country songs The Best Country Songs About Death  

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List Rules 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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Whiskey Lullaby Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss

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367 83
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Who You'd Be Today Kenny Chesney

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666 171
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406 106
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493 127
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What Hurts the Most Rascal Flatts

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388 71
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I Drive Your Truck Lee Brice

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325 88
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DanielaJimene92 added If I Die Young The Band Perry

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314 71
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MaryDarland added Live Like You Were Dying Tim McGraw

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471 120
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305 66
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AlexisThurber added If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away Justin Moore

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476 94
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236 73
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Don't Blink Kenny Chesney

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338 58
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cricket added The Dance Garth Brooks

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345 86
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MeganHemmings added Drink a Beer Luke Bryan

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348 84
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One More Day Diamond Rio

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232 52
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Whiskey Lullabye Brad Paisley, Allison Krauss

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193 85
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People Are Crazy Billy Currington

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200 78
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If I Had Only Known Reba MacIntyre

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147 85
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166 73
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You're Gone Diamond Rio

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152 34
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TomPrater added Three Wooden Crosses

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154 66
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There You'll Be Faith Hill

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142 60
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In Color Jamey Johnson

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144 64
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Love, Me Collin Raye

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197 75
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Believe Brook & Dunn

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144 67
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126 37
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Here Comes Goodbye Rascal Flatts

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176 70
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I Believe Diamond Rio

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179 63
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NancyGarvieCrawley added Tell Me I Was Dreaming Travis Tritt

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159 61
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Arlington Trace Adkins

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150 79
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Strawberry Wine Deana Carter

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114 31
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AlexisThurber added Alyssa Lies Jason Michael Carroll

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If I Don't Make It Back Tracy Lawrence

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Skin (Sara Beth) The Rascal Flatts

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I Won't Let Go Rascal Flatts

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God's Will Martina McBride

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AlexisThurber added How Do You Get That Lonely Blaine Larsen

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Davem added Ode to Billie Joe Bobbie Gentry

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Last Day of My Life Phil Vassar

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Help Pour Out the Rain Buddy Jewell

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Laurie Mattingly added When I Get Where I'm Going Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley

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Allison Amanda Dalton added For My Broken Heart Reba McEntire

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When a Hero Falls Stephen Cochran

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Life Without You Stevie Ray Vaughn