Songs About Roses

Juli Thanki | June 9th, 2010

Happy June, everybody. Summer’s in the air and it seems like everywhere you look, flowers are blooming uncontrollably. As it turns out, June’s birth flower is the rose. Thus, that’s the theme for this month’s playlist. There are literally hundreds of songs that fit this topic (more if you count songs about women named Rose, which we didn’t, if only so we can use it as the subject of a later playlist), but we narrowed it down to three dozen songs.

  • 36. “Weeds In My Roses” – Paul Thorn

    This one’s from Thorn’s upcoming record Pimps & Preachers, due out at the end of the month. Fans of Ray Wylie Hubbard might dig Thorn’s gritty, bluesy Americana and the way he snarls lyrics to this song about a straying woman like a man possessed.

  • 35. “Doghouse Rose” – Sara Petite

    The title track from this Californian’s third album is straight up honkytonk heaven. Doghouse roses, which come with that little doohickey filled with water at the bottom of the stem, can be bought at your average gas station by those who are in a little bit of trouble on the home front. Just don’t offer it up with an apology like this: “Soaked in liquor, soaked in sin/I swore I’d never drink again/I swear I’ll never cheat again/So I bought you this doghouse rose.”

  • The Essential Gary Stewart34. “Cactus and a Rose” – Gary Stewart

    Love won’t grow between a cactus and a rose, especially in a New York townhouse. Stewart, a mighty fine country singer, barely broke into the Top 50 with this depressing 1980 single off the record of the same name.

  • Drive-In Movie33. “White Rose” – Fred Eaglesmith

    Also recorded by Toby Keith, this heartbreaker’s about the White Rose filling station, a town’s crown jewel back when gas was 50 cents a gallon. But once a highway was built, things changed. The boarded up station became just a memory, and that small town “lost its will to live.”

  • Like Red On A Rose32. “Like Red On A Rose” – Alan Jackson

    This smooth, smoky ballad—and album of the same name—saw Jackson working with Alison Krauss instead of longtime producer Keith Stegall. “Like Red on a Rose” isn’t exactly his typical neotraditionalist fare, but it’s a beautiful showcase of his rich baritone and one of his best singles of the past decade.

  • Genuine Negro Jig31. “Trampled Rose” – Carolina Chocolate Drops

    There are two really good covers of this Tom Waits’ song; the CCD’s oldtime-influenced version is the most recent, but Alison Krauss and Robert Plant did a fine job on the eerie version they recorded for Raising Sand. If you’ve not acquired a taste for Waits’ gravelly, grotesque rasp, stick with the aforementioned covers. Otherwise, give the original a listen, and pay special attention to the cool cigar box banjo (played by Marc Ribot, who also appears on Raising Sand).

  • White Limozeen30. “Yellow Roses” – Dolly Parton

    A single yellow rose both begins and ends a relationship, leaving a woman with, you guessed it, the blues. “Yellow Roses” was the second single off the Ricky Skaggs-produced White Limozeen. In case the song doesn’t make it clear, don’t give someone flowers right before you dump her/him. Along this vein, check out another, more recent, Parton song, “I Will Forever Hate Roses.”

  • Mountain Soul II29. “The Bramble and the Rose” – Patty Loveless

    Loveless’ cover of this Barbara Keith song was one of the best tracks of Mountain Soul II. The folky/country original is fantastic too, thanks to Keith’s soaring vocals describing how love—often cruel, often kind—mimics an intertwined rose and bramble.

  • Iron & Diamonds28. “Bloom Off the Rose” – Gibson Brothers

    Eric and Leigh’s brother harmonies shine here as they sing bout lost love and disillusionment. Sure, the subject matter is depressing, but this barnburner of a bluegrass song (from Iron & Diamonds) is a blast to listen to.

  • The Best Of Hank Williams, Jr. 20th Century Masters The Millenni27. “Eleven Roses” – Hank Williams, Jr.

    “I guess you noticed there is only eleven roses/I chose them from our garden where they grew/Take the roses and look into the mirror/And the twelfth rose will be looking back at you.” If those lines won’t get her back, nothing will.

