Country Music 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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Carrie Underwood

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Garth Brooks

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Taylor Swift

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Lady Antebellum

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Patsy Cline

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Teardrops on My Guitar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Country Songs for Breakups
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George Strait

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Taylor Swift

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Hank Williams, Sr.

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Willie Nelson

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43 21
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Tammy Wynette

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LeAnn Rimes

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Sugarland

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Keith Urban

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Aaron Tippin

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38 28
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19 10
You're Not Sorry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Country Songs for Breakups
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The Story of Us is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Country Songs for Breakups
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Kellie Pickler

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Lorrie Morgan

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Reba McEntire

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Randy Travis

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Keith Urban

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Dixie Chicks

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28 29
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Blake Shelton

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Miranda Lambert

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Jo Dee Messina

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Earl Thomas Conley

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Joe Nichols

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23 27
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Wynonna Judd, Clint Black

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Trisha Yearwood

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Patty Loveless

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Dierks Bentley

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Rosanne Cash

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Blake Shelton

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