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    Top 10 Country Songs Of All Time

    With our new generation slowly learning to appreciate the retro, country songs are making a comeback. Good songwriting poetic lyrics and also a soothing tone, what else do you need in a song to make your evening a perfect one?

    Artists like Dolly Parton, Hank Williams, and also George Jones will always be remembered for their chart toppers. Many other artists have a major contribution to making this genre popular in the whole world. Let’s look at the top 10 country songs of all time.

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    10. Stand By Your Man’ By Tammy Wynette

    ‘Stand by Your Man’ was released on September 20, 1968, as the first single and title track from the album of the same name. The song has melodramatic and takes a pleading tone of a woman asking her fellow sisters to stand by their man. Sure, feminists have questioned it over the years and each person has a different interpretation. However, one can’t deny Tammy’s shooting voice is enough to make your day.

    9. ‘I Hope You Dance’ By Lee Ann Womack

    This song presents a beautiful crossover of pop and country music. It was released in March 2000 and became Womack’s signature son. The song has many awards in his pocket including the 2001 Country Music Association (CMA) Award for Single of the Year. Womac also holds a grammy for it.

    8. ‘Live Like You Were Dying’ By Tim McGraw

    McGraw’s song was based on living life to its fullest and enjoying every fleeting moment. It was released in June 2004 and was the lead single from the album. The song won the award of Single of The Year and also Song of The Year.

    7. ‘Where Were You’ By Alan Jackson

    ‘Where Were You’ (When the World Stopped Turning) was released on November 7, 2001? This song is the lead single from his tenth studio album, Drive which was released in 2002. Jackson poses the question to his fans, “Where were you on September 11, 2001?”

    6. ‘Kiss an Angel Good Morning’ By Charley Pride

    Kiss an Angel Good Morning‘ was released in October 1971 and was the first single from the album ‘Charley Pride Sings Heart Songs’. His fans will remember him forever for being the one to break the music barrier with his lyrics.

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    5. ‘Concrete Angel’ By Martina McBride

    This song Stephanie Bentley and Rob Crosby was released in November 2002. It reached number 5 on the country music charts. Also, it was ranked No. 1 by Rolling Stone. This girl power anthem will tell a pretty horrific story of a young girl in a cruel world.

    4. ‘Choices’ By George Jones

    Written by the greatest living country music singer, Jones this song became an instant hit. The song was released in 1999 and became George’s one of best vocal performances.

    3. ‘Friends in Low Places’ By Garth Brooks

    This song by Brooks was released on August 6, 1990, as the lead single from his album ‘No Fences’. The song however became the breakthrough song for this new artist. Friends in Low Places was written by Dewayne Blackwell and Earl Bud Lee.

    2. ‘Jolene’ By Dolly Parton

    Is this a shock? Of course not! The second-best country song has to be by this queen. ‘Jolene’ became Parton’s most famous song. The song came out in 1973 and became her second chart-topper.

    1. ‘I Walk the Line’ By Johnny Cash

    ‘I Walk the Line‘ was released on May 1, 1956. The song remained a #1 hit on the Billboard charts for a long time. However, cash told that the song was initially meant to be a slow ballad. Doesn’t it just melt your heart away? Johnny said that this song was a ‘pledge of devotion’ to his wife Vivian Liberto.

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    Arushi Rai
    Arushi Rai
    Arushi is an undergrad literature student at Delhi University, which explains her love for writing. If you ever see a girl in wide-leg pants and crop top with earphones in, and a book in a metro that's probably her. Go say Hi! cause she loves to meet new people. Pro tip: Music is always a conversation starter with her.

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