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Steve Crawford’s Country Music Collection

I recently reviewed my extensive country music lists for consolidation. Below are 1,000 (imagine that) country/alt-country/my-kind-of-country songs categorized as Essential, Next Steps, Deep Cuts. Those categories have nothing to do with popularity, they are based on my personal enjoyment of the songs. Within those categories, I’ve alphabetized songs by the year of their release. There are no qualitative judgments beyond the three separating categories.  

I’ve taken a somewhat big tent approach to the genre with folk, bluegrass, Western swing, singer/songwriter material, and modern Americana entries. This list is meant to be a starter kit for someone with an interest in exploring country music or potential playlist material. Perhaps influenced by Season 2 of the Cocaine and Rhinestones podcast, ten percent of the list has George Jones’s name on it. Haggard, Cash, and Hank are well represented, as are my personal favorites Bob Wills and John Anderson. Editor extraordinaire Iman Lababedi may feel that I’ve shortchanged his main man Alan Jackson (or is his main man George Strait?), so I will note that 2003’s long term marriage number “Remember When” is as good as country, or any other genre of music, ever gets. 

OK, everybody, the food’s getting cold. Dig in!

 

Essentials:  

“Blue Yodel No. 1 (T for Texas),” Jimmie Rodgers (1928)  

“The Coo Coo Bird,” Clarence Ashley (1929)  

“Mule Skinner Blues,” Jimmie Rodgers (1930)  

“Can the Circle be Unbroken (By and By),” Carter Family (1935)  

“Wabash Cannonball,” Roy Acuff and His Crazy Tennesseans (1936)  

“Wreck on the Highway,” Roy Acuff and His Smoky Mountain Boys (1938)  

“New San Antonio Rose,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (1940)  

“Walking the Floor Over You,” Ernest Tubb (1941)  

“Move it on Over,” Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys (1947)  

“I Saw the Light,” Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys (1948)  

“I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” Hank Williams (1949)  

“Little Maggie,” The Stanley Brothers (1949)  

“Foggy Mountain Breakdown,” Flatt and Scruggs (1950)  

“I’m Movin’ On,” Hank Snow (1950)  

“If You’ve Got the Money (I’ve Got the Time),” Lefty Frizzell (1950)  

“Why Don’t You Love Me,” Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys (1950)  

“It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels,” Kitty Wells (1952)  

“Jambalaya (On the Bayou),”Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys (1952)  

“You Win Again,” Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys (1952)  

“There Stands the Glass,” Webb Pierce (1953)  

“Your Cheatin’ Heart,” Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys (1953)  

“Release Me,” Ray Price (1954)  

“Mystery Train,” Elvis Presley (1955)  

“I Walk the Line,” Johnny Cash (1956)  

“Just One More,” George Jones (1956)  

“Ruby, Are You Mad?,” The Osborne Brothers & Red Allen (1956)  

“Walkin’ After Midnight,” Patsy Cline (1957)  

“Color of the Blues,” George Jones (1958)  

“I Still Miss Someone,” Johnny Cash (1958)  

“Heartaches by the Number,” Ray Price (1959)  

“The Long Black Veil,” Lefty Frizzell (1959)  

“White Lightning,” George Jones (1959)  

“The Window Up Above,” George Jones (1960)  

“Diggy Liggy Lo,” Rusty and Doug Kershaw (1961)  

“I Fall to Pieces,” Patsy Cline (1961)  

“Tender Years,” George Jones (1961)  

“Crazy,” Patsy Cline (1962)  

“Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right,” Bob Dylan (1962)  

“She Thinks I Still Care,” George Jones (1962)  

“She’s Got You,” Patsy Cline (1962)  

“Success,” Loretta Lynn (1962)  

“You Don’t Know Me,” Ray Charles (1962)  

“Ring of Fire,” Johnny Cash (1963)  

“Six Days on the Road,” Dave Dudley (1963)  

“King of the Road,” Roger Miller (1965)  

“The Bottle Let Me Down,” Merle Haggard and The Strangers (1966)  

“Gentle on My Mind,” Glen Campbell (1967)  

“Ode to Billy Joe,” Bobby Gentry (1967)  

“Another Place, Another Time,” Jerry Lee Lewis (1968)  

“Folsom Prison Blues,” Johnny Cash (1968)  

“Harper Valley P.T.A.,” Jeannie C. Riley (1968)  

“Mama Tried,” Merle Haggard (1968)  

“Sing Me Back Home,” Merle Haggard and The Strangers (1968)  

“Wichita Lineman,” Glen Campbell (1968)  

“You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere,” The Byrds (1968)  

“Homecoming,” Tom T. Hall (1969)  

“Hot Burrito #1,” The Flying Burrito Brothers (1969)  

“The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” The Band (1969)  

“Workin’ Man Blues,” Merle Haggard (1969)  

“A Good Year for the Roses,” George Jones (1970)  

“Help Me Make It Through the Night,” Sammi Smith (1970)  

“A Week in a Country Jail,” Tom T. Hall (1970)  

“Coal Miner’s Daughter,” Loretta Lynn (1970)  

“Hello in There,” John Prine (1971)  

“Kiss An Angel Good Mornin’,” Charley Pride (1971)  

“Me and Paul,” Willie Nelson (1971)  

“Paradise,” John Prine (1971)  

“The Year Clayton Delaney Died,” Tom T. Hall (1971)  

“Pancho and Lefty,” Townes Van Zandt (1972)  

“Turn It On, Turn It On, Turn It On,” Tom T. Hall (1972)  

“Behind Closed Doors,” Charlie Rich (1973)  

“The Grand Tour,” George Jones (1974)  

“Jolene,” Dolly Parton (1973)  

“Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way,” Waylon Jennings (1975)  

“Griselda,” The Unholy Modal Rounders (1975)  

“The Pill,” Loretta Lynn (1975)  

“She’s Acting Single (I’m Drinking Doubles),” Gary Stewart (1975)  

“Georgia on My Mind,” Willie Nelson (1978)  

“He Stopped Loving Her Today,” George Jones (1980)  

“Seven Year Ache,” Rosanne Cash (1981)  

“Still Doin’ Time,” George Jones (1981)  

“Amarillo By Morning,” George Straight (1982)  

“Atlantic City,” Bruce Springsteen (1982)  

“Swingin’,” John Anderson (1982)  

“Absolutely Sweet Marie,” Jason and the Scorchers (1983)  

“Highwayman,” The Highwaymen (1985)  

“Guitar Town,” Steve Earle (1986)  

“Guitars, Cadillacs,” Dwight Yoakam (1986)  

“Forever and Ever, Amen,” Randy Travis (1987)  

“Streets of Bakersfield,” Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens (1988)  

“An Empty Glass (That’s the Way the Day Ends),” Gary Stewart (1989)  

“Feel Like Going Home,” Charlie Rich (1992)  

“The Road Goes on Forever,” Joe Ely (1992)  

“Seminole Wind,” John Anderson (1992)  

“A Thousand Miles from Nowhere,” Dwight Yoakam  (1993)  

“He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” Mary Chapin Carpenter (1993)  

“My Life,” Iris Dement (1994)  

“When You Say Nothing at All,” Alison Krauss and Union Station (1995)  

“The Band Plays On,” John Anderson with Levon Helm (1996)  

“Strawberry Wine,” Deana Carter (1996)  

“Car Wheels on a Gravel Road,” Lucinda Williams (1998)  

“One by One,” Billy Bragg and Wilco (1998)  

“Cowboy Take Me Away,” The Dixie Chicks (1999)  

“Hurt,” Johnny Cash (2002)  

“Outfit,” Drive-By Truckers (2003)  

“Remember When,” Alan Jackson (2003)  

“Thunder on the Mountain,” Bob Dylan (2006)  

“You Belong with Me,” Taylor Swift (2008)  

“Cover Me Up,” Jason Isbell (2013)  

“Elephant,” Jason Isbell (2013)  

“I’ll Trade Your Money for Wine,” Robbie Fulks (2013)  

