Today’s post is perfect for those who like country music and a good nostalgia session. We have gathered 15 successful international country songs that will please not only the cowgirls and cowboys, but everyone who knows how to appreciate quality songs. After all, good music doesn’t get stuck in just one style, does it?
Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood
Since winning the “American Idol” competition in 2005, Carrie Underwood has not stopped making a success. The hit “Before He Cheats” is from her debut album, also from 2005. You could see she wouldn’t stop, right?
Hillbilly Bone of Blake Shelton with the participation of Trace Adkins
Blake Shelton is currently a successful country singer and juror on the television programme “The Voice”, a US version. Today, we will talk about one of the hits of the singer’s renowned career, the 2011 hit called “Hillbilly Bone”, with the special participation of the Louisiana country singer Trace Adkins.
Man! I Feel Like A Woman of Shania Twain
There You’ll Be by Faith Hill
Audrey Faith Perry, better known as Faith Hill, is from Jackson (state of Mississippi). After being discovered by a Warner Bros executive singing in a Nashville Café, Faith Hill became famous. His albums have sold over 40 million copies and released 8 singles at the top of the charts. The hit “There You’ll Be” is from 2001 and is part of the soundtrack for the big movie production “Pearl Harbor”, also from 2001
Tim McGraw’s Indian Outlaw
The year 1994 saw McGraw’s album “Not a Moment Too Soon” and the hit “Indian Outlaw”. Tim McGraw is so important to country music that even Taylor Swift made a song in his honour.
Old Town Road of Lil Nas X
With a completely new musical proposal, Lil Nas X makes a mixture of country and rap that has already won over the public and critics. He has been pointed out as the artist who arrived to repagine the style. The song “Old Town Road” is a satire to the American ostentatious cowboy.
We’re All Alone (Only) by Reba McEntire
Reba McEntire has a successful career in country music and also in film. Her list of hits is so long that it was hard to choose just one! “We’re All Alone (Only)” is a song written by Boz Scaggs and released in 1976. Since then it has been performed by many artists, including Reba. There’s a version of this song with the duo sertaneja Chitãozinho & Xororó.
Crazy of Patsy Cline
The song “Crazy” was a hit in 1961, both in country and pop music charts. Patsy is one of the most famous country singers in the world. She is so important that 10 years after her death, she was the first female singer to enter the “Country Music Hall of Fame”.
Achy Breaky Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus
One of the biggest names in country music, he was responsible for helping to spread this style, having great success in Australia. With over ten albums and 40 hit singles, Billy’s most notable career track is “Achy Breaky Heart”. He is the father of singer Miley Cyrus.
Mama Tried by Merle Haggard
Merle Haggard (1937 – 2016) was a singer, composer, instrumentalist and violinist. In addition, the artist had a band called The Strangers. Together with his musical partner, Buck Owens, Merle created Bakersfield Sound, which is characteristic for the outstanding use of Fender Telecaster guitars, considered a subgenre of country music.
Love Story by Taylor Swift
Honored as the artist of the decade in 2019, Taylor Swift is a pop singer who began her rise to success in country style. Love Story has helped bring the style to the attention of a younger audience and is among the audience’s favorites.
I Will Always Love You by Dolly Parton
The creator of #DollyPartonChallenge is also the composer of this great success that became known in Whitney Houston’s performance of “The Bodyguard”. Dolly is one of the biggest names in country music.
Need You Now by Lady Antebellum
This is a 2009 song that played around the world, projecting the career of the country music group formed in Nashville. Although it continues with good expressiveness, no other release has compared to this song.
$1000 Wedding – Willie Nelson
Presente na lista dos melhores guitarristas do mundo, Willie Nelson não poderia faltar nesta lista por ser um dos destaques do universo country. A canção “$ 1000 Wedding” é um dos seus grandes sucessos.
I Walk the Line of Johnny Cash
It’s impossible to talk about country music without talking about Johnny Cash. And it’s impossible to talk about Johnny Cash without talking about the song “I Walk the Line”, but the list of hits of this country artist is long. If you want to know more about him, look also for “Ring of Fire” and “Jackson”, which he sings with June Carter, the great love of his life.