Good Country Songs? Classic Country?

I've recently gotten into country music. I want to listen to real country music. none of that country pop or whatever. haha Can you guys give me some suggestions? I just fell in love with the genre. :)

Thanks for your time and effort. :)

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  • 9 years ago
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    ....The country artist from the 40' thru the 70s are some of the "purest and traditional" country sounds.

    artist would include,

    Roy Acuff,Bill Anderson,Faron Young,Webb Pierce,Hank Locklin,Hank Thompson,Kitty Wells,Patsy Cline,Loretta Lynn,Tammy Wynette,Barbara Mandrell , Jean Shepard,Jeeny Seely,Tanya Tucker,Connie Smith,Ferlin Husky ,George Jones , Marty Robbins,Billy Walker,Johnny Cash.

    Check out these sites for CDs, "etrecordshop.com" and " purecountrymusic.com".

  • ashes
    Lv 4
    9 years ago

    Dolly parton -

    i will always love you

    coat of many colours

    jolene

    love is like a butterfly

    sweet music man

    dumb blonde

    games people play

    me and little andy

    bobbys arms

    the tracks of my tears

    here you come again

    Reba McEntire -

    fancy

    is there life out there

    forever love

    you're gonna be

    secret of giving

    i dont wanna be a one night stand

    whoevers in new england

    the night the lights went out in georgia

    the greatest man i never knew

    lonely alone

    for my broken heart

    the judds -

    love can build a bridge

    old pictures

    flies on the butter

    the sweetest gift

    mama hes crazy

    why not me

    love is alive

    young love

    wynonna - my strongest weakness

    reba with vince gill - the heart wont lie

    shania twain - forever and for always

    faith hill - breathe

    sara evans - no place that far

    traish yearwood - shes in love with the boy

    tim mcgraw - please remember me

    don williams - i believe in you

    tammy wynette - stand by your man

    vince gill - i still believe in you

    brooks and dunn - neon moon

    Barbara Mandrell and george jones - i was country when country wasnt cool

    oak ridge boys - elvira

    george strait - the breath you take

    kenny rogers - the gambler

    tammy wynette - D.I.V.O.R.C.E

    tammy wynette - harper velley PTA

    patsy cline - sweet dreams (also sung by Reba)

    patsy cline - shes got you

    tanya tucker - delta dawn

    george jones - he stopped loving her today

    loretta lynn - coal miners daughter

    tanya tucker - baby im yours

    loretta lynn - you aint woman enough

  • 9 years ago

    Louvin Brothers

    Carl Smith

    Buck Owens

    Ray Price (pre-1966)

    Loretta Lynn

    Jean Shepard (new Hall of Famer)

    Faron Young

    Porter Wagoner

    Waylon Jennings

    Cowboy Copas

    Roy Acuff

  • Classic Country! Now you're talking real country music, and I love it!

    Still Doing Time- George Jones

    Walkin' Shoes- Tanya Tucker

    Go Rest High On That Mountain- Vince Gill

    You Don't Seem To Miss Me- Patty Loveless/George Jones

    Hank Williams You Wrote MY Life- Moe Bandy

    The Corvette Song (The One I Loved Back Then)- George Jones

    The Way I Am- Merle Haggard

    Eagle When She Flies- Dolly Parton

    I Don't Wanna Play House- Tammy Wynette

    Murder On Music Row- Alan Jackson/George Strait, This song will tell you how they killed real country music, and why.

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  • 9 years ago

    Charlie Daniels Band, Hank William Sr., Hank Williams Jr., George Jones, Toby Keith, Trace Adkins, Waylon Jennings, Oak Ridge Boys, Alabama, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Martina McBride, Patty Lovelace, Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, Keith Whitley, George Strait, Brad Paisley, Mark Chesnut, Tanya Tucker, Sammy Kershaw, Vern Gosdin, Aaron Tippin, Conway Twitty, Tammy Wynette, Gretchen Wilson, Travis Tritt, The Judds (when they first started out), Statler Brothers, Patsy Cline, John Anderson...there so, so many more too! Some of these are old country...some newer...but, all, in my opinion, are great!

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    The following are ten songs picked from my 100 favourites.

    Don Gibson ~ I Can't Stop Loving You

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efODuZTge4g

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    Bill Phillips (with Dolly Parton) ~ Put It Off Until Tomorrow

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k62QEZb6ZM8

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    Patsy Cline ~ When You Need A Laugh

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikAuvxO3zVc

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    Johnny Cash ~ Suppertime

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDhhbqToXlo

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    Stonewall Jackson ~ Don't Be Angry

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo0og-daDqw

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    Emmylou Harris ~ Tulsa Queen

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bbaz_T6BN3g

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    Crystal Gayle ~ Make A Dream Come True

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7xx4jvClUc

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    Jerry Lee Lewis ~ Another Place Another Time

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEXEhUO7npo

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    The Country Gentlemen ~ Bringing Mary Home

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWDnpqV5oac

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    Tanya Tucker ~ Pass Me By (If You're Only Passing Through)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvpxybFMdHU

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  • 9 years ago

    Dale Watson, Jake Hooker, Justin Trevino, Miss Leslie,Aaron Watson,Roger Wallace,

    Kevin Fowler,Amber Digby,Heather Myles,Keith Norris,Danni Leigh,Kimberly Murray,

    older Artists, Hank Thompson,Johnny Duncan,Jim Ed Brown,Loretta Lynn,Connie Smith,

    and (husband Marty Stuart),Gary Stewart,Mel Tillis,Hank Locklin.

    Try them, I think youwill like them.

    Source(s): Dedicated fan of Country Music for 35 plus years.
  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Classic country is what I've grown up with.

    Try these:

    Waylon Jennings

    Willie Nelson

    Rex Allen Jr

    Conway Twitty

    George Strait

    Patsy Cline

    Anne Murray

  • 9 years ago

    Try these. I call them real country music. They are older, but SO good. I grew up listening to this stuff. And they really grow on you.

    Marty Robbins.

    Merle Haggard.

    Kitty Wells.

    George Straight.

    Loretta Lynn

    Dolly Pardon.

    Kenny Rogers.

    Don Williams.

    Tanya Tucker.

    Roger Miller.

    Buck Owens.

    RANDY TRAVIS!

    John Denver.

    Conway Twitty

    Statler Brothers.

    THESE ARE SOME GREAT GREAT ARTISTS! Please DO take the time to listen to at least a couple songs by each. I promise, if it's real country music you're after, you will NOT be disappointed.

    Good luck in finding your mew music!

  • Sophie
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    Anything by Loretta Lynn is great.

    I love 'You Ain't Woman Enough', 'Fist City', 'Coal Miner's Daughter' and 'One's On The Way'.

    She also sings 'Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man' with Conway Twitty which I think is such a good song- really catchy!

    Dolly Parton has such good classic country songs too like 'Dumb Blonde', 'Why, Why, Why', 'My Tennessee Mountain Home', 'AppleJack' and 'Coat Of Many Colours'.

    Her newer stuff is nice too like 'Backwoods Barbie' and 'Better Get To Livin''.

    I love 'Gone Country' and 'Remember When' by Alan Jackson.

    Also, if you're looking for NEWER artists that are still country (not country-pop) try Miranda Lambert or Josh Turner. :)

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