Songs of the Century

No. 4: Tim McGraw, ‘Live Like You Were Dying’ – Top Country Songs of the Century
No. 4: Tim McGraw, ‘Live Like You Were Dying’ – Top Country Songs of the Century
“It’s just the greatest message ever put on the radio in my opinion, and to the world frankly,” one country artist said of Tim McGraw's "Live Like You Were Dying." The singer is a bit more humble about song No. 4 on this list of the Top Country Songs of the Century, but he recognizes the importance of the song.
Our Favorite Redneck Woman
Our Favorite Redneck Woman
Gretchen Wilson admits that while her hit song "Redneck Woman" was skyrocketing up the airplay charts she didn't feel like she fit in. Years later she'd tell Taste of Country that at the time, she felt underdressed for a black tie party. It's now clear the guests at that party were happy she injected new energy into their predictable sound.
No. 10: Taylor Swift, ‘Love Story’ – Top Country Songs of the Century
No. 10: Taylor Swift, ‘Love Story’ – Top Country Songs of the Century
Taylor Swift’s collective country catalog had an undeniable influence on 21st century country music, but finding one song that shaped the format more than another proved challenging. “Love Story” was chosen as Swift’s selection for this list of the Top Country Songs of the Century because, if for no other reason, it was such an undeniable hit.

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