Well-known country music love songs include Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You," Willie Nelson's "Always on My Mind" and Randy Travis' "Forever and Ever, Amen." Although the songs span decades, they are still ranked among the best country love songs of all-time as of December 2015.
Dolly Parton wrote "I Will Always Love You" when she left the cast of a Porter Wagoner television show in 1974, and it immediately reached No. 1 on country charts. In 1982, Parton recorded a new version of the song for a film, and it also reached No. 1. She has collected numerous awards for "I Will Always Love You," and Whitney Houston's 1992 rendition of the song for "The Bodyguard" soundtrack garnered Parton sizable songwriting royalties, selling more than 17 million copies and holding a spot on radio airplay charts for several months.
Willie Nelson’s 1982 classic, “Always on My Mind,” chronicles the thoughts of a person who is reflecting back on how he could have made himself more available as a companion, and how doing so would have changed the outcome of his relationship. The song reached No. 2 on Country Music Television's best country love songs of all-time list, and has collected numerous accolades, including a Grammy Award.