“Lay Me Down,” Loretta Lynn featuring Willie Nelson (2016)  

“Grow Old with Me,” Sunny Sweeney (2017)  

Next Steps  

“Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down,” Charlie Poole with the North Carolina Ramblers (1925)  

“White House Blues,” Charlie Poole with the North Carolina Ramblers (1926)  

“Sugar Hill,” Crockett Ward & His Boys (1927)  

“The Big Rock Candy Mountain,” Harry McClintock (1928)  

“In the Jailhouse Now,” Jimmie Rodgers (1928)  

“Keep on the Sunny Side,” The Carter Family (1928)  

“Lovesick Blues,” Emmett Miller and His Georgia Crackers (1928)  

“Wildwood Flower,” The Carter Family (1928)  

“Frankie and Johnny,” Gene Autry (1929)  

“Down on Penny’s Farm,” The Bently Boys (1929)  

“Stealin’, Stealin’,” Memphis Jug Band (1929)  

“Waitin’ on a Train,” Jimmie Rodgers (1929)  

“Blue Yodel #9 (Standing on the Corner),” Jimmie Rodgers (1930)  

“If the River Was Whiskey,” Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers (1930)  

“T.B. Blues,” Jimmie Rodgers (1931)  

“Peach Pickin’ Time in Georgia,” Jimmie Rodgers (1932)  

“Brown’s Ferry Blues,” The Delmore Brothers (1934)  

“Ragged But Right,” Riley Puckett (1934)  

“Tumbling Tumbleweeds,” Sons of the Pioneers (1934)  

“I Want to Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart,” Patsy Montana with the Prairie Ramblers (1935)  

“Osage Stomp,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (1935)  

“Bring It On Down to My House,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (1936)  

“Hesitation Blues,” Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies (1936)  

“Right or Wrong,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (1936)  

“Everybody’s Truckin’,” Modern Mountaineers (1937)  

“Pretty Polly,” The Coon Creek Girls (1939)  

“Truck Driver’s Blues,” Cliff Bruner’s Texas Wanderers (1939)  

“Black Jack David,” The Carter Family (1940)  

“You Are My Sunshine,” Jimmie Davis (1940)  

“Cherokee Maiden,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (1941)  

“Mary Jane,” Modern Mountaineers (1941)  

“Take Me Back to Tulsa,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (1941)  

“Don’t Fence Me In,” Gene Autry (1944)  

“Where Did You Sleep Last Night,” Lead Belly (1944)  

“Oklahoma Hills,” Jack Guthrie (1945)  

“Stay a Little Longer,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (1945)  

“Divorce Me C.O.D.,” Merle Travis (1946)  

“Ragtime Cowboy Joe,” Foy Willing and the Riders of the Purple Sage (1946)  

“Blue Moon of Kentucky,” Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys (1947)  

“Sugar Moon,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (1947)  

“Honky Tonkin’,” Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys (1948)  

“Blue Grass Breakdown,” Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys (1949)  

“Lost Highway,” Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys (1949)  

“Mule Train,” Frankie Laine (1949)  

“Slippin’ Around,” Floyd Tillman (1949)  

“I Love You a Thousand Ways,” Lefty Frizzell (1950)  

“A Lazy Farmer Boy,” Buster Carter & Preston Young (1950)  

“Tennessee Waltz,” Patti Page (1950)  

“Uncle Pen,” Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys (1950)  

“Always Late (With Your Kisses), Lefty Frizzell (1951)  

“Cold, Cold Heart,” Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys (1951)  

“Hey Good Lookin’,” Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys (1951)  

“I Can’t Help It If I’m Still in Love with You,” Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys (1951)  

“The Lonesome River,” The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boy (1951)  

“Man of Constant Sorrow,” The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys (1951)  

“Wondering,” Webb Pierce (1951)  

“Back Street Affair,” Webb Pierce (1952)  

“Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music),” Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys (1952)  

“The Great Atomic Power,” The Louvin Brothers (1952)  

“Honky Tonk Blues,” Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys (1952)  

“I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive,” Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys (1952)  

“It’s All Your Fault,” Wade Ray with Noel Bogg (1952)  

“The Wild Side of Life,” Hank Thompson with His Brazos Valley Boys (1952)  

“I’ll Be There (If You Ever Want Me By Your Side),” Ray Price (1953)  

“(Now and Then There’s) A Fool Such As I, Hank Snow (1953)  

“Take These Chains from My Heart,” Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys (1953)  

“This Weary Heart You Stole Away (Wake Up, Sweetheart),” The Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys (1953)  

“Down the Road Apiece,” Merrill Moore (1955)  

“Making Believe,” Kitty Wells (1955)  

“Sixteen Tons,” Tennessee Ernie Ford (1955)  

“Cash on the Barrel Head,” Louvin Brothers (1956)  

“Crazy Arms,” Ray Price (1956)  

“Singing the Blues,” Marty Robbins (1956)  

“Hey Porter,” Johnny Cash (1955)  

“Why Baby Why,” George Jones (1955)  

“Cash on the Barrelhead,” The Louvin’ Brothers (1956)  

“Sittin’ Alone in the Moonlight,” Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys (1956)  

“There You Go,” Johnny Cash (1956)  

“The Waltz of the Angels,” Wynn Stewart (1956)  

“You Win Again,” Jerry Lee Lewis (1957)  

“City Lights,” Ray Price (1958)  

“Invitation to the Blues,” Ray Price (1958)  

“Life to Go,” Stonewall Jackson (1958)  

“Oh Lonesome Me,” Don Gibson (1958)  

“Pick Me Up on Your Way Down,” Charlie Walker (1958)  

“El Paso,” Marty Robbins (1959)  

“Knoxville Girl,” The Louvin Brothers (1959)  

“Rawhide,” Frankie Laine (1959)  

“Under Your Spell Again,” Buck Owens (1959)  

“Big Iron,” Marty Robbins (1960)  

“He’ll Have to Go,” Jim Reeves (1960)  

“Hot Rod Lincoln,” Johnny Bond (1960)  

“Last Date,” Floyd Cramer (1960)  

“Night Life,” Willie Nelson (1960)  

“Please Help Me, I’m Falling,” Hank Locklin (1960)  

“Rank Stranger,” The Stanley Brothers (1960)  

“A Six Pack to Go,” Hank Thompson (1960)  

“You Don’t Know My Mind,” Jimmy Martin (1960)  

“Hello Walls,” Faron Young (1961)  

“Louisiana Man,” Rusty and Doug (1961)  

“Sea of Heartbreak,” Don Gibson (1961)  

“Walk on By,” Leroy Van Dyke (1961)  

“Who Will the Next Fool Be,” Charlie Rich (1961)  

“Another Day, Another Dollar,” Wynn Stewart (1962)  

“End of the World,” Skeeter Davis (1962)  

“I Can’t Stop Loving You,” Ray Charles (1962)  

“I’ve Been Everywhere,” Hank Snow (1962)  

“The Warm Red Wine,” George Jones (1962)  

“Act Naturally,” Buck Owens (1963)  

“Detroit City,” Bobby Bare (1963)  

“Leavin’ on Your Mind,” Patsy Cline (1963)  

“Love’s Gonna Live Here,” Buck Owens (1963)  

“Sweet Dreams,” Patsy Cline (1963)  

“Thanks A Lot,” Ernest Tubb (1963)  

“Chug-A-Lug,” Roger Miller (1964)  

“Close All the Honky Tonks,” Charlie Walker (1964)  

“Dang Me,” Roger Miller (1964)  

“(I Don’t Care) Just As Long As You Love Me,” Buck Owens (1964)  

“Saginaw, Michigan,” Lefty Frizzell (1964)  

“A-11,” Johnny Paycheck (1965)  

“Bottom of the Bottle,” Ira Louvin (1965)  

“Brown to Blue,” George Jones (1965)  

“Flowers on the Wall,” Statler Brothers (1965)  

“(From Now On My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers,” Merle Haggard and the Strangers (1965)  

“I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water,” Stonewall Jackson (1965)  

“The Race is On,” George Jones (1965)  

