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Category: Top 10

Top 10 Country Work Songs

Top 10 Country Work Songs

| August 31, 2014

The history of country music is filled with songs about work and workers.  The Father of Country Music, Jimmie Rodgers, wrote a dozen songs on the subject, mostly about trains and trainmen, but also about muleskinners, sailors, and farmers.    Recent history has continued the trend, with Merle Haggard, Alabama, and Alan Jackson each delivering several appropriate […]

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Top 10 July 4th Songs

Top 10 July 4th Songs

| July 3, 2014

July 4th celebrates American Independence from the British.  But it also celebrates those traits we consider distinctly American.  Country music is a unique American artform.  So it’s no surprise that many country stars have released songs that have become patriotic anthems.  We’ve put together a list of songs that you’re likely to hear on the radio this […]

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Top 10 Memorial Day Songs

Top 10 Memorial Day Songs

| May 25, 2014

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day, and it goes back to the Civil War.  The idea was to take a day and place flowers or a flag on the graves of soldiers.  There are a lot of country songs that have a patriotic theme to them.  Our Top 10 list focuses on recent country songs that […]

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Top 10 Songs About Mama

Top 10 Songs About Mama

| May 11, 2014

There’s nothing more country than mama.  Except mama’s home cooking.  And just about every country singer has released a song about mama.  Here is our Top 10 list of songs about mama: #10: Mama Don’t Forget To Pray For Me–Diamond Rio’s 1991 hit seemed appropriate for a new band with their first taste of success.  […]

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Top 10 Labor Day Songs

Top 10 Labor Day Songs

| September 1, 2013

The history of country music is filled with songs about work and workers.  The Father of Country Music, Jimmie Rodgers, wrote a dozen songs on the subject, mostly about trains and trainmen, but also about muleskinners, sailors, and farmers.    Recent history has continued the trend, with Merle Haggard, Alabama, and Alan Jackson each delivering several appropriate […]

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Top 10 July 4th Songs

Top 10 July 4th Songs

| July 4, 2013

July 4th celebrates American Independence from the British.  But it also celebrates those traits we consider distinctly American.  Country music is a unique American artform.  So it’s no surprise that many country stars have released songs that have become patriotic anthems.  We’ve put together a list of songs that you’re likely to hear on the radio this […]

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Top 10 Songs About Mama

Top 10 Songs About Mama

| May 13, 2012

There’s nothing more country than mama.  Except mama’s home cooking.  And just about every country singer has released a song about mama.  Here is our Top 10 list of songs about mama: #10: Mama Don’t Forget To Pray For Me–Diamond Rio’s 1991 hit seemed appropriate for a new band with their first taste of success.  […]

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Top 10 Country Christmas Songs

Top 10 Country Christmas Songs

| December 22, 2011

There are many ways to put together a list of the Top 10 Christmas Songs.  For this list, we consulted with the folks at Mediabase, who monitor the most popular country radio stations in the USA.  These are the same stations that make up our weekly Top 30.  So if you listen to country radio, […]

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Blake Shelton's Top 10

Blake Shelton’s Top 10

| October 28, 2011

This week’s co-host, Blake Shelton, just celebrated his 9th #1 hit with “Honey Bee.”  In fact, Blake has been on a hot streak, with four straight #1s.  Blake is celebrating his tenth anniversary as a recording artist this year.  His debut single, “Austin,” was released in April 2001.  Since then, he’s released 18 singles and […]

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Kenny Chesney Top 10

Kenny Chesney Top 10

| September 16, 2011

Kenny Chesney is one of the most-played artists on country radio.  He’s released 45 singles since his recording career began in 1993, and 20 of them have gone to #1. But which of Kenny’s hits are his Top 10 most-played songs?  #10: There Goes My Life.  This was the first single from Kenny’s “When The […]

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