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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Before He Cheats Carrie Underwood

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Friends in Low Places Garth Brooks

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Crazy Patsy Cline

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

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Your Cheatin' Heart Hank Williams, Sr.

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Miranda Lambert

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Need You Now Lady Antebellum

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Holding Her And Loving You Earl Thomas Conley

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Stay Sugarland

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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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Better Class of Losers Randy Travis

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Tonight I Wanna Cry Keith Urban

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Good as I Was to You Lorrie Morgan

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Mine Taylor Swift

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How Do I Live LeAnn Rimes

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She Wouldn’t Be Gone Blake Shelton

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Seven Year Ache Rosanne Cash

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I Would've Loved You Anyway Trisha Yearwood

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Teardrops on My Guitar is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Country Songs for Breakups
Teardrops on My Guitar Taylor Swift

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Brokenheartsville Joe Nichols

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Consider Me Gone Reba McEntire

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How Am I Doin' Dierks Bentley

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Picture to Burn Taylor Swift

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Stupid Boy Keith Urban

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Kiss This Aaron Tippin

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Bye Bye Jo Dee Messina

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Blame It on Your Heart Patty Loveless

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Best Days of Your Life Kellie Pickler

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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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Ghost In This House Shenandoah

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Don't Make Me Blake Shelton

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You Were Mine Dixie Chicks