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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Back to December Taylor Swift

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Stay Sugarland

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Give It Away George Strait

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How Do I Live LeAnn Rimes

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Miranda Lambert

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Always on My Mind Willie Nelson

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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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Mine Taylor Swift

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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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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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Consider Me Gone Reba McEntire

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Bye Bye Jo Dee Messina

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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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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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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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You Were Mine Dixie Chicks

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Don't Make Me Blake Shelton

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Ghost In This House Shenandoah