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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A song about a mans undying love for a woman

2
536 137
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Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss
A sad song about alcholosim and death.

3
298 64
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RodPatrick added Alan Jackson

4
329 111
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Tim McGraw
A tale of a young man's life and his sad pleas not to 'take the girl'

5
196 50
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RodPatrick added Johnny Cash

6
252 80
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A song about a lost loved one who is already in heaven.

7
273 92
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A song about the passing of a loved one

8
263 92
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A song about a man who misses his buddy who has passed away.

9
227 78
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A song about missing a grandfather who has passed away.

10
259 96
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A song about wondering what could have been

11
228 82
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A sad song about a little girl who is a victim of abuse.

12
218 77
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A song about a forgotten little girl who has to take care of herself.

13
174 59
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Willie Nelson
A song about regrets and unforgettable love.

14
191 70
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Dixie Chicks
A song about a soldier who doesn't come home

15
190 70
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Toby Keith
A song about soldiers who must go off to fight.

16
181 65
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Johnny Cash
The title says it all

17
171 60
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A song about lost love and plans of a life that never came

18
170 62
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Another sad song about loss, love and life

19
130 39
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RodPatrick added Miranda Lambert

20
114 32
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RodPatrick added Willie Nelson

21
135 47
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jeremy-fisher added Mark Wills

22
161 64
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A song about a young couple marrying before the man goes off to war

23
55 7
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24
137 57
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Vince Gill
A sad song about a man finding his wife has left him.

25
116 44
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erika-steen added John Michael Montgomery