country music The Best Country Songs About Heartbreak  

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Country music is all about feelings. Is it any wonder there are so many outstanding country songs about heartbreak? These are songs of love, loss, loneliness, and longing, gut wrenching tales one and all. If you’re suffering from heartache, these musicians know exactly how you feel, and they’re here to belt out some of the most amazing country songs about broken hearts ever made. Grab some tissues and a stiff drink, because it's time to get sad as hell, and country to the core. 

When it comes to country heartbreak songs, “He Stopped Loving Her Today” by George Jones may be the greatest of all. The narrator of the song speaks of a heartbroken man being reunited with his lost love… at his funeral. He’d spent years pining for the woman, saving her letters and keeping her photo on his wall. He hoped someday she would return. She did. As he was lowered into the ground. It's certainly one of the saddest country songs about a broken heart ever written, and maybe the single saddest such track. 

You’ll find true classics among these country broken heart songs, including Patsy Cline falling to pieces over her love, Dolly Parton pleading with a woman named Jolene to not take her man, and Garth Brooks explaining that. yes, the experience of heartbreak was painful, but it was worth going through. Vote for the best country songs about a broken heart, and vote down any that you don’t think qualify.

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The Dance is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Country Songs About Heartbreak
The Dance Garth Brooks

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I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry Hank Williams, Sr.

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Whiskey Lullaby Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss

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Always on My Mind Willie Nelson

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I Will Always Love You Dolly Parton

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Don't Close Your Eyes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Country Songs About Heartbreak
Don't Close Your Eyes Keith Whitley

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Your Cheating Heart Hank Williams, Sr.

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I Fall to Pieces Patsy Cline

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Jolene Dolly Parton

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Give It Away George Strait

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What Hurts the Most Rascal Flatts

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Need You Now Lady Antebellum

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You Look So Good in Love George Strait

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You’ll Think of Me Keith Urban

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Please Remember Me Tim McGraw

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Here in the Real World Alan Jackson

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Anymore Travis Tritt

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As Soon as I Hang Up the Phone Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn

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Like We Never Loved at All Tim McGraw, Faith Hill

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Austin Blake Shelton

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Achy Breaky Heart Billy Ray Cyrus

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What Might Have Been Little Texas

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Colder Weather Zac Brown Band

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You Don't Love Me Anymore is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Country Songs About Heartbreak
lucyheartfilia25 added You Don't Love Me Anymore Tim McGraw

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The Truth Jason Aldean

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Picture to Burn Taylor Swift

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Brokenheartsville Joe Nichols

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You Were Mine Dixie Chicks

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Better as a Memory Kenny Chesney

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Mama’s Broken Heart Miranda Lambert

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Forget to Forget You Scotty McCreery

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Good as Gone Little Big Town

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In a Song (Encore) Hunter Hayes

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Alone Sara Evans