TOP 20 GREATEST COUNTRY LOVE SONGS: SEGMENT 1 of 4

Nothing expresses love like a country song. As we scan the past few decades, I have come up with the top 20 greatest love songs ever made. I did massive research in making this top 20 list and it was very hard coming to this list as there are many songs to look at. Based on popularity, number one rankings, and fame, we now take a look at the first segment of top country songs beginning with the #20 song on the countdown. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did creating this amazing list. Thanks for your support. To the list beginning with #20.

DOLLY PARTON "I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU"

#20 DOLLY PARTON

The number 20 spot on the list goes to legendary country singer Dolly Parton. "I Will Always Love You" was first wrote by Dolly Parton in 1973. The song was first released in April of 1974. It has been re-recording twice since then, once in 1982 and another time in 1995. The single was produced by Bob Ferguson. It was recorded at RCA Studio in Nashville Tennessee. The song is believed to be wrote to a former partner of Dolly Parton, Porter Wagoner. After being released, it hit number one on the Billboard Hot Country Chart a month later.

THOMPSON SQUARE "ARE YOU GONNA KISS ME OR NOT

#19 THOMPSON SQUARE

The number 19 spot on the countdown is a recent hit song sung by Thompson Square called "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not". The song was written by Jim Collins and David Lee Murphy. The song was first released in July of 2010. It was produced by New Voice Entertainment. Upon release, it became very popular and was a "feel good song". It hit number one on the Billboard U.S. Country Songs Chart and thirty-two on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.

KENNY ROGERS "WE GOT TONIGHT"

#18 KENNY ROGERS FT. SHEENA EASTON

The number 18 spot on the list goes to another legend of country, Kenny Rogers. His hit "We Got Tonight" was recording in 1983 and released in the same year. Bob Seger had released the song in 1978, which was written by Billy Preston and Bruce Fisher. The song hit number 3 in the country chart and 18 on the Billboard 200. The song was Platinum in U.S.A. and Canada. Rogers worked with Lionel Richie on the song and many others. Rogers did do better then Seger on the charts, Seger held a 13 ranking on the chart. Shenna Easton also sung the song with Rogers.

BILLY DEAN "IF THERE HADN"T BEEN YOU

#17 BILLY DEAN

Number 17 on our list goes to Billy Dean for his song titles "If There Hadn't Been You". He is more so remembered for "Billy The Kid". The song was released as a single, the 4th single of the "Billy Dean" collection. The song hit number 3 on the Country Chart and reached number one on the RPM Country Track Chart. The song was written by Ron Hellard and Tom Shapiro. The label was SBK/Liberty. It was produced by Chuck Howard and Shapiro.

TRAVIS TRITT "ANYMORE"

#16 TRAVIS TRITT

The number 16 spot on our countdown goes to Travis Tritt for his hit song "Anymore". The song hit number one both in the United States and Canada. It was also number 64 in the greatest music video program hosted by CMT. The song was written by Travis Tritt and Jill Colucci. It was produced by Greg Brown and it was under the Warner Brothers label. At the time, it was Tritt's second number one hit in the U.S. and fourth in Canada.

Which song do you like best?

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SPECIAL THANKS


I want to thank you for reviewing the first segment of th greatest country love songs 16-20. Be sure to check out the second segment coming soon which will have songs 11-15. There were thousands of love songs produced over the last few decades and it has been difficult to analyse all the songs. Therefore, there will be an honorary segment for some of the songs that just missed the top 20. It will now be a five part series.

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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

Lyricwriter you caught my attention with the title and the videos! I thought I was going to find all 20 songs but I'll be back for the others, if I miss 'em give me a nudge.

Ok my favorite from this set is #19 Thompson Square! I saw them perform at a free outdoor concert, well I also saw Kenny Rogers MANY years ago but Thompson Square was just a couple of months ago. The husband and wife duo have a superb stage presence and the crowd loved them! Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not has my vote! Looking forward to round #2! In case you haven't picked up on it I'm a country music fanatic! :)


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Hello Sunshine625. I appreciate your time and comments. I am glad to have you along for the ride. This has by far, been the hardest hub I have ever did. I just want to make it right. I have this musical gift and right now, this is all I can do to use it. I wish I could let you hear my songs since you are a country fan. I would like to have a honest opinion. Thanks.


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

Your songs as in YOUR songs? Do you have videos? I'd love to hear them!


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H P Roychoudhury 5 years ago from Guwahati, India

Very nice. I will vote for "I will always love you". However I could not hear the song "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not".


