Country Music The Saddest Country Songs  

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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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He Stopped Loving Her Today A song about a mans undying love for a woman

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Whiskey Lullaby Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss - A sad song about alcholosim and death.

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Remember When by Alan Jackson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Saddest Country Songs

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If You're Reading This Based on a letter s fallen soldier writes home to his family.

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Go Rest High On That Mountain A song about the passing of a loved one

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Don't Take the Girl Tim McGraw - A tale of a young man's life and his sad pleas not to 'take the girl'

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I’m Already There A song about a lost loved one who is already in heaven.

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If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away A song about missing a grandfather who has passed away.

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Alyssa Lies A sad song about a little girl who is a victim of abuse.

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RodPatrick added Hurt Johnny Cash

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I Drive Your Truck A song about a man who misses his buddy who has passed away.

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What Hurts the Most A song about wondering what could have been

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Concrete Angel 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 Johnny Cash - The title says it all

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Holes in the Floor of Heaven Another sad song about loss, love and life

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Always on My Mind Willie Nelson - A song about regrets and unforgettable love.

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American Soldier Toby Keith - A song about soldiers who must go off to fight.

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jeremy-fisher added Don't Laugh at Me Mark Wills

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Travelin' Soldier Dixie Chicks - A song about a soldier who doesn't come home

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Just a Dream A song about a young couple marrying before the man goes off to war

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Paint Me a Birmingham A song about lost love and plans of a life that never came

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How Can I Help You Say Goodbye Patty Loveless - A song about life's many sad occassions

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RodPatrick added Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain Willie Nelson

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RodPatrick added The House That Built Me Miranda Lambert

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Coat of Many Colors Dolly Parton - A song about bullying and unkind children

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When I Call Your Name Vince Gill - A sad song about a man finding his wife has left him.

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Jolene A song about a woman pleading to beuatiful Jolene not to steal her man.

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Please Remember Me by Tim Mcgr... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Saddest Country Songs

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Wish You Were Here A song about a lover lost in a plane crash

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Help Me Make It Through the Night A sad song about a night of love that shouldn't have been

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I’m No Stranger to the Rain The rain, that perfect and constant euphamism for sadness and lonliness.

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Your Cheatin' Heart Patsy Cline - A song about a cheating lover

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erika-steen added The Little Girl John Michael Montgomery

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You Should Be Here is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Saddest Country Songs
AidanBitterman added You Should Be Here

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The Best I Ever Had A song about remembering a lost love.

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The Baby A song about a son and his dying mother.

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Drink a Beer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Saddest Country Songs
AidanBitterman added Drink a Beer

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God's Will A song about a terminally sick child

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DebbyHood added Don't Close Your Eyes Keith Whitley

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Colder Weather is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Saddest Country Songs
FireFront55 added Colder Weather

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DebbyHood added Anymore Travis Tritt - "my heart can't take the beating, Not having you to hold, A small voice keeps repeating, Deep inside my soul. it says I can't keep pretending, I don't love you anymore."

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RodPatrick added I Told You So Randy Travis

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Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue It's right there in the title, this is a song for crying.

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I’m Gonna Love You Through It A song about loving and caring for someone through their battle with cancer.

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Highway 20 Ride Zac Brown Band - A song about a man who must be away from his family.

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A Picture of Me (Without You) A devasted lover sings about life without his love.

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Today I Started Loving You Again A song about realizing love too late.

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For the Good Times Ray Price is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Saddest Country Songs
DebbyHood added For the Good Times Ray Price "Don't look So Sad, I know it's over. But Life goes on,and this old world will keep on turning. just be glad we had this time to spend together. theres' no need to watch the bridges that we're burning"  

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DebbyHood added Sing Me Back Home- Merle Haggard A man on death row  

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I Sang Dixie Dwight Yoakam is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Saddest Country Songs
RodPatrick added I Sang Dixie Dwight Yoakam