25 Best Country Songs of 2014

Little Big Town's shocker, Keith Urban's rocker and more of the songs stuck in our heads this year

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23. Trisha Yearwood featuring Kelly Clarkson, "PrizeFighter"

Although it's been more than a decade since she last reached the Top 10, anyone who had counted Yearwood out never bargained for the one-two punch of this inspirational performance with Kelly Clarkson. Evoking personal memories of Yearwood's own mother, who succumbed to cancer in 2011, and serving as a theme for anyone facing adversity, "PrizeFighter," penned by Jessi Alexander, Sarah Buxton and Ross Copperman, offers Yearwood yet another chance to remind fans that she remains one of the most soulful belters in country music.

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