Top 20 Country & Western Songs For Karaoke
From John Denver to Johnny Cash, we give you the top 20 country and western songs of all time for karaoke
Some people enjoy performing pop hits at karaoke, others prefer performing epic ballads about gun slingers, pick up trucks and unrequited love – this round up is very much for the latter! From the soulful crooning of Elvis to the hard country rock of Lynyrd Skynyrd, check out our round up of the top 20 country and western songs of all time to sing at karaoke, yeehaw!
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1) Johnny Cash – Ring Of Fire
You could pick almost any song of Johnny Cash's to include in this round up, but the best to perform at your next country karaoke session is definitely Ring Of Fire.
2) Dolly Parton – Jolene
If Johnny Cash is the king of country and western, Dolly Parton is most definitely its queen and Jolene probably ranks as one of the greatest karaoke songs of all time, let alone country and western karaoke!
3) John Denver – Take Me Home, Country Roads
A simple love song to his native land, John Denver's Take Me Home Country Roads was so adored by the people of West Virginia they actually decided to make it one of their official state anthems back in 2014.
4) Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
As soon as you hear that opening guitar riff there's simply no resisting the fact that you're about to start screaming about a county in America you've likely never visited.
5) Elvis Presley – Always On My Mind
For a more chilled out country karaoke jam, it doesn't get much better than Elvis's wonderfully melancholic and soulful cover of Always On My Mind.
6) Billy Ray Cyrus - Achy Breaky Heart
Let's all just take a moment to appreciate the pure unadulterated glory of Billy Ray Cyrus's 2ft mullet! Achy Breaky Heart is almost as brilliantly silly as said mullet – an excellent example of early 90s country/cheese.
7) Kenny Rogers – The Gambler
"You've got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away, and know when to run" – words to live by!
8) Taylor Swift – Love Story
Anyone else miss the days when Taylor Swift did country? If you pretend you aren't deeply enamoured with Swift's Love Story you're either a liar or heartless. Romeo take me somewhere we can be alone...
9) Nancy Sinatra – These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
Another drop dead gorgeous country femme fatale, Nancy Sinatra's girl power anthem is a fab choice for anyone who's a bad mama jama and wants the world to know.
10) Garth Brooks – Friends In Low Places
This fab country anthem actually holds a Guinness World Record for the largest group karaoke performance of all time – in 2009 over 160,000 people sang it before the start of the NASCAR Sharpie 500 race.
11) Alison Krauss – When You Say Nothing At All
This song written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schiltz has actually proven a hit for three different artists: Keith Whitley, Alison Krauss and, most famously, Ronan Keating. Of the three, the soulful tones of Mrs Krauss are the definite winner for performing at a country karaoke session!
12) Neil Young – Old Man
Written about the foreman of a ranch in California that Neil Young bought in the 70s, the result is a melancholy masterpiece.
13) Glen Campbell – Rhinestone Cowboy
Who wouldn't want to shine like a rhiiiiiiinnnestone cowboy? This is a great country karaoke song for groups as singers never fail to come together with gusto on the chorus.
14) Hank Williams – Hey Good Lookin'
An old but gold country record, Hey Good Lookin' has been gracing the ears of music lovers for over 65 years!
15) Lonestar – Amazed
A fab pick for a gloriously soppy country music duet between couples – Every little thing that you do, baby I'm amazed by you...
16) The Soggy Bottom Boys – I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow
While the Soggy Bottom Boys might be a fictional group from the film O Brother, Where Art Thou? the song is very much real and dates all the way back to 1913 when Dick Burnett, a partially blind fiddler from Kentucky, originally recorded it under the title Farewell Song. Over 100 years later it is still a country karaoke banger!
17) Tammy Wynette – Stand By Your Man
A simple love ballad about sticking with your fella, Stand By Your Man is a great song choice for anyone lucky enough to have found their Mr. Right.
18) A Boy Named Sue – Johnny Cash
Who would have thought that a song originally written by a humorist and poet as a bit of fun would become one of the greatest country covers ever recorded!
19) Big Iron – Marty Robbins
The entirety of Marty Robbins' back catalogue is made up of wonderful songs about the exploits of cowboys and gunslingers, but there's no greater ballad to sing along to than Big Iron. To the town of Agua Fria rode a stranger one fine day...
20) 9 To 5 – Dolly Parton
What a song to finish us off! Fun fact: Dolly Parton actually wrote her ode to the 9 to 5 rat race of life for a 1980s comedy film of the same name.
- Looking for even more inspiration for your next karaoke session? Check out our round up of the top 100 karaoke songs of all time.
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