A good chorus is what makes a song memorable. A song's chorus is the part listeners sing along with Country music is full of great choruses, too. From decades-old classics to newer earworms, the songs on The Boot's list of the Top 10 Country Music Choruses are united by their impossibly good refrains.
What makes a great country song? It tells a story. It draws a line. It has a twang you can feel down to the soles of your feet. Some get mad, some get weepy, some just get you down the road. But these are essential songs that map out the story of country music, from Hank Williams howling at the moon to George Jones pouring one out for all the desperate lovers to Taylor Swift singing the suburban cowgirl blues. Mainstream country's most prominent liberal ambitiously overloads this nearly six-minute single from 's American Saturday Night , explaining that he wanted "to serve up a little multigenerational truth with a strong sense of hope and possibility. Basically, it's a typical Brad Paisley A.
Jimmie Allen and Tegan Marie are among the new country and Americana artists you need to hear this month. Here are the 10 new country and Americana voices you need to hear right now. Sounds Like: A gnarly, but vulnerable, country-blues singer with the introspective songwriting chops Nashville thankfully continues to reward. But Jenckes has lived a lifetime since then. It changes your perspective a lot on what time is worth and what your priorities are. Sounds Like: Inviting yet melancholy siren songs made up of hard-earned blues, confessional folk and an emotional realism usually reserved for punk and hip-hop. For Fans of: Gillian Welch; Valerie June; the triple-threat combo of honeyed vocals, weighty lyrics and inventive acoustic guitar work. While I was writing these songs, there was a lot going on: I was in an abusive relationship, Bowie died, Prince died, police were killing unarmed black people daily, and Trump was elected.
Over the last 50 years or so, the sounds of country music have certainly evolved, but there are a few OK, more than a few songs that will always be genre classics. Iconic artists like Dolly Parton , Kenny Rogers , and George Strait paved the way for others like Garth Brooks and Reba McEntire to follow, which provides a well-rounded gallery of music to consider for our top 20 country songs of all time. Yes, somehow, we managed to narrow them down to And basically every other Cash song!