music The Best Country Songs for Breakups  

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List Rules Vote up the best country songs about nursing a broken heart.

Country songs about breakups speak the brutal truth about how excruciatingly painful a bad break-up can be. And let’s face it: few other genres come close to the level of angst and sadness heard in many of the greatest country music songs. There's rawness and honesty in country fans connect with, and can't really be found anywhere else. You'll find that pure emotion in all these country breakups songs.

Feeling angry, frustrated, sad, or downright lonely after a breakup? You’re not alone. No, really, you are not alone if you listen to these excellent country breakup songs. Pick your favorites. Vote them up. Then, grab a nice bottle of something, kick back, and make a playlist to pull you through this rough time. Or, give the playlist to a struggling friend. It will help, seriously.

One caveat: Not all of these country songs about breakup are sweet. The protagonists in these songs sometimes take being dumped very, very badly. There is screaming. There is heavy drinking. And there is property destruction. But who can't relate to that, after a really nasty split with someone you loved (or at least thought you did)? 

On second thought, make two playlists: One for the angry country breakup songs, and one for the more mellow, melancholy tunes. Then, you can simply pick your poison.

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Friends in Low Places Garth Brooks

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Before He Cheats Carrie Underwood

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Crazy Patsy Cline

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D-I-V-O-R-C-E Tammy Wynette

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Need You Now Lady Antebellum

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Your Cheatin' Heart Hank Williams, Sr.

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Give It Away George Strait

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Always on My Mind Willie Nelson

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Back to December Taylor Swift

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Stay Sugarland

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How Do I Live LeAnn Rimes

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Good as I Was to You Lorrie Morgan

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Better Class of Losers Randy Travis

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Holding Her And Loving You Earl Thomas Conley

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I Would've Loved You Anyway Trisha Yearwood

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Consider Me Gone Reba McEntire

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Tonight I Wanna Cry Keith Urban

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Teardrops on My Guitar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Country Songs for Breakups
Teardrops on My Guitar Taylor Swift

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Picture to Burn Taylor Swift

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She Wouldn’t Be Gone Blake Shelton

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Kiss This Aaron Tippin

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Miranda Lambert

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Mine Taylor Swift

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Bye Bye Jo Dee Messina

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Seven Year Ache Rosanne Cash

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A Bad Goodbye Wynonna Judd, Clint Black

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For My Broken Heart Reba McEntire

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Best Days of Your Life Kellie Pickler

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Stupid Boy Keith Urban

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Brokenheartsville Joe Nichols

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You Were Mine Dixie Chicks

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Blame It on Your Heart Patty Loveless

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Don't Make Me Blake Shelton

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How Am I Doin' Dierks Bentley

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Ghost In This House Shenandoah