country music The Best Country Songs About Missing Someone  

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What are the best country songs about missing someone? This list includes great country songs such as “My Worst Fear,” “What Hurts the Most,” “Home,” and “These Days.” Few things are as difficult as missing someone you love. Whether they have passed away, have moved on, or are just not near you, it can be hard to get over their absence. Missing someone is a common theme in country songs, but the songs on this list are the best.

Songs have the ability to make us feel. We often feel an emotional connection to songs, particularly country songs. The southern and country way of life has a long history of strong ties to family, friends, and loved ones, and country songs reflect that culture. Country songs about missing someone are often the most moving of these songs because they tell a familiar and relatable story.

These best country songs about missing a loved one provide kind of emotional connection that musicians hope people seek in their music. They are moving and saddening. They provide the type of comfort we seek when we're missing people in our own lives.

These are songs from top country artists, both modern and classic, such as Rascal Flatts, George Strait, Blake Shelton, and Kenny Chesney. Vote up the greatest country songs about missing someone below, or add a song that comforted you when you were missing a friend, if it isn't already on the list.
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What Hurts the Most Rascal Flatts

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Need You Now Lady Antebellum

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407 87
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The Dance Garth Brooks

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475 120
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You'll Think of Me Keith Urban

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422 104
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jaysem1031 added I Drive Your Truck Lee Brice

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384 93
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382 95
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301 69
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359 103
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thomas_szocinski added I See You - Luke Bryan Luke Bryan

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351 110
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My Best Friend Tim McGraw

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261 69
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237 61
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281 88
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272 87
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The Best I Ever Had Gary Allan

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238 73
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223 72
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223 80
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I Don't Want to Miss a Thing I Don't Want to Miss a Thing

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196 68
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Strawberry Wine Deana Carter

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190 68
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188 68
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How Do I Live LeAnn Rimes

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191 83
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Far Away Nickelback

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188 81
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Teardrops on My Guitar Taylor Swift

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146 54
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I Fall to Pieces Patsy Cline

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141 57
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142 58
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160 73
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I Still Miss You Keith Anderson

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130 54
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Who'd You'd Be Today Kenny Chesney

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97 35
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Blonde24 added You Don't Know Her Like I Do Brantley Gilbert

The Best Fast Country Songs

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162 85
Thinking of You is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Country Songs About Missing Someone
LeenzMatthiasKamandan added Thinking of You Christian Kane - Christian Kane

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That Ain't No Way to Go Brooks & Dunn

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118 54
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These Days Rascal Flatts

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114 54
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Run George Strait

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103 47
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20durnomyalia added Ain't Worth the Whiskey Love this song by Cole Swindell.  Listen to it all the time.  Vote PLZ!  

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Courtney Lee added You Should Be Here Cole Swindell

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What I Wouldn't Give Blake Shelton

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99 52
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Songs About Rain Gary Allan

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109 63
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104 59
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Sissie's Song Alan Jackson

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90 48
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RussellHinsley added Goodbye Says It All Blackhawk

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83 44
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That Summer Garth Brooks

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91 52
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20durnomyalia added Drunk On a Plane Dierks Bentley - By Dierks Bentley VOTE PLZ!  

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shaebeer27 added Austin Eric Johnson

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20durnomyalia added Give Me Back My Hometown It's not bruce springsteen that sings this song, its Eric Church.

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20durnomyalia added Landslide This song is by the Dixie Chicks. VOTE PLZ!    

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