Country songs are known for being heartbreaking and appropriate for funerals, so here are 10 country funeral songs. Some are about death, some are about missing someone and others simply touch on moving on and living your life. If you're looking for songs for a funeral, don't disregard the entire country genre, as there are some songs that would go with a funeral very well.
- "When I Call Your Name" by Vince Gill – "When I Call Your Name" isn't a song about death, but it can still be appropriate for a funeral. It's a very lonely song. The one you love is gone, and they aren't coming back.
- "Holes in the Floor of Heaven" by Steve Wariner – "Holes in the Floor of Heaven" is a song about a young man throughout his life. It's a song about missing someone you love, but being reassured because you know that they can see you from where they are.
- "Love, Me" by Collin Raye – "Love, Me" would be a good choice for a country funeral song. It's about a couple in love. When their situation threatens to keep them apart, they wait for each other. The wife dies before her husband, but he's comforted because he knows that she's waiting for him, and he'll meet up with her when he takes care of his remaining business.
- "Just a Dream" by Carrie Underwood – "Just a Dream" is another appropriate song for a funeral, especially considering current events. A new wife has lost her soldier husband, and she's heartbroken. They should have had a chance to grow old together but they were stripped of that opportunity.
- "How Can I Help You Say Goodbye" by Patty Loveless – "How Can I Help You Say Goodbye" is an older country song. It follows a young woman through several important events through her life. The song ends as the woman's mother is on her deathbed. The mother is trying to make her death easier for her daughter.
- "What I Cannot Change" by LeAnn Rimes – "What I Cannot Change" is another song that isn't about death, yet still appropriate for a funeral. It's about accepting things in your life that you can't change, and moving on. It would convey a feeling of comfort if used for a funeral.
- "I Hope You Dance" by LeAnn Womack – "I Hope You Dance" is a song about living your life to the fullest extent possible and not having any regrets. It's about taking every opportunity given to you, and loving the life you have.
- "I'm Already There" by Lonestar – "I'm Already There" is a very comforting song, so it'd be a good choice for a funeral. It's about the one you love always being with you, though it may not be in the physical sense.
- "When I Get Where I'm Going" by Brad Paisley – "When I Get Where I'm Going" is another song that's meant to be comforting. It's about leaving loved ones behind, but not wanting them to be sad. This song would work well for a funeral, as it would comfort the ones left behind.
- "I Can't Stop Loving You" by Keith Urban – "I Can't Stop Loving You" is a song for the ones left behind. It's about trying to put on a brave face for the one you love because they're leaving you, but being brokenhearted inside because you will always love them with all of your heart.
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