Inspired by Oklahoma Today‘s September issue focusing solely on country music, we’ll be counting down the Top 100 Oklahoma Country Songs over the next several weeks.
Every weekday, we will unveil another five songs that helped shape the way Oklahoma country music is heard by the outside world.
15. Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys – “Faded Love” (1950)
The official country and western song of Oklahoma makes our list at number 15.
Written by Bob Wills, brother Billy Jack and father John, “Faded Love” is a sentimental song about a lost love. The song was a top 10 hit for Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys in 1950.
“Faded Love” was later covered by Playboys guitarist Leon McAuliffe, Jackie DeShannon, Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley and Ray Price and Willie Nelson.