  • Black Cadillac26. “God Is In the Roses” – Rosanne Cash

    Black Cadillac is a staggering, gorgeous outpouring of no-holds-barred emotion. Grief, beauty, and spirituality are all wrapped up in four of Cash’s finest musical minutes as she sings “We’re falling like the velvet petals/We’re bleeding and we’re torn/But God is in the roses and the thorns.” If only we could all be so eloquent when reflecting on personal tragedy.

  • C. W. McCall's Greatest Hits25. “Roses for Mama” – C.W. McCall

    A vacationing man is preparing to wire his mother some roses for her birthday when he meets a little boy who wants to buy roses for his own mother. In true country song fashion, the kid’s mom is dead and he’s bringing the flowers to her grave. Of course this inspires the man to take the flowers to his mama in person. Anyway, it’s a really sad recitation, minus a hilariously awful chorus.

  • That Lonesome Song24. “Mowin’ Down the Roses” – Jamey Johnson

    Why be sad over a broken relationship when you can just destroy everything the woman left behind? It’s hard to think of any catharsis more gratifying than burning an ex’s clothes, pouring out her perfume, and mowing down a bed of carefully planted roses. At least, any catharsis more gratifying that won’t also land you in prison.

  • She Rides Wild Horses23. “Buy Me a Rose” – Kenny Rogers

    “Buy Me a Rose,” released as a single in 1999, was Rogers’ first #1 in over a decade. The song—which features background vocals by Alison Krauss and Billy Dean—tells the story of a man who realizes that his wife doesn’t want expensive gifts, just courtesy and simple gestures of affection.

  • American V: A Hundred Highways22. “Rose of My Heart” – Johnny Cash

    Cash sounds frail on this recording from American V: A Hundred Highways, but his love for June was as strong as ever on this cover of the Hugh Moffatt song.

  • 21. “Red Rose from the Blue Side of Town” – George Morgan

    A rose sent to a mansion on a hill holds more memories and more love than money could ever buy on this ’74 single. George Morgan was one of country’s finest singers, and the steel guitar on this single, courtesy of Little Roy Wiggins, is the perfect backdrop. Also by Morgan: “Room Full of Roses,” “One Dozen Roses (And Our Love),” and “Tears and Roses.”

  • Moonlight and Roses20. “Moonlight and Roses” – Jim Reeves

    This might be the least depressing song on this month’s playlist, as smooth Jim sings about how the moonlight and roses conjure up wonderful memories and beautiful thoughts. His version of “Roses Are Red (My Love),” is worth seeking out as well.

  • Ultimate Eddy Arnold19. “Bouquet of Roses” – Eddy Arnold

    The polar opposite of Bocephus’ “11 Roses,” this #1 from 1948 finds the smooth-voiced Arnold sending a woman a giant bouquet: one flower for every time she broke his heart. Now if red roses signify love and yellow roses mean friendship, what color means “hit the road, skank?”

  • Van Lear Rose18. “Van Lear Rose” – Loretta Lynn

    The title track from Lynn’s collaboration with Jack White is a sweet tale about the courtship of her parents: the “belle of Johnson County” that everyone called The Van Lear Rose and the miner who stole her heart.

  • Luxury Liner17. “I’ll Be Your San Antone Rose” – Emmylou Harris

    When a lady like Emmylou propositions some barfly by singing “If you’ll be my tall, dark stranger/I’ll be your San Antone Rose” in that legendary, ethereal voice, it’s hard to imagine who could turn her down.

  • 16. “18 Yellow Roses” – Marty Robbins

    Bobby Darrin hit the Top 10 with this song in the ’60s; Robbins covered it a decade later. Roses are delivered to a girl and the “other man” only has one plan in mind: to make sure the sender has good intentions, because “Eighteen yellow roses will fade and die someday/But a father’s love will never fade away.” Pssst, Father’s Day is this month too.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46x_ueTfai0&hl=en_US&fs=1&

  • Branded Man15. “I Threw Away the Rose” – Merle Haggard

    Hag isn’t just a helluva singer, he’s a helluva songwriter too. His composition “I Threw Away the Rose” went to #2 in ’67. Turns out when you’re a one man bacchanalia, the bottle eventually gets the best of you, while your pals wise up and ditch your boozy self.

