50 Easy Country Songs to Play on Guitar for Beginners

50 Easy Country Songs to Play on Guitar for Beginners

The best Country songs easy to play on acoustic and electric guitar with video lessons and tabs for beginner guitarists to learn fast.

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The best Country songs to play on acoustic or electric guitar for beginners

For those of us who are fans of Country music, we love to play with our acoustic guitars all kinds of Country songs, slow, sad, love, with or without Capo, modern, old and new, from Texas, and more. That’s why we bring you the really super easy songs to play on acoustic or electric guitar. It is very practical to have the tabs, and the music sheets, but the video lessons are always much more complete and detailed than what a Country song Tab can have, no matter how easy it is to play on guitar.

Here you will find the best repertoire of super easy Country songs to play on guitar for beginners. They’re not just really easy Country songs to play, they’re also really fun songs, deep in their message, that any beginning acoustic guitarist will enjoy learning.

Learning to play a country song on your favorite guitar is very easy if you start with a few easy-to-play songs first. Fortunately, there are hundreds of country songs that can qualify as great for beginning guitarists, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. This list of easy country songs for guitar will give you a great starting point and help you establish yourself as a country guitarist.

Also, you can see our list of easy Rock songs to learn to play on the electric guitar for beginners.

Slow country love songs easy to play on the guitar.

The best easy-to-play country songs

  1. Jambalaya by Hank Williams
  2. Okie From Muskogee by Merle Haggard
  3. Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver
  4. Tennessee Whisky by Chris Stapleton
  5. Boys ‘Round Here by Blake Shelton
  6. Achy, Breaky Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus
  7. Ring Of Fire by Johnny Cash
  8. King Of The Road by Roger Miller
  9. Jolene by Dolly Parton
  10. Blown Away by Carrie Underwood
  11. When You Say Nothing At All by Ronan Keating (Original Keith Whitley)
  12. Ocean Front Property by George Strait
  13. Friends in Low Places by Garth Brooks
  14. Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker
  15. It’s Your Love by Tim McGraw y Faith Hill
  16. I Will Always Love You by Dolly Parton
  17. Cruise by Florida Georgia Line
  18. Drunk on You by Luke Bryan
  19. Hurricane by Luke Combs
  20. I Got Away With You by Luke Combs
  21. Farmer’s Daughter by Rodney Atkins
  22. I Wish Grandpas Never Died by Riley Green
  23. In Case You Didn’t Know by Brett Young
  24. You’re Still The One by Shania Twain
  25. Whiskey River by Johnny Bush
  26. He Didn’t Have To Be by Brad Paisley
  27. Independence Day by Martina McBride
  28. If It Makes You Happy by Sheryl Crow

In our opinion these are the best 28 really super easy songs to play on guitar for any beginner. To do this, we consider the guitar chords, beats and tempo of the song.

Here is a list of easy country songs to play on guitar

Jambalaya by Hank Williams

Guitar chords:C, G7
Tuning / Capo:Standard without Capo
Tempo:Moderate
Tab / Tablature
Release date:July 19, 1952

Jambalaya is probably one of the most iconic and emblematic songs of the Country musical style. This song from 1952, more than half a century, is a Country anthem. Plus, it’s a super easy two-chord Country song to play on guitar, perfect for beginning Country guitarists. Jambalaya has a catchy melody and lyrics that are very easy to remember, and it’s just two guitar chords without a capo.

Jambalaya in our opinion is the ideal Country song for a beginner to learn to play on their acoustic guitar. This is a song as beautiful as it is easy to play for any guitarist.

Okie From Muskogee by Merle Haggard

Guitar chords:A, D
Tuning / Capo:Standard without Capo
Tempo:Slow
Tab / Tablature
Release date:September 29, 1969

Okie From Muskogee by Merle Haggard is one of the best Country songs for beginners as it is really easy to play on acoustic guitar. This Country song has just two easy chords: A and D. The chords are accompanied by a simple fingering style that will excite any beginning guitarist. This Country song has a very beautiful melody and a lyrical story that gives you an idea of ​​how a song can be a great instrument to study a character.

Okie From Muskogee is another of the many Country songs that pay tribute to a place, city or town. Also, this Merle Haggard song from 1969 topped the Hot Country Singles in less than 3 months after its release. Contemporary Country artists continue to pay tribute to this great song.

Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver

Guitar chords:G, Em, C, D, D7, F (only on the bridge)
Tuning / Capo:Standard with Capo at fret two
Tempo:Slow
Tab / Tablature
Release date:April 12, 1971

In our humble opinion, this isn’t just one of John Denver’s best songs, it’s also one of the best country songs of all time. John Denver is one of the most important exponents of Folk Country. The song “Carry Me Home Country Roads” is also one of the official state anthems of West Virginia. This classic Country song with more than 40 years is great for beginners. Take Me Home, Country Roads was first released on April 12, 1971. Despite the years, the song still enjoys a huge following in terms of the large number of digital downloads. John Denver is a Hot 100 Singles performer, a must have for any Country guitarist.

