Our Top 5 Best Country Love Song Duets!
Updated: Sep 6, 2022
Country music has a reputation for turning broken hearts into beautiful songs, and some of the greatest ones in the genre’s history are duets.
Johnny Cash and June Carter, George Jones and Tammy Wynette and other duos paved the way with flawless harmonies and striking lyrics that got to the heart of things. In the case of Jones and Wynette, the pair were married from 1969 to 1975 and chronicled their ups and downs in their music. Even after their romantic relationship ended, they continued to earn chart-topping duets together on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs tally.
Many other country couples have followed in the musical footsteps of Jones and Wynette. For instance, throughout their decades-long marriage, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have released Grammy-winning duets and a collaborative album titled The Rest of Our Life.
Upon the project’s 2017 release, McGraw explained how he and Hill navigate their professional relationship. “We’re different artists. We approach things differently,” he said on the Today show. “We [have] a different style of music, and I think that my stuff’s different and her stuff’s different than it is when we’re working together. We sort of look at it as a third act that’s a whole different kind of music when we record together.”
While couples often perform loved-up duets within the genre, the category is certainly not limited to the romantically involved. In fact, some of the most popular team-ups have been between friends, such as Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers or Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty. Other partnerships have been strictly business, showing off the vocal talents of two extraordinary artists who happen to sound great together.
Lets take a look at our TOP 5 Picks!
Number 5. George Jones and Tammy Wynette,
“We’re Gonna Hold On"
Jones and Wynette were a country music super couple when they released “We’re Gonna Hold On” in 1973. The seemingly autobiographical tune became the duo’s first No. 1 on Hot Country Songs together.
Number 4. Blake Shelton feat. Ashley Monroe, “Lonely Tonight”
Monroe’s voice is underrated, but she got a chance to shine on her 2014 collaboration with Shelton. The song peaked at No. 1 on the Country Airplay chart and received a Grammy nomination for best country duo/group performance.
Number 3. Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks,
“In Another’s Eyes”
While Brooks and Yearwood were merely friends when they released their first duet in 1997, they went on to marry each other in 2005 and still work together on a regular basis. “In Another’s Eyes” earned the pair a Grammy for best country collaboration with vocals in 1998.
Number 2 Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn,
“If You See Him/If You See Her”
McEntire and Brooks & Dunn go together like love songs and country music. Their excellent vocals propelled the 1998 ballad to the No. 1 spot on the Hot Country Songs chart. The trio teamed up again in 2008 for another popular duet titled
“Cowgirls Don’t Cry.”
Number 1 Tim McGraw with Faith Hill,
“It's Your Love”
McGraw and Hill have so many memorable duets that it’s difficult to narrow down the list, but their 1997 collaboration is arguably the best of the bunch. “It’s Your Love” spent six weeks atop the Hot Country Songs chart and was the couple’s
first top 10 hit on the Hot 100.