  • The Essential Hank Snow14. “Yellow Roses” – Hank Snow

    Where Robbins’ song about yellow roses was sweet, Snow brings us back down to earth with this downer. This time it’s the man who gets sent flowers from a woman who, accusing him of unfaithfulness, decides that roses are the perfect parting gift. That makes her the third character so far in this month’s playlist to do such a thing. It’s kind of an overdramatic gesture, don’t you think?

  • 16 Biggest Hits13. “(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden” – Lynn Anderson

    Anderson’s signature song rocketed to the top of the country charts in 1970 and proved to be a massive crossover hit. Folks like Martina McBride and Southern Culture on the Skids have covered it over the years, but Anderson’s version is still the best.

  • Super Hits12. “Two Dozen Roses” – Shenandoah

    One of Shenandoah’s best—and best known songs—was written by Robert Byrne and Mac McAnally. Nowadays stations may only play it during the occasional “retro hour,” but 20 years ago, you couldn’t flip on country radio without hearing Marty Raybon begging you to take him back: “If I could cry a little harder/And get a little less sleep at night/If I had two dozen roses would it change your mind?”

  • The Essential Gene Autry11. “Mexicali Rose” – Gene Autry

    In this song’s 80 year history, it’s been recorded by everyone from smooth Bing Crosby to wildman Jerry Lee Lewis. The Singing Cowboy’s 1935 version might be the best, though. Check out the Killer’s tribute to Autry below.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uir7T8E4wso&hl=en_US&fs=1&

  • Greatest Hits10. “‘Til A Tear Becomes a Rose” – Keith Whitley with Lorrie Morgan

    “Tear” was originally a demo Whitley recorded with pal Ricky Skaggs in 1987. After Whitley’s death in 1989, his widow Lorrie Morgan recorded her own vocals and placed the track on Whitley’s Greatest Hits compilation. The “duet” is beautiful but it’s also tinged with sadness: it’s impossible to hear the song without thinking about the loss of Whitley’s incredible talent.

  • 9. “My Filipino Rose” – Ernest Tubb

    Take the pathos of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, countrify it, and cram it into 3 minutes. That’s Tubb’s “Filipino Rose.” Now opera might be the only genre of music with more tragic songs than country music, so Butterfly ends with a suicide while “Rose” just has a sad letter upon learning that her sailor has married another far across the ocean.

  • Hello Old Broken Heart8. “You Sent Her an Orchid (You Sent Me a Rose)” – Jean Shepard

    When “plain as the sunshine” Jean Shepard finds out her man’s cheating on her with some chick clad in fancy clothes, she’s brokenhearted…but still composed enough to dish out an earful, telling the bum “the thing that really breaks my heart is finding out you lied/If you’d been honest from the start, I would have stepped aside.” Shepard ends the song by handing back the rose; a lady to the last, she doesn’t tell him where to stick it.

  • Bluegrass Hits And Heartsongs7. “When the Roses Bloom Again” – Mac Wiseman

    Here bluegrass’ Wiseman, who recently celebrated his 85th birthday, relates the story of a dying soldier who has promised his sweetheart that they’ll be together “when the roses bloom again.” Sure, it’s a sad song, but who can be depressed with that sprightly mandolin in the background?
    Laura Cantrell also recorded a version for her second album When the Roses Bloom Again. Below is Wilco’s take on the song, which they (along with Billy Bragg) had originally planned to include on Mermaid Avenue, their Woody Guthrie tribute album until they learned that oops, the lyrics weren’t originally written by Guthrie, but instead are credited to A.P. Carter.

  • Anthology6. “My Little Georgia Rose” – Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boy

    Monroe biographer Richard D. Smith writes about how this classic bluegrass song came into existence: the Georgia Rose was Bill’s illegitimate daughter that was given up for adoption. There are two recordings of this song: one was done at Monroe’s first Decca session in 1950, the other (“a more ambitious arrangement…with triple harmony fiddles”) recorded in 1954.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9k-ZYcEWVDE&hl=en_US&fs=1&

  • The Carter Family 1927 - 1934 Disc D5. “Give Me the Roses While I Live” – The Carter Family

    Don’t wait until it’s too late to appreciate somebody: “useless are flowers that you give after the soul has gone.” That’s good advice. Would AP, Sara, and Maybelle steer you wrong? Below is Wilma Lee Cooper’s version, and there are several other recordings worth a listen including Jimmy Martin’s “Give Me the Roses Now” (it’s not nearly as demanding as it sounds).

