It’s the time of the year when cowboys and country fans gather in Las Vegas to witness bull riding stars, multitude of collegiate and professional athletic events, rodeo pageants, car shows and country music entertainment.
We want to share 10 best playlist of country music favorites so you can celebrate the rodeo week even when you’re miles away from Las Vegas!
Johnny Cash first took interest in performing in prison while serving in the United States Air Force Security Service. After Folsom Prison Blues release, the song became popular among inmates, who would sometimes write to Cash, requesting him to perform at their prisons.
2. Linda Ronstadt- When Will I Be Loved
When Will I Be Loved” is a classic popular song, written by Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers. The song had its highest profile when Linda Ronstadt covered it on her album Heart Like A Wheel, released in November 1974
3. Tammy Wynette- Stand By Your Man
There was a limit to how long Wynette would stand by her man. She was married five times to five different men, and all of those marriages ended in divorce.
4.Elvis Presley- Heartbreak Hotel
Elvis Presley is not known as a country singer, but Heartbreak Hotel was his first single to sell a million copies and a chart-topping hit on the country, pop and R&B charts.
5. Garth Brooks- The Dance
The Dance’ is a beautiful piece of songwriting, performed with honest, heartfelt emotion, immediately followed by ‘Friends in Low Places.
6. Shania Twain- Any Man Of Mine
In 1995 ‘Any Man of Mine’ blew up in a way a song from a country female hadn’t done in years. Shania Twain, became an undeniable influence on future generations of country singers.
7. Patsy Cline- Crazy
Willie Nelson wrote this song shortly after moving to Nashville. He hadn’t made a name for himself at the time, and Cline struggled with his original demo for the song. However, Patsy Cline eventually cut the beautiful version we know today, taking it to No. 2 on the country charts in 1961.
8. Carrie Underwood- Before He Cheats
‘American Idol’ introduced Carrie Underwood to music listeners. Before He Cheats,
her second No. 1 country single in 2006 and fueled the album to sell more than seven million copies.
9.Willie Nelson- Always On My Mind
Willie Nelson is one of the most well-known country musicians of his time.
In 1998, Nelson made ‘Always on My Mind’ even sweeter when he and Johnny Cash performed an unforgettable duet of this classic song.
10. Jimmy Buffett- Margaritaville
Buffet has always loved sailing, and when this song became a hit, he was thrilled because he could buy his own boat. He has said that even if he was a one hit wonder, he would have been happy with his boat sailing around the islands. He just didn’t buy the boat, but also he owns Margaritaville stores in Key West, New Orleans, Jamaica, Charleston, and Orlando.
What’s your favorite country song?
I hope you enjoy all this beautiful music! Yee Haw!