The 27 Best Country Western Songs of All Time


I was meeting with a well-known friend the other day when I mentioned to him the name “George Strait”.  His blank-faced response was all I needed to know.  He did not know who “The King” is. This was the first image that popped into my mind.

I immediately assured him that I would make a list of my favorite Country songs to get his life back on track.

I should note that I only chose one song per artist.  My original list had multiple songs from the same artist, but I want this list to be a better sampling of the best songs in Country music across a variety of artists. They are also not ranked in any particular order of preference.

So without further adieu, here are my personal, 27 favorite Country Western songs of all time: 

  1. I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song) – Brad Paisley
  2. I’m No Stranger to the Rain – Keith Whitley
  3. Killin’ Time – Clint Black
  4. I’m Much Too Young (to feel this ___ old) – Garth Brooks
  5. Neon Moon – Brooks & Dunn
  6. The Heart that You Own – Dwight Yoakam
  7. Straight Tequila Night – John Anderson
  8. She Never Lets It Go To Her Heart – Tim McGraw
  9. Heartaches by the Number – Ray Price
  10. All My Exes Live in Texas – George Strait
  11. Gone Country – Alan Jackson
  12. Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver
  13. What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am – Lee Roy Parnell
  14. Airstream Song – Miranda Lambert
  15. Alibis – Tracy Lawrence
  16. When I Call Your Name – Vince Gill
  17. Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way – Waylon Jennings
  18. Tulsa Time – Don Williams
  19. If You’ve Got the Money, I’ve Got the Time – Lefty Frizzle
  20. Honky Tonkin’ – Hank Williams
  21. 1982 – Randy Travis
  22. Bobbie Ann Mason – Rick Trevino
  23. Any Man of Mine – Shania Twain
  24. Third Rate Romance – Sammy Kershaw
  25. El Paso – Marty Robbins
  26. Streets of Bakersfield – Buck Owens
  27. Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys – Willie Nelson


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  1. What? No Country Boy can survive? No you never call me by my name?!? That’s the best country western song ever even says so in the song! No Haggard? No Cash?!? No Cash? I demand a recount… Wait was there a vote? 🙂

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    • Lol, I knew the lack of Cash would cause a stir. As you can see, I’m a product of 90’s country and the fathers of country. I definitey had a hard time leaving David Allan Coe off. 🙂


      • Why is your list limited to 27 because of that fact there is no way in fact even on your own personal opinionated list can Shania Twain be on said list before George Jones Alabama Cash The Highwaymen and even Cw Mcall shame on u young man I am sad however merry Christmas


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