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300tube Nathaniel Jordon   17 March, 2015

The 50 Greatest Country Songs (1928-2000)

  Country music is one of the most popular music genres of the 20th and 21st century. This video presents the highlights of the first five generations of country music. Though it originated in the 1920s, it still remains an important part of music. As usual, I used the trusty website "Dave's Music Database" as my source. If this video is well received, there will be a second part with 50 more country songs.

Country music is a genre of American popular music that originated in Southern United States, in Atlanta, Georgia in the 1920s. It takes its roots from the southeastern genre of American folk music and Western music. Blues modes have been used extensively throughout its recorded history. Country music often consists of ballads and dance tunes with generally simple forms and harmonies accompanied by mostly string instruments such as banjos, electric and acoustic guitars, fiddles, and harmonicas.

--Song list--

1928 Wildwood Flower - The Carter Family 
1935 Can the Circle Be Unbroken (Bye and Bye) - The Carter Family 
1938 Wabash Cannonball - Roy Acuff & the Smoky Mountain Boys 
1941 Walking the Floor Over You - Ernest Tubb 
1949 I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry - Hank Williams 
1949 Lovesick Blues - Hank Williams 
1950 Faded Love - Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys 
1950 I’m Moving On - Hank Snow 
1951 Hey, Good Lookin’ - Hank Williams 
1952 The Wild Side of Life - Hank Thompson 
1952 It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky-Tonk Angels - Kitty Wells 
1953 Your Cheatin’ Heart - Hank Williams 
1955 Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford 
1956 I Walk the Line - Johnny Cash 
1956 Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash 
1956 Crazy Arms - Ray Price 
1958 Oh Lonesome Me - Don Gibson 
1959 He’ll Have to Go - Jim Reeves 
1959 The Battle of New Orleans - Johnny Horton 
1959 El Paso - Marty Robbins 
1961 Hello Walls - Faron Young 
1961 Crazy - Patsy Cline 
1961 I Fall to Pieces - Patsy Cline 
1962 I Can’t Stop Loving You - Ray Charles 
1963 Act Naturally - Buck Owens 
1963 Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash 
1963 Sweet Dreams of You - Patsy Cline 
1965 Make the World Go Away - Eddy Arnold 
1965 King of the Road - Roger Miller 
1968 Harper Valley P.T.A. - Jeannie C. Riley 
1968 Stand by Your Man - Tammy Wynette 
1968 Mama Tried - Merle Haggard 
1969 Okie from Muskogee - Merle Haggard 
1970 Hello Darlin’ - Conway Twitty 
1970 Coal Miner’s Daughter - Loretta Lynn 
1970 For the Good Times - Ray Price 
1971 Help Me Make It Through the Night - Sammi Smith 
1973 Behind Closed Doors - Charlie Rich 
1974 I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton 
1975 Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain - Willie Nelson 
1978 Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys - Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson 
1979 The Devil Went Down to Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band 
1980 He Stopped Loving Her Today - George Jones 
1982 Always on My Mind - Willie Nelson 
1987 Forever and Ever, Amen - Randy Travis 
1990 Friends in Low Places - Garth Brooks 
1990 The Dance - Garth Brooks 
1999 Breathe - Faith Hill 
1999 Amazed - Lonestar 
2000 I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack 

Full list of 100 country songs:

Dedicated with love to Grandpa Rick

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