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Learn To Play Country Guitar

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

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1. Buck Owens

Buckaroo was a #1 hit for Buck Owens back in 1965.

It hails from the album "The Instrumental Hits Of Buck Owens".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up down up down up 
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, G, A7, Em


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2. 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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3. 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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We Get By hails from the 2012 album 30.

The song was never released as a single.


  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: D, Em, G, A
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4. 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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5. Ferlin Husky

Wings Of A Dove was written in 1958 and recorded by Husky in 1960. 10 weeks at #1 on the country charts and #12 on the Hot 100. Found on "The Hits Of Ferlin Husky" album 1963.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: root down up down up bass down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, G, A7
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6. Hayes Carll

Take Me Away is a track from Hayes Carll's 2nd album "Little Rock", which came out back in 2005.

This song was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 1st fret
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, G, C, Em
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7. John Michael Montgomery

Sold was a #1 hit song in the US for JMM back in 1995 from his album "John Michael Montgomery".

The song also hit #1 in Canada as well.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: root down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: C, G, F, D, D7, Em
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8. Johnny Rivers

Secret Agent Man was a 1966 single release from Johnny Rivers off of his album "And I Know You Wanna Dance".

The song peaked at #3 in the US and #4 in Canada.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down up stop up down up stop up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: Em, Am, B7, C7, Bm

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9. Kenny Chesney

Get Along was the first single from Kenny Chesney after leaving Sony and moving to Warner Bros label. It was released in 2018 from the album "Songs For The Saints".

The song peaked at #1 in the US and Canada.


  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, C, Em, D
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Living In Fast Forward was co-written by David Lee Murphy and was recorded by Kenny Chesney for his 2006 Road And The Radio album. The song was a #1 hit for Kenny. The video for this one is more of a behind the scenes look at life in the big times. 


  • Drop D Tuning:
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: mainly downstrokes
  • Picking: a little
  • Chords: A, D, E, B
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10. Mickey Gilley

Stand By Me made many millions of dollars in royalties alone for the writers Ben E King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.

Ben E King had this song on the charts twice. Once in 1961 when it reached #1 and again in the 1980's when it reached #9. John Lennon covered the song in 1975 and Mickey Gilley did his version in 1980.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = a root down up down up root up down up and repeat. A few instances near the end of the verse where you transition into the chorus you can chop it with some downstrokes on the Dsus, G and A7 chords as you'll see in the demo portion
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, Bm, G, A7 (or A), Dsus (optional)
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11. Roy Acuff

The Wabash Cannonball was a single from Roy Acuff back in 1936. It's believed the song was written back in 1982. The Carter family had the first known recording of the song in 1929.

The track appeared on his 1965 album "Great Train Songs".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret = original key
  • Rhythm: root down root up down up
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, C, D, D7
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12. Sturgill Simpson

Just Let Go is a track from Sturgill's 2013 album "Metamodern Sounds In Country Music".

The song was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 4th fret
  • Rhythm: down up down up up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, C/G, Em, C, D
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13. Thomas Rhett

Beer Can't Fix was a a 2020 single release from the album "Center Point Road".

The song was a #1 hit in both Canada and the US.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up down up 
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: Am7, G, D, Em
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14. Travis Tritt

More Than You'll Ever Know was written by Travis Tritt and released in the summer of 1996 from his Restless Kind album.

The song reached #3 in the US and #7 in Canada.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No 
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, C/G, C, G6, Am, Em, Cm, D
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Hard Times And Misery was never released as a single from the Travis Tritt 1994 album "10 Feet Tall And Bulletproof".

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, A, G, C, F
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Southbound Train is a track on the 2000 album from Travis called "Down The Road I Go".

The song was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: A = original key
  • Rhythm: down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, D, C
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15. Zac Brown

The Man Who Loves You The Most was not included on any Zac Brown album.

It was a single release in 2020 and peaked at #24 in the US.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 3rd fret
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up 
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: C, F, Am, G, Gsus, Am/G, Dm
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