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
The Dixie Chicks country Caren Armstrong
John Prine country Caren Armstrong
Amie
Pure Prairie League
Pure Prairie League country Tom Finch
Wichita Lineman
Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell country Mike Olekshy
I Walk the Line
Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash country Ben Lindholm
Always On My Mind
Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson country Mike Olekshy
Amarillo By Morning
George Strait
George Strait country Mike Olekshy
Guitars, Cadillacs
Dwight Yoakam
Dwight Yoakam country Mike Olekshy
Patsy Cline country Caren Armstrong
Hank Williams country Andy Gurley
The Gambler
Kenny Rogers
Kenny Rogers country Douglas Showalter
George Strait country Mike Olekshy
Achy Breaky Heart
Billy Ray Cyrus
Billy Ray Cyrus country Mike Olekshy
On the Road Again
Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson country Andy Gurley
Alabama country Mike Olekshy
John Prine country Douglas Showalter
A Better Man
Clint Black
Clint Black country Mike Olekshy