Learn To Play Country Guitar
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Learn To Play Country Guitar

Welcome to my learn to play country guitar section where you'll find plenty of new country artists guitar video demos, free chord sheets in .pdf format and full guitar lessons for a small fee if you require them.

There will be links to country bands, female country artists and old country music tunes all from this one page.

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You'll need to visit the A-Z- Directory to see exactly which artists are under these areas as there are too many artists to list here.


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1. Aaron Lewis

Am I The Only One was only one of 9 songs that ever debuted at the top of the country charts in the #1 position.

The song is a protest song about the crazy world we've all experienced in 2020-2021 and this song addresses those issues.

The song hails from the album "Frayed At Both Ends".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: 1-2-3 up down up down up (1-2-3 are notes on the chord)
  • Picking: Yes a little
  • Chords: - D, A/Db, Bm, Bm/A, G, D/Gb, Em, A7sus, A7, Bm/A#, Bm/Ab

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2. Aaron Tippin

You've Got To Stand For Something was co-written with Buggy Brock and released this single in 1991, reaching #6 on the country charts. A year later Charley Pride released his version. Bob Hope heard Tippin perform the song and invited him on a USO tour for the troops as a result.

Tippin's last album was in 2015 and he currently runs two hunting supply stores.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = 2nd Fret
  • Rhythm = root down root up down up and repeat 
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, A7, G, Bm, Em
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3. Aaron Watson

July In Cheyenne hails from Aaron's "Real Good Time" album. All three singles from that album however, including this one, failed to chart on country radio.

The song pays homage to bullfighter Lane Frost who died at age 25.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 4th Fret
  • Rhythm = root down root up down up
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = C, Am, F, G, Fmaj7, Cmaj7
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4. Andy Griggs

If Heaven ... is from the last 3 album stint at RCA Nashville and that last album entitled "This I Gotta See".

The song peaked at #5 on the US country charts.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd Fret
  • Rhythm = a steady shuffle with a descending bass line
  • Picking = 
  • Chords = D, A/Db, Bm, Bm/A, A7sus, G, A7
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5. Brenn Hill

Meet Me In McCall is a track from Brenn Hill's 2007 album "What A Man's Got To Do".

There is no info on whether this song was ever a single release or not. 

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up root up dow n up
  • Picking:
  • Chords: Am, C, G, G/Db, D, Bm, Em, A6, F, Am/G
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6. Brett Eldredge

Mean To Me was one of three #1 songs from Brett's debut album called "Bring You Back".

The song was released in 2014 and a music video was also produced for the song.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 5th fret
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes a few riffs
  • Chords: G, Em, C, D
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7. Brett Young

In Case You Didn't Know was the 2nd single from his debut album from 2017 called "Brett Young".

It peaked at #2 on the country charts and stayed there for 16 weeks, but was held from the #1 spot by Body Like A Back Road by Sam Hunt.

Eventually the song took the #1 spot however.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 3rd fret
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: G, D, C, D/Gb, Am, G6
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8. Casey Donahew

What Cowboys Do is a track from Casey's 2016 album "All Night Party".

The song to my knowledge was ever released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: 3rd fret
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes a little
  • Chords: D, G, A, Bm
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9. Chris Cagle

What Kinda Gone was released as a single back in 2008 and reached #3 on the US country charts.

The song hails from the album "My Life's Been A Country Song".

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: 3rd
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: just a riff in spots
  • Chords: D, G, Gb, A, Bm, Bm/A, A, A/Db
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10. Chris Young

Gettin' You Home is from the Chris Young album "The Man I Want To Be" which was released in the fall of 2009.

The song went to #1 in the US.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up
  • Picking: Yes a riff that repeats
  • Chords: Am, D, G, C, G6
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11. Cody Jinks

Cast No Stones is from the 2008 album of the same name.

There were no single releases from this album and the album did not chart on the US country charts.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, Gsus, C, D, G7
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12. Colter Wall

Me And Big Dave is also a song from Colter Wall that appears on his 2017 debut album "Colter Wall".

And this song was also never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up down up bass down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: A, E, A7, D
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13. Corb Lund

Cows Around is a track from the 2012 album "Cabin Fever" by Corb Lund.

The song has an up-tempo western swing kinda vibe, but for some reason this song was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: root down root up down and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, Gb, Bm, E, B7, E7, A7, A, Db, C, B, Ab, G, Edim
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14. Cory Morrow

Lead Me On was a single from Cory's 2010 album "Brand New Me".

The single never charted but still a great tune for the acoustic player.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: just a few riffs
  • Chords: C, D, G, Em, A, Am, F
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15. Creed Fisher

My Outlaw Ways is a track on Creed Fisher's 2020 album called "The Wild Ones".

No indication that the song was ever released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 1st fret
  • Rhythm: down down up down up and repeat will work with some arpeggio
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: Em, Dsus2, Cmaj7, D
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