Sunday, April 26, 2015

5 Saddest Country Music Songs

Country music songs aren't all sad as some naysayers might presume. But there are some country music songs that will touch your heart and soul, these songs will make you feel the pain the words are expressing. This is not a bad thing. Life isn't all rainbows and sunshine. Life has its ups and downs.

The country music songs that I have chosen for this blog are sad to me. In one way or another I can relate to the agony the artist is singing about. 

Country music tells stories. All types of tales. For this I am grateful for country music singers and songwriters. 

Country music's saddest songs might make you cry. They might make you realize that you need a change in your life. 

Sad songs might help you mend a broken relationship or kick a bad habit. They even might make you hug your loved ones more. On the flip side they might make you laugh and realize your life is perfect just the way it is. 

Either way sad songs are melancholy for a reason, you must listen and allow yourself to feel in order to understand the meaning behind the song...enjoy the tunes! 

Whiskey Lullaby by Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss ... For those who have traveled a path of addiction or know someone who has, this story is for you. For those who have dealt with a cheating partner, this story is for you too. For those who have served in the military and came home anticipating the warm hugs and excitement of your return, but didn't receive that warm welcome...this story is for you. This one song truly packs a punch. 

Drink A Beer by Luke Bryan ... Luke was the youngest of three siblings. He lost his older brother due to a car crash and his sister due to unknown reasons. Luke is the remaining sibling. I can imagine how he or his parents deal with the pain of losing their children/siblings. Yet, they carry on. Those who have lost a loved one can understand. I can understand. The memories of our lost loved ones stays with us and this is how they live on. This song is a tribute to Luke's siblings and to your lost loved ones also. 

Hurt by Johnny Cash ... No words needed. So much sorrow. 

Highway Don't Care by Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban ... Relationships fail. People come into our lives and leave, we might never fully understand why. People just grow apart. Move on. Most importantly NEVER text and drive! 

Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning by Alan Jackson ... In memory of September 11th a day that no one will ever forget. A day that was heartbreaking for so many. We will always remember where we were and the sorrowful images that we witnessed. RIP to all the innocent souls who lost their lives that day. Be strong to all the brave first responders who continue to suffer health issues due to being heroes. Godspeed. 

There are many, many more sad country songs...this blog is just my top 5 favorites.