6 Classic Country Songs that Tell Powerful Stories

"Long Black Veil" by Lefty Frizzell:  A haunting tale of a man wrongly accused, sentenced to death, and the woman who silently carries the truth in a long black veil.

"El Paso" by Marty Robbins:  A tragic love story unfolds as a cowboy faces the consequences of a fatal duel, realizing he can't escape the revenge awaiting him.

"Big Bad John" by Jimmy Dean:  Narrating the heroic sacrifice of a giant miner, Big Bad John, who saves his colleagues from a cave-in, becoming a legend.

"Harper Valley P.T.A." by Jeannie C. Riley:  A daughter confronts hypocrisy in her small town's P.T.A., exposing the questionable actions of its judgmental members.

"The Devil Went Down to Georgia" by Charlie Daniels Band:  Johnny challenges the devil to a fiddle contest, outplaying him and winning a golden fiddle while keeping his soul intact.

"Coward of the County" by Kenny Rogers:  Tommy, wrongly labeled a coward, heeds his father's advice until pushed too far, unleashing years of restrained courage on his tormentors.