The Best of Traditional Country and Cowboy/Western Music

Country music transcends so many subgenres of music that it’s hard to pinpoint what types of songs fit into its broad definition. You could include rockabilly, folk, and rhythm and blues, and modern-day country is not much like its early origins, as it oftentimes crosses into pop. We’ve compiled a list of songs that lean more towards early country and cowboy/western music, featuring everyone from Elvis Presley to Peggy Lee, The Carter Family to The Stanley Brothers, and Roy Rogers to Ray Charles. Check out samples of the songs below, and head to our Spotify page to hear them in full.