The first steps in learning to play this easy Country song on the guitar is to start by strumming the chords. Then, as you advance in your level as a guitarist, you can learn to play the arpeggios using the style of the fingers. Take Me Home, Country Roads is one of the best easy to learn guitar Country songs of all time.

Tennessee Whisky by Chris Stapleton

Guitar chords:E, A, Bm, D
Tuning / Capo:Standard with Capo on the 2nd fret or without capo
Tempo:Slow
Tab / Tablature
Release date:November 4, 2015

The first version of this song is from 1981 by David Allan Coe. This beautiful slow Country song easy to play on guitar hit the Hot Country Singles at number 77. Many other Country artists also covered this song. One of the most popular covers of this song is Chris Stapleton’s 2015 cover. Stapleton added Blues, Rock, and Soul elements to the original music to make it more appealing to contemporary listeners. The 2015 version landed on the Hot 100 at number 23, beating the original.

Also, since it’s a Country song with only two chords, you’ll love learning the opening bass lines. While strumming is recommended, know that the low register of the notes is what drives the song. Your focus here will be on the upper strings of your guitar.

There are two options for playing the A and Bm chords. You can play it with capo and without Capo, or place the Capo on the second fret and play the A with the open chord structure of G and the Bm with the open chord structure of Am. In the first you can do the Intro Riff, with the Capo you won’t be able to do it and just play the chords.

Boys ‘Round Here by Blake Shelton

Guitar chords:A, D
Tuning / Capo:Standard without Capo
Tempo:Moderate
Tab / Tablature
Release date:March 26, 2013

Boys’ Round Here’s catchy tune is fantastic and super easy to play. This song is from 2013 and topped the Canada Country and Country Airplay charts. It’s a great two-chord Country song that’s easy to play on acoustic guitar, perfect for beginning guitarists.

Boys ‘Round Here is another example that just two chords are enough to make this song great. This song is actually super easy to play, it’s the A and D chords with the most basic of strum patterns. However, to play the most accurate and faithful song you have to play the power chords A5 and D5.

Achy, Breaky Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus

Guitar chords:A, E
Tuning / Capo:Standard with Capo on the 2nd fret or without capo
Tempo:Moderate
Tab / Tablature
Release date:March 23, 1992

This is a famous Country Rock / Southern Rock song. It is one of the Hot Country Songs charts in 1992 and has had substantial coverage from many artists. Achy Breaky Heart is one of the best easy country songs to play on guitar. With just the chords: A and E, you can play this classic Country Rock song. Powerful strums with great rhythm are the key to this song which really is super easy to play on guitar for beginners. Thus, you can turn any place into a dance.

You Are My Sunshine by Jimmie Davis

Guitar chords:A, E, B7, E7
Tuning / Capo:Standard without Capo
Tempo:Slow
Tab / Tablature
Release date:February 5, 1940

You Are My Sunshine is one of the best Country love songs easy to play on guitar, ideal for beginners. Today, You are My Sunshine is one of the most commercially programmed pieces of music in American pop music. It is a super popular song, reverted in various styles: Country, Pop and more.

This love song is one of the most popular and iconic songs of the Country music style. You Are My Sunshine has had a huge impact on the growth of Country music in the US.

If you are a beginner you can start playing this beautiful Country love song with strumming. Then, when you advance in level, you can play this easy song with the arrangements of the Intro.

I Walk The Line by Johnny Cash

Guitar chords:A, D, E, G, B7, E7, A7
Tuning / Capo:Standard with capo on first fret
Tempo:Moderate
Tab / Tablature
Release date:May 1, 1956

I Walk The Line by Johnny Cash is a Country song with one of the best known Intros. This song is easy to play on the guitar since all of its chords are open. Beginners can always play this classic 1956 Country song with a simple strumming technique. The more advanced can go for the Intro Riff and Modified Arpeggio can give you the exciting bass lines of the song. This is an ideal country music song to improve your finger skills.

This song has a moderate speed tempo. Therefore, we suggest you start with a slow tempo at the beginning of learning the song.

Ring Of Fire by Johnny Cash

Guitar chords:G, D, C
Tuning / Capo:Standard without Capo
Tempo:Moderate
Tab / Tablature
Release date:April 19, 1963

Here’s another Johnny Cash song worth adding to your must-learn country song collection. It is ranked 27th on the Greatest Country Songs of All Time and is also ranked 87th on the Rolling Stones’ Greatest Songs of All Time. Like many songs from the 1960s, Ring of Fire is only about two and a half minutes long. This is perfect for guitar students who may have the attention span of a preschooler.

There is no doubt that the three chords of this Country song are simple and easy. However, playing the notes will require more than a basic understanding of chords. This song is best played with a combination of arpeggio and strumming techniques.

