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Trust us, you will need a box of tissues to listen to the songs on this list.

Honor the memory of your loved one with a touching song that will take you back in time to all the great memories you shared. Country songs are known for pulling at the heartstrings, and these songs are among the most emotional in the genre. Some of our favorite country stars like Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, and Reba McEntire embody the emotions you may be feeling after the loss of a loved one, but also celebrate their life with moving lyrics. While some are a little more upbeat, they still share a message of love and remembrance. 

"Go Rest High On That Mountain" by Vince Gill
"I Will Always Love You" by Dolly Parton
"I Drive Your Truck" by Lee Brice
"Over You" by Miranda Lambert
"You Should Be Here" by Cole Swindell
"Drink A Beer" by Luke Bryan
"Five More Minutes" by Scotty McCreery
"The Dance" by Garth Brooks
"When I Get Where I’m Going" by Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton
"Angels Among Us" by Alabama
"Holes in the Floor of Heaven" by Steve Warnier
"See You Again" by Carrie Underwood
"When I'm Gone" by Joey + Rory
"If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away" by Justin Moore
"One More Day" by Diamond Rio
“If You Get There Before I Do” by Collin Raye
“Don’t Blink” by Kenny Chesney
“If I Had Only Know” by Reba McEntire
“There You’ll Be” by Faith Hill
“In Color” by Jamey Johnson

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Although these songs will move you to tears, the music and lyrics also focus on the deep love and amazing memories shared with those who have passed.