The 50 All-Time Best Country Duets
Country music is well known for its collaborations, and there is no shortage of duets within the genre’s lifespan. But we’ve cut it down to 50 of the genre’s most memorable duets over the past several decades, as you’ll see here.
While real-life couples Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, and Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have several standout duets that make our 50 Best Country Duets Ever list, so do many unlikely pairings. There’s Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow with their 2003 hit “Picture,” Kenny Chesney and Pink’s “Setting the World on Fire” and more recently, Florida Georgia Line and Backstreet Boys’ “God, Your Mama, And Me.”
Acts like Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, and Brooks & Dunn and Reba McEntire make our list twice, while Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton and Alan Jackson also have multiple duet appearances that are showcased in Taste of Country’s 50 Best Duets. Although the majority of our list includes male-female features, high-ranking female duets are also worth mention. McEntire and Linda Davis’ striking 1993 hit “Does He Love You” kept country fans mesmerized until the last note was played, while Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood‘s memorable “Somethin’ Bad” reminds us once again of the power females have when they team up together.
“I wanted to collaborate with Carrie because we need to,” Lambert previously said of their 2014 hit. “There’s not that many females in country that do collaborate, and we’ve known each other for a really long time. But I needed it to be the right song, and I thought that one could be really cool.”
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