The Best Country Songs About Death

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List Criteria: Vote up the best country songs that deal with dying or losing and missing someone who died.

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 died.

Song lyrics about death, dying, and painful loss 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. These songs tackle the devastating grief that comes with losing someone close to you, but also celebrate life, even if the one who was lost is in Heaven. The best of these songs are ones we listen to on repeat and find comfort in.

Country songs about passing away 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. Whether the person who died was a wife, friend, brother, or even stranger, these

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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    If You're Reading This is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death


    Tim McGraw

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    Whiskey Lullaby is listed (or ranked) 2 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) 3 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death


    Garth Brooks

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    I Drive Your Truck is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death


    Lee Brice

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    If You Get There Before I Do is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death


    Collin Raye

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    Live Like You Were Dying is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

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    Tim McGraw

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    The Dance is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

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    Garth Brooks

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    What Hurts the Most is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death


    Rascal Flatts

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


    Vince Gill

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    Luke Bryan

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    Who You'd Be Today is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death


    Kenny Chesney

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    If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

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    Justin Moore

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    I'm Already There is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

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


    Steve Wariner

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    One More Day is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death


    Diamond Rio

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    If I Die Young is listed (or ranked) 16 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) 17 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death


    Brad Paisley, Allison Krauss

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    How Can I Help You Say Goodbye is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death


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    Don't Blink is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death


    Kenny Chesney

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


    Brook & Dunn

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    If I Had Only Known is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death


    Reba MacIntyre

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    People Are Crazy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death


    Billy Currington

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

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    I Believe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death


    Diamond Rio

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    Alyssa Lies is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

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    Jason Michael Carroll

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    You're Gone is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death


    Diamond Rio

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


    Trace Adkins

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    Tell Me I Was Dreaming is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

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    Travis Tritt

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    There You'll Be is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death


    Faith Hill

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


    Rascal Flatts

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    In Color is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death


    Jamey Johnson

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    God's Will is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death


    Martina McBride

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    Skin (Sara Beth) is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death


    The Rascal Flatts

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    If You're Going Through Hell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death


    Rodney Atkins

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    How Do You Get That Lonely is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

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    Blaine Larsen

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    A Picture of Me (Without You) is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death


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    I Won't Let Go is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death


    Rascal Flatts

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    Love, Me is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death


    Collin Raye

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    Strawberry Wine is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death


    Deana Carter

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    If I Don't Make It Back is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death


    Tracy Lawrence

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    I'm No Stranger to the Rain is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death


    Keith Whitley

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


    Emerson Drive

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    When a Hero Falls is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death


    Stephen Cochran

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    Last Day of My Life is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death


    Phil Vassar

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    Life Without You is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death


    Stevie Ray Vaughn

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    Help Pour Out the Rain is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death


    Buddy Jewell

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    For My Broken Heart is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

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    Reba McEntire

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    If Something Should Happen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death


    Darryl Worley

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    Angels in Waiting is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death

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    A Lot of Things Different is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death


    Kenny Chesney

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