“Take Me,” George Jones (1965)  

“Waltz Across Texas,” Ernest Tubb (1965)  

“Ain’t Had No Lovin’,” Connie Smith (1966)  

“Don’t Come Home A’ Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind),” Loretta Lynn (1966)  

“Don’t Touch Me,” Jeannie Seely (1966)  

“The Fugitive,” Merle Haggard and The Strangers (1966)  

“The Highway Patrol,” Red Simpson (1966)  

“Little Old Wine Drinker,” Charlie Walker (1966)  

“The Snakes Crawl at Night,” Charley Pride (1966)  

“The Streets of Baltimore,” Bobby Bare (1966)  

“Swinging Doors,” Merle Haggard and the Strangers (1966)  

“You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man), Loretta Lynn (1966)  

“The Cold Hard Facts of Life,” Porter Wagoner (1967)  

“Jackson,” Johnny Cash and June Carter (1967)  

“Pop a Top,” Jim Ed Brown (1967)  

“Rocky Top,” The Osborne Brothers (1967)  

“Skip a Rope,” Henson Cargill (1967)  

“Sweet Thang,” Ernest Tubb and Loretta Lynn (1967)  

“Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad,” Tammy Wynette (1967)  

“Ballad of Forty Dollars,” Tom T. Hall (1968)  

“D-I-V-O-R-C-E,” Tammy Wynette (1968)  

“Milwaukee, Here I Come,” George Jones and Brenda Carter (1968)  

“Mr. Bojangles,” Jerry Jeff Walker (1968)  

“Next in Line,” Conway Twitty (1968)  

“Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line,” Waylon Jennings (1968)  

“Shady Grove,” Doc Watson (1968)  

“She Still Comes Around (To Love What’s Left of Me),” Jerry Lee Lewis (1968)  

“The Son of Hickory Holler’s Tramp,” O.C. Smith (1968)  

“Stand by Your Man,” Tammy Wynette (1968)  

“To Make Love Sweeter for You,” Jerry Lee Lewis (1968)  

“Today I Started Loving You Again,” Merle Haggard (1968)  

“What a Way to Live,” Johnny Bush (1968)  

“All I Have to Offer You (Is Me),” Charley Pride (1969)  

“A Boy Named Sue,” Johnny Cash (1969)  

“Daddy Sang Bass,” Johnny Cash (1969)  

“Galveston,” Glen Campbell (1969)  

“Girl from the North Country,” Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash (1969)  

“I Take A Lot of Pride in What I Am,” Merle Haggard  and The Strangers (1969)  

“Life Has Its Little Ups and Downs,” Charlie Rich (1969)  

“Okie from Muskogee,” Merle Haggard and The Strangers (1969)  

“Sin City,” The Flying Burrito Brothers (1969)  

“Tall Dark Stranger,” Buck Owens (1969)  

“Wine Me Up,” Faron Young (1969)  

“Down from Dover,” Dolly Parton (1970)  

“Fifteen Years Ago,” Conway Twitty (1970)  

“Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone,” Charley Pride (1970)  

“Rose Garden,” Lynn Anderson (1970)  

“Salute to a Switchblade,” Tom T. Hall (1970)  

“That’s How I Got to Memphis,” Bobby Bare (1970)  

“California Cotton Fields,” Merle Haggard (1971)  

“Coat of Many Colors,” Dolly Parton (1971)  

“It’s Four in the Morning,” Faron Young (1971)  

“One’s on the Way,” Loretta Lynn (1971)  

“She’s All I Got,” Johnny Paycheck (1971)  

“Willin’,” Little Feat (1971)  

“You’re Lookin’ at Country,” Loretta Lynn (1971)  

“City of New Orleans,” Arlo Guthrie (1972)  

“Dallas,” Jimmy Dale and The Flatlanders (1972)  

“Delta Dawn,” Tanya Tucker (1972)  

“I Take It on Home,” Charlie Rich (1972)  

“A Picture of Me (Without You),” George Jones (1972)  

“Hank and Lefty Raised My Country Soul,” Stoney Edwards (1973)  

“Honky Tonk Heroes,” Waylon Jennings (1973)  

“I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train,” Billy Joe Shaver (1973)  

“If We Make It Through December,” Merle Haggard (1973)  

“Nothing Ever Hurt Me (Half As Bad As Losing You),” George Jones (1973)  

“Once You’ve Had the Best,” George Jones (1973)  

“Ravishing Ruby,” Tom T. Hall (1973)  

“Satin Sheets,” Jeanne Pruett (1973)  

“What’s Your Mama’s Name,” Tanya Tucker (1973)  

“Angel from Montgomery,” Bonnie Raitt (1974)  

“Drinkin’ Thing,” Gary Stewart (1974)  

“I Can Help,” Billy Swan (1974)  

“I Just Stated Hatin’ Cheatin’ Songs Today,” Moe Bandy (1974)  

“I Will Always Love You,” Dolly Parton (1974)  

“Long Haired Country Boy,” Charlie Daniels Band (1974)  

“Out of Hand,” Gary Stewart (1974)  

“(We’re Not) The Jet Set,” George Jones and Tammy Wynette (1974)  

“Bob Wills Is Still the King,” Waylon Jennings (1975)  

“L.A. Freeway,” Guy Clark (1975)  

“Old Home Space,” J.D. Crowe and the New South (1975)  

“Wasted Days and Wasted Nights,” Freddy Fender (1975)  

“Golden Ring,” George Jones and Tammy Wynette (1976)  

“Good Hearted Woman,” Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson (1976)  

“Here I Am Drunk Again,” Moe Bandy (1976)  

“Miles and Miles of Texas,” Asleep at the Wheel (1976)  

“One Piece at a Time,” Johnny Cash (1976)  

“When the Tingle Becomes a Chill,” Loretta Lynn (1976)  

“East Bound and Down,” Jerry Reed (1977)  

“Here You Come Again,” Dolly Parton (1977)  

“If You Were a Bluebird,” Joe Ely (1977)  

“Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love),” Waylon Jennings (1977)  

“She Never Spoke Spanish to Me,” Joe Ely (1977)  

“Take This Job and Shove It,” Johnny Paycheck (1977)  

“Ten Years of This,” Gary Stewart (1977)  

“Your Place or Mine,” Gary Stewart (1977)  

“White Freightliner Blues,’ Townes Van Zandt (1977)  

“All of Me,” Willie Nelson (1978)  

“Boxcars,” Joe Ely (1978)  

“Comes a Time,” Neil Young (1978)  

“Honky Tonk Masquerade,” Joe Ely (1978)  

“Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,” Waylon Jennings and Wille Nelson (1978)  

“Rose Colored Glasses,” John Conlee (1978)  

“Two More Bottles of Wine,” Emmylou Harris (1978)  

“Whiskey Trip,” Gary Stewart (1978)  

“Family Tradition,” Hank Williams Jr. (1979)  

“Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight,” The Oak Ridge Boys (1979)  

“Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound,” Hank Williams Jr. (1979)  

“1959,” John Anderson (1980)  

“9 to 5,” Dolly Parton (1980)  

“Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground,” Willie Nelson (1980)  

“I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink,” Merle Haggard (1980)  

“If Drinkin’ Don’t Kill Me (Her Memory Will,” George Jones (1980)  

“I’ve Aged Twenty Years in Five,” George Jones (1980)  

“On the Road Again,” Willie Nelson (1980)  

“She Just Started Liking Cheating Songs,” John Anderson (1980)  

“True Love Ways,” Mickey Gilley (1980)  

“Big City,” Merle Haggard (1981)  

“I’m Just an Old Chunk of Coal (But I’m Gonna Be a Diamond Someday),” John Anderson (1981)  

“Labelled with Love,” Squeeze (1981)  

“My Favorite Memory,” Merle Haggard (1981)  

“She’s Got a Drinking Problem,” Gary Stewart (1981)  

“A Country Boy Can Survive,” Hank Williams Jr. (1982)  

“Always on My Mind,” Willie Nelson (1982)  

“Wild and Blue,” John Anderson (1982)  