King Of The Road by Roger Miller

Guitar chords:A, D, E
Tuning / Capo:Standard with capo at fret 2
Tempo:Moderate
Tab / Tablature
Release date:January 1965

King of the Road is such a popular song that countless artists have covered it. This slow Country song by Roger Miller was released 1964/5. Also, this country song is one of the few country hits that are recognized as crossover greats. With just three chords: A, D, E, any beginning guitarist can learn this Country song. Without a doubt, King of the Road is one of the best easy to play slow Country songs on guitar for beginners.

Dolly Parton’s Jolene

Guitar chords:Am, C, G, Em
Tuning / Capo:Standard without Capo
Tempo:Fast
Tab / Tablature
Release date:February 4, 1974

Jolene is a popular song by country superstar Dolly Parton. This famous Country song is based on a true story told by Dolly in a recital. Jolene is a bank employee who tried to seduce her husband when she was on tour.

It is a song with a good rhythm and four easy chords for beginners. Here, we include a simplified version with strumming, since the arpeggio is very fast for a beginner. But it’s a great idea, when you get a certain mastery of the guitar that you learn the arpeggio of the song to play it as it is.

Blown Away by Carrie Underwood

Guitar chords:Am, C, G
Tuning / Capo:Standard without Capo
Tempo:Moderate
Tab / Tablature
Release date:July 9, 2012

This is a contemporary country song with a fusion of other musical genres such as Pop from 2012. It is a Country Pop song with only three chords, easy to play on the guitar. Beginners will be able to master the chord progression and strum pattern – down, down, up and down – easily. Without a doubt, a great song for a beginner guitarist.

When You Say Nothing At All by Ronan Keating (Original Keith Whitley)

Guitar chords:D, A, G
Tuning / Capo:Standard without Capo
Tempo:Slow
Tab / Tablature
Release date:August 1988

Many think that Alison Krauss wrote this song in 1995, later covered by Ronan Keating who sang the song in 1999. However, Keith Whitley was the original singer of this piece of music that Don Schlitz and Paul Overstreet wrote in 1988, making this Country classic song. Whitley took the song to the top of the charts, especially Hot Country Singles. Krauss’s version only managed #3.

Without a doubt, this is one of the most beautiful slow and easy to play Country love songs, perfect for beginners. Although, we like the original version better, because it is more «Country». Ronan Keating’s version is the easiest to play. The three chord progression of this slow country love song is simple and the strum pattern is very simple, easy to learn. In addition, its catchy melody is ideal to dedicate it to your partner.

Ocean Front Property by George Strait

Guitar chords:D, A, G, Dm9
Tuning / Capo:Standard without Capo
Tempo:Moderate
Tab / Tablature
Release date:December 22, 1986

George Strait’s Ocean Front Property is the classic Country song that every cowboy loves to play and sing. It’s also a sad country love song, super easy to play even for a beginner. The song reveals a man lying to himself and his partner about how much he would miss her if she left. The narrator does not want her to know that he loves her, revealing that it is all a lie with the absurd claim of the beachfront property in Arizona.

The song is basically three chords: D, G and A, super easy for guitar beginners. Another great sad country song easy to play on the guitar.

Friends in Low Places by Garth Brooks

Guitar chords:G, Am, D
Tuning / Capo:Standard without Capo
Tempo:Moderate
Tab / Tablature
Release date:August 6, 1990

Friends in Low Places by Garth Brooks is another good country song, talking about friends, beer, whiskey and more. Although this song uses a capo at fret two, you can play it without the capo and it will sound one key lower, on G, like in the video tutorial. The song was written by Blackwell and Earl Bud Lee and helped boost Garth Brooks’ popularity in 1990.

The three chords are simplified to make the Country song easier to play on the guitar for beginners. However, as you progress in your guitar studies, in order to learn the song’s arpeggio, you will first need to learn the original chords.

There Was This Girl by Riley Green

Guitar chords:G, A, D, Bm
Tuning / Capo:Standard with capo at fret 1
Tempo:Moderate
Tab / Tablature
Release date:June 29, 2018

If you are looking for a country rock love song with a good rhythm, you have to learn There Was This Girl by Riley Green. The song talks about how a musician like Green on tour meets who becomes his wife. A song that combines a love theme, with a Country Blues rhythm, with only four easy-to-play chords: GA, D and Bm. If you haven’t mastered slash chords yet, wait to learn this song.

Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys by Willie Nelson

Guitar chords:D, G, A, E, B
Tuning / Capo:Standard without Capo
Tempo:Slow
Tab / Tablature
Release date:November 15, 1975

A slow traditional Country song by Willie Nelson really easy to play on guitar great for beginners. This song was written by Ed Bruce in 1975 and later covered by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson in 1978. Despite the simplicity of the song, it is very interesting the alternation of high and low notes that give this song a magical touch to the melody.

In this song we recommend that you start playing the chords with a simple count of 4 beats per chord. Then you can add the down strum on the second and third counts. Once you’ve mastered this trick, you can start adding an up strum for every down strum. 

