Dolly Parton

Country Music That Never Ran Out of Style

A lot of things make a country music great, but the most important ones are those that give you a twang feeling that goes all the way down to your feet. Country music leaves different people with different feelings; some may feel sad, some happy some may even weep.

If you were born in a time during the ’80s, then you are familiar with country music. The truth is, this genre of music is not being played as much as it used to be played back in the days. However, country music is far from being forgotten, people still listen to them. If you are a big country music fan, then this article is going to take you through some of the best country music that never ran out of style even in the present day.

Here are the country songs that never ran out of style through the years:

#5 Dolly Parton - Jolene

The first country music is Dolly Parton's Jolene. Dolly Parton got the inspiration of this track after seeing her husband flirting with a teller from a bank. This track is one of her most heartrending tracks of all. Jolene, which was released in the year 1973 was about Dolly Parton imploring another woman (Jolene) to leave her husband alone.

Dolly Parton put so much thought and emotions in this song and that is why it shall remain among her greatest hits and will not run out of style anytime soon.

#4 Merle Haggard - Mama Tried

The other track that will definitely not run out of style is Merle Haggard's Mama Tried, this song comes from humble beginnings and was once a commission for the film 'Killers Three' which was produced by Dick Clark.

Mama Tried became Merle Haggard's most autobiographical pieces. This song will forever be remembered by many since it will remain on the film for every generation to hear.

#3 Tammy Wynette- Stand By Your Man

The next track is Tammy's Stand By Your Man. This was a hit in the 80’s, it was produced by a renowned producer, Billy Sherrill. The song was written to be a reactionary response to the upcoming women's liberation movement back then.

The song was so popular and significant that Hillary Clinton referred to it once in an interview; the writer said that it took her only 20 minutes to write but 20 years to defend it.

#2 Hank Williams - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

This is another track that no matter how many times you have listened to it, you will never get enough. The song is about Williams bemoaning his crashing marriage to his wife Audrey. In this song, William says that he has 'lost the will to live' and indeed, after four years, he was found dead. The song will forever be remembered as a sign of honoring Williams.

#1 Stanley Brothers - Man Of Constant Sorrow

Our list will not be complete without mentioning the Stanley Brothers' Man Of Sorrows from the year 1951. It is believed that the track was originally done by Baptist Hymn but was later revived by the Stanley Brothers who did a really excellent job with it.

One of the brothers called Ralph heard their father singing a version of the song and he and his brothers decided to add words to the song to become the famous track it is today. The Stanley Brothers are a talented group and that is why this track will never run out of style.

The beauty of country songs is that they all have deep meanings. The musicians were singing about actual occurrences unlike some of today's musicians who are only writing feel-good songs. The songs mentioned above were once played in every club in America and are still being listened to even by the present young generation.

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