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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Who You'd Be Today Kenny Chesney

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636 166
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386 101
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476 123
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What Hurts the Most Rascal Flatts

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373 69
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I Drive Your Truck Lee Brice

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306 86
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DanielaJimene92 added If I Die Young The Band Perry

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303 69
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MaryDarland added Live Like You Were Dying Tim McGraw

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458 117
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292 64
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AlexisThurber added If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away Justin Moore

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459 91
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227 71
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Don't Blink Kenny Chesney

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324 57
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cricket added The Dance Garth Brooks

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331 85
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285 73
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404 82
Drink a Beer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death
MeganHemmings added Drink a Beer Luke Bryan

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335 81
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One More Day Diamond Rio

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221 50
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Whiskey Lullabye Brad Paisley, Allison Krauss

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185 84
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People Are Crazy Billy Currington

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191 73
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Believe Brook & Dunn

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194 77
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If I Had Only Known Reba MacIntyre

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142 81
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138 57
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In Color Jamey Johnson

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160 72
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You're Gone Diamond Rio

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143 32
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TomPrater added Three Wooden Crosses

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148 64
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There You'll Be Faith Hill

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139 63
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Love, Me Collin Raye

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Here Comes Goodbye Rascal Flatts

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I Believe Diamond Rio

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173 62
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NancyGarvieCrawley added Tell Me I Was Dreaming Travis Tritt

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154 60
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Arlington Trace Adkins

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145 77
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Strawberry Wine Deana Carter

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109 29
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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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138 60
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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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Moments Emerson Drive

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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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Allison Amanda Dalton added For My Broken Heart Reba McEntire

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When a Hero Falls Stephen Cochran

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

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Life Without You Stevie Ray Vaughn