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Sunshine, yes. I know I have the talent, drive, the whole works, but I am honestly financially busted. They are basically accustic, but the lyrics are powerful, way better then my poems. It is my passion. I was saving for a cam corder to start placing them on youtube when I lost my job. Now, online is all I got. I was picked up by a small record label, but they fell through before anything happened. Then a agent that stole my songs. I seem to have bad luck always. I thought about going straight to Nashville, but I no longer have a car. :(

I spend my entire day trying to make money online and where I live. Not easy with no vehicle. I am going to see if I can find one and go for it. I have to copyright my new songs though. Just so much to do and worry about.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Thanks H.P. I am so sorry about that. I really wish you could hear it cause it is a great song. I know you don't live in the US from your profile page. I will see if I can add a new link so you may be able to hear it and thanks for telling me. It is not acceptable if those outside can't hear it. I will get on that as soon as possible. Thank you very much for tuning in.


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

You DO have a lot going on. If you believe in yourself then do whatever you have to! XFactor, Idol, America's Got Talent are always options :)


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

True, I live a 5 minute walk away from Landuea Murphy, the one who won America's Got Talent.


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Country fan here too. My vote is for Kenny Rogers, I love that song. It was hard to choose between Him and Dolly Parton though. I too couldn't listen to Thompson Square (Not available in your country) was the message I got.

But a great hub and I thoroughly enjpyed this one.

Looking forward to the next segment


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Thanks for coming by. I changed it with another one and I guess it is still not working. Will do again and thanks for coming by.


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felicitylovespari 5 years ago

Great country love songs and looking forward to seeing the next 15.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Felicitylovespari, thank you so much for checking it out and your time. I do appreciate it very much and I am on my way to see you. Thanks.


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Cutters 5 years ago from South Carolina

To be honest I can not stand country music, but I think you did a wonderful job with this. I can tell you worked really hard on this hub. It came out really good. I will be looking for the others as they come!


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Cutters, thanks for coming by and checking it out. I like country more then anything else, but I like all music types. Thanks for appreciating the work. Some of these articles take quite a while. Have a good Sunday.


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Dumbledore 5 years ago from Somewhere in Ohio

My personal favorite is Thubder Rolls by Garth Brooks. This is interresting because I only recently developed an appreciation for country music.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Dumbledore, thanks for the comment and your time. Perfect timing then pal. I have always like country, but I like most of all music.


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Country Music Is Always A Solid Bet For A Distinctive Lyrical Style And Classic Melodies...Thanks For Sharing thelyricwriter.;)


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

Great article! Keep them coming. When you "make it," you will look back to your present "experiences" and appreciate what the process.

Your commitment will see you to the top!

The best.

Flag up!


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Mentalist, couldn't say it better myself. I appreciate all your time friend. You have a kind soul.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Hey there Dallas. Glad you came by. I thank you for your confidence, I really do. Thanks for for your time, comment, and vote dear friend. It is always nice to near from you.


Sueswan 5 years ago

A very entertaining hub.

My favourite pick is "I will always love you."

Looking forward to more.

Voted up and awesome.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Thanks for your vote Sueswan. It is greatly appreciated, as well as your comment. It is a great song. It was hard placing all the songs together from the last half of century. I believe that one was 1973. Thanks for commenting.


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epigramman 5 years ago

....great series you have here and I will look forward to the other 3 parts as I am a big country and western music fan (more the older stuff though) and I have a wonderful hub buddy ALWAYS EXPLORING who would love this hub tribute (her name is Ruby and her boyfriend is George Jones lol) you should check out her hubs 'cos she's alot fun (like you) and let her know you have this hub series on country music

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I am a Patriots fan and I remember the very first game Tom Brady ever played for them - he came in to take over from an injured Drew Bledsoe.

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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Epigramman, thank you so much. Your always very considerate. I will make sure I do that. I love football. I remember that game as well. He did quite well to be thrown in the pick. The best 6th round quarterback in history. I do appreciate everything. You are a very thoughtful person. Be good my friend.


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LABrashear 5 years ago from My Perfect Place, USA

Wonderful! I grew up on country music and still channel surf it. I had a hard time picking my favorite. Anymore and Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not both pertain to my husband and I. Thanks for making me smile!


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

LaBrashear, thanks for commenting and coming by. It makes it all worth while for you to smile!lol I love anymore. That would be my favorite with kiss me or not in a close second. Thanks!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Great hub. I absolutely, positively love country music.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

hello Gypsy. Thanks you so much for coming by dear friend. Country music is built with passion. Great stuff. Thanks.


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

Wow! A great collection of country side music superstars. I love country side music especially Dolly. My father had a major collection of country side music by kenny rogers, don williams, skeeter davis, dolly parton to mention but few. Listening to those sweets songs on a cool evening made my heart bubble with joy. I LOVE COUNTRY SIDE MUSIC. You ve done absolutely great my lyricwriter. You re awesome! Voted accordingly.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Ubanichijioke, thanks for coming by my friend. I appreciate your gratitude. I see your pops has great taste!lol Hope all is well and glad you enjoyed it.

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