offbeat The Best Country Songs About Death  

Ranker Music
Originally by
21.8k votes 5.1k voters 646.9k views 71 items

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.

1
766 207
Ranker Video
Whiskey Lullaby Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss

2
632 161
Ranker Video

3
445 113
Ranker Video
Who You'd Be Today Kenny Chesney

4
755 204
Ranker Video

5
469 130
Ranker Video

6
579 153
Ranker Video
What Hurts the Most Rascal Flatts

7
445 88
Ranker Video
I Drive Your Truck Lee Brice

8
374 82
Ranker Video
MaryDarland added Live Like You Were Dying Tim McGraw

9
372 111
Ranker Video
DanielaJimene92 added If I Die Young The Band Perry

10
513 135
Ranker Video

11
355 82
Ranker Video
AlexisThurber added If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away Justin Moore

12
520 109
Ranker Video

13
270 87
Ranker Video
Don't Blink Kenny Chesney

14
381 98
Ranker Video

The Worst Place to Get a Tattoo

15
388 73
Ranker Video
cricket added The Dance Garth Brooks

16
484 105
Drink a Beer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death
MeganHemmings added Drink a Beer Luke Bryan

17
330 91
Ranker Video

18
394 98
Ranker Video
One More Day Diamond Rio

19
270 64
Ranker Video
Whiskey Lullabye Brad Paisley, Allison Krauss

20
220 100
Ranker Video
People Are Crazy Billy Currington

21
169 99
Ranker Video

The 20 Craziest Pervert Deaths of All Time

22
222 97
Ranker Video
If I Had Only Known Reba MacIntyre

23
180 41
Ranker Video
TomPrater added Three Wooden Crosses

24
163 70
Ranker Video
In Color Jamey Johnson

25
182 90
Ranker Video
You're Gone Diamond Rio

26
162 74
Ranker Video
Love, Me Collin Raye

27
167 79
Ranker Video
There You'll Be Faith Hill

28
217 88
Ranker Video
Believe Brook & Dunn

12 Amazing Real-Life Resurrection Stories

29
160 77
Ranker Video

30
196 79
Ranker Video
I Believe Diamond Rio

31
149 51
Ranker Video
Here Comes Goodbye Rascal Flatts

32
198 75
Ranker Video
NancyGarvieCrawley added Tell Me I Was Dreaming Travis Tritt

33
172 72
Ranker Video
Arlington Trace Adkins

34
136 41
Ranker Video
AlexisThurber added Alyssa Lies Jason Michael Carroll

35
164 94
Ranker Video
Strawberry Wine Deana Carter

The Best Singers of All Time

36
109 57
Ranker Video
If I Don't Make It Back Tracy Lawrence

37
136 56
Ranker Video
Skin (Sara Beth) The Rascal Flatts

38
160 74
Ranker Video
God's Will Martina McBride

39
147 66
Ranker Video
I Won't Let Go Rascal Flatts

40
138 64
Ranker Video

41
98 38
Ranker Video
AlexisThurber added How Do You Get That Lonely Blaine Larsen

42
41 21
Ranker Video
Davem added Ode to Billie Joe Bobbie Gentry

The 13 Best Theories About Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

43
39 5
Ranker Video
Jim Case added He Stopped Loving Her Today George Jones

44
80 67
Ranker Video
Last Day of My Life Phil Vassar

45
54 19
Ranker Video
Laurie Mattingly added When I Get Where I'm Going Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley

46
48 21
Ranker Video
Allison Amanda Dalton added For My Broken Heart Reba McEntire

47
80 57
Ranker Video
Help Pour Out the Rain Buddy Jewell

48
82 69
Ranker Video
When a Hero Falls Stephen Cochran

49
34 16
Ranker Video
Scott Sampson added Cryin' for Me (Wayman's Song) Toby Keith

50
78 67
Ranker Video
Life Without You Stevie Ray Vaughn