Booker News: A List of 10 Classic Country Songs That Never Made It to Number One

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CMT.com put together a list of some of the GREATEST country songs . . . that NEVER made it to Number One.  They chose 10 . . . and some are a total surprise.

Here they are!

Crazy, Patsy Cline . . . peaked at #2 in 1961.  (–This IS the greatest country song of all time . . . AND it was written by Willie Nelson.)

 

God Bless The USA, Lee Greenwood . . . made it to #7 in 1984.  (–Honoring the good ole U.S. of A. at pre-game ceremonies for close to 30 years.)

 

Amarillo By Morning, George Strait . . . hit # 4 in 1983.  (–Just a flat-out terrific country song.  Fiddles, cowboys . . . Texas.)

 

Blue, LeAnn Rimes . . . peaked at  #10 in 1996.  (–Wow, I would have sworn this topped the country charts.  I need to stop swearing.)

 

Family Tradition, Hank Williams Jr. . . hit Number Four in 1979.  (–What?  This was NEVER #1?  Well, it is in every damn country bar I get kicked out of.)

 

Go Rest High On That Mountain, Vince Gill . . . reached #14 in 1995.  (–Not one of my favorites . . . but it features Patty Loveless and Ricky Skaggs, so what do I know.)

 

Independence Day, Martina McBride . . . made it to #12 in 1994.  (–Anthemic, powerful . . . and the best set of pipes in country.  Girl power!)

 

Coat Of Many Colors, Dolly Parton . . . reached #4 in 1971.  (–Dolly calls it her favorite.  Your mom probably likes it too.)

 

Love Can Build a Bridge, The Judds . . . peaked at Number Five in 1991.  (–Co-written by Naomi Judd . . . and chosen as 1995’s official “Comic Relief” single.)

 

Delta Dawn, Tanya Tucker . . . made it to #6 in 1972.  (–I don’t think this should be on CMT’s list . . . mostly because it was a HUGE hit for the great Helen Reddy.)

 

 

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