The Best Country Songs About Death

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List Criteria: Vote up the best country songs that deal with death

What are the best country songs about death? This list includes country songs such as “There You’ll Be,” “The Last Day of My Life,” “Go Rest High on That Mountain,” and “I Believe.” Talking about death can be hard, and sometimes it's easier to connect through music when a loved one has passed. Country music is known for great ballads, and many of them are about death or dedicated to loved ones who have passed on.

Songs have the ability to make us feel. We often feel an emotional connection to songs, particularly country songs. The Southern and country U.S. way of life has a long history of singing about hardship and death and even today, country songs reflect that culture. The best of these songs are ones we listen to on repeat and find comfort in.

Country songs about death are often the most moving country songs because they often tell a sad, true story. The best country songs about death on this list provide kind of emotional connection that musicians hope people seek in their music. They are moving, and can help people through a hard time.

Vote up the best, saddest, most moving country songs about death below, or add a country song about death that you love, if it isn't already on the list.

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    Whiskey Lullaby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

    Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss

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    If Tomorrow Never Comes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death
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    If You're Reading This is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death
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    If You Get There Before I Do is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death
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    I Drive Your Truck is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death
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    When I Get Were I'm Going is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death
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    He Stopped Loving Her Today is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death
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    The Dance is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

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    Garth Brooks

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    Go Rest High On That Mountain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death
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    Luke Bryan

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    Live Like You Were Dying is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

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    Tim McGraw

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    What Hurts the Most is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

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    If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

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    Justin Moore

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    Holes in the Floor of Heaven is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death
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    One More Day is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

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    Who You'd Be Today is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

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    How Can I Help You Say Goodbye is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death
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    I'm Already There is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death
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    If I Die Young is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

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    The Band Perry

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    Whiskey Lullabye is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

    Brad Paisley, Allison Krauss

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    Just a Dream is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

    Carrie Underwood

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    Don't Blink is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

    Kenny Chesney

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    Believe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

    Brook & Dunn

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    You Can Let Go Now Daddy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death
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    If I Had Only Known is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

    Reba MacIntyre

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    Three Wooden Crosses is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

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    I Believe is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

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    Alyssa Lies is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

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    Jason Michael Carroll

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    If I Die Young is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

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    Arlington is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

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    Tell Me I Was Dreaming is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

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    Travis Tritt

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    You're Gone is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

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    I'll Fly Away is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death
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    People Are Crazy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

    Billy Currington

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    Here Comes Goodbye is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

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    Skin (Sara Beth) is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

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    God's Will is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

    Martina McBride

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    How Do You Get That Lonely is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

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    There You'll Be is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death
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    A Picture of Me (Without You) is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death
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    Sissy's Song is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

    Alan Jackson

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    Why is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

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    In Color is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

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    Love, Me is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

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    I Miss My Friend is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

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    I'm No Stranger to the Rain is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death
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    Crying for Me is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

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    Strawberry Wine is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

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    I Won't Let Go is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

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    Probably Wouldn't Be This Way is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death
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