“Love’s Gonna Live Here” was a huge hit for Buck Owens in 1963. It spent 16 weeks at #1 on the Hot Country Singles chart, and after that, it was 49 years before another song would spend even 10 weeks at #1. I like the way it sounds clawhammer style so that’s the way I played it but, of course, you can just strum normally if you prefer. Just as a little intro I did a hammer-on on the 3rd string 4th fret with my pinkie while playing the G chord. Feel free to ignore that if you want to. Other than that it’s just straight clawhammer accompaniment.
First released in 1964 as the B-side of Buck Owens’ #1 hit, “My Heart Skips a Beat,” this song has since been recorded by dozens of other artists and was a big hit for both Ray Charles and Emmylou Harris. I just did a simple strum with easy chords in the key of G (G, C, and D). If you feel more comfortable playing an easier D7 chord instead of D that works just as well.
Co-written by Buck Owens and Don Rich, this was one of the year’s most popular Christmas songs when it first came out in 1965. It later became a hit for Garth Brooks and Brad Paisley, and has been recorded by many other artists over the years. It’s just 3 simple chords and I recorded it in the key of G.