  • Hangin' Tough4. “Rose In Paradise” – Waylon Jennings

    Did she run away with the gardener, or did he leave the mansion alone? The only one who knows is the otherworldly rose in the garden that blooms in the dead of . Plus, you know, the gardener. Anyway, it’s spooky, and one of Waylon’s best. Rising star Chris Young, joined by Nelson, covered the song on The Man I Want to Be, and if you need more Jennings (which you do), there’s always “Black Rose.”

  • The Country Music Hall Of Fame3. “San Antonio Rose/New San Antonio Rose” – Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys

    The first is a swingin’ instrumental composed by Wills; the latter has lyrics added. Perhaps Wills’ most famous work, “New San Antonio Rose” has been recorded by myriad artists and is one of country music’s seminal songs.

  • 2. “Yellow Rose of Texas” – Wilf Carter

    “Yellow Rose of Texas” is a folksong based upon a woman named Emily D. West, aka Emily Morgan, a mixed race servant who was kidnapped by Mexican troops during The Texas War of Independence. She’s credited with seducing Santa Anna, leaving him unprepared to face Sam Houston’s troops at the Battle of San Jacinto. This story is probably untrue, but facts never get in the way of a good song. This song, told from the point of view of a soldier missing his Yellow Rose, has been recorded hundreds of times, but Carter’s yodelicious version is my personal favorite.

  • 1. “A Good Year for the Roses” – George Jones & Alan Jackson

    If this isn’t an example of a perfect country song, it’s pretty damn close.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5drmBXSM-HM&hl=en_US&fs=1&

  1. Erik
    June 9, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Good list.

    Reba had two excellent album cuts about roses, “Red Roses (Won’t Work Now)” and just “Roses”. Both are real tear-jerkers. Tammy Graham’s only “hit” was also about roses (“A Dozen Red Roses”), and it was a good one. I would also include the great “I Can Buy My Own Roses” by Lorrie Morgan.

  2. numberonecountryfan
    June 9, 2010 at 11:24 am

    No Conway Twitty-The Rose or Kathy Mattea-Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses?

  3. Ben Milam
    June 9, 2010 at 11:30 am

    hayes carll’s beaumont has the chorus: all the way from beaumont with a white rose in my hand, i could not wait forever babe i hope you understand.

  4. Jesse
    June 9, 2010 at 11:36 am

    I kept scrolling thinking I’d find “18 Wheels and a Dozen Roses”, but I never did. Faulty list. That’s a big time omission.

  5. Drew
    June 9, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Great list, I always like these.

    Few other ones:

    “Paper Roses”, covered by a whole bunch of artists
    “Rose In Paradise” – Waylon / Chris Young & Willie
    “Wild Irish Rose” – George Jones
    “Teardrop On A Rose” – Hank
    “Bed Of Roses” – Statler Brothers

  6. WAYNOE
    June 9, 2010 at 11:53 am

    No “Paper Roses” by Gene Watson? No “Bed of Roses” by the Statler Brother’s? Who compiled this list? Another critic who just started reviewing country music?

    Come on Juli, you have not just been recently listening to country music as Stephen Deusner has and then holding oneself out as a critic of a genre are you?

    The list above is a good one but with glaring omissions. Better job next time.

  7. Ben Milam
    June 9, 2010 at 11:54 am

    agreed jesse. what about billy joe shaver’s black rose?

  8. Michael
    June 9, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Good list, Juli. The first two that came to mind were included (“A Good Year for the Roses” and “Two Dozen Roses”) as well as a few others that should have (“Yellow Roses”, “Like Red on a Rose”, “Buy Me a Rose”). I didn’t think of it until I read the comments but I am surprised not to see “18 Wheels…” on the list.

    Erik, Reba also has another one called “Buying Her Roses” which is pretty good.

    Another one that probably doesn’t deserve a high ranking but came to mind anyway is Lee Greenwood’s “I Don’t Mind the Thorns When You’re the Rose”.