“Would You Catch a Falling Star,” John Anderson (1982)  

“Black Sheep,” John Anderson (1983)  

“Half a Man,” Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson (1983)  

“I Always Get Lucky with You,” George Jones (1983)  

“Unwed Fathers,” Tammy Wynette (1983)  

“Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind,” George Strait (1984)  

“You’ve Still Got a Place in My Heart,” George Jones (1984)  

“1982,” Randy Travis (1985)  

“Big Butter and Egg Man,” Merle Haggard (1985)  

“I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me,” Rosanne Cash (1985)  

“It’s All Over Now,” John Anderson (1985)  

“Old Hippie,” The Bellamy Brothers (1985)  

“On the Other Hand,” Randy Travis (1985)  

“River in the Rain,” Roger Miller (1985)  

“Diggin’ Up Bones,” Randy Travis (1986)  

“Kids of the Baby Boom,” The Bellamy Brothers (1986)  

“All My Exes Live in Texas,” George Strait (1987)  

“The Bed You Made for Me,” Highway 101 (1987)  

“Born to Boogie,” Hank Williams Jr. (1987)  

“Crazy over You,” Foster and Lloyd (1987)  

“I Told You So,” Randy Travis (1987)  

“Telling Me Lies,” Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, and Emmylou Harris (1987)  

“Those Memories of You,” Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, and Emmylou Harris (1987)  

“Changed the Locks,” Lucinda Williams (1988)  

“Crescent City,” Lucinda Williams (1988)  

“Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses,” Kathy Mattea (1988)  

“I Couldn’t Leave You If I Tried,” Rodney Crowell (1988)  

“Passionate Kisses,” Lucinda Williams (1988)  

“Set ‘Em Up Joe,” Vern Gosdin (1988)  

“Ace in the Hole,” George Strait (1989)  

“A Better Man,” Clint Black (1989)  

“Killin’ Time,” Clint Black (1989)  

“I’m No Stranger to the Rain,” Keith Whitley (1989)  

“It Ain’t Nothin’,” Keith Whitley (1989)  

“The King is Gone (So Are You),” George Jones (1989)  

“Long White Cadillac,” Dwight Yoakam (1989)  

“You Got It,” Roy Orbison (1989)  

“When I Call Your Name,” Vince Gill (1989)  

“Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart,” Randy Travis (1990)  

“I’m Over You,” Keith Whitley (1990)  

“It Only Hurts When I Cry,” Dwight Yoakam (1990)  

“Me and Billy the Kid (Live),” Joe Ely (1990)  

“Angels Don’t Fly,” George Jones (1991)  

“Don’t Rock the Jukebox,” Alan Jackson (1991)  

“Here’s a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares),” Travis Tritt (1991)  

“Look at Us,” Vince Gill (1991)  

“Small Town Saturday Night,” Hal Ketchum (1991)  

“Someday Soon,” Suzy Bogguss (1991)  

“Straight Tequila Night,” John Anderson (1991)  

“Drive South,” Suzy Bogguss (1992)  

“If I Didn’t Have You,” Randy Travis (1992)  

“Nobody Wins,” Radney Foster (1992)  

“Past the Point of Rescue,” Hal Ketchum (1992)  

“Pineola,” Lucinda Williams (1992)  

“Moonshiner,” Uncle Tupelo (1992)  

“When It Comes to You,” John Anderson (1992)  

“Fast As You,” Dwight Yoakam (1993)  

“Live Forever,” Billy Joe Shaver (1993)  

“No Time to Kill,” Clint Black (1993)  

“Santa Fe Thief,” Jimmie Dale Gilmore (1993)  

“Gone Country,” Alan Jackson (1994)  

“I Try to Think About Elvis,” Patty Loveless (1994)  

“Welfare Music,” The Bottle Rockets (1994)  

“Dublin Blues,” Guy Clark (1995)  

“Go Rest High on That Mountain,” Vince Gill (1995)  

“Lake Marie,” John Prine (1995)  

“Corpus Christi Bay,” Johnny Rodriguez (1996)  

“Feel Alright,” Steve Earle (1996)  

“I’ll Give You Something to Drink About,” George Jones (1996)  

“Little Bitty,” Alan Jackson (1996)  

“Tell Me Something I Don’t Know,” Mindy McCready (1996)  

“Fort Worth Blues,” Steve Earle (1997)  

“Shades of Grey,” Robert Earl Keen (1997)  

“Drunken Angel,” Lucinda Williams (1998)  

“California Stars,” Billy Bragg and Wilco (1998)  

“It Ain’t Easy Being Me,” Chris Knight (1998)  

“Wide Open Spaces,” Dixie Chicks (1998)  

“Choices,” George Jones (1999)  

“In Spite of Ourselves,” John Prine and Iris DeMent (1999)  

“The Mountain,” Steve Earle and Del McCoury Band (1999)  

“I Can’t Go Back to Austin Anymore,” Doug Sahm (2000)  

“I Hope You Dance,” Lee Ann Womack (2000)  

“My Hometown,” Charlie Robison (2000)  

“Dancing with the Women at the Bar,” Whiskeytown (2001)  

“When You Come Back Down,” Nickel Creek (2001)  

“False Hearted Lover’s Blues,” Ralph Stanley (2002)  

“Landslide,” Dixie Chicks (2002)  

“Long Time Gone,” Dixie Chicks (2002)  

“The Man Comes Around,” Johnny Cash (2002)  

“Travelin’ Soldier,” Dixie Chicks (2002)  

“God’s Gonna Cut You Down,” Johnny Cash (2003)  

“My Love Will Not Change,” Del McCoury Band (2003)  

“Songs About Rain,” Gary Allen (2003)  

“What Was I Thinkin’,” Dierks Bentley (2003)  

“Choctaw Bingo (Live),” James McMurtry and the Heartless Bastards (2004)  

“Goin’ Away Party,” Merle Haggard (2004)  

“Restless,” Alison Krauss and Union Station (2004)  

“Whisky Lullaby,” Brad Paisley featuring Alison Krauss (2004)  

“Enough Rope,” Chris Knight (2006)  

“Our Song,” Taylor Swift (2006)  

“Snake Farm,” Ray Wylie Hubbard (2006)  

“The Story,” Brandi Carlile (2007)  

“Last Call,” Lee Ann Womack (2008)  

“Love Story,” Taylor Swift (2008)  

“Bottle in My Hand,” Hayes Carll (2010)  

“It’s a Good Day,” Asleep at the Wheel and Leon Rausch (2010)  

“Only Prettier,” Miranda Lambert (2010)  

“Ghost on the Canvas,” Glen Campbell (2011)  

“Play a Train Song (Live),” Todd Snider (2011)  

“Takin’ Pills,” Pistol Annies (2011)  

“Merry Go ‘Round,” Kacey Musgraves (2012)  

“Trucker Speed,” Fred Eaglesmith (2012)  

“Long I Ride,” Robbie Fulks (2013)  

“Follow Your Arrow,” Kacey Musgraves (2013)  

“Mama’s Broken Heart,” Miranda Lambert (2013)  

“Red,” Taylor Swift (2013)  

“Almond Grove,” Cracker (2014)  

“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town (2014)  

“Kansas City,” The New Basement Tapes (2014)  

“Right Time,” Nikki Lane (2014)  

“Send It on Down,” Lee Ann Womack (2014)  

“Turtles All the Way Down,” Sturgill Simpson (2014)  

“Truck Stop Gospel,” Parker Millsap (2014)  

“Copper Canteen,” James McMurtry (2015)  

“It’s All Going to Pot,” Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard (2015)  

“Tennessee Whiskey,” Chris Stapleton (2015)  

“Alabama at Night, Robbie Fulks (2016)  

“Lookout Heart,” The Country Side of Harmonica Sam (2016)  

“Record Year,” Eric Church (2016)  

“At the Purchaser’s Option,” Rhiannon Giddens (2017)  

“Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton (2017)  

“Lies I Chose to Believe,” John Moreland (2017)  

“Butterflies,” Kacey Musgraves (2018)  

