If you’re a real fan of country music, there are just a few songs you should know. And not just know, but be prepared to sing at all times.
9 Songs Every Country Music Fan Should Know By Heart:
In a long line of song-writing hits, “Jolene” is Dolly Parton’s most-recorded by other artists and almost every country artist has a cover of it ready at a moment’s notice.
“All My Ex’s Live in Texas” // George Strait
This George Strait tune is one that has to be sung with the singer’s classic smirk. Also, it’ll help you with your Texas geography.
“Can The Circle Be Unbroken” // Carter Family
The epitome of a classic country music song. The amount of artists who have recorded this tune, originally released in 1935, is daunting, but includes Bob Dylan, The Band, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Johnny Cash and Roy Acuff.
“Folsom Prison Blues” // Johnny Cash
Not knowing the words to this classic could be punishable in some states.
“Springsteen” // Eric Church
It doesn’t matter if you like Bruce Springsteen or Eric Church. This mega-hit for Church is the ultimate summer classic and always needs to be belted out at the top of your lungs.
“Behind Closed Doors” // Charlie Rich
This sexy little number will make your grandmother blush, but she probably loved it when it was originally released in 1973.
This one is a tough song to perfect, but it’s do-able.
“Smoky Mountain Rain” // Ronnie Milsap
Learning this one could open up the door for you to start your own Ronnie Milsap cover band– something the world desperately needs.
“Independence Day” // Martina McBride
As long as you know it’s not about America’s Independence Day, you’re free to out-sing Martina. Even Taylor Swift’s dad knows the words to this one.
“Family Tradition” // Hank Williams Jr.
Isn’t country music one big family? Yes. Join in on the tradition.