Country Songs

Country songs in this list include classic and more modern hits from the likes of Glen Campbell to Kenny Chesney. Country songs are often played using just an acoustic guitar or characterized by that familiar electric twang. If you're a country aficionado or just getting into the genre, this is a great list to familiarize yourself.

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Walkin' After Midnight (Made Easy) Patsy Cline

Caren will show you a made easy, beginner version of this great country classic with an acoustic guitar part that is perfectly suited to playing along with the band.

Published: 05/23/2016 Upgrade
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I Walk the Line Johnny Cash

In this series of country song lessons, Ben Lindholm will teach you "I Walk The Line" by Johnny Cash. Ben will introduce the song to you, then talk about the tuning, tones, and time, and give you some tips on learning the song. There's a twist on a "snare" drum that Ben will show you before he launches into the intro riff. Next up are the five verses in a row, and we'll finish up with a performance play along and a jam along where you take over.

Published: 07/26/2012 Upgrade
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All I Want Is A Life Tim McGraw

Mike will show you all 3 guitar layers. Guitar 1 is a clean and twangy electric guitar that plays the rhythm and riffs in the tune. Guitar 2 is an acoustic guitar that strums the chord progression throughout, and even picks some cool arpeggiations later in the song. Guitar 3 is the lead electric guitar that takes a solo and digs into some great lead fills throughout.

Published: 09/10/2015 Upgrade
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Guitars, Cadillacs Dwight Yoakam

In these lessons Mike Olekshy will teach "Guitars, Cadillacs", by Dwight Yoakam. After setting up the song and discussing gear and tone, Mike will break down the intro electric lick. Then it's time to learn the acoustic guitar part that occurs throughout the song; we'll follow that with the fill licks in the verse and chorus. Next up are the solos, then we'll do full and single guitar performances. To conclude, you'll take over in the jam along.

Published: 07/21/2014 Upgrade
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Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue Crystal Gayle

In this tutorial, Caren Armstrong will teach a campfire version of "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue", as made famous by Crystal Gayle. Caren will introduce the song then look at the acoustic tones before talking about the rhythm and strumming. The breakdowns of the intro and 1st two verses are next, then we'll learn the bridge before we go to verse 3. We'll learn the song ending, then the theme melody; we'll end with a play along.

Published: 11/27/2013 Upgrade
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Outta Here Kenny Chesney

Mike will show you the two guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 is an acoustic guitar with a capo on the 2nd fret that provides the backbone of the tune. Guitar 2 is an electric guitar that plays some rhythm and lead throughout.

Published: 05/19/2016 Upgrade
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Workin' Man Blues Merle Haggard

Mike will show you both iconic parts to this county classic from the clean electric guitar that chicken picks its way through some killer old school country rhythms and leads to the acoustic guitar that lays a solid foundation with open chords and boom-chick strumming.

Published: 09/10/2015 Upgrade
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The Gambler Kenny Rogers

This country classic features an easy chord progression, some cool hybrid picking, as well as some modulating chords that create a nice build in the song. The two guitars playing throughout the recording can be combined into one easy part with using a capo!

Published: 10/16/2014 Upgrade