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The Greatest Country Songs of All Time: Four Evergreen Country Songs

Country music, with its harmonious ensemble of banjos, harmonicas, electric guitars, fiddles, and acoustic guitars, has won many fans around the world. Although it started in the 1920s, the music gained popularity during the 1940s. With many styles and subgenres of country music today, there are still many old country songs that remain close to the hearts of their lovers. Here are the four best perennial country songs of all time.

1. George Jones – “He stopped loving her today”

The song was written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman for American country singer George Jones. The song was released in April 1980 and was included on Jones’ album “I am What I Am”. For six years, the song remained Jones’ number one single. The song talks about a man who never stopped loving a woman. The day the man stopped loving her was the day he died. Surprisingly, the woman from his life appeared at his funeral.

2. Patsy Cline – “Crazy”

Although originally written by Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline’s version received the most positive reviews and became the number two hit in 1962. The song then went on to Patsy Cline, who charted the song on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles for 21 weeks.

3. Hank Williams, Sr. – “Your Deceitful Heart”

The song was written and recorded by Hank Williams, Sr. in 1952, but was not released until his death in 1953. The slow blues ballad, which tells the true story of a lover who was guilty of cheating on the singer, was inspired by Williams’ first wife, Audrey Williams. The song has been recorded by many notable singers from various genres such as Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley, Louis Armstrong, Patsy Cline, Van Morrison, Fats Domino, and LeAnn Rimes.

4. Marty Robbins – “El Paso”

“El Paso” was first released in September 1959 on the Robbins album “Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs”. The single not only became a hit on the country music charts; The pop music charts also received the song very well. In early 1960, both music charts placed the song at its number one position. In 1961, “El Paso” received a Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording. The four-minute, thirty-eight-second song tells the story of a cowboy from El Paso, Texas who falls in love with Feleena, a beautiful girl who used to dance at Rosa’s Cantina.