The Best Country Songs About Death

From George Jones and Lucinda Williams to Scotty McCreery and Carrie Underwood

Holler Country Music

From George Jones and Lucinda Williams to Scotty McCreery and Carrie Underwood

July 25, 2022 10:17 am GMT
Last Edited July 7, 2023 10:08 am GMT

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In times of sorrow and grief, music can often be one of the most comforting, soothing balms.

Through their songs, many country artists have also taught us how to appreciate and live our lives to the fullest.

Here's our selection of the best country songs about death:

  1. 1.

    Die A Happy Man

    Thomas Rhett

  2. 2.

    Show Me Around

    Carly Pearce

  3. 3.

    Live Like You Were Dying

    Tim McGraw

  4. 4.

    He Stopped Loving Her Today

    George Jones

  5. 5.

    Go Rest High On That Mountain

    Vince Gill

  6. 6.

    Sweet Old World

    Lucinda Williams

  7. 7.

    When I Get Where I'm Going

    Brad Paisley & Dolly Parton

  8. 8.

    You Should Be Here

    Cole Swindell

  9. 9.

    I Drive Your Truck

    Lee Brice

  10. 10.

    If You're Reading This

    Tim McGraw

  11. 11.

    Better Dig Two

    The Band Perry

  12. 12.

    Two Black Cadillacs

    Carrie Underwood

  13. 13.

    I Miss My Friend

    Darryl Worley

  14. 14.

    I Called Mama

    Tim McGraw

  15. 15.

    Head Over Boots

    Jon Pardi

  16. 16.

    Who You'd Be Today

    Kenny Chesney

  17. 17.

    Holes In The Floor Of Heaven

    Steve Wariner

  18. 18.


    Chris Young

  19. 19.

    Drink A Beer

    Luke Bryan

  20. 20.

    If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away

    Justin Moore

  21. 21.

    Wish You Were Here

    Mark Wills

  22. 22.

    Whiskey Lullaby

    Brad Paisley & Alison Krauss

  23. 23.

    One More Day

    Diamond Rio

  24. 24.

    If I Had Only Known

    Reba McEntire

  25. 25.

    Three Wooden Crosses

    Randy Travis

  26. 26.

    Sissy's Song

    Alan Jackson

  27. 27.

    I'm Already There


  28. 28.

    Dad's Old Number

    Cole Swindell

  29. 29.

    If I Die Young

    The Band Perry

  30. 30.

    Where've You Been

    Kathy Mattea

  31. 31.

    Grandpa Told Me So

    Kenny Chesney

  32. 32.

    Sing Me Back Home

    Merle Haggard & The Strangers

  33. 33.

    One Dyin' And A Buryin'

    Roger Miller

  34. 34.

    Tecumseh Valley

    Townes Van Zandt

  35. 35.

    Down From Dover

    Dolly Parton

  36. 36.

    Ode To Billie Joe

    Bobbie Gentry

  37. 37.

    Boulder To Birmingham

    Emmylou Harris

  38. 38.

    The Long Black Veil

    Lefty Frizzell

  39. 39.

    25 Minutes To Go

    Johnny Cash

  40. 40.

    Knoxville Girl

    The Louvin Brothers

  41. 41.

    O Death

    Ralph Stanley

  42. 42.

    Tell Lorrie I Love Her

    Keith Whitely

  43. 43.

    If You Came Back From Heaven

    Lorrie Morgan

  44. 44.

    I'm Not Gonna Miss You

    Glen Campbell

  45. 45.

    I Wish Grandpas Never Died

    Riley Green

  46. 46.

    Lead Me Home

    Jamey Johnson

  47. 47.

    When I Meet My Maker

    Tenille Townes

  48. 48.

    The Other Side

    Lauren Alaina

  49. 49.

    How Ya Doin' Up There

    Scotty McCreery

  50. 50.

    If Tomorrow Never Comes

    Ronan Keating

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