Country Music Songs for a Funeral Service

Country Music Songs for a Funeral

When we think of funeral songs, country music may not immediately come to mind. But, as our desire to personalize funeral services has grown, so too has our willingness to stray from conventional song choices. This means that selecting country music songs for funeral services can be a perfect solution, particularly if the person you are honoring listened to this genre of music.

One of the hallmarks of country music is its ability to tell the story of a life. It can also be extremely personal and emotional. While these songs may not have much to do with the grieving process, they can describe the life of the deceased or evoke memories that will help those who are mourning work through their grief. Many country singers have their roots in spiritual and gospel, which can add an additional element to the selections.

As when choosing any funeral songs, you want to make sure that your selections reflect the life of the deceased and are appropriate in expressing how you and your loved ones feel about the person you have lost. A song that might be appropriate for a younger man may not be quite right for an older woman. Be sure to listen to the lyrics all the way through to make sure that the song sends the right message.

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When it comes to choosing country music songs for funeral services you have many choices. Below are some of the songs that are popular country music selections for funerals and memorial services. Most of these songs are by well-known artists and are readily available.

Angels Among Us–Alabama Bless the Broken Road–Rascal Flatts Daddy’s Hands–Holly Dunn Drink a Beer–Luke Bryan God Only Cries–by Diamond Rio God’s Will–Martina McBride Holes in the Floor of Heaven–Steve Wariner How Can I Help You Say Goodbye–Patty Lovelass How do I live without You–Trisha Yearwood If Heaven–Andy Griggs
If Tomorrow Never Comes–Garth Brooks I Believe–Diamond Rio Nobody Knows it but Me–Kevin Sharp One More Day–Diamond Rio The Dance–Garth Brooks There You’ll Be–Faith Hill When I Get to Where I’m Going–Brad Paisley & Dolly Parton You Should Be Here–Cole Swindell You’re Gone–Diamond Rio
More Country Music Songs for Funeral Services
A Picture of Me Without You
Lorