the U.S. Hot Country Songs Billboard charts and the Country Digital Songs chart. It sold more than t 283,000 downloads.

Released in 1990, "Friends in Low Places" performed by Garth Brooks spent four weeks at the no. 1 spot on the U.S. country singles chart, and it helped launch Brooks' career. The song won Single of the Year at the Academy of Country Music awards and at the Country Music Association. As of 2015, the Kansas City Royals plays "Friends in Low Places" during the sixth inning at home games and encourages the crowd to sing along to the song.

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