Country Songs

At its inception in the 1920s, country music had roots primarily in blues and western folk music, before developing into a number of sub-genres that give us the country guitar style.

Country guitar is characterized by simple chord progressions, fast picking sequences and a lot of major scales along with a generally a fast-paced, bluesy technique. Other stylistic marks include hybrid picking and heavy string bending.

Some of country music’s most notable guitar players would include Chet Atkins, Brad Paisley and Johnny Cash.

Country Songs

info title artist style difficulty instructor
Johnny Cash country Mike Olekshy
Billy Ray Cyrus country Caren Armstrong
El Paso (Made Easy)
Marty Robbins
Marty Robbins country Caren Armstrong
John Prine country Caren Armstrong
The Dixie Chicks country Caren Armstrong
Wichita Lineman
Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell country Mike Olekshy
I Walk the Line
Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash country Ben Lindholm
Amie
Pure Prairie League
Pure Prairie League country Tom Finch
Always On My Mind
Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson country Mike Olekshy
Hank Williams country Andy Gurley
Guitars, Cadillacs
Dwight Yoakam
Dwight Yoakam country Mike Olekshy
Patsy Cline country Caren Armstrong
Amarillo By Morning
George Strait
George Strait country Mike Olekshy
The Gambler
Kenny Rogers
Kenny Rogers country Douglas Showalter
Achy Breaky Heart
Billy Ray Cyrus
Billy Ray Cyrus country Mike Olekshy
George Strait country Mike Olekshy
Alabama country Mike Olekshy
Willie Nelson country Caren Armstrong
Copperhead Road
Steve Earle
Steve Earle country Anders Mouridsen
On the Road Again
Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson country Andy Gurley