Top Country Love Songs From the 1970s

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, The Nash News wants to celebrate the day of love with a list of 10 of the top country love songs from the 1970s that you will want to sing to your partner.


1. “Flesh and Blood” by Johnny Cash (1970)

In this romantic story, Cash explains that the wonders of nature cannot compare to that of his lover.


2. “Kiss an Angel Good Morning” by Charley Pride (1971)

Pride shares the secret to happiness: being in love.


3. “Funny Face” by Donna Fargo (1972)

This sweet tribute to Fargo’s husband is relatable to any couple.


4. “Behind Closed Doors” by Charlie Rich (1973)

Rich reminds us that sometimes, love is better left at home.


5. “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” by Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn (1973)

This upbeat duet from country music’s biggest stars in the ’70s is a charming depiction of how geography cannot get in the middle of strong love.


6. “I Will Always Love You” by Dolly Parton (1974)

Later coved and made famous by Whitney Houston, this original version is about more than just having to leave your lover.


7. “Pure Love” by Ronnie Milsap (1974)

Milsap borrows examples from everyday life to portray what love really is.


8. “Golden Ring” by George Jones (1976)

This tune shows the powerful symbolism of a wedding ring.


9. “If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don’t Want To Be Right” by Barbara Mandrell (1979)

While this cover of Luther Ingram’s work implements R&B and soul elements, it topped Billboard’s US Hot Country Songs the year it was released.


10. “You Decorated My Life” by Kenny Rogers (1979)

Roger’s delicate voice adds to the deep expression of love in the lyrics.


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