“Slow Burn,” Kacey Musgraves (2018)  

“Steak Night at the Prairie Rose,” Mike & the Moonpies (2018)  

“Summer’s End,” John Prine (2018)  

“Umbrella,” Kacey Musgraves (2018)  

“Cheap Silver,” Mike and the Moonpies (2019)  

“You Look Good in Neon,” Mike and the Moonpies (2019)  

“Poet’s Prayer,” Sunney Sweeney (2020)  

“West Texas in My Eye,” The Panhandlers (2020)  

“Hour on the Hour,” Mike and the Moonpies (2021)  

“What He Didn’t Do,” Carly Pearce (2021)  

“You Get It All,” Hayes Carll (2021)  

Deep Cuts:  

“Country Blues,” Dock Boggs (1927)  

“O’ Molly Dear,” B.F. Shelton (1927)  

“Stackalee,” Frank Hutchison (1927)  

“Fishing Blues,” Henry Thomas (1928)  

“Indian War Whoop,” Hoyt Ming and His Pep Steppers (1928)  

“Hobo from the T&P Line,” Almoth Hodges (1929)  

“Soldier’s Joy,” Gid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers (1929)  

“Stealin’, Stealin’,” Memphis Jug Band (1929)  

“Walk Right In,” Cannon’s Jug Stompers (1929)  

“Bring it With You When You Come,” Cannon’s Jug Stompers (1930)  

“Cocaine Habit Blues,” Memphis Jug Band (1930)  

“The House Carpenter,” Clarence Ashley (1930)  

“It’s Movin’ Day,” Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers (1930)  

“John Hardy Was a Desperate Little Man,” The Carter Family (1930)  

“Worried Man Blues,” The Carter Family (1930)  

“Miss the Mississippi and You,” Jimmie Rodgers (1932)  

“Sunbonnet Sue,” Fort Worth Doughboys (1932)  

“I’ve Got the Big River Blues,” Delmore Brothers (1933)  

“Memphis Shakedown,” Memphis Jug Band (1934)  

“Montana Plains,” Patsy Montana featuring the Prairie Ramblers (1934)  

“Down on the Banks of the Ohio,” The Blue Sky Boys (1936)  

“The Eyes of Texas,” Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies (1936)  

“Great Speckled Bird,” Roy Acuff (1936)  

“I’m an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande), The Sons of the Pioneers (1936)  

“Just Because,” The Shelton Brothers (1936)  

“Nine Pound Hammer is Too Heavy,” The Monroe Brothers (1936)  

“No Depression (In Heaven),” The Carter Family (1936)  

“Sadie Green (The Vamp of New Orleans,” Roy Newman & His Boys (1936)  

“She’s Killing Me,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (1936)  

“Texas Hambone Blues,” Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies (1936)  

“Dust,” Gene Autry & His String Band (1937)  

“Fort Worth Stomp,” The Crystal City Ramblers (1937)  

“I’m a Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (1937)
“It Ain’t Nobody’s Biz’ness What I Do,” Hoosier Hot Shots (1937)  

“Pride of the Prairie,” Patsy Montana with the Prairie Ramblers (1937)  

“Everybody’s Trying to Be My Baby,” Roy Newman & His Boys (1938)  

“Ida Red,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (1938)  

“When You’re Smiling (The Whole World Smiles with You),” Cliff Bruner’s Texas Wanderers (1938)  

“Back in the Saddle Again,” Gene Autry (1939)  

“I Love My Fruit,” Sweet Violet Boys (pseudonym for the Prairie Ramblers) 1939  

“Fifteen Miles from Birmingham,” The Delmore Brothers (1939)  

“Mexicali Rose,” Gene Autry (1939)  

“My Window Faces the South,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (1939)  

“That’s What I Like About the South,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (1939)  

“I’ll Get Along Somehow,” Ernest Tubb (1940)  

“Pipeliner Blues,” Moon Mullican (1940)  

“Pretty Boy Floyd,” Woody Guthrie (1940)  

“Time Changes Everything,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (1940)  

“Cool Water,” Sons of the Pioneers (1941)  

“In the Pines,” Bill Monroe (1941)  

“Twin Guitar Special,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (1941)  

“Won’t You Ride in My Little Red Wagon,” Hank Penny (1941)  

“Born to Lose,” Ted Daffan’s Texans (1942)  

“Home in San Antone,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (1942)  

“Jingle Jangle Jingle,” Gene Autry (1942)  

“Night Train to Memphis,” Roy Acuff (1943)  

“Pistol Packin’ Mama,” Al Dexter and His Troopers (1943)  

“Smoke on the Water,” Red Foley (1944)  

“Shame on You,” Spade Cooley and His Orchestra (1945)  

“Silver Dew on the Blue Grass Tonight,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (1945)  

“Sioux City Sue,” Dick Thomas (1945)  

“Detour,” Spade Cooley and His Orchestra (1946)  

“Drivin’ Nails in My Coffin,” Ernest Tubb (1946)  

“Freight Train Boogie,” The Delmore Brothers (1946)  

“It’s a Sin,” Eddy Arnold (1946)  

“Jole Blon,” Harry Choates (1946)  

“No Vacancy,” Merle Travis (1946)  

“Roly Poly,” Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys (1946)  

“Bringing in the Georgia Mail,” Charlie Monroe and His Kentucky Pardners (1947)  

“Dark As a Dungeon,” Merle Travis (1947)  

“Fat Gal,” Merle Travis (1947)  

“Home on the Range,” Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers (1947)  

“My Rose of Old Kentucky,” Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys (1947)  

“Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette),” Tex Williams and His Western Caravan (1947)  

“So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed,” Merle Travis (1947)  

“Bubbles in My Beer,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (1948)  

“Cocaine Blues,” Roy Hogsed (1948)  

“It’s Mighty Dark to Travel,” Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys (1948)  

“Blues Stay Away from Me,” Delmore Brothers (1949)  

“I Love You Because,” Leon Payne (1949)  

“Mind Your Own Business,” Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys (1949)  

“Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down,” Maddox Brothers and Rose (1949)  

“You’re Gonna Change (Or I’m Gonna Leave),” Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys (1949)  

“Bloodshot Eyes,” Hank Penny (1950)  

“Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy,” Red Foley (1950)  

“Faded Love,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (1950)  

“The Golden Rocket,” Hank Snow (1950)  

“Heaven’s Radio,” Molly O’Day and the Cumberland Mountain Folks (1950)  

“I Just Don’t Like This Kind of Living,” Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys (1950)  

“I’ll Sail My Ship Alone,” Moon Mullican (1950)  

“Long Gone Lonesome Blues,” Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys (1950)  

“Moanin’ the Blues,” Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys (1950)  

“Salty Dog Blues,” Flatt and Scruggs (1950)  

“Sugarfoot Rag,” Red Foley (1950)  

“Cherokee Boogie (Eh-Oh-Aleena),” Moon Mullican (1951)  

“Electricity,” Jimmy Murphy (1951)  

“Hot Rod Race,” Arkie Shibley and His Mountain Dew Boys (1951)  

“Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms,” Flatt and Scruggs (1951)  

“Satisfied,” Martha Carson (1951)  

“Too Much Sugar for a Dime,” Merle Travis with the Westerners and Judy Hayden (1951)  

“We Live a Long, Long Time,” Jimmy Murphy (1951)  

“Who Shot Willie,” Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith and His Crackerjacks (1951)  

“Bumming Around,” Jimmy Dean (1952)  

“Diesel Smoke,” Doye O’Dell (1952)  

“Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes,” Skeets McDonald (1952)  

“The Gold Rush is Over,” Hank Snow and His Rainbow Ranch Boys (1952)  

“Half as Much,” Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys (1952)  

“Happy Trails,” Roy Rogers and Dale Evans with Whippoorwills and Orchestra (1952)  

“I Wish I Was a Single Girl Again,” Maddox Brothers and Rose (1952)  

“Slow Poke,” Pee Wee King (1952)  

“Twice the Lovin’ (In Half the Time),” Jean Shepard and Speedy West (1952)  