Country Girl (Shake It for Me) by Luke Bryan

Guitar chords:E, G, A
Tuning / Capo:Standard without Capo
Tempo:Moderate
Tab / Tablature
Release date:March 14, 2011

Country Girl (Shake It for Me) by Luke Bryan is a 2011 Country Rock hit. This song peaked at number 52 on the Hot Country Songs of Billboard upon its release. It’s an excellent Country Rock song for beginners, because it’s easy to play on guitar. The three chords it uses are easy: E, G and A. If you already have some experience you can go for the Riff of the intro, super interesting to learn.

A Boy Named Sue by Johnny Cash

Guitar chords:A, D, E
Tuning / Capo:Standard with capo on first fret
Tempo:Moderate
Tab / Tablature
Release date:July 2nd, 1969

If there is a funny and funny Country song, to laugh a lot, it is A Boy Named Sue by Johnny Cash. The song was written by lyricist, poet, and humorist Shel Silverstein. Johnny Cash recorded the song live at California’s San Quentin State Prison in 1969, giving it different comedic variations. The song is very simple with the easy chords of A, D and E. So this is a really easy and fun Country song to play on guitar for beginners.

The Gambler by Kenny Rogers

Guitar chords:D, G, A7
Tuning / Capo:Standard without Capo
Tempo:Moderate
Tab / Tablature
Release date:November 15, 1978

The Gambler by Kenny Rogers is another quintessential country song. Released in 1978, it would be a shame not to include this song in your collection of easy-to-play songs for country guitar. You can play it with a capo or not, the chords are only three and easy: D, G, A7. It’s strumming takes a bit of practice, but nothing a beginner can’t master.

Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker

Guitar chords:G, D, Em, C
Tuning / Capo:Standard with capo on the second fret
Tempo:Moderate
Tab / Tablature
Release date:March 21, 2013

Wagon Wheel is a song with an amazing story. The famous Bob Dylan wrote and recorded the melody and chorus of Wagon Wheel (Rock Me Mamma) in a session in 1973, leaving the song unfinished, only as an idea. Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine then added the verses making this track an artist collaboration. Thus, the song gained popularity, and led different country artists to record their own versions of the Wagon Wheel. Ultimately, it was Rucker’s version that managed to have the most success and become a famous classic Country song. Wagon Wheel’s 2013 version topped the Hot Country Songs chart.

Also, the song is super easy to play on guitar with just four open chords: G, D, Em, C, which any beginner can master. Without a doubt, this is one of the best songs to learn to play in your beginnings with the guitar.

It’s Your Love by Tim McGraw y Faith Hill

Guitar chords:G, C, Em, D
Tuning / Capo:Standard without Capo
Tempo:Slow
Tab / Tablature
Release date:May 12, 1997

A beautiful country love song easy to play on guitar for beginners. In addition, it is sung by a famous couple from the Country music scene, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. It’s Your Love released in 1997 not only topped the Hot Country Songs chart; it also broke into the Top 10 of the Hot 100. The chords of this country love ballad are simple and the progression is easy. The chord progression is the same for the verse and also the chorus. It is a very special song to dedicate and conquer the love of your life or also spend your time in the company of friends.

I Will Always Love You by Dolly Parton

Guitar chords:G, Em, C, D
Tuning / Capo:Standard with capo on the second fret
Tempo:Slow
Tab / Tablature
Release date:March 11, 1974

Undoubtedly most first heard this song by Whitney Houston. But if you’re a Country fanatic, you’ll know that this song is a Country classic, a love song by the great Dolly Parton. I Will Always Love You is one of the love songs of the Country genre more beautiful and easy to play on guitar, perfect for beginners.

This song is one of the most popular songs of all time. Parton’s 1974 Country version topped the Hot Country Songs charts. While Houston’s Pop version charted prominently on the Hot 100 charts; It is also recognized as the best-selling single of all time. 

If you are a beginner you can choose to play the chords with strumming. But if you already have some guitar skills, you can easily master the arpeggio for this song. Either way, you’ll be able to play both the Country and Pop versions with this lesson.

I’m Gonna Be Somebody by Travis Tritt

Guitar chords:G, C, D, Am, B7
Tuning / Capo:Standard without Capo
Tempo:Moderate
Tab / Tablature
Release date:May 24, 1990

I’m Gonna Be Somebody by Travis Tritt is a great Country song to learn on your guitar. Although, it has the difficulty of B7 for those who are just starting out. Without a doubt, it is a great song to learn if you already master slash chords. The tempo of the song is also slow enough that beginners can master it.

Cruise by Florida Georgia Line

Guitar chords:G, D, Em7, C9
Tuning / Capo:Standard with capo at fret 3
Tempo:Slow
Tab / Tablature
Release date:August 6, 2012

Cruise for Florida Georgia Line is one of the most successful contemporary country music groups. This duo has had great growth and is known for fusing elements of electronic, Hip-hop and Hard rock with Country music.

