Country Funeral Songs

Playing Country Funeral Songs

While most country songs tell a tale, country funeral songs can tell the story of someone's life. Even though they were not written specifically to be played at funerals or memorial services, these tunes carry a special message that can relate to a person who died. Many of these are traditionally chosen by the deceased person's family, especially if the person who died was a country music lover.

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"One More Day"

Made popular by Diamond Rio in 2000, this ballad is about what you would do if you had more time with someone you loved who has died.

While most country songs tell a tale, country funeral songs can tell the story of someone's life. Even though they were not written specifically to be played at funerals or memorial services, these tunes carry a special message that can relate to a person who died. Many of these are traditionally chosen by the deceased person's family, especially if the person who died was a country music lover.

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"Angels Among Us"

Country crooners Alabama released this song in 1995. The song reminds everyone that people on Earth are angels sent from Heaven and when their time is through here, they will go back.

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"The Dance"

This Garth Brooks' song released in 1990 is sure to hit a soft spot as it talks about having one last dance or moment with the one you loved before he or she died.

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"You Raise Me Up"

This Josh Grobin hit is a new age country song released in 2002. It can be interpreted in two ways: A tune praising God as He helps you carry the burden of the loved one's death or a dedication to the deceased person.

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"I'll Always Love You"

Country legend Dolly Parton's 1974 single is self-explanatory. Who wouldn't want this sentiment expressed at a funeral?

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"How Can I Help You..."

Patty Loveless' 1993 How Can I Help You to Say Goodbye is the perfect song to be played at a funeral for anyone's mother. The tune is about a daughter's life and how her mother helped her overcome hard obstacles, such as saying goodbye to a best friend and husband. At the end, she teaches her daughter to say goodbye as the mother passes on.

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"How Do I Live"

Originally released by country singer LeAnn Rimes in 1997 and later the same year by Trisha Yearwood, this song reminisces about a person's life with the one he or she loved.

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"Butterfly Kisses"

Jeff Carson's 1997 hit country song is about a girl's relationship with her father. This is country funeral song is popular at services for fathers and grandfathers.

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"Life's Railway to Heaven"

This country gospel classic by Patsy Cline was recorded in 1959 and is about the road one must take to reach Heaven. For more galleries of funeral songs, check out these slideshows:

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Country Funeral Songs