Chris O’Kelley

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I’ve always said, not only as a person who has worked in Country radio but also as a lover of Country Music.  The best songs can’t be written unless they have been lived.  So I’ve got some great Country songs for a good cry.  For years and years, the joke was that country music was all about sad songs, divorce, getting drunk, and having your wife take your dog.  From back in the day when Hank Sr. wrote and sang, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” to today with Brett Young, singing “In Case You Didn’t Know,” Country music has produced some great songs to make you cry.

Not Just Heartbreak

We’ve seen over the history of country music that we don’t just have to go through a breakup or a divorce for Country music to cause us to have a good cry.  The United States and the world has seen catastrophic events that changed the world and brought unity through music.  9/11 was one of those times in our world. The Country Music industry came together and wrote songs that not only united us but made  us cry

  • Where Were You, Alan Jackson
  • Where The Stars & Stripes, Aaron Tippin
  • Courtesy Of The Red White & Blue, Toby Keith
  • Have You Forgotten, Daryll Worley

A Good Ol Heart Breaker

Sometimes, it doesn’t matter what you are going through, a good ol sad song hits the spot! And a Country song for a good cry isn’t a bad thing. So I decided to find some good Country songs that will get ya to the point and a good cry might just hit the spot.

Some of these might make ya take a trip down memory lane or to the whiskey cabinet for a stiff drink.  Either way, Here we go!

  • #10-Whiskey Lullaby, Brad Paisley & Allison Krauss

  • #9-I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, Hank Sr.

  • #8-Don't Take The Girl, Tim McGraw

  • #7-She's Got You, Patsy Cline

  • #6-In Case You Didn't Know-Brett Young

  • #5-Live Like You Were Dying, Tim McGraw

  • #4-Go Rest High On That Mountain-Vince Gill

  • #3-Holes In The Floor Of Heaven-Steve Wariner

  • #2-The Dance, The Dance

  • #1-He Stopped Loving Her Today, George Jones