Sad 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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A song about a man's undying love for a woman.

2
580 146
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Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss
A sad song about alcholosim and death.
3
326 77
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RodPatrick added Alan Jackson
4
351 121
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Tim McGraw

A tale of a young man's life and his sad pleas not to 'take the girl.'

5
216 56
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RodPatrick added Johnny Cash
6
292 96
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A song about the passing of a loved one.

7
269 86
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A song about a lost loved one who is already in heaven.
8
294 99
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A song about a man who misses his buddy who has passed away.
9
237 79
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A song about a forgotten little girl who has to take care of herself.
10
246 84
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A sad song about a little girl who is a victim of abuse.
11
281 103
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A song about wondering what could have been.

12
245 84
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A song about missing a grandfather who has passed away.
13
215 72
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Dixie Chicks

A song about a soldier who doesn't come home.

14
188 61
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Willie Nelson
A song about regrets and unforgettable love.
15
194 66
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Johnny Cash

The title says it all.

16
205 74
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Toby Keith
A song about soldiers who must go off to fight.
17
180 62
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A song about lost love and plans of a life that never came.

18
179 63
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Another sad song about loss, love, and life.

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143 42
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RodPatrick added Miranda Lambert
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123 33
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RodPatrick added Willie Nelson
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70 9
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22
141 48
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jeremy-fisher added Mark Wills
23
171 67
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A song about a young couple marrying before the man goes off to war.

24
145 58
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Vince Gill
A sad song about a man finding his wife has left him.
25
125 45
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erika-steen added John Michael Montgomery