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Top 10 Country Love Songs of All Time

These are the cream of the crop when it comes to country love songs

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I have compiled what I feel are the Top 10 Country Love songs of all time. The list is based on my own personal preference, taking into consideration songs that have had large impacts on country music. Each song includes my thoughts on the song, and links to lyrics, a place to download the song, and a link to the album on which the song can be found.

10. "Love Me Tender" - Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley - The 50 Greatest Love Songs
BMG / Elvis
Elvis had one of the best voices ever, and the words to this song can easily melt the hardest heart.
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9. "Cold, Cold Heart" - Hank Williams

Hank Williams - 20 of Hank Williams' Greatest Hits
Mercury Nashville
You can hear the tear in his voice, as he sings this lament about loving someone that can't love him back because of a relationship she had before she met him.
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8. "I Fall to Pieces" - Patsy Cline

Patsy Cline - The Definitive Collection
MCA Nashville
The romance is over and he tells her to forget about them. But, it's not that easy for her because every time she sees him, she just loses it. I love the emotion in her voice as she sings this.
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7. "I Walk the Line" - Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash - 16 Biggest Hits
Sony
This is one of Johnny Cash's most popular songs, and inspired the title for the most recent motion picture about his life. He sings about walking the straight and narrow because he has a very special lady in his life. Who wouldn't want that kind of devotion from their loved one?
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6. "Hello Darlin'" - Conway Twitty

Conway Twitty - 16 Biggest Hits
Sony
This song, with its alternating spoken and sung lines, was one of Conway Twitty's most popular, and one he would use to open his live shows. I love the sexiness of his voice as he speaks the opening line, "Hello darlin', nice to see you..."
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5. "I Will Always Love You" - Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton - I Will Always Love You and Other Greatest Hits
Sony
This song has been recorded by many artists. Dolly herself recorded it three times. The original version, a song she wrote for Porter Wagoner after she left to pursue a solo career, and later on, as part of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas soundtrack, then again as a duet with Vince Gill. The pop version of this song was made popular by Whitney Houston in the motion picture The Bodyguard. The lyrics speak of knowing that they weren't meant to be, but wanting the best for the person they're leaving.
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4. "Crazy" - Patsy Cline

Patsy Cline - 12 Greatest Hits
MCA
This is my favorite Patsy Cline song. No one can sing this like Patsy. She sings about being crazy in love with her man.
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3. "He Stopped Loving Her Today" - George Jones

George Jones - 10 Years of Hits
Sony
One of the best country songs, period. There is no happy ending in this song. The man has a love for a woman that lasts his entire life. He only stops loving her when his heart no longer beats. "They laid a wreath upon his door... and soon they'll carry him away... he stopped loving her today."
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2. "Forever and Ever, Amen" - Randy Travis

Randy Travis - The Very Best of Randy Travis
Rhino / WEA
This song speaks of loving someone forever. I'll always remember the video for the song, with the wedding scenario. One of the most perfect songs for a wedding in my opinion.
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1. "Today I Started Loving You Again" - Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard - 20 Greatest Hits
Capitol
This simple song speaks volumes. The man is trying to get over the woman, and thinks he's done it, with only having cried a million tears, but finds out that he's only fooling himself. Merle Haggard has one of the best voices in country music, and you can hear all the emotion in his voice as he sings this.
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