Cruise is a Country song with elements of Rock and Roll and electrifying banjos. It has a great groove and uses a super chord progression used in genres like Country, Rock, Pop and more. It’s a great song to turn a boring campfire into a party. This is a great easy to learn country song on guitar for beginners.

Drunk on You by Luke Bryan

Guitar chords:Cadd9, G, D, Em7
Tuning / Capo:Standard with capo on fret 2
Tempo:Slow
Tab / Tablature
Release date:February 13, 2012

Drunk on You by Luke Bryan is another excellent Country piece for those who like love songs. Also, Drunk on You only has four easy-to-play open chords for guitar beginners. To sound like the original song, you’ll need to place the capo on fret two of your guitar. This Luke Bryan song has a catchy beat and will have all your friends singing along. Another excellent song by Luke Bryan really very easy to play on guitar for beginners.

Hurricane by Luke Combs

Guitar chords:G, C, D, Em, D/F#
Tuning / Capo:Standard with capo on third fret
Tempo:Slow
Tab / Tablature
Release date:October 3, 2016

This is another great contemporary Country song that fuses resources from other genres, with very modern audio. But that’s not why it’s more difficult, on the contrary, this song is really very easy to play on guitar, perfect for beginners.

Hurricane by Luke Combs is Country Rock song from 2016. This piece has a classic progression. The only little difficulty it has is the D with bass in F#, that is to say D/F#. But don’t panic, it’s not something you can’t achieve with a little practice. However, if you’re kind of anxious and want to play it fast, you can play a D instead of the D/F#. In addition, we recommend that you pay attention to the strums, follow the rhythm of the song correctly.

I Got Away With You by Luke Combs

Guitar chords:G, C, D, Em, D/F#
Tuning / Capo:Standard with capo at fret 6
Tempo:Slow
Tab / Tablature
Release date:June 2, 2017

I Got Away With You by Luke Combs, another contemporary song. If you already know how to play Hurricane on the guitar, this slow Country song will be very easy to learn. The melody is so similar that they even share the same chord progression, you just have to move the fret capo on the guitar. Also, this country love song is slower. I Got Away With You by Luke Combs is very heartfelt, perfect for dedicating to a loved one.

Farmer’s Daughter by Rodney Atkins

Guitar chords:G, A, D, Em, D/F#
Tuning / Capo:Tune your guitar a half step down
Tempo:Slow
Tab / Tablature
Release date:March 29, 2010

Farmer’s Daughter is a good Country song, with classic rhythms and lyrics of the genre. By now you probably have the D/F# down, but if you haven’t yet, don’t panic, you can play a D instead. This love song about a fascinating girl is easy to play beyond D/F#. Farmer’s Daughter is a slow-paced Country song, ideal for beginners perfecting chord changes.

This easy-to-play romantic Country song doesn’t require you to use a capo on your guitar. But if you want to play Farmer’s Daughter by Rodney Atkins correctly over the recording, you’ll need to tune your guitar half a step lower. This means that the strings of the guitar instead of being in tune: 6:E, 5:A, 4:D, 3:G, 2:B, 1:E, should be 6:Eb, 5:Ab, 4: Db, 3:Gb, 2:C, 1:Eb. This will allow you to achieve the exact tone of the original composition of the piece. So give it a few strums at first to get your ears familiar with the melody and enjoy a great country love song.

I Wish Grandpas Never Died by Riley Green

Guitar chords:G, D, Em, Cadd9, D/F#
Tuning / Capo:Standard without Capo
Tempo:Slow
Tab / Tablature
Release date:September 20, 2019

This is a great melancholy Country song, perfect for playing on a rainy day. I Wish Grandpas Never Died by Riley Green is a classic Country Folk song, with an easy-to-play guitar arpeggio intro, great for beginners. The song has five relatively simple guitar chords. Remember that if you haven’t mastered D/F# yet, you can play a D instead. This song has a perfect slow beat so you can master the guitar arpeggio and chord progression, and you don’t need a capo. Thus, this Country piece is ideal for familiarizing yourself with basic finger styles.

Ol ‘Red by Blake Shelton

Guitar chords:E, A, D, B7
Tuning / Capo:Standard with capo at fret 1
Tempo:Slow
Tab / Tablature
Release date:August 1993

This is an original Country song from 1990 that was recorded by George Jones. Today Blake Sheldon’s 2002 version is best known. But before that it was also re-covered by Kenny Rogers in 1993. However, it was Blake Shelton’s 2002 version that sent Ol’ Red into the Top 20 Hot Country Songs, where reached 14th place.

This Country song has Blues influences. Chords are generally simple except for the B barre chord. Also, you will need to place the capo on fret one of your guitar. The song has a relaxed rhythm that makes it easier to play.

Thank God I’m a Country Boy by John Denver

Guitar chords:A, D, G, E, F#m, E7
Tuning / Capo:Standard without Capo
Tempo:Fast
Tab / Tablature
Release date:March 1975

Thank God I’m a Country Boy is a smash hit from the great John Denver. It is not a super easy song, but that is precisely its charm. This is a Country song with Up Tempo, ideal for playing with the basses. It has a fast rhythm and a barre chord, so if you are a beginner with little practice, we suggest you save this song for later. But if you already have some level of guitar proficiency, this can be turned into a really fun classic Country song to play on guitar. This John Denver classic has an awesome vibe that will get everyone dancing in the living room, by the campfire, or wherever you are.

