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

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Before He Cheats Carrie Underwood

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Crazy Patsy Cline

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Need You Now Lady Antebellum

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Your Cheatin' Heart Hank Williams, Sr.

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Back to December Taylor Swift

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Give It Away George Strait

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Always on My Mind Willie Nelson

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Good as I Was to You Lorrie Morgan

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She Wouldn’t Be Gone Blake Shelton

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How Do I Live LeAnn Rimes

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Holding Her And Loving You Earl Thomas Conley

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Stay Sugarland

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Miranda Lambert

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Better Class of Losers Randy Travis

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Mine Taylor Swift

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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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Tonight I Wanna Cry Keith Urban

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I Would've Loved You Anyway Trisha Yearwood

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Picture to Burn Taylor Swift

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Bye Bye Jo Dee Messina

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Consider Me Gone Reba McEntire

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Seven Year Ache Rosanne Cash

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Brokenheartsville Joe Nichols

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Kiss This Aaron Tippin

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For My Broken Heart Reba McEntire

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How Am I Doin' Dierks Bentley

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Stupid Boy Keith Urban

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Best Days of Your Life Kellie Pickler

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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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A Bad Goodbye Wynonna Judd, Clint Black

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Ghost In This House Shenandoah

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You Were Mine Dixie Chicks