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Country Song Guitar Chords

Country Song Guitar Chords

Wondering what makes a country song a country song besides adding banjo?!

Common country song guitar chords and progressions are one thing that separates the genre from others. For example, in pop songs you may have several maj7th chords, which are different from a 7th chord. The maj7th tends to sound a little more jazz-like.

Country songs do have their own characteristics: linear storytelling, common chord progressions, and simple chord structures.  Here are 21 chords to help you create a country song!

If you choose from this group, odds are it’ll just sound more country.

 

C

C guitar chord

Cm

Cm guitar chord

C7

C7 guitar chord

D

D guitar chord

Dm

Dm guitar chord

D7

D7 guitar chord

E

E guitar chord

Em

Em guitar chord

E7

E7 guitar chord

F

F guitar chord

Fm

Fm guitar chord

F7

F7 guitar chord

G

G guitar chord

Gm

Gm guitar chord

G7

G7 guitar chord v2

A

A guitar chord

Am

Am guitar chord

A7

A7 guitar chord

B

B guitar chord

Bm

Bm guitar chord

B7

B7 guitar chord

 

Country Song Chord Progressions

 

To get you started, here are a few progressions to try (these are not full tabs):

D – A – G  (My Maria – Brooks & Dunn)

G – C – Em7 – D  (White Horse – Taylor Swift)

D – A – G – Bm  (I Love This Bar – Toby Keith)

Em – C – G – D  (Burnin’ It Down – Jason Aldean)

G – D – Bm – A  (God Gave Me You – Blake Shelton)

G – Em – C – Bm  (Take A Little Pill – Brandy Clark)

 





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