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The Greatest Country Song the Year You Were Born


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From the chart topping songs to timeless classics. Find out the greatest country song from the year you were born.

2016 – Florida Georgia Line “H.O.L.Y.

2015 – Sam Hunt “Take Your Time

2014 – Florida Georgia Line feat. Luke Bryan “This Is How We Roll

2013 – Kacey Musgraves “Follow Your Arrow

2012 – Florida Georgia Line “Cruise

2011 – Eric Church “Springsteen

2010 – Taylor Swift “Mean

2009 – Neko Case “People Got a Lotta Nerve

2008 – Jamey Johnson “In Color

2007 – Kenny Chesney “Never Wanted Nothing More

2006 – Carrie Underwood “Before He Cheats

2005 – Brad Paisley “Alcohol

2004 – Gretchen Wilson “Redneck Woman

2003 – Gary Allan “Songs About Rain

2002 – Kenny Chesney “The Good Stuff

2001 – Blake Shelton “Austin

2000 – Lee Ann Womack “I Hope You Dance

1999 – Lonestar “Amazed

1998 – Dixie Chicks “Wide Open Spaces

1997 – Tim McGraw w/Faith Hill “It’s Your Love

1996 – LeAnn Rimes “Blue

1995 – Tim McGraw “I Like It, I Love It

1994 – Martina McBride “Independence Day

1993 – Alan Jackson “Chattahoochee

1992 – Billy Ray Cyrus “Achy Breaky Heart

1991 – Reba McEntire “Fancy

1990 – The Flatlanders “Dallas

1989 – Garth Brooks “The Dance

1988 – Lucinda Williams “Passionate Kisses

1987 – George Strait “All My Ex’s Live in Texas

1986 – Steve Earle “Guitar Town

1985 – The Bellamy Brothers “Old Hippie

1984 – Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before

1983 – Kenny Rogers w/Dolly Parton “Islands in the Stream

1982 – Alabama “Mountain Music

1981 – Roseanne Cash “Seven Year Ache

1980 – George Jones “He Stopped Loving Her Today

1979 – The Bellamy Brothers “If I Said You had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me

1978 – Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson “Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys

1977 – Johnny Paycheck “Take This Job and Shove It

1976 – George Jones and Tammy Wynette “Golden Ring

1975 – Willie Nelson “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain

1974 – Gram Parsons “$1000 Wedding

1973 – Dolly Parton “Jolene

1972 – Townes Van Zandt “Pancho and Lefty

1971 – Charlie Pride “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’

1970 – Loretta Lynn “Coal Miner’s Daughter

1969 – Merle Haggard “Okie from Muskogee

1968 – Tammy Wynette “Stand By Your Man

1967 – Bobbie Gentry “Ode to Billie Joe

1966 – Loretta Lynn “Don’t Come Home A’ Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)

1965 – Buck Owens “Before You Go

1964 – Buck Owens “I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail

1963 – Johnny Cash “Ring of Fire

1962 – Ray Charles “You Don’t Know Me

1961 – Patsy Cline “Crazy

1960 – Hank Locklin “Please Help Me, I’m Falling

1959 – Lefty Frizzell “Long Black Veil

1958 – Ray Price “City Lights

1957 – The Everly Brothers “Bye Bye Love

1956 – Johnny Cash “I Walk the Line

1955 – Porter Wagoner “A Satisfied Mind

1954 – Webb Pierce “Slowly

1953 – Hank Williams “Your Cheatin’ Heart

1952 – Hank Williams “Settin’ the Woods on Fire

1951 – Stanley Brothers “Man of Constant Sorrow

1950 – Lefty Frizzell “If You’ve Got the Money, I’ve Got the Time

1949 – Hank Williams “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry

1948 – Hank Williams “I Saw the Light

1947 – Bill Monroe and The Blue Grass Boys “Blue Moon of Kentucky

1946 – Harry Choates “Jole Blon

1945 – Al Dexter “I’m Losing My Mind Over You

1944 – Red Foley “Smoke on the Water

1943 – The Mills Brothers “Paper Doll

1942 – Bing Crosby “White Christmas

1941 – Ernest Tubb “Walking the Floor Over You

1940 – Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys “New San Antonio Rose


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