The Dance by Garth Brooks

Guitar chords:G, C, D, Bm7
Tuning / Capo:Standard without Capo
Tempo:Slow
Tab / Tablature
Release date:April 30, 1990

The Dance by Garth Brooks is a sad love song is a Country music classic. This piece has four chords, three open and one barre. Which gives you some difficulty. Maybe it will help you master slash chords. It has a very slow tempo that will allow you to go little by little in learning the chord progression. Start by learning the song by strumming, then you can add the arpeggios to it.

Somebody Like You by Keith Urban

Guitar chords:E, A, B, C#m
Tuning / Capo:Standard without Capo
Tempo:Moderate
Tab / Tablature
Release date:July 23, 2002

This is a great love song of the Country genre fused with Rock and Pop. It’s a beautiful song to play on the guitar, although it has its complexity, it’s not that easy to play even for a beginner. The main ones you’ll find in Somebody Like You by Keith Urban is its up-tempo rhythm and C#m slash chord. But it can be a big challenge for you at this point in your guitar learning. The intro alone is worth learning, it has a lot of rhythm and sounds very full. Also, what better than the song taught to you by Keith Urban himself!

In Case You Didn’t Know by Brett Young

Guitar chords:G, C, D, Em, Am, D/F#, G/F#
Tuning / Capo:Standard with capo on third fret
Tempo:Slow
Tab / Tablature
Release date:January 9, 2017

This slow country love song of five simple open chords is easy to play on guitar even for a beginner. Its slow rhythm and open chords make it perfect for beginners on the guitar. The lyrics are about the feelings that you can’t tell the person you love, maybe, learning this song, you will be encouraged to tell them. This is a great love song to dedicate to the love of your life.

Strawberry Wine by Deana Carter

Guitar chords:C, F, G, Am, Dm, G/B
Tuning / Capo:Standard without Capo
Tempo:Slow
Tab / Tablature
Release date:August 5, 1996

This is a great slow Country song, written by Gary Harrison and Rattle Berg and performed by Deana Carter. Strawberry Wine is a romantic Country love song that has become a classic of the musical genre. Also, thanks to its six open chords, this song is really easy to play. With a slow rhythm this piece is perfect for a beginner guitarist. This country love ballad is played in 6/8 time and you need to use the capo on the first fret to play it like the original recording. The chords are easy to play: C, F, G, Am, Dm and G/B.

This song was Deana Carter’s first to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and was nominated for a Grammy and several other prestigious awards.

Sixteen Tons by Merle Travis

Guitar chords:Em, Em7, C7, B7, Am
Tuning / Capo:Standard without Capo
Tempo:Moderate
Tab / Tablature
Release date:July 1947

Sixteen Tons by Merle Travis is a Country Blues classic. This song has been covered by Tennessee Ernie Ford, Johnny Cash, Jeff Beck and ZZ Top. Ford’s interpretation of the song with a more country style saw her top the Billboard charts and was also included in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress in 2015 of the USA. The versions of Jeff Beck and ZZ Top have more Rock influence.

The song has five chords, four open and one bar, which gives it some difficulty. But the idea is that you master the slash chords as well. It’s a classic song that every guitar beginner who claims to be a fan of Country should learn. Start with some basic strumming first to master the chord progression, then you can move on to Arpeggios and Riffs.

Even Though I’m Leaving by Luke Combs

Guitar chords:D, G, Bm, A
Tuning / Capo:Standard without Capo
Tempo:Moderate
Tab / Tablature
Release date:September 8, 2019

This is another contemporary Country song, perfect for a quiet and melancholy afternoon. This piece has four chords, one bar, and no capo on the guitar. The strumming is really simple, super easy to play on your guitar. Even Though I’m Leaving by Luke Combs is one of the best melancholic Country songs easy to play on guitar, ideal for beginners.

If I Die Young by The Band Perry

Guitar chords:G, D, A, Bm, A7
Tuning / Capo:Standard with capo on fret 2
Tempo:Moderate
Tab / Tablature
Release date:June 8, 2010

If I Die Young by The Band Perry is a great Bluegrass country song from 2010. It is a sad and melancholy song as the lyrics describe the unrelenting sadness and despair young people feel when faced with death. It is a quiet song but with a very catchy melody, it has five chords, one bar, it requires the use of a capo on the second fret of the guitar and standard tuning. This song entered the Hot 100 and Hot Country Songs charts.

