The Best Country Song is 'Folsom Prison Blues.'

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  1. Omegatron

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    That's right. Folsom Prison by Mr. Johnny Cash. 'I shot a man in Reno...just to watch him die.' is one of the best lyrics ever. Solid runner-up status to 'The Gambler.' Last place goes to anything Neil McCoy has ever sung.
     
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    Kinda partial to Boy Named Sue myself. Not sure what I would consider the best is.
     
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    The best country song ever is "Piss Up A Rope" by Ween.
     
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    I Walk the Line > Folsom Prison Blues
     
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    Also, that Johnny Cash movie from a few years back was pretty good imo.
     
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    not a country fan at all but Johnny transcends genres in my opinion. Matter of fact, his greatest hits managed to make it way into my travel bag for this week.
     
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    The closest I'll come to country is Creedence. Which is to say, not close at all.
     
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    The same here for me. I normally cant stand country, but I really enjoy a lot of Cash's stuff. Its just good.
     
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    Patsy Cline had some good ones...as well as Hank Williams and his son... and good ole Willie! Early Tom Waits and Uncle Tupelo had some good stuff too! Chet Atkins too...
     
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    I'm another person who generally doesn't like country, but I really like Johnny Cash. I'm a little more partial to his more rock styled stuff (Get Rhythm), but his country stuff is great too. I especially like "Hey Porter"
     
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    i'm suprised noone's mentioned Charlie Danials Band yet. personally i'd say one of the best country songs was "The Devil went donw to Florida." but Jonny Cash would also be up there at the top. and don't forget Lynyrd Skynyrd! (granted they are both considered more Southern Rock but still very close to country)
     
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    Is'nt that The Devil Went Down to Georgia?
     
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    The Devil Went Down to Florida was by Cledus T. Judd.
    The Devil Went Down to Georgia was Charlie Daniels
    Better yet, The Devil Comes Back to Georgia was by Charlie Daniels, Mark O'Conner, Johnny Cash, Marty Stuart, and Travis Tritt. This one is my favorite.
    Also almost anything my Hank Jr or Alabama.
     
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    Cash is damn good, but I wouldn't say Folsom Prison Blues is the best country song ever, and its not really that country anyway. I'd say Hickory Wind by Gram Parsons is my favorite. Oh or anything by Patsy Cline, George Jones, Hank Williams, the Louvin Brothers or anything off the Acuff-Rose label back in the 60s
     
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    If you're a dirty hippy, you may enjoy listening to "The Devil Went Down to Jamaica".

    All the dirty hippies I know love that stupid song.

    If you're me, country is not ok, but Johnny Cash is.
     
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    I thought it was "Gentle on my mind". Especially the Proclaimers' version. or "King of the road".
     
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    Cash' cover/ duet of "Girl of the North Country" with Bob Dylan trumps Folsom and I walk the line.
     
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    Oh, it's country. Trains, prison, killin', and even a mention of mama. It's just missing a dog and some rain. (LOL at David Allen Coe and Steve Goodman).
     

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