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Gretchen Wilson Redneck Woman Song of the Century
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No. 8: Gretchen Wilson, ‘Redneck Woman’ – Top Country Songs of the Century

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.

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FGL Cruise Song of the Century
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No. 9: Florida Georgia Line, ‘Cruise’ – Top Country Songs of the Century

Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" is the best-selling country song of the century and a song that blew the doors open for a progressive, hip-hop-flavored brand of country that longtime fans of the genre are still trying to determine what to do with.

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Taylor Swift Love Story
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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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No. 11: Kid Rock (Feat. Sheryl Crow), ‘Picture’ – Top Country Songs of the Century

You're most likely to hear Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow's "Picture" on country radio stations today, but it was actually a bigger hit on pop radio. Song No. 11 on this list of the Top Country Songs of the Century was a Top 5 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, while only reaching the Top 20 on the country chart.

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Brad Paisley Alison Krauss Whiskey Lullaby
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No. 12: Brad Paisley (Feat. Alison Krauss), ‘Whiskey Lullaby’ – Top Country Songs of the Century

While known for clever, tongue-in-cheek country anthems, Brad Paisley's greatest gift may be storytelling.

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Need You Now Song of the Century
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No. 13: Lady Antebellum, ‘Need You Now’ – Top Country Songs of the Century

Lady Antebellum knew "Need You Now" could be a big hit when they first recorded it, but it wasn't due to their own confidence in the song.

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Eric Church Springsteen Song of Century
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No. 14: Eric Church, ‘Springsteen’ – Top Country Songs of the Century

With “Springsteen,” the Chief touches a part of all of us.

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No. 15: Dixie Chicks, ‘Goodbye Earl’ – Top Country Songs of the Century

The Dixie Chicks' "Goodbye Earl" is the one of most influential songs of the 21st century.

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Miranda Lambert Over You Song of the Century
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No. 16: Miranda Lambert, ‘Over You’ – Top Country Songs of the Century

Miranda Lambert's second-best ballad checks in at No. 16 on this list of the Top Country Songs of the Century. The emotional story and performance of this song still resonates today.

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Darius Rucker Wagon Wheel
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No. 17: Darius Rucker, ‘Wagon Wheel’ – Top Country Songs of the Century

This multi-platinum smash hit for Darius Rucker was originally cut by Old Crow Medicine Show, but came with the group's blessing.

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