Over the course of the genre’s history, country music has had more than its share of sweet, romantic moments. It seems that love songs have seemingly helped to define the careers of many of the format’s biggest stars, and perhaps created a handful of lovebird relationships along the way. We’ve gone back into the history books and picked out fifty of the top country love songs in the genre’s storied past. It’s likely that a song that may have a special place in your love story might not have made this list. However, these are some moments that are worth visiting time and again when trying to set the mood for a romantic moment! Billboard biz The online extension of Billboard Magazine, billboard. Billboard is a subsidiary of Prometheus Global Media, LLC. Of course, ’I Will Always Love You’ is the biggest song so far in my career. I’m famous for several, but that one has been recorded by more people and made me more money, I think, than all of them.
But that song did come from a true and deep place in my heart. Parton was attempting to make a break from her role on Porter Wagoner’s syndicated television show at the time she wrote the song. I was trying to get away on my own because I had promised to stay with Porter’s show for five years. We both believed that we knew what was best for us. Well, he believed he knew what was best for me, too, and I believed that I knew more what was best for me at that time. I thought, ’He’s never going to listen. He’s just going to bitch every day that I go in to talk about this.
So I thought, ’Well, why don’t you do what you do best? Why don’t you just write this song? Because I knew at that time I was going to go, no matter what. So I went home and out of a very emotional place in me at that time, I wrote the song, ’I Will Always Love You. Even though she was determined to move on, Parton especially wanted to convey a message of gratitude in the song. It’s saying, ’Just because I’m going don’t mean I won’t love you. And I took it in the next morning.
I’ve written this song, and I want you to hear it. He said, ’That’s the prettiest song I ever heard. And you can go, providing I get to produce that record. 1 on the country chart in 1974. Eight years later, a new version she recorded for her film, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, peaked atop that chart, too. However, the soaring ballad exploded at pop radio when Whitney Houston sang it in The Bodyguard, the 1992 movie produced by Kevin Costner, who also starred opposite Houston. They had another song that was going to go in that place, and someone had recorded the song they were going to use. They were just in a panic at the last minute.
And so they asked me about the song. It was just one of those things where , ’What is that? Houston’s dramatic rendition moved more than 4 million singles and won two Grammys. Meanwhile, The Bodyguard soundtrack sold a staggering 17 million copies. It’s been one of the biggest songs ever. Craig Shelburne has been writing for CMT. CMT and all related titles and logos are trademarks of Country Music Television, Inc. It’s Been A Few Days Since You’ve Visited This Page! The song was released in August 1987 as the first single from the album Shelter from the Night. I Can’t Get Close Enough” was Exile’s tenth and final number one country hit.