  9. Dave D.
    June 9, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Good stuff. You know it’s a broad topic, though, when you have a pretty solid list of 36 and people still point out several great songs that were omitted.

    My only gripe is not mentioning Elvis Costello’s version of A Good Year for the Roses.

  10. Erik
    June 9, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Yes, “Buying Her Roses” is quite good too, but I prefer the other two.

  11. PaulaW
    June 9, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    George Morgan’s “Room Full of Roses” (Mickey Gilley did a decent version of it too)

  12. Chris N.
    June 9, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    What about [insert song I like]? This is an outrage!

  13. Saving Country Music
    June 9, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Only a Juli Thanki list would be enlightened enough to include the Carolina Chocolate Drops.

  14. Saving Country Music
    June 9, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Eat a bug Waynoe

  15. Bob
    June 9, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    I would have had Shenandoah’s Two Dozen Roses higher and I agree with those who commented on Kathy Mattea’s 18 Wheels & a Dozen Roses. Another song that comes to mind is Phil Vassar’s Rose Bouquet from his debut album.

  16. Brady Vercher
    June 9, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    While formatting this list, I stumbled across some Wilf Carter recordings in the public domain available for download on archive.org, including the song on this list.

  17. Rick
    June 9, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Juli compiled a fine list this go round to be sure. Just to toss in another top notch bluegrass entry, I’d add 3 Fox Drive’s heart breaking “Red Rose Bouquet” to the list. If that song won’t make you tear up, nothing will! (and the vocal harmonies are gorgeous)

    Then there’s Star De Azlan’s “Like A Rose”, which is probably laid on the grave of what could have been her recording career at Curb records which seems to have shelved her…

  18. Nicolas
    June 9, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    I love the description for the Jamey Johnson song xD lol

    I love Dolly Parton’s “Yellow Roses” and “I Will Forever Hate Roses” <3

  19. Jon
    June 9, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    I think it’s pretty funny that Waynoe reacts to a list of songs that covers the whole span of country music – both chronologically and stylistically – by dissing Juli for not being grounded enough in the field, and then all he can come up with in the way of omissions is a couple of top 40 hits from the relatively recent past.

  20. Michelle
    June 9, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    The Yellow Rose by Johnny Lee, but Two Dozen Roses by Shenandoah came to mind first. I love that song.

  21. Kelly
    June 9, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Waynoe, you clearly don’t pay attention as closely to this site as you so clearly want people to think you do.If so, you would be able to recognize Juli’s greatness as a writer as well as the manner in which she functions as an incredibly knowledgeable critic of country music in all of its forms.

    I’ll just say it, Waynoe: I really want to punch you. For real.

  22. Noeller
    June 9, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Love that Shenandoah made the list – one of my faves from a criminally underrated group. AJ/GJ was the immediate guess for #1, and certainly a great choice. I, too, loved Mattea’s 18 Wheels, but no worries.

    This is a GREAT list, Juli – thanks for taking the time to compile some great picks!! :)

  23. nm
    June 9, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Yeah, but the #1 was so obvious — I’m outraged.

  24. Jon
    June 9, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    I m so outraged it makes everyone else’s outrage look like joy!

  25. Paul W Dennis
    June 9, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Very good list, although I think if your audience were a bit older, the concensus choice at # 1 would be “New San Antonio Rose”

    Kudos for even knowing about “Red Rose from the Blue Side of Town” by George Morgan

    I think “Room Full of Roses” should be considered a Sons of The Pioneers classic. It was released in 1934 and is alleged to have sold a million copies, then the Sons issued a new version in 1947 and briefly got it onto the charts. I was surprised not to find it on this loss and I was surprised to find “Rose In Paradise” on the list

  26. Leeann Ward
    June 9, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Ditto to Jon…and the nonviolent part of Kelly.:)

  27. Ryan
    June 9, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Where is “Give My Love To Rose”!

  28. Leeann Ward
    June 9, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Ryan, the intro said”There are literally hundreds of songs that fit this topic (more if you count songs about women named Rose, which we didn’t, if only so we can use it as the subject of a later playlist)…”

  29. Ian
    June 9, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Where is “Every Rose Has Its Thorn?” Haha I just thought I’d throw some humor into this outragousness

  30. Leeann Ward
    June 9, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Ha!

  31. Mayor JoBob
    June 9, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Have we mentioned Rick Trevino’s “San Antonio Rose to You”?