Everything has Changed by Taylor Swift con Ed Sheeran

Guitar chords:D, G, Bm, A, Em7
Tuning / Capo:Standard with capo at fret 4
Tempo:Slow
Tab / Tablature
Release date:July 16, 2013

Everything has Changed by Taylor Swift with Ed Sheeran is a beautiful Country love song, super romantic to dedicate to the love of your life. This song is very easy to play on guitar even for a beginner, you just have to master the Bm slash chord. You need to put the capo on the 4th fret and standard tuning on your guitar. This Pop-Country song is very slow, great for beginners who still need some extra time to change chords, super easy to play on guitar.

On The Road Again by Willie Nelson

Guitar chords:C, Dm, E, F, G
Tuning / Capo:Standard without Capo
Tempo:Fast
Tab / Tablature
Release date:August 1980

On The Road Again was written by Willie Nelson for the soundtrack of the movie ‘Honeysuckle Rose’. Thus, this Country song became one of Nelson’s most famous tracks. This famous song garnered top spots on various country music charts, a Grammy Award for Best Country Song, and an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song.

As you may have seen, at this point they are not so simple songs, but they are still perfect for a beginner to learn to play the guitar. This song has a fast rhythm, you have to be careful with the times. This piece does not require a capo either, it is played in standard tuning and the chords are: C, Dm, E, F, G. As we always recommend, start slow, and then speed up to the original rhythm of the song.

Guitars, Cadillacs by Dwight Yoakam

Guitar chords:A, E, F3, G#, E7
Tuning / Capo:Standard without Capo
Tempo:Moderate
Tab / Tablature
Release date:June 30, 1986

This Blues based Country song is a huge hit and one of the most famous sad love songs. The best thing is that it is very easy to play on the guitar for beginners. This piece was written by country music star Dwight Yoakam in 1986; peaked at no. 4 locations in the US and no. 2 in Canada. The guitars sound powerful and with a lot of rhythm and swing. Once you learn it, you won’t be able to stop playing it. The song combines a base of Blues, with good Country Riffs, an incredible song.

You’re Still The One by Shania Twain

Guitar chords:D, G, A, Em
Tuning / Capo:Standard with capo at fret 1
Tempo:Slow
Tab / Tablature
Release date:January 27, 1998

You’re Still The One by Shania Twain is a classic Pop-Country love song. The singer is a number one in this musical genre that mixes country music with pop. This song earned her a Grammy for Best Country Song and Best Female Country Vocal Performance’. It has a simple chord progression made up of four open chords: D, G, A, Em. If you want to play it like Shania, you should place the capo on the first fret of your guitar. It is a slow country love song, easy to play on acoustic guitar, ideal for beginners.

Whiskey River by Johnny Bush

Guitar chords:C, G, D7, A7, G7
Tuning / Capo:Standard without Capo
Tempo:Moderate
Tab / Tablature
Release date:July 1972

Whiskey River by Johnny Bush was recorded and released in 1972. It is an upbeat Country song with an easy chord progression to play on guitar. This song has five open chords, which makes it perfect for any guitar beginner. This famous song was covered by Country music legend Willie Nelson in 1973. Thus, this is a must-have song for anyone looking to play Country music.

He Didn’t Have To Be by Brad Paisley

Guitar chords:G, C, D, Am, Em
Tuning / Capo:Standard without Capo
Tempo:Slow
Tab / Tablature
Release date:August 30, 1999

He Didn’t Have To Be is a ballad about a stepfather who adopts his wife’s child as his own. Brad Paisley co-wrote it with his friend Kelley Lovelace, who is the stepfather in the story, and treats his wife’s son as his own. The story is very popular and very touching, which we all like. Also, best of all, the whole song is with easy open chords: G, C, D, Am, Em. It is a slow Country song, which makes it easy for any beginner to play it on the guitar. In this case, a video lesson on how to play He Didn’t Have To Be is not available; but this slow country song is really super easy to play on the guitar for any beginner; so the tab of the song will be more than enough for you.

I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry by Hank Williams

Guitar chords:E, A, B7
Tuning / Capo:Standard without Capo
Tempo:Slow
Tab / Tablature
Release date:November 8, 1949

This traditional country song is so easy to play on the guitar that the lesson lasts three minutes and fourteen seconds. This slow melancholy Country song is perfect for beginners with just three chords: E, A, B7. It is a song that is played in standard tuning without a capo and has 3 beats per bar. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry is a super popular song that perfectly captures the melancholy emotion of loneliness. Originally recorded in 1949, the song has become a country classic and has been covered by several notable artists including Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley and more. Interestingly, Presley has called it “the saddest song I’ve ever heard.”

Independence Day by Martina McBride

Guitar chords:G, C, D, Em, Em7
Tuning / Capo:Standard without Capo
Tempo:Moderate
Tab / Tablature
Release date:May 2, 1994
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This is a great Country Rock song written by Gretchen Peters and performed by country music star Martina McBride. This piece won the Song of the Year award at the Country Music Association in 1995. Also this Country song reached number 12 on the Hot Country Songs chart; and it’s also number 77 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Greatest Country Songs. The song’s lyrics talk about the dark subject of domestic violence, and independence from your violent partner. It has an excellent rhythm and an Intro Riff with a Rock character. The five chords in this song are open, easy to play for guitar beginners.

