military The Best Country Songs About Soldiers  

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Country music has a long and storied history of soldier songs. For decades, country musicians have been singing songs about soldiers and the military. These country songs about soldiers are just a few shining examples. Many of the songs on this list of country war songs are, understandably, incredibly emotional. They are songs about the war itself. They are songs about the ravages of war on families. They are songs of love, and of loss. They honor soldiers and the many sacrifices they make for freedom.

Perhaps one of the most emotional and poignant country songs about war is Trace Adkins’ “Arlington.” It tells the story of a young soldier, killed in the war, who finds himself buried in Arlington National Cemetery, a 624-acre cemetery established during the Civil War. He’s proud to have served his country, and honored to be buried alongside other brave soldiers – including his own grandfather. For those who’ve lost loved ones to war, the lyrics will certainly hit home.   

Along with The Warren Brothers, Tim McGraw co-wrote one of the most powerful modern-era country songs about the military and soldiers with 2007’s “If You’re Reading This.” In this song, a soldier’s last letter is delivered to his family He says his goodbyes to his mother, father and his pregnant wife. McGraw performed the song live at the 2007 ACM Awards, surrounded by military families of fallen soldiers.

Watch the videos. Listen to the lyrics. And then, vote for your favorite country song about a soldier.

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American Soldier Toby Keith

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Just a Dream Carrie Underwood

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Travelin' Soldier Dixie Chicks

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Arlington Trace Adkins

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I Drive Your Truck Lee Brice

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Letters From Home John Michael Montgomery

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Ragged Old Flag Johnny Cash

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8th of November Big & Rich

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Some Gave All Billy Ray Cyrus

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Have You Forgotten Darryl Worley

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If I Don't Make it Back Tracy Lawrence

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Let Me Take You Home Craig Morgan

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Soldiers and Jesus James Otto

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Still in Saigon The Charlie Daniels Band

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Brave Little Soldier Dolly Parton

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Back Where I Come From Kenny Chesney

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Dear Uncle Sam Loretta Lynn

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Soldier's Last Letter Merle Haggard, The Strangers

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50,000 Names George Jones

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For You Keith Urban

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Welcome Home Dolly Parton

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American Child Phil Vassar

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Come Home Soon SHeDAISY

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Nineteen Waycross

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Heaven Was Needing a Hero Jo Dee Messina

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Didn't I Montgomery Gentry

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Soldier's Joy Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

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Belleau Wood Garth Brooks

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Sleeping With the Telephone Reba McEntire, Faith Hill

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Angel Flight Radney Foster and the Confessions

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Good Christian Soldier Kris Kristofferson

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American Blood Reckless Kelly