Sad country songs

Sad Country Songs

Country songs never get old and always strike a chord with your soul. Some of the best sad country songs about love, death, and tears have been listed for you to mull over.
Country music is said to have its origin somewhere in the Southern United States and Appalachian Mountains. The style of music in country songs is pretty simple and played on stringed instruments. As there is not a lot of music happening in the song, the main focus lies on the vocals. Listening to these songs does tend to have an effect on you, as it takes you to the magical and simplistic world you might have always dreamed of.

Performers like Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley have been pioneers of this music genre and have taken it to tremendous heights of popularity. Everybody knows these artists and have, at some point or the other listened to their songs.

To pick only a few good sad country songs by these specific artists would be demeaning, and therefore none of their songs have been included in the lists below. It is out of sheer respect and nothing else. However, several other legendary artists and their heart-rendering songs have been listed below for you to pour your heart out over!

Best Country Downers

  • "Drugs or Jesus" - Tim McGraw
  • "How Can I Help You Say Goodbye" - Patty Loveless
  • "If Something Should Happen" - Darryl Worley
  • "Don't Take The Girl" - Tim McGraw
  • "I'll Wait For You" - Joe Nichols
  • "Love's The Only House" - Martina McBride
  • "Concrete Angel" - Martina McBride
  • "This Ain't Nothin" - Craig Morgan
  • "Stupid Boy" - Keith Urban
  • "The Baby" - Blake Shelton
  • "Alyssa Lies" - Jason Michael Carroll
  • "Skin" - Rascal Flatts
  • "If You're Reading This" - Tim Mcgraw
  • "Where've You Been" - Kathy Mattea
  • "Whiskey Lullaby" - Brad Paisley
  • "Just A Dream" - Carrie Underwood
  • "A Picture Of Me" - George Jones
  • "Wish You Were Here" - Mark Wills
  • "Paint Me A Birmingham" - Tracy Lawrence
  • "Chiseled In Stone" - Vern Gosdin

Country Songs About Death

  • "The Day John Henry Died" - The Dirty South
  • "How Do You Get That Lonely" - Blaine Larsen
  • "He Didn't Have To Be" - Brad Paisley
  • "Coward Of The County" - Kenny Rogers
  • "Holes In The Floor Of Heaven" - Steve Wariner
  • "Daddy Let Me Drive" - Alan Jackson
  • "When I Get Where I'm Going" - Brad Paisley
  • "Monday Morning Church" - Alan Jackson
  • "The Walk" - Sawyer Brown
  • "God's Will" - Martina McBride
  • "So Much Like My Dad - George Strait
  • "Grown Men Don't Cry" - Tim Mcgraw
  • "Go Rest High On That Mountain" - Vince Gill
  • "I Wonder" - Kellie Pickler
  • "Tough Little Boys" - Gary Allen
  • "My Saddle Horse Has Died" - Corb Lund
  • "Three Wooden Crosses" - Randy Travis
  • "Travelin Soldier" - Dixie Chicks
  • "Keep It Between The Lines" - Ricky Van Shelton
  • "Who You'd Be Today" - Kenny Chesney
  • "When Old Yeller Died" - Confederate Railroad
  • "If I Die Young" - The Band Perry

Songs That Make You Cry

  • "26 Cents" - The Wilkinsons
  • "He Stopped Loving Her Today" - George Jones
  • "So Small" - Carrie Underwood
  • "You Can Let Go, Daddy" - Crystal Shawanda
  • "Temporary Home" - Carrie Underwood
  • "Don't Laugh At Me" - Mark Wills
  • "Thank You" - Johnny Reid
  • "Hey, Do You Know Me?" - Lisa Brokop
  • "Holy Water" - Big & Rich
  • "Arlington" - Trace Adkins
  • "Moments" - Emerson Drive
  • "One More Day" - Diamond Rio
  • "Some People Change" - Montgomery Gentry
  • "Midnight in Montgomery" - Alan Jackson
  • "Cry" - Faith Hill
  • "Let It Out" - George Canyon
  • "I Want You To Live" - George Canyon
  • "The Last Day of My Life" - Phil Vassar
  • "Didn't Have Time" - Terri Clark
  • "Live Like You Were Dying - Tim Mcgraw
  • "Don't Blink" - Kenny Chesney
  • "Another Try" - Josh Turner & Trisha Yearwood
  • "Tough" - Craig Morgan
  • "Cowgirls Don't Cry" - Brooks & Dunn
  • "The One That Got Away" - Jake Owen
  • "Walk a Little Straighter" - Billy Currington
  • "Sissy's Song" - Alan Jackson
  • "You're Not Sorry" - Taylor Swift
  • "If I Knew Then" - Lady Antebellum
  • "Drinkin' Me Lonely" - Chris Young
  • "What Hurts The Most" - Rascal Flatts
  • "The Chain of Love" - Clay Walker
  • "If I Had Only Known" - Reba Mc Entire
  • "One Wing In The Fire" - Trent Tomlinson
  • "I'll Walk" - Bucky Covington

Country Songs About Love

  • "Home Ain't Where His Heart Is Anymore" - Shania Twain
  • "Starts With Goodbye" - Carrie Underwood
  • "To Make Her Love Me"- Rascal Flatts
  • "On The Coast of Somewhere Beautiful" - Kenny Chesney
  • "Underneath The Same Moon" - Blake Shelton
  • "Who Needs Pictures" - Brad Paisley
  • "I Know You Won't" - Carrie Underwood
  • "Without You" - Dixie Chicks
  • "When You Were Mine" - Dixie Chicks
  • "Why We Said Goodbye" - Tim McGraw
  • "I Told You So" - Carrie Underwood
  • "Love Me" - Collin Raye
  • "Anymore" - Travis Tritt
  • "I Need You Now" - Lady Antebellum
  • "What I Wouldn't Give" - Blake Shelton
  • "The Easy Part" - Chuck Wicks
  • "Letter to Me" - Brad Paisley
  • "The Dance" - Garth Brooks
  • "Song About Rain" - Gary Allan
  • "I Might Get Over You" - Kenny Chesney
  • "I Can't Stop Loving You" - Keith Urban
  • "Strawberry Wine" - Deana Carter
  • "Long Goodbye" - Brooks & Dunn
  • "I Miss My Friend" - Darryl Worley
  • "Do You Wish It Was Me" - Jason Aldean
  • "I Breathe In, I Breathe Out" - Chris Cagle
  • "If You Had Called Yesterday" - Julie Roberts
  • "Somebody Knows You Now" - Brad Paisley
  • "Highways And Broken Hearts" - Eli Young Band
  • "More Than A Memory" - Garth Brooks
  • "Today My World Slipped Away" - George Strait
  • "I Wanna Feel Like This Again" - Tracy Byrd
  • "I'm Already There" - Lonestar
  • "White Horse" - Taylor Swift
  • "I Might Get Over You" - Kenny Chesney

The aforementioned country songs are unforgettable and always leave the listener wanting for more. Soulful country music is best enjoyed during a long drive, with mountains and nature accompanying you. So if you do not have any of these songs with you, you better hurry and start crooning!
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