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Aug 09/13

20 Greatest Country Duets of All Time Posted by: Dan | 0 Comments

A Southern song sounds so much sweeter when it’s sung by a pair. Whether performed by an unlikely couple like Jack White and Loretta Lynn, or a soulful husband-and-wife duo à la Tim and Faith, collaborations make for some of country music’s most memorable hits.

Our top 20 list of male/female harmonies is peppered with legends (Dolly Parton, Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash) and new acts (Thompson Square, Jason Aldean) alike. Even a few crossover artists made the cut.

Stream the mix through Spotify below, and let us know in the comments what songs you think should have made the cut.

Can’t get enough? We hear Willie Nelson’s new album will feature 18 duets with singers like Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, and Miranda Lambert.

For more songs of the south, be sure to check out our list of the best female singer-songwriters in the biz and our ultimate summer playlist.

“Islands In The Stream” – Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers
“Jackson” – Johnny Cash & June Carter
“Whiskey Lullaby” – Brad Paisley & Alison Krauss
“Portland Oregon” – Loretta Lynn & Jack White
“I Want You Back” – The Civil Wars
“After The Fire Is Gone” – Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty
“Mendocino County Line” – Willie Nelson & Lee Ann Womack
“It’s Your Love” – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
“You’re The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly” – Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty
“Party For Two” – Shania Twain & Billy Currington
“Highway Don’t Care” – Tim McGraw & Taylor Swift
“Squeeze Me In” – Trisha Yearwood & Garth Brooks
“September When It Comes” –Rosanne Cash & Johnny Cash
“Don’t You Wanna Stay” – Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson
“When I Get Where I’m Going” – Brad Paisley & Dolly Parton
“You And Tequila”– Kenny Chesney & Grace Potter
“When I Said I Do” – Clint Black & Lisa Hartman Black
“Walkaway Joe” – Trisha Yearwood & Don Henley
“Remind Me” – Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood
“Just Someone I Used To Know” – Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton
“I Will Always Love You” – Dolly Parton & Vince Gill
“How’s the World Treating You” – Alison Krauss & James Taylor
“Who Says You Can’t Go Home” – Bon Jovi & Jennifer Nettles
“Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” – Thompson Square

Caroline Hallemann is a freelance writer specializing in Southern culture, fashion, and cuisine. Follow her adventures as a Nashvillian in NYC on Twitter: @challemann.



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