Country Music The Saddest Country Songs  

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List Rules Vote up the saddest country songs.

Few things are as difficult as missing someone you love, heartache, or death. Whether they have passed away, have moved on, or are just not near you, these can be difficult things to deal with. Often these are topics that the saddest of country songs deal with. The best of these songs on this list are the best.

These saddest country songs provide kind of emotional connection that musicians hope people discover in their music. They are heartbreaking and often make us cry. They provide the type of emotion that gives us solace.

Vote up the greatest country songs about feeling sad below, or add a song makes you sad and want to cry whenever you hear it, if it isn't already on the list.
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Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss
A sad song about alcholosim and death.

470 115
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A song about a mans undying love for a woman

277 62
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RodPatrick added Alan Jackson

309 105
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Tim McGraw
A tale of a young man's life and his sad pleas not to 'take the girl'

181 44
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RodPatrick added Johnny Cash

263 85
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A song about the passing of a loved one

237 73
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A song about a lost loved one who is already in heaven.

249 87
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A song about a man who misses his buddy who has passed away.

244 93
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A song about wondering what could have been

211 76
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A song about missing a grandfather who has passed away.

214 78
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A sad song about a little girl who is a victim of abuse.

167 53
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Willie Nelson
A song about regrets and unforgettable love.

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173 58
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Johnny Cash
The title says it all

205 77
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A song about a forgotten little girl who has to take care of herself.

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I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Saddest Country Songs
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Hank Williams (He wrote the dang thing)

180 66
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Toby Keith
A song about soldiers who must go off to fight.

180 68
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Dixie Chicks
A song about a soldier who doesn't come home

109 26
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RodPatrick added Willie Nelson

124 35
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RodPatrick added Miranda Lambert

164 59
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Another sad song about loss, love and life

160 58
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A song about lost love and plans of a life that never came

130 44
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jeremy-fisher added Mark Wills

154 61
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A song about a young couple marrying before the man goes off to war

135 53
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Vince Gill
A sad song about a man finding his wife has left him.