Country Music 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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Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss
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Kenny Chesney
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Lee Brice
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Rascal Flatts
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DanielaJimene92 added The Band Perry
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MaryDarland added Tim McGraw
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AlexisThurber added Justin Moore
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cricket added Garth Brooks
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Kenny Chesney
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Drink a Beer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Country Songs About Death
MeganHemmings added Luke Bryan
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Diamond Rio
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Brad Paisley, Allison Krauss
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Billy Currington
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Reba MacIntyre
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Jamey Johnson
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Faith Hill