Top Traditional Country Songs


Rank All Time Artist Song Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
130
Hank Williams I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry 1949
2
445
The Everly Brothers All I Have to Do Is Dream Close Harmony Pop 1958
3
488
The Everly Brothers Cathy's Clown Close Harmony Brill Building 1960
4
568
Jimmie Rodgers Blue Yodel (T for Texas) Country Yodeling 1928
5
648
Bill Monroe Blue Moon of Kentucky Bluegrass 1947
6
935
The Carter Family Wildwood Flower Appalachian Folk Music 1929
7
1067
The Carter Family Can the Circle Be Unbroken (Bye and Bye) Country Gospel Appalachian Folk Music 1935
8
1087
"Tennessee" Ernie Ford Sixteen Tons Country Boogie Rhythm & Blues, Vocal Jazz 1955
9
1423
Hank Williams Lovesick Blues 1949
10
1432
Marty Robbins El Paso Cowboy 1959
11
1696
Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs Foggy Mountain Breakdown Bluegrass 1949
12
1744
Gene Autry Back in the Saddle Again Cowboy 1939
13
1768
Patsy Montana I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart Country Yodeling, Cowboy 1935
14
1774
Roy Acuff and The Smoky Mountain Boys Wabash Cannonball 1938
15
1825
Jimmie Davis You Are My Sunshine 1940
16
1899
The Sons of the Pioneers Tumbling Tumbleweeds Cowboy 1934
17
1979
The Stanley Brothers Rank Stranger Bluegrass Gospel, Close Harmony 1960
18
2005
Bill Monroe Mule Skinner Blues Bluegrass, Country Yodeling 1940
19
2137
The Carter Family Keep on the Sunny Side Country Gospel Appalachian Folk Music 1928
20
2337
Peter, Paul and Mary If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song) Close Harmony Folk Pop, Vocal Group 1962
21
2407
Hank Snow I'm Movin' On 1950
22
2456
Fiddlin' John Carson Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane Old-Time Appalachian Folk Music 1923
23
2511
Blind Alfred Reed How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live Old-Time Appalachian Folk Music 1929
24
2646
Eck Robertson Sally Gooden Old-Time Appalachian Folk Music 1922
25
2974
Tammy Wynette D-I-V-O-R-C-E 1968
26
3044
Vaughn Monroe (Ghost) Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend) Cowboy 1949
27
3442
Vernon Dalhart The Prisoner's Song 1924
28
3541
Red Foley with the Sunshine Boys Quartet (There'll Be) Peace in the Valley (For Me) Country Gospel 1951
29
3798
Dock Boggs Country Blues Old-Time 1927
30
3891
The Louvin Brothers Knoxville Girl Close Harmony 1956
31
4271
Roy Acuff and His Crazy Tennesseans Great Speckled Bird 1936
32
4317
The Everly Brothers Bird Dog Close Harmony Pop 1958
33
4345
Jimmie Rodgers Blue Yodel No. 9 (Standin' on the Corner) Country Yodeling 1930
34
4368
Clarence "Tom" Ashley The Coo Coo Bird Old-Time Appalachian Folk Music 1929
35
4502
Gene Autry Deep in the Heart of Texas Cowboy 1942
36
4565
The Sons of the Pioneers Cool Water Cowboy 1941
37
4872
Charlie Poole & the North Carolina Ramblers Don't Let Your Deal Go Down Old-Time 1925
38
5107
Red Foley Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy Country Boogie 1950
39
5202
Jimmie Rodgers In the Jailhouse Now Country Yodeling 1928
40
5301
The Statler Brothers Flowers on the Wall Close Harmony Country Pop 1965
41
5442
The Soggy Bottom Boys I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow Bluegrass, Old-Time Film Soundtrack 2000
42
5512
The Louvin Brothers When I Stop Dreaming Close Harmony 1955
43
5515
W.H. Stepp Bonaparte's Retreat Old-Time 1937
44
5670
The Everly Brothers Love Hurts Close Harmony Pop 1960
45
5907
Arthur Smith Guitar Boogie Country Boogie Boogie Woogie 1945
46
5956
Merle Travis Dark As a Dungeon 1947
47
6012
Eddy Arnold & His Guitar The Cattle Call Country Yodeling 1945
48
6184
Ernest V. "Pop" Stoneman The Titanic Old-Time Appalachian Folk Music 1925
49
6308
Hank Williams I Saw the Light Country Gospel 1948
50
6474
Jimmie Rodgers Waiting for a Train Country Yodeling 1929
51
6487
The Monroe Brothers What Would You Give in Exchange? Close Harmony 1936
52
6548
Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys Slow Poke 1951
53