  32. luckyoldsun
    June 9, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    “A Good Year For the Roses” is a great song, but it’s a bit wacky to cite it as “George Jones and Alan Jackson.”

    Jones’s own version from 1970 was a classic and a number 2 country hit. The artist who rediscovered the song and really nailed it and made it prominent again was Elvis Costello in his “Almost Blue” album.

    The Jones/Jackson version was done when Jones was way past his peak and his record label was having him do a string of duets with younger artists just to see if that would get him played. It’s not terrible, but it certainly doesn’t supplant Jones’ orgiginal in any way.

  33. luckyoldsun
    June 9, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    What’s interesting about “Rose Garden” is that it became such a smash hit for Lynn Anderson when the lyrics were clearly written for a man to sing. (“I can promise you things and big diamond rings…”)
    The song was originally recorded by its writer, Joe South, but he didn’t have near the success with it that Anderson later did.

  34. Stephen H.
    June 9, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    @Ian And “Kiss from a Rose” too! Geez, I’m never coming to this site again!

  35. Bob
    June 9, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    A few more:
    Pinmonkey – Barbed Wire and Roses
    Lisa Brokop – Ain’t Enough Roses
    Blaine Larsen – They Don’t Grow Enough Roses

  36. Stormy
    June 9, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Lucky: Girls can buy diamonds for guys too.

    All: I’m a little disappointed that Buy Me A Rose was included on this list.

  37. Jon
    June 9, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    There you go – the only thing better than “I can’t believe that x isn’t on the list” has got to be “I can’t believe that y is on the list.”

  38. Michelle
    June 9, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    I can even top that. Three dozen songs? That’s it? Please tell me that’s not all you could come up with. They must be paying by the word or running out of server space.LOL! Just joking! Please don’t get mad. Uh, yeah, I’ll just be heading out now.

  39. Buddynoel
    June 9, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Lee Greenwood – I Don’t Mind the Thorns
    Marie Osmond – Paper Roses
    Linda Ronstadt – Love Is a Rose
    Gary Morris – The Love She Found In Me:
    “Give her thorns and she’ll find the roses…”

  40. Ron
    June 9, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    No mention of “Roses in the Snow”. A very high ranking selection for me.

  41. Buddynoel
    June 9, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Emmylou Harris – Rose of Cimmaron
    Bobby Vinton – Roses Are Red (My Love)
    – although I prefer the Jim Reeves version
    Reeves also released “Moonlight and Roses”
    I better stop now.

  42. Ben Foster
    June 10, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Good list. Many of these I had not heard before,and a few I almost forgot about, like Dolly’s “Yellow Roses.” I guessed that it would include “Like Red On a Rose” and “‘Til a Tear Becomes a Rose” – great songs. I would also have included Linda Ronstadt’s “Love Is a Rose” and Marie Osmond’s “Paper Roses.”

  43. Annie
    June 10, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Great post Juli! I’m a big Barbara Keith fan – I saw her with her band The Stone Coyotes in April. She’s in her 60’s now & still sounds great. “The Bramble and the Rose” is one of my favorite songs of all-time.

  44. Robb
    July 2, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    What about “Black Rose” – Billy Joe Shaver ?

  45. Mark
    July 7, 2010 at 7:55 am

    You missed “Roses” by Reba McEntire.

  46. Erik
    July 7, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Read the very first comment, Mark.

  47. Dan Milliken
    July 16, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Hard to take anyone who dismisses Juli Thanki as unknowledgeable seriously.

    The only one I’d bring up is “Send Me No Roses”. Not sure whose is the definitive recording, but I have Tammy Wynette’s and it’s pretty beaut.

  48. Cody Honeycutt
    September 12, 2010 at 10:05 am

    I Love Solid Gold Country On The Weekend Radio Stations, And There’s A Song They Play ( A Man Singing ) A Song About One White Rose , I Would Love To Find Out Who Sings It , Has Anybody Got A Clue Who It Is .

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