Have You Ever Seen The Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Guitar chords:Am, C, G, F, G/B, F/C, Am/G
Tuning / Capo:Standard without Capo
Tempo:Moderate
Tab / Tablature
Release date:December 9, 1970

Have You Ever Seen The Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival is one of the most famous and world-renowned songs in the Country genre. This song was written by John Fogerty in 1970 for his Roots Rock band. Have You Ever Seen The Rain topped multiple charts in the US, Canada, and several other countries.

The song has a good rhythm, and mainly uses four chords Am, C, G, F and variations of these like G/B, F/C, Am/G; but in case you don’t master the variants, you can use the common chord and it will sound almost the same. Thus, the greatest difficulty will be playing the barred F chord. The most interesting thing about the song is the inversion of notes that it makes in the chorus with the progression C | G/B | Am | Am/G. You will see how in the high notes of the chord there is a rise in tones: C – D – E – E ; while in the basses a drop is made C – B – A – G.

If It Makes You Happy by Sheryl Crow

Guitar chords:G, C, D, Am
Tuning / Capo:Standard without Capo
Tempo:Moderate
Tab / Tablature
Release date:November 3, 1996

This is a great song by Country Rock star Sheryl Crow. If It Makes You Happy peaked at number 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and won Best Female Rock Vocal Performance at the 1997 Grammy Awards. This Country Rock song is super easy to play on guitar with four open chords: G, C, D and Am. It has a super entertaining rhythm and is played with guitar in standard tuning and without a capo. Really, it’s a perfect song for guitar beginners.

Together Again by Buck Owens

Guitar chords:C, F, G, C7, G7
Tuning / Capo:Standard without Capo
Tempo:Slow
Tab / Tablature
Release date:April 4, 1964

Together Again by Buck Owens is a slow country song, a super easy to play love ballad. With a slow rhythm, and three different chords C, F, G, it is very easy to learn if you master the F bar chord. It was released in 1964 and has earned a place among the romantic songs of Country. Also, it’s a super easy song to play on the guitar for any beginner. You should only have your guitar with standard tuning and without a capo.

Best Slow Country Songs Easy To Play On Guitar

In our opinion, these are the best famous slow Country songs easy to play on guitar perfect for beginners.

  1. Okie From Muskogee by Merle Haggard
  2. Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver
  3. Tennessee Whisky by Chris Stapleton
  4. You Are My Sunshine by Jimmie Davis
  5. When You Say Nothing At All by Ronan Keating (Original Keith Whitley)
  6. Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys by Willie Nelson
  7. It’s Your Love by Tim McGraw y Faith Hill
  8. I Will Always Love You by Dolly Parton
  9. Cruise by Florida Georgia Line
  10. Drunk on You by Luke Bryan
  11. Hurricane by Luke Combs
  12. I Got Away With You by Luke Combs
  13. Farmer’s Daughter by Rodney Atkins
  14. I Wish Grandpas Never Died by Riley Green
  15. Ol ‘Red by Blake Shelton
  16. The Dance by Garth Brooks
  17. In Case You Didn’t Know by Brett Young
  18. Strawberry Wine by Deana Carter
  19. Everything has Changed by Taylor Swift con Ed Sheeran
  20. You’re Still The One by Shania Twain
  21. He Didn’t Have To Be by Brad Paisley
  22. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry by Hank Williams
  23. Together Again by Buck Owens
The best Country songs easy to play on acoustic guitar.

Best Country Love Songs To Play On Guitar

  1. There Was This Girl by Riley Green
  2. Everything has Changed by Taylor Swift con Ed Sheeran
  3. When You Say Nothing At All by Ronan Keating (Original Keith Whitley)
  4. You’re Still The One by Shania Twain
  5. Ocean Front Property by George Strait
  6. Country Girl (Shake It for Me) by Luke Bryan
  7. It’s Your Love by Tim McGraw y Faith Hill
  8. In Case You Didn’t Know by Brett Young
  9. I Will Always Love You by Dolly Parton
  10. Cruise by Florida Georgia Line
  11. Drunk on You by Luke Bryan
  12. Hurricane by Luke Combs
  13. Dolly Parton’s Jolene
  14. I Got Away With You by Luke Combs
  15. Achy, Breaky Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus
  16. You Are My Sunshine by Jimmie Davis
  17. I Walk The Line by Johnny Cash
  18. Ring Of Fire by Johnny Cash
  19. Farmer’s Daughter by Rodney Atkins
  20. The Dance by Garth Brooks
  21. Somebody Like You by Keith Urban
  22. Strawberry Wine by Deana Carter
  23. Together Again by Buck Owens

These in our opinion are the best romantic and love songs of the most famous Country.

Is there a song that you would have included in the list of the 50 Easy Country Songs to Play on Guitar for Beginners? Leave us in the comments if you want us to add a song.

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