“Hey Joe,” Carl Smith (1953)  

“Kaw-Liga,” Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys (1953)  

“The Last Waltz,” Webb Pierce (1953)  

“North Wind,” Slim Whitman (1953)  

“Playin’ Dominoes and Shootin’ Dice,” Red Cook & Jimmy Richards and His Westerners (1953)  

“South in New Orleans,” Johnnie and Jack with The Tennessee Mountain Boys (1953)  

“Will Your Lawyer Talk to God?,” Kitty Wells (1953)  

“If You Ain’t Lovin’ (You Ain’t Livin’),” Faron Young (1954)  

“No Money in this Deal,” George Jones (1954)  

“One by One,” Red Foley & Kitty Wells (1954)  

“Slowly,” Webb Peirce (1954)  

“This Ole House,” Stuart Hamblen (1954)  

“Two Glasses Joe,” Ernest Tubb (1954)  

“You’re Not Mine Anymore,” Webb Pierce (1954)  

“A Satisfied Mind,” Porter Wagoner (1955)  

“Cattle Call,” Eddy Arnold (1955)  

“Cry! Cry! Cry!,” Johnny Cash (1955)  

“The Orange Blossom Special,” The Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys (1955)  

“When I Stop Dreaming,” The Louvin Brothers (1955)  

“I Don’t Believe You’ve Met My Baby,” The Louvin Brothers (1956)  

“The Wayward Wind,” Tex Ritter (1956)  

“Honky Tonk Song,” Webb Pierce (1957)  

“My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You,” Ray Price (1958)  

“Act Like a Married Man,” Jean Shepherd (1958)  

“The Ballad of Paladin,” Johnny Western (1958)  

“Big River,” Johnny Cash (1958)  

“Cigarettes and Coffee Blues,” Lefty Frizzell (1958)  

“Eskimo Pie,” George Jones (1958)  

“Treasure of Love,” George Jones (1958)  

“The Battle of New Orleans,” Johnny Horton (1959)  

“The Christian Life,” The Louvin Brothers (1959)  

“Dark as the Night, Blue as the Day,” Bill Monroe (1959)  

“The Same Old Me,” Ray Price (1959)  

“Your Wild Life’s Gonna Get You Down,” Kitty Wells (1959)  

“Baby Rocked Her Dolly,” Frankie Miller (1960)  

“I’m a Honky Tonk Girl,” Loretta Lynn (1960)  

“Mountain Dew,” The Stanley Brothers (1960)  

“What’d I Say,” Jerry Lee Lewis (1960)  

“Wings of a Dove,” Ferlin Husky (1960)  

“Break It to Me Gently,” Brenda Lee (1961)  

“Cozy Inn,” Leon McAuliffe (1961)  

“Heart Over Mind,” Ray Price (1961)  

“Right or Wrong,” Wanda Jackson (1961)  

“Tennessee Flat Top Box,” Johnny Cash (1961)  

“Don’t Let Me Cross Over,” Carl and Pearl Butler (1962)  

“Funny How Time Slips Away,” Willie Nelson (1962)  

“The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,” Gene Pitney (1962)  

“Mr. Record Man,” Willie Nelson (1962)  

“The Precious Jewel,” George Jones and the Smoky Mountain Boys (1962)  

“Touch Me,” Willie Nelson (1962)  

“Busted,” Ray Charles (1963)  

“Call Me Mr. Brown,” Skeets McDonald (1963)  

“I Gotta Get Drunk (And I Shore Do Dread It),” Joe Carson (1963)  

“Let’s Invite Them Over,” George Jones and Melba Montgomery (1963)  

“Ninety Miles an Hour (Down a Dead End Street),” Hank Snow (1963)  

“We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds,” George Jones and Melba Montgomery (1963)  

“The Ballad of Ira Hayes,” Johnny Cash (1964)  

“Buckaroo,” Buck Owens and His Buckaroos (1964)  

“Four Strong Winds,” Bobby Bare (1964)  

“I’ll Go Down Swinging,” Porter Wagoner (1964)  

“I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail,” Buck Owens (1964)  

“Oh Death,” Dock Boggs (1964)  

“Once a Day,” Connie Smith (1964)  

“Second Fiddle (To An Old Guitar),” Jean Shepherd (1964)  

“England Swings,” Roger Miller (1965)  

“Girl on the Billboard,” Del Reeves (1965)  

“The Love Bug,” George Jones (1965)  

“A Tombstone Every Mile,” Dick Curless (1965)  

“Truck Drivin’ Man,” Buck Owens (1965)  

“Almost Persuaded,” David Houston (1966)  

“A Big Ball in Cowtown (We’ll Dance Around),” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (1966)  

“Don’t You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me,” Ray Price (1966)  

“Evil on Your Mind,” Jan Howard (1966)  

“Husbands and Wives,” Roger Miller (1966)  

“Motel Time Again,” Johnny Paycheck (1966)  

“Nitro Express,” Red Simpson (1966)  

“Branded Man,” Merle Haggard (1967)  

“By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” Glen Campbell (1967)  

“Does My Ring Hurt Your Finger,” Charley Pride (1967)  

“Guitar Man,” Jerry Reed (1967)  

“Heaven Help the Working Girl,” Norma Jean (1967)  

“Love of the Common People,” Waylon Jennings (1967)  

“Walk Through This World with Me,” George Jones (1967)  

“Cocaine Blues,” Johnny Cash (1968)  

“False Eyelashes,” Dolly Parton (1968)  

“Fist City,” Loretta Lynn (1968)  

“For the Good Times,” Ray Price (1968)  

“Looking at the World Through a Windshield,” Del Reeves (1968)  

“Restless,” Carl Perkins (1968)  

“What Made Milwaukee Famous,” Jerry Lee Lewis (1968)  

“Who Put My Ex’s in Texas,” Willie Nelson (1968)  

“You’re Still on My Mind,” The Byrds (1968)  

“Across the Alley from the Alamo,” Bob Wills (1969)  

“Bring Me Sunshine,” Willie Nelson (1969)  

“The Carroll County Accident,” Porter Wagoner (1969)  

“Fancy,” Bobbie Gentry (1969)  

“Kay,” John Wesley Ryles (1969)  

“Lay Lady Lay,” Bob Dylan (1969)  

“Luxury Liner,” The International Submarine Band (1969)  

“Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town,” Kenny Rogers and The First Edition (1969)  

“San Quentin,” Johnny Cash (1969)  

“Silver Wings,” Merle Haggard and The Strangers (1969)  

“Hello Darlin’,” Conway Twitty (1970)  

“The Fightin’ Side of Me,” Merle Haggard and the Strangers (1970)  

“If I Were a Carpenter,” Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash (1970)  

“Kentucky Rain,” Elvis Presley (1970)  

“Memphis and Arkansas Bridge,” Charlie Rich (1970)  

“Sunday Morning Coming Down,” Johnny Cash (1970)  

“What Is Truth,” Johnny Cash (1970)  

“The Arms of a Fool,” Mel Tillis and the Statesiders (1971)  

“Lovin’ Her Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again),” Kris Kristofferson (1971)  

“Man in Black,” Johnny Cash (1971)  

“A Pretty House for Sale,” Charley Pride (1971)  

“To Live is to Fly,” Townes Van Zandt (1971)  

“Don’t Let the Green Grass Fool You,” O.B. McClinton (1972)  

“Good Time Charlie’s Got the Blues,” Danny O’Keefe (1972)  

“Grandma Harp,” Merle Haggard and The Strangers (1972)  

“The Lord Knows I’m Drinking,” Cal Smith (1972)  

“Lovin’ on Back Streets,” Mel Street (1972)  

“Made in Japan,” Buck Owens (1972)  

“Someone to Give My Love To,” Johnny Paycheck (1972)  

“(Drinkin’ Beer) And Singing a Country Song,” Dick Curless (1973)  

“Lonesome, On’ry and Mean,” Waylon Jennings (1973)  

“Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man,” Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn (1973)  

