TOP 10 YouTube Country Music Funeral Songs
There’s nothing more difficult or heartbreaking in this world than having to say goodbye and bury a loved one. Whether they’re a family member or a friend, it’s painful.
Unfortunately, loss is a part of life, and country music is one of the best music genres at communicating the feeling of this loss. It might not ease the pain, but it can get the message across. Here are the top 10 country music songs for a funeral.
10. “I Drive Your Truck” by Lee Brice
These days when I’m missing you this much, I drive your truck.
I roll every window down and I burn up every back road in this town.”
This song was written by songwriters Connie Harrington, Jessi Alexander and Jimmy Yeary. Writer Connie Harrington was listening to NPR one memorial day weekend when a reporter was interviewing a man whose son had died in Afghanistan. The reporter asked the man how he was going to commemorate his son that Memorial Day and the man simply said that he was going to drive his son’s truck.
9. “If You Get There Before I Do” by Collin Raye
“I don’t know how long I’ll be. But I’m not gonna let you down, darling wait and see.
And between now and then, till I see you again, I’ll be loving you.
I don’t know if this song is based on a true story or not, but the lyrics are still touching. It’s about a couple that grew old together before the woman passed away.
8. “Go Rest High On That Mountain” by Vince Gill
“Go rest high on that mountain.
Son, your work on earth is done.
Go to heaven a-shoutin’ love for the Father and the Son.”
Vince Gill began writing this song following the death of fellow country music singer Keith Whitley, who died in 1989. He didn’t finish it until 1993, when he lost his brother Bob to a heart attack. He also performed the song in 2013 at the funeral of fellow country artist George Jones.
7. “If You’re Going Through Hell” by Rodney Atkins
“If you’re going through hell,
Keep on going, don’t slow down.
If you’re scared, don’t show it.
You might get out before the devil even knows you’re there.”
Not all funerals are a mournful affair – some are a celebration of life. This song was written to be more of a motivational song, reminding you to keep going.
6. “Holes In The Floor Of Heaven” by Steve Wariner
“Sometimes if you’re lonely, just remember she can see.
There’s holes in the floor of Heaven and she’s watching over you and me.”
This is such a beautiful song reminding us that even though we miss the loved ones we lost, we need to remember that they’re still watching over us through the “holes in the floor of Heaven.”
5. “You Should Be Here” by Cole Swindell
“And you know that if I had just one wish, it’d be that you didn’t have to miss this.
You should be here.”
This song was written about Cole Swindell’s father, who passed away unexpectedly in 2013. You can really hear the pain in Cole’s voice and I think this is a song that anyone who’s ever lost a loved one can relate to. It’s about how when you’re having a good time or celebrating something and you can’t help feeling that your late loved one should be there having fun with you.
4. “The Dance” by Garth Brooks
“And now I’m glad I didn’t know the way it all would end, the way it all would go.
Our lives are better left to chance.
I could have missed the pain, but I’d have had to miss the dance.”
This song doesn’t seem to be based on real events, according to Brooks. It is considered by many to be his “signature song” though – and for good reason; it’s beautiful.
3. “Angels Among Us” by Alabama
“I believe there are angels among us, sent down to us from somewhere up above.
They come to you and me in our darkest hours to show us how to live,
To teach us how to give, to guide us with a light of love.”
This song was released as a Christmas song originally. It’s about how angels are sent down to us from Heaven in order to help us when we need it, and it’s an amazing song.
2. “When I Get Where I’m Going” by Brad Paisley
“When I get where I’m going, there’ll be only happy tears.
I will shed the sins and struggles I have carried all these years.
And I’ll leave my heart wide open, I will love and have no fear.
When I get where I’m going, don’t cry for me down here.”
This song is both beautiful and comforting. It reminds us that, even though it’s hard to remember when we’re so heartbroken, passing on is a happy time for our loved ones because they’re going to Heaven and it’s a happy time for them.
1. “Just A Dream” by Carrie Underwood
“Baby, why’d you leave me, why’d you have to go?
I was counting on forever, now I’ll never know.”
This song isn’t based on a real event, but it’s still very relatable. It’s about the feeling of being lost and confused when you lose a loved one.