offbeat 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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438 109
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Who You'd Be Today Kenny Chesney

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745 201
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572 148
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What Hurts the Most Rascal Flatts

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461 127
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441 86
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I Drive Your Truck Lee Brice

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368 81
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MaryDarland added Live Like You Were Dying Tim McGraw

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366 110
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DanielaJimene92 added If I Die Young The Band Perry

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505 135
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350 79
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AlexisThurber added If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away Justin Moore

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268 86
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Don't Blink Kenny Chesney

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513 109
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376 97
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382 72
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cricket added The Dance Garth Brooks

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479 103
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MeganHemmings added Drink a Beer Luke Bryan

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One More Day Diamond Rio

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265 64
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Whiskey Lullabye Brad Paisley, Allison Krauss

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218 99
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People Are Crazy Billy Currington

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168 97
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If I Had Only Known Reba MacIntyre

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178 39
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TomPrater added Three Wooden Crosses

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In Color Jamey Johnson

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165 77
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There You'll Be Faith Hill

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You're Gone Diamond Rio

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160 74
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Love, Me Collin Raye

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Believe Brook & Dunn

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Here Comes Goodbye Rascal Flatts

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194 79
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I Believe Diamond Rio

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196 73
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NancyGarvieCrawley added Tell Me I Was Dreaming Travis Tritt

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172 71
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Arlington Trace Adkins

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AlexisThurber added Alyssa Lies Jason Michael Carroll

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Strawberry Wine Deana Carter

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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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God's Will Martina McBride

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I Won't Let Go Rascal Flatts

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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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Jim Case added He Stopped Loving Her Today George Jones

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Last Day of My Life Phil Vassar

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

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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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Scott Sampson added Cryin' for Me (Wayman's Song) Toby Keith

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