“The Midnight Oil,” Barbara Mandrell (1973)  

“Meat Man,” Jerry Lee Lewis (1973)  

“The Most Beautiful Girl,” Charlie Rich (1973)  

“No Headstone on My Grave,” Jerry Lee Lewis (1973)  

“My Tennesse Mountain Home,” Dolly Parton (1973)  

“The Only Time I’m Really Me,” Tammy Wynette (1973)  

“Shotgun Willie,” Willie Nelson (1973)  

“Silver Threads and Golden Needles,” Linda Ronstadt (1973)  

“Something’s Wrong,” Buck Owens and the Buckaroos (1973)  

“Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother,” Jerry Jeff Walker (1973)  

“Watergate Blues,” Tom T. Hall (1973)  

“Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott,” The Statler Brothers (1973)  

“Whiskey River,” Willie Nelson (1973)  

“You’ve Never Been This Far Before,” Conway Twitty (1973)  

“Bloody Mary Morning,” Willie Nelson (1974)  

“Choo Choo Ch’Boogie,” Asleep at the Wheel (1974)  

“Devil in a Sleepin’ Bag,” Willie Nelson (1974)  

“The Door,” George Jones (1974)  

“Holding Things Together,” Merle Haggard and The Strangers (1974)  

“It Was Always So Easy (To Find an Unhappy Woman),” Moe Bandy (1974)  

“Playboy Theme,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (1974)  

“Two Lonely People,” Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty (1974)  

“Bandy the Rodeo Clown,” Moe Bandy (1975)  

“The Bargain Store,” Dolly Parton (1975)  

“Before the Next Teardrop Falls,” Freddy Fender (1975)  

“Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain,” Willie Nelson (1975)  

“A Damn Good Country Song,” Jerry Lee Lewis (1975)  

“Desperados Waiting for a Train,” Guy Clark (1975)  

“Faster Horses (The Cowboy and the Poet),” Tom T. Hall (1975)  

“Hank Williams, You Wrote My Life,” Moe Bandy (1975)  

“Rhinestone Cowboy,” Glen Campbell (1975)  

“This Time I’ve Hurt Her More (Than She Loves Me),” Conway Twitty (1975)  

“T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” Elvis Presley (1975)  

“You Never Even Called Me By My Name,” David Allen Coe (1975)  

“Fox on the Run,” Tom T. Hall (1976)  

“Lone Star Beer and Bob Wills Music,” Red Steagall (1976)  

“Moody Blue,” Elvis Presley (1976)  

“Under the ‘X’ in Texas,” Johnny Gimble (1976)  

“Heaven’s Just a Sin Away,” The Kendalls (1977)  

“Middle Age Crazy,” Jerry Lee Lewis (1977)  

“My Friend the Jukebox,” Mel Street (1977)  

“No Place to Fall,” Townes Van Zandt (1977)  

“Rollin’ with the Flow,” Charlie Rich (1977)  

“Southern Nights,” Glen Campbell (1977)  

“When My Last Song is Sung,” Merle Haggard (1977)  

“Blue Skies,” Willie Nelson (1978)  

“The Gambler,” Kenny Rogers (1978)  

“It’s Been a Great Afternoon,” Merle Haggard (1978)  

“Too Doors Down,” Dolly Parton (1978)  

“Tulsa Time,” Don Williams (1978)  

“The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” Charlie Daniels Band (1979)  

“(Ghost) Riders in the Sky,” Johnny Cash (1979)  

“My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys,” Willie Nelson (1979)  

“Rockin’ My Life Away,” Jerry Lee Lewis (1979)  

“A Lesson in Leavin’,” Dottie West (1980)  

“I Believe in You,” Don Williams (1980)  

“Good Ole Boys Like Me,” Don Williams (1980)  

“I’d Love to Lay You Down,” Conway Twitty (1980)  

“I’m Not Ready Yet,” George Jones (1980)  

“Louisiana Saturday Night,” Mel McDaniel (1980)  

“Thirty-Nine and Holding,” Jerry Lee Lewis (1980)  

“Wayfaring Stranger,” Emmylou Harris (1980)  

“Queen of Hearts,” Juice Newton (1981)  

“Stop in the Road,” John Anderson (1981)  

“When the Word Was Thunderbird,” Billy Joe Shaver (1981)  

“Last Thing I Needed First Thing This Morning,” Willie Nelson (1982)  

“I Wonder,” Rosanne Cash (1982)  

“Yesterday’s Wine,” George Jones and Merle Haggard (1982)  

“All the People Are Talkin’,” John Anderson (1983)  

“Gimme a Ride to Heaven Boy,” Terry Allen & the Panhandle Mystery Boy (1983)  

“Let Somebody Else Drive,” John Anderson (1983)  

“London Homesick Blues,” Gary P. Nunn (1983)  

“Ol’ George Stopped Stopped Drinking Today,” George Jones (1983)  

“That’s the Way Love Goes,” Merle Haggard (1983)  

“You’re the First Time I’ve Thought About Leaving,” Reba McEntire (1983)  

“All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight,” Hank Williams Jr. (1984)  

“You’ve Still Got a Place in My Heart,” George Jones (1984)  

“Big Butter and Egg Man,” Merle Haggard (1985)  

“Chivalry,” Mekons (1985)  

“Down in Tennessee,” John Anderson (1985)  

“I Tell It Like It Used to Be,” T. Graham Brown (1985)  

“Memories to Burn,” Gene Watson (1985)  

“The One I Loved Back Then (The Corvette Song),” George Jones (1985)  

“Tokyo, Oklahoma,” John Anderson (1985)  

“Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes,” George Jones (1985)  

“Don’t Leave without Taking Your Silver,” George Jones (1986)  

“Honky Tonk Man,” Dwight Yoakam (1986)  

“Midnight Girl/Sunset Town,” Sweethearts of the Radio (1986)  

“Ocean Front Property,” George Strait (1986)  

“Stand on It,” Mel McDaniel (1986)  

“The Bird,” George Jones (1987)  

“Crying Over You,” Rosie Flores (1987)  

“Do Ya,” K.T. Oslin (1987)  

“Fourth of July,” Dave Alvin (1987)  

“House of Blue Lights,” Asleep at the Wheel (1987)  

“If I Had a Boat,” Lyle Lovett (1987)  

“Love Me Like You Used To,” Tanya Tucker (1987)  

“Rose in Paradise,” Waylon Jennings (1987)  

“Seashores of Old Mexico,” Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson (1987)  

“Copperhead Road,” Steve Earle (1988)  

“Deeper Than the Holler,” Randy Travis (1988)  

“If My Heart Had Windows,” Patty Loveless (1988)  

“I’m a One Woman Man,” George Jones (1988)  

“Old 8 x 10,” Randy Travis (1988)  

“She Don’t Love Nobody,” Desert Rose Band (1988)  

“Bamboo Annie,” John Anderson (1989)  

“Callin’ Baton Rouge,” New Grass Revival (1989)  

“It’s Just a Matter of Time,” Randy Travis (1989)  

“Jennifer Johnson and Me,” Robert Earl Keen (1989)  

“Pick Up Truck Song,” Jerry Jeff Walker (1989)  

“Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow,” Alan Jackson (1990)  

“A Few Ole Country Boys,” Randy Travis featuring George Jones (1990)  

“The Heart That You Own,” Dwight Yoakam (1990)  

“Here in the Real World,” Alan Jackson (1990)  

“One More Payment,” Clint Black (1990)  

“Right in the Wrong Direction,” Vern Gosdin (1990)  

“Turn It On, Turn It Up, Torn Me Loose,” Dwight Yoakam (1990)  

“Wrong,” Waylon Jennings (1990)  

“Better Class of Losers,” Randy Travis (1991)  

“God Will,” Patty Loveless (1991)  

“I’m Blue, I’m Lonesome,” Marty Stuart (1991)  

“Maybe It Was Memphis,” Pam Tillis (1991)  

“Navajo Rug,” Jerry Jeff Walker (1991)  

“Outbound Plane,” Suzy Bogguss (1991)  

