5 songs ... that's tough.
Here's the first ones that come to mind ... I hope yall don't mind if I mention five from each ...
There's a Moon Out Tonight - Capris
Good Night Sweetheart - The Spaniels
Theme from a Summer Place - Percy Faith
Mae - Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (actually, many songs by them!)
Little Darlin - The Diamonds
King of the Road - Roger Miller
In the Early Mornin Rain - either The Kingston Trio, Gordon Lightfoot or Elvis Presley(my favorite version)
Uneasy Rider - Charlie Daniels
Foggy Mountain Breakdown - Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs
That's How the Yodel Was Born - Riders in the Sky (have a listen at this link http://www.theechoplex.com/mmTHEECHOPLEX/audio/mp3/rits_thatshowyodelwasborn.mp3
I must admit, when it comes to Country music, I pretty much can't stand "modern country". My tastes are to older stuff ... Hank Sr., Patsy Cline, even Glen Cambell, Marshall Tucker ... appalachian and bluegrass ... generally the older the better ... even Carter Family. Some suggestions for Albums
... These might be worth taking a listen to at Amazon.Com ...
Any album by Riders in the Sky
- "Silver Jubilee" is a good one. (see the website ridersinthesky.com or at amazon.)
Either: Country Collection - Elvis Presley ...or ... The Country Side of Elvis - Elvis Presley
Either: Elvis Ultimate Gospel - Elvis Presley ... or ... Peace in the Valley: The Complete Gospel Recordings - Elvis Presley
Ray Charles: Standards
Ray Charles: The Complete Country & Western Recordings 1959-1986