The Best Country Rock Songs From The 80s

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Rock Stars Going Country

From Rock Star status going country to country stars showing that they have the means to do anything. Five rock stars made the cut, and their music was one of the best country music of the 1980s’.


Elvis Costello And The Attractions – Good Year For The Roses

Costello, punk and new wave star, took another turn with his release of 1981’s Almost Blue album. Good Year For The Roses was recorded by George Jones in 1970 but it gave Costello a top 10 hit in the UK.


Todd Rundgren & Utopia – Forgotten But Not Gone

Rundgren once said:

“In the long history of Utopia, we’ve poked our noses into every musical nook and cranny we could find, and it looks like there’s the only place left to go: Nashville.”


Dwight Yoakam – Guitars, Cadillacs

Dwight Yoakam’s debut album – turned it into three consecutive No. 1 Billboard Country Albums with its hit Guitars, Cadillacs.


Steve Earle – Copperhead Road

Copperhead Road was always been referred to as Earle’s first “rock record,” but it’s a legendary country-rock record.


Juice Newton – Queen Of Hearts

A country rock tune that even non-country fans will surely love.