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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A song about a mans undying love for a woman

476 123
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Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss - A sad song about alcholosim and death.

256 58
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RodPatrick added Alan Jackson

251 82
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A song about the passing of a loved one

289 101
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Tim McGraw - A tale of a young man's life and his sad pleas not to 'take the girl'

167 41
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RodPatrick added Johnny Cash

222 72
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A song about a lost loved one who is already in heaven.

229 86
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A song about a man who misses his buddy who has passed away.

232 90
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A song about wondering what could have been

200 73
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A song about missing a grandfather who has passed away.

202 76
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A sad song about a little girl who is a victim of abuse.

193 73
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A song about a forgotten little girl who has to take care of herself.

161 56
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Johnny Cash - The title says it all

154 52
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Willie Nelson - A song about regrets and unforgettable love.

170 64
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Toby Keith - A song about soldiers who must go off to fight.

156 57
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Another sad song about loss, love and life

100 25
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RodPatrick added Willie Nelson

164 65
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Dixie Chicks - A song about a soldier who doesn't come home

110 33
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RodPatrick added Miranda Lambert

149 58
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A song about lost love and plans of a life that never came

122 43
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jeremy-fisher added Mark Wills

145 58
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A song about a young couple marrying before the man goes off to war

131 52
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Vince Gill - A sad song about a man finding his wife has left him.

124 52
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Patty Loveless - A song about life's many sad occassions

74 20
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DebbyHood added Keith Whitley