Y’all know we love a good sad song in country music, but are these country music’s saddest songs? A good sad song usually stands the test of time. Most of the songs on this list have been around for quite some time. Let’s dive in and see if these truly are country music’s saddest songs.
Let’s go all the way back to Hank Williams Sr. His song “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” should definitely be on the list. Just based on the title alone. A grown man is so lonely he could cry! If you listen to the lyrics and the music, you’ll have no doubt this song should be on the list. I’d even argue it should be Top 3.
How about “The Dance” by Garth Brooks. It’s one of my all time favorite songs, but it’s pretty dang sad. Garth is talking about how the relationship in the song didn’t work out, but he wouldn’t trade it for anything. Just listen to this line, “I could’ve missed the pain, but I would’ve had to miss the dance”. I mean c’mon of course that belongs on the list.
Vern Gosdin’s song “Chiseled In Stone”, Lee Brice’s song “I Drive Your Truck”, they’re on the list. Even Cole Swindell’s song “You Should Be Here” found it’s way on the list. But the saddest song ever has to be “He Stopped Loving Her Today” by George Jones. If you’ve never heard that song before, just listen to it. You’ll definitely understand why it lands at the top of the list.
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