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Country Songs Lyrics

Country Songs Lyrics is Appendix E of a 10 part series on How to Write a Song. As developing country songwriters we want to analyze as many great country song lyrics as possible. Here we can search for free country music lyrics and old country music lyrics.

A great country song has a simple conversational lyric. However, the lyrics also often have very vivid imagery. The best ones bring you right into the story and make you feel like you are there where it's happening.

Nothing's ambiguous. Everything is literal and the ideas and images are generally fantastic. Let's search for some country lyrics. I have identified 4 excellent sites to find country songs lyrics.


Any Country Music Lyrics is an excellent choice for finding contemporary country lyrics. You can search by artist, song title or both. There is also a top 100 list. If you can't find the lyric you're looking for, you can submit a request as they are always adding new lyrics.


Classic Country Song Lyrics is the place to go if you're looking for older traditional classic country lyrics. You can find lyrics by Brenda Lee, Dolly Parton, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Tanya Tucker, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and many more. Songs are also all in alphabetic order.


Top 100 Country Lyrics is where you'll find the hits and the top 100. This site also has t-shirts, posters, country sheet music, country ringtones, concert tickets, interviews and a salute to our troops.


Cowboy Lyrics is searchable by artist or song. In addition, you can download the most popular country songs right from the site.

*Here are arguably the 10 most famous country lyrics ever written:

1. Always on My Mind - Willie Nelson
2. Live Like You Were Dying - Tim McGraw
3. Your Cheatin' Heart - Hank Williams, Sr.
4. Crazy - Patsy Cline
5. The Dance - Garth Brooks
6. The Devil Went Down to Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band
7. I Walk the Line - Johnny Cash
8. Coal Minor's Daughter - Loretta Lynn
9. He Stopped Loving Her Today - George Jones
10. I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton

NOTE: What are you're top 10 favorite country lyrics?

Thanks for visiting Country Song Lyrics. Search, study and analyze and you will become a better country songwriter. Next we're going to look at gospel lyrics!

Continue to Appendix F, Gospel Lyrics

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