country songs The Best Country Songs for Breakups  

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List Rules Vote up the best country songs about nursing a broken heart.

Country songs about breakups speak the brutal truth about how excruciatingly painful a bad break-up can be. And let’s face it: few other genres come close to the level of angst and sadness heard in many of the greatest country music songs. There's rawness and honesty in country fans connect with, and can't really be found anywhere else. You'll find that pure emotion in all these country breakups songs.

Feeling angry, frustrated, sad, or downright lonely after a breakup? You’re not alone. No, really, you are not alone if you listen to these excellent country breakup songs. Pick your favorites. Vote them up. Then, grab a nice bottle of something, kick back, and make a playlist to pull you through this rough time. Or, give the playlist to a struggling friend. It will help, seriously.

One caveat: Not all of these country songs about breakup are sweet. The protagonists in these songs sometimes take being dumped very, very badly. There is screaming. There is heavy drinking. And there is property destruction. But who can't relate to that, after a really nasty split with someone you loved (or at least thought you did)? 

On second thought, make two playlists: One for the angry country breakup songs, and one for the more mellow, melancholy tunes. Then, you can simply pick your poison.

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Before He Cheats Carrie Underwood

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Friends in Low Places Garth Brooks

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Crazy Patsy Cline

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Need You Now Lady Antebellum

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Your Cheatin' Heart Hank Williams, Sr.

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Back to December Taylor Swift

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Give It Away George Strait

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D-I-V-O-R-C-E Tammy Wynette

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How Do I Live LeAnn Rimes

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Teardrops on My Guitar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Country Songs for Breakups
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Always on My Mind Willie Nelson

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The Best Country Songs About Gambling

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Picture to Burn Taylor Swift

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Stay Sugarland

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Ahmed Maklad added Consider Me Gone Reba McEntire

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Kiss This Aaron Tippin

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Better Class of Losers Randy Travis

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Good as I Was to You Lorrie Morgan

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Tonight I Wanna Cry Keith Urban

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You're Not Sorry is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Country Songs for Breakups
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Best Days of Your Life Kellie Pickler

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For My Broken Heart Reba McEntire

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I Would've Loved You Anyway Trisha Yearwood

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Holding Her And Loving You Earl Thomas Conley

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The Story of Us is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Country Songs for Breakups
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She Wouldn’t Be Gone Blake Shelton

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Bye Bye Jo Dee Messina

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Blame It on Your Heart Patty Loveless

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Miranda Lambert

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Brokenheartsville Joe Nichols

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Stupid Boy Keith Urban

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Seven Year Ache Rosanne Cash

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You Were Mine Dixie Chicks

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A Bad Goodbye Wynonna Judd, Clint Black

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How Am I Doin' Dierks Bentley

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Don't Make Me Blake Shelton

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Ghost In This House Shenandoah