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Sad Country Songs 2018

30 New Country Songs For Your Weeping Sessions

LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15:  Carrie Underwood performs onstage during the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/ACMA2018/FilmMagic for ACM)

Country music focuses heavily on storytelling. Sometimes the stories are about budding romance, and other times they're about heartbreak. If you need a good cry, it's always comforting to curl up in the fetal position and blast tearjerkers like Chris Stapleton's "Tennessee Whiskey" or Lee Brice's "I Drive Your Truck." Of course, you don't have to only listen to the classics. There's a ton of new country music out there perfect for your mulling sessions. Below, we've rounded up some of the saddest tunes in both popular and alternative country, whether you need to work through heartbreak, nostalgia, or grief.

  1. "Space Cowboy," Kacey Musgraves
  2. "California, Missouri" Kassi Ashton
  3. "Keeper of the Flame," Miranda Lambert
  4. "Caught Up in Your Storm," Mickey Guyton
  5. "If You Keep Leaving Me," Anderson East
  6. "Cry Pretty," Carrie Underwood
  7. "Weed, Whiskey and Willie," Brothers Osborne
  8. "Five More Minutes," Scotty McCreery
  9. "Something You Get Through," Willie Nelson
  10. "I Want Love," Chris Stapleton
  11. "Cold," Jeff Hyde
  12. "In Case You Didn't Know," Brett Young
  13. "Young Forever," Eric Paslay
  14. "Miles Away," Josh Ritter
  15. "The Hard Way," The Shires
  16. "Dammit," Jana Kramer
  17. "Tired of Being Happy," Ashley McBryde
  18. "Let Me Down Easy," Blackberry Smoke feat. Amanda Shires
  19. "This Town Is Killing Me," Caitlyn Smith
  20. "Dark Horse," Devin Dawson
  21. "Leaving New Orleans," Jordan Davis
  22. "Wild Love," Ashley Monroe
  23. "Tequila," Dan + Shay
  24. "Break Up in the End," Cole Swindell
  25. "Rearview Town," Jason Aldean
  26. "Slow Burn," Kacey Musgraves
  27. "Take Your Records Home," Mipso
  28. "Baby I Love You," Ryan Adams
  29. "Rocket Man," Big Little Town
  30. "It Goes On," Zac Brown & Sir Rosevelt

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