The Best 50s Country Songs

100 classic country cuts from the 1950s

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Featured: Kitty Wells

A 50s country songs playlist including Kitty Wells, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Ernest Tubb, Lefty Frizzell, Sanford Clark, Porter Wagoner and more.

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Whether it was the TV stars of a new golden era, smokey bar session players making a name for themselves or a certain young man in black, the 1950s had an integral influence on the state of country music for generations to come.

Here's a playlist of Holler's Best Country Songs of the 1950s.

Check out the full track listing below:

1. Kitty Wells - It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels

2. Hank Williams & Drifting Cowboys - Honky Tonkin'

3. Johnny Cash - I Walk The Line

4. Ernest Tubb - Waltz Across Texas

5. Lefty Frizzell - If You've Got the Money I've Got the Time

6. Sanford Clark - The Fool

7. Porter Wagoner - A Satisfied Mind

8. The Maddox Brothers & Rose - New Mule Skinner Blues

9. Eddy Arnold - Cattle Call

10. Lefty Frizzell - The Long Black Veil

11. Patsy Cline - Walkin' After Midnight

12. Jean Shepard - Two Whoops and a Holler

13. Rose and the Maddox Brothers - No Help Wanted

14. Carl Smith & June Carter Cash - Time's a Wastin'

15. Hawkshaw Hawkins - Slow Poke

16. Marty Robbins - Big Iron

17. Johnny Horton - The Battle of New Orleans

18. Hank Williams - Cold, Cold heart

19. George Jones - White Lightning

20. Webb Pierce - There Stands The Glass

21. Eddy Arnold - Tennessee Stud

22. The Davis Sisters - I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know

23. Hank Thompson - The Wild Side of Life

24. Tennessee Ernie Ford - Sixteen Tons

25. Jim Reeves - Four Walls

26. Leroy Van Dyke - The Auctioneer

27. Don Gibson - Blue, Blue Day

28. The Louvin Brothers - There's A Higher Power

29. Ray Price - Crazy Arms

30. Red Foley - Birmingham Bounce

31. Wanda Jackson - Fujiyama Mama

32. The Everly Brothers - All I Have to Do Is Dream

33. Carl Belew - Am I That Easy To Forget

34. Carl Perkins - Dixie Fried

35. Jim Reeves - Bimbo

36. Buck Owens - Under Your Spell Again

37. Stonewall Jackson - Waterloo

38. Don Gibson - Oh Lonesome Me

39. Hank Snow - I'm Movin' On

40. Johnny Cash - Get Rhythm

41. Hank Locklin - Let Me Be the One

42. Faron Young - Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young

43. Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys - Blue Moon of Kentucky

44. The Stanley Borthers - I'm a Man of Constant Sorrow

45. Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs with The Foggy Mountain Boys - Foggy Mountain Breakdown

46. Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel

47. Sonny James - Young Love

48. Bobby Helms - Fraulein

49. The Browns - The Three Bells

50. Stoney Cooper & Wilma Lee - Big Midnight Special

51. Duane Eddy - Rebel Rouser

52. Jean Shepard & Ferlin Husky - A Dear John Letter

53. George Jones - Why Baby Why

54. Kitty Wells - Making Believe

55. Ray price - Heartaches By the Number

56. Marty Robbins - El Paso

57. Hank Williams - Jambalaya (On The Bayou)

58. Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues

59. Webb Pierce - In The Jailhouse Now

60. Ernest Tubb, Red Foley & the Sunshine Trio - Goodnight, Irene

61. Johnny Horton - Honky Tonk Man

62. Ray Price - City Lights

63. Jean Shepard - You Win again

64. Skeets McDonald - Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes

65. Goldie Hill - I Let The Stars Get In My Eyes

66. Carl Smith - Loose Talk

67. Johnny Cash - Guess Things Happen That Way

68. Marty Robbins & Ray Conniff - A White Sport Coat

69. Ray Price - The Same Old Me

70. The Louvin Brothers - Knoxville Girl

71. Jimmie Skinner - I Found My Girl in the Usa

72. Marvin Rainwater - Gonna Find Me A Bluebird

73. Faron Young - The Shrine of St. Cecilia

74. Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys - Gotta Travel On

75. The Louvin Brothers - Cash On The Barrel Head

76. Wanda Jackson - I Gotta Know

77. Mac Wiseman - The Ballad of Davy Crockett

78. Webb Pierce - Slowly

79. Terry Fell - Don't Drop It

80. Goldie Hill & Justin Tubb - Looking Back To See

81. Arlie Duff - You All Come!

82. Jimmy Dean - Bumming Around

83. Bonnie Lou - Seven Lonely Days

84. The Delmore Brothers - Blues, Stay Away From Me

85. Jimmie Rodgers - Honeycomb

86. Johnny Cash - Don't Take Your Guns to Town

87. Red Foley - Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy

88. Hank Snow & His Rainbow Ranch Boys - (Now and Then, There's) A Fool Such As I

89. Johnny Cash - Cry! Cry! Cry!

90. Lefty Frizzell - Always Late (With Your Kisses)

91. Johnny Horton - When It's Springtime In Alaska

92. Mirriam Johnson - Lonesome Road

93. Patti Page - Tennessee Waltz

94. Bonnie Lou - Tennessee Wig Walk

95. Frankie Miller - Black Land Farmer

96. Pee Wee King and His Band - Changing Partners

97. Maddox Brothers - New Step It up and Go

98. Mother Maybelle & The Carter Sisters - Wildwood Flower

99. Martha Carson - Satisfied

100. Hank Williams & Drifting Cowboys - I'll Never Get Out Of This World

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