“Take Your Memory with You,” Vince Gill (1991)  

“Tempted,” Marty Stuart (1991)  

“Tonight I Think I’m Gonna Go Downtown,” Jimmie Dale Gilmore (1991)  

“Boats to Build,” Guy Clark (1992)  

“Heartland,” George Strait (1992)  

“It’s a Little Too Late,” Tanya Tucker (1992)  

“Just Call Me Lonesome,” Radney Foster (1992)  

“Lovin’ All Night,” Rodney Crowell (1992)  

“Our Town,” Iris Dement (1992)  

“Walls Can Fall,” George Jones (1992)  

“West Texas Plains,” Rosie Flores (1992)  

“Ain’t That Lonely Yet,” Dwight Yoakam (1993)  

“Every Little Thing,” Carlene Carter (1993)  

“I Wish I Could Have Been There,” John Anderson (1993)  

“Let Her Fly,” Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette (1993)  

“My Wife Thinks You’re Dead,” Junior Brown (1993)  

“Bend It Until It Breaks,” John Anderson (1994)  

“Every Once in a While,” Blackhawk (1994)  

“Marie,” Townes Van Zandt (1994)  

“Rolling Stone from Texas,” Don Walser (1994)  

“Thinkin’ Problem,” David Ball (1994)  

“Third Rock from the Sun,” Joe Diffie (1994)  

“What a Crying Shame,” The Mavericks (1994)  

“All Just to Get to You,” Joe Ely (1995)  

“Ben McCulloch,” Steve Earle (1995)  

“Bigger Than the Beatles,” Joe Diffie (1995)  

“The Cape,” Guy Clark (1995)  

“Here Comes the Rain,” The Mavericks (1995)  

“Housework,” Loudon Wainwright III (1995)  

“I Don’t Even Know Your Name,” Alan Jackson (1995)  

“Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under,” Shania Twain (1995)  

“Windfall,” Son Volt (1995)  

“The Buck Starts Here,” Robbie Fulks (1996)  

“Guys Do It All the Time,” Mindy McCready (1996)  

“Heads Carolina, Tails California,” Joe Dee Messina (1996)  

“Hillbilly Guitar Boogie,” Sleepy LaBeef (1996)  

“Like the Rain,” Clint Black (1996)  

“Little Ramona,” BR-549 (1996)  

“She is Gone,” Willie Nelson (1996)  

“Surf Medley,” Junior Brown (1996)  

“Angry All the Time,” Bruce Robison (1997)  

“Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart Tonight,” Whiskeytown (1997)  

“Somewhere in My Heart,” Volebeats (1997)  

“Bears,” Lyle Lovett (1998)  

“Dance the Night Away,” The Mavericks (1998)  

“I Just Want to Dance with You,” George Strait (1998)  

“There’s Your Trouble,” Dixie Chicks (1998)  

“When She Does Me Right She Does You Wrong,” The Wandering Eyes (1998)  

“Wild Irish Rose,” George Jones (1998)  

“Clay Pigeons,” Blaze Foley (1999)  

“Conversation with the Devil,” Ray Wylie Hubbard (1999)  

“Goodbye Earl,” Dixie Chicks (1999)  

“The Grass is Blue,” Dolly Parton (1999)  

“If I Fall You’re Going Down with Me,” Dixie Chick (1999)  

“Let the Fire Burn Out,” Bill Kirchen (1999)  

“Play Me the Waltz of the Angels,” The Derailers (1999)  

“Sometimes the Pleasure’s Worth the Pain,” Marty Stuart (1999)  

“Write This Down,” George Strait (1999)  

“Wrapped,” Kelly Willis (1999)  

“Galway Girl,” Steve Earle (2000)  

“If I Could Only Fly,” Merle Haggard (2000)  

“The Mercy Seat,” Johnny Cash (2000)  

“Red Dirt Girl,” Emmylou Harris (2000)  

“Down the River,” Chris Knight (2001)  

“The Lucky One,” Alison Krauss & Union Station (2001)  

“North Dakota,” Chris Knight (2001)  

“17,” Cross Canadian Ragweed (2002)  

“Carla Came Home,” Chris Knight (2003)  

“Flowers,” Gene Watson (2003)  

“September When It Comes,” Rosanne Cash featuring Johnny Cash (2003)  

“As Time Goes By,” Merle Haggard (2004)  

“Big Cheeseburgers and Good French Fries,” Blaze Foley (2004)  

“I May Hate Myself in the Morning,” Lee Ann Womack (2004)  

“Lower 48,” The Gourds (2004)  

“Portland, Oregon,” Loretta Lynn with Jack White (2004)  

“We Can’t Make It Here Anymore,” James McMurtry (2004)  

“Georgia Hard,” Robbie Fulks (2005)  

“Kerosene,” Miranda Lambert (2005)  

“Wish I Hadn’t Stayed So Long,” Hayes Carll (2005)  

“Dress Blues,” Jason Isbell (2007)  

“Gunpower and Lead,” Miranda Lambert (2007)  

“My Life’s Been a Pleasure,” Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and Ray Price (2007)  

“Sunday Morning,” Elizabeth Cook (2007)  

“Beaumont,” Hayes Carll (2008)  

“Drunken Poet’s Dream,” Hayes Carll (2008)  

“Gravedigger,” Willie Nelson (2008)  

“In Color,” Jamey Johnson (2008)  

“You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive,” Patty Loveless (2008)  

“American Saturday Night,” Brad Paisley (2009)  

“High Wide & Handsome,” Loudon Wainwright III (2009)  

“The Weary Kind,” Ryan Bingham (2009)  

“Ain’t No Grave,” Johnny Cash (2010)  

“El Camino,” Elizabeth Cook (2010)  

“From a Table Away,” Sunny Sweeney (2010)  

“If I Die Young,” The Band Perry (2010)  

“Long Hot Summer Day,” Turnpike Troubadours (2010)  

“Mean Old Man,” Jerry Lee Lewis (2010)  

“Wildflower,” The JaneDear Girls (2010)  

“Codeine,” Jason Isbell (2011)  

“Drink in My Hand,” Eric Church (2011)  

“Hell on Heels,” Pistol Annies (2011)  

“The Scientist,” Willie Nelson (2011)  

“Sparks Fly,” Taylor Swift (2011)  

“Working in Tennessee,” Merle Haggard (2011)  

“Birmingham,” Shovels and Rope (2012)  

“Little Sweet Cigars,” The Trishas (2012)  

“Nothing on Me,” Chris Knight (2012)
“I Lie When I Drink,” Dale Watson (2013)  

“I’m Not Going to Miss You,” Glen Campbell and the Wrecking Crew (2013)  

“Long Way Home,” Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis (2013)  

“My Favorite Picture of You,” Guy Clark (2013)  

“Stripes,” Brandy Clark (2013)  

“Weed Instead of Roses,” Ashley Monroe (2013)  

“Another Town,” Ronnie Fauss (2014)  

“Black and Blue,” The Secret Sisters (2014)  

“A Feather’s Not a Bird,” Rosanne Cash (2014)  

“Girl in a Country Song,” Maddie & Tae (2014)  

“I Ain’t Lookin’ for No Trouble,” Ray Benson (2014)  

“Platinum,” Miranda Lambert (2014)  

“Hurtin’ (On the Bottle),” Margo Price (2015)  

“Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban (2016)  

“The Bullfighter,” Luke Bell (2016)  

“Humble and Kind,” Lori McKenna (2016)  

“Jamestown Ferry,” Charley Crockett (2017)  

“Tupelo,” Jason Isbell (2017)  

“I’m William Callahan,” Chris Knight (2019)  

“Talking Reality Television Blues,” Todd Snider (2019)  

“The Man (Live from Paris),” Taylor Swift (2020)  

“Small Town Hypocrite,” Caylee Hammock (2020)  

“Welcome to Hard Times, Charley Crockett (2020)  

“Canola Fields,” James McMurtry (2021)  

“Half a Hundred Years,” Asleep at the Wheel (2021)  

“That’s Life,” Willie Nelson (2021)  

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