Sometimes a great country song can be centered around something as simple as saying hello. These are our favorite country songs about saying hello, including tracks from Lady Antebellum, Conway Twitty, Dolly Parton, and other great artists. These songs all have hello in the title, and we’ve included the music videos for each one so you can listen here on this page.
1. Lady Antebellum- Hello World
From their second studio album Need You Now, Lady Antebellum’s “Hello World” is a song about finding faith in the little things in life. In the first verse, the narrator is feeling down until he looks into a little girls eyes at a red light, making him remember that there is a whole world out there that spins everyday no matter how you’re feeling.
2. Dolly Parton- Hello God
Dolly’s “Hello God’ is a song about questioning your faith during hard times. In the song, the narrator is talking to God, asking if they are there and asking them questions about the ugly parts of the world- “We fight and kill each other / In your name, defending you / Do you love some more than others? / We’re so lost and confused.”
3. Conway Twitty- Hello Darlin’
One of Conway Twitty’s signature songs, “Hello Darlin'” was released in 1970 on his album of the same name. Twitty would often perform the song with Loretta Lynn, singing to her while performing the song. The narrator of “Hello Darlin'” is singing to his ex, letting her know how much he misses her- “What’s that, darlin’? / How am I doin’? / I’m doin’ alright / Except I can’t sleep and I cry all night ’til dawn.”
4. Hank Snow- Hello Love
If there’s one thing that old white men have taught us, it’s that they know how to write a good country song. In fact, for a while, Hank Snow’s “Hello Love” made him the oldest singer to have a #1 song on the Billboard Hot Country charts, until Kenny Rogers came out with “Buy Me a Rose” years later. “Hello Love” is a song not necessarily about a specific person, but rather how you feel when love comes back into your life.
5. Lyle Lovett- “Hello Grandma”
From Lyle Lovett’s fifth studio album I Love Everybody, “Hello Grandma” is a song that is open to interpretation. In the song, the narrator is asking a grandmother about her granddaughter, as he hasn’t seen her in years. However, it’s unclear if the narrator is an older love interest of the girl, or her father- “I’ve been kind of out of touch / But I thought I would call her / Is she at home / Or is she around the world?”
6. Emmylou Harris- Hello Stranger
From her 1976 album Luxury Liner, “Hello Stranger” by Emmylou Harris is a song about a woman who has a lover in prison- “Every time / I ride the four and six street cars / I can see my baby / Peeping through the bars.”
7. Faron Young - Hello Walls
An enormous hit in 1961, Faron Young’s “Hello Walls” is best known for introducing a then aspiring country artist into the spotlight as the songs writer- Mr. Willie Nelson. The song has been covered by many artists since then, including Willie himself.by