6664
Stoney Edwards Hank and Lefty Raised My Country Soul Honky Tonk 1973
54
6768
Steve Earle The Mountain Bluegrass 1999
55
6787
The Browns The Three Bells Close Harmony, Country Gospel Nashville Sound 1959
56
6841
The Delmore Brothers Blues Stay Away from Me Bluegrass, Close Harmony 1949
57
6849
Johnny Cash I Still Miss Someone 1958
58
6964
Molly O'Day & The Cumberland Mountain Folks Tramp on the Street 1947
59
6991
Chuck Wagon Gang I'll Fly Away Country Gospel 1949
60
7115
Uncle Dave Macon Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy Old-Time Appalachian Folk Music 1924
61
7210
Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys It's Mighty Dark to Travel Bluegrass 1948
62
7336
The Carter Family Single Girl, Married Girl Appalachian Folk Music 1927
63
7347
The Carter Family Worried Man Blues Acoustic Blues, Appalachian Folk Music 1930
64
7440
The Stanley Brothers I'm a Man of Constant Sorrow Bluegrass 1951
65
7476
The Kalin Twins When Close Harmony Rock & Roll, Vocal Group 1958
66
7567
Harry McClintock The Big Rock Candy Mountains 1928
67
7937
The Delmore Brothers Freight Train Boogie Close Harmony, Country Boogie 1946
68
7967
The Everly Brothers Walk Right Back Close Harmony Pop 1961
69
8218
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Will the Circle Be Unbroken Bluegrass 1972
70
8327
Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandel Dueling Banjos Bluegrass Film Soundtrack 1972
71
8520
The Everly Brothers Crying in the Rain Close Harmony Brill Building 1961
72
8717
The Stanley Brothers Little Maggie Bluegrass 1947
73
9017
Jack Guthrie & His Oklahomans Oklahoma Hills Cowboy 1945
74
9213
Gid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers Soldier's Joy Old-Time 1929
75
9555
Bascom Lamar Lunsford I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground Old-Time Appalachian Folk Music 1928
76
9880
Roy Acuff and The Smoky Mountain Boys Wreck on the Highway 1942
77
9928
Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys Uncle Pen Bluegrass 1950
78
9942
Vernon Dalhart The Wreck of the Old 97 1924
79
9953
Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys In the Pines Bluegrass 1952

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10000:
Hank Snow I Don't Hurt Anymore 1954
Jimmy Murphy Electricity Bluegrass, Country Gospel 1951
Jim & Jesse & The Virginia Boys Are You Missing Me Bluegrass 1952
Frankie Miller Blackland Farmer Honky Tonk 1959
Jimmie Rodgers Blue Yodel no. 8 (Mule Skinner Blues) Country Yodeling 1931
Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Happy Trails Cowboy 1952
Uncle Dave Macon & His Fruit Jar Drinkers Sail Away Ladies Old-Time 1927
Bascom Lamar Lunsford (Good Old) Mountain Dew Old-Time Appalachian Folk Music 1928
Pete Steele Coal Creek March Old-Time 1938
"Tennessee" Ernie Ford Shot Gun Boogie Country Boogie 1950
Jimmy Martin You Don't Know My Mind Bluegrass 1960
The Everly Brothers Ebony Eyes Close Harmony Pop 1961
The Everly Brothers Devoted to You Close Harmony Pop 1958
Slim Dusty A Pub with No Beer 1957
Dock Boggs Sugar Baby Old-Time Appalachian Folk Music 1927
Jimmie Rodgers Jimmie Rodgers' Last Blue Yodel Country Yodeling 1933
Jimmie Rodgers Miss the Mississippi and You Country Yodeling 1932
Merle Travis Sixteen Tons 1947
The Everly Brothers When Will I Be Loved Close Harmony Rock & Roll 1960
The Carter Family I'm Thinking To-Night of My Blue Eyes Appalachian Folk Music 1929
The Stanley Brothers The Lonesome River Bluegrass 1951
Osborne Brothers Rocky Top Bluegrass 1967
The Everly Brothers The Price of Love Close Harmony Folk Pop 1965
The Everly Brothers ('Til) I Kissed You Close Harmony Rock & Roll 1959
16 Horsepower Black Soul Choir Country Gospel Gothic Country 1996
Old Crow Medicine Show Sweet Amarillo Old-Time Americana 2014
Gene Autry & Jimmy Long The Yellow Rose of Texas Cowboy 1933
The Everly Brothers Let It Be Me Close Harmony 1959
The Everly Brothers Sing Me Back Home Close Harmony Country Pop 1968
Hank Williams Long Gone Lonesome Blues 1950