Don Williams, ‘Your My Best Friend’ (1975)
Number 1 in Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in June 1975.
Glen Campbell, ‘Country Boy, (1975)
It was released in October 1975 as the second and final single from the album, Rhinestone Cowboy.
It was Glen’s fifth number one on the Easy Listening chart and went to number 11 in early 1976 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Country Boy (You Got Your Feet in L.A.)” also went to number three on the country chart.
Brad Paisley, ‘Welcome To The Future’ (2009)
Nearly six minute single from 2009’s ‘American Saturday Night’ Album.A mid tempo country rocker showcasing Brad’s stunning guitar skills.Number 100 in Rolling Stone’s 100 greatest country songs of all time.Reached number 2 in US Hot Country Songs (Billboard).
Charlie Daniels Band, ‘The Devil Went Down To Georgia’ (1979)
The song was the band’s biggest hit, reaching number three on the Billboard Hot 100.
Gretchan Wilson, ‘Redneck Woman’ (2004)
The lead-off single to her multi-platinum debut album ‘Here for the Party’.Number one single on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts, and also earned her a No. 22 pop hit in the U.S.Ranked 97 in Rolling Stone’s 100 greatest country songs of all time.
Martina McBride, ‘God’s Will’ (2004)
The fourth single from the album ‘Martina’ about a crippled boy.Reached number 14 in the US Hot Country Songs (Billboard).
Alabama, ‘Mountain Music’ (1982)
Classic-rock guitar riffs, country harmonies and fiddle, all go to make this a great track.Title track from the album of the same name.In 1998, the album was certified 5× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.Reached number one in US Hot Country Songs (Billboard).
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The Osborne Brother’s ‘Rocky Top’ 1967.
The Osborne Brothers, Sonny Osborne and Bobby Osborne, were an influential and popular bluegrass act during the 1960s and 1970s. They are probably best known for their No. 33 1967 country hit song.
Garth Brooks, ‘The Dance’.Reached number 1 in the US and Canadian country charts and 36 in the UK charts.The tenth and final track from his self-titled debut album, from which it was also released as the album’s fourth and final single in April 1990. It is considered by many to be Brooks’ signature song.The album reached number 2 on the Top Country Albums.To date, the album has sold ten million copies in the US and thirteen million copies worldwide.
Toby Keith, ‘I Love This Bar’ 2003
It was released in August 2003 as the lead off single from his album Shock’n Y’all. It became a Number One hit on the Billboard U.S. Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, keeping the top spot for five weeks. Keith wrote the song with Scotty Emerick.
The song’s title inspired a chain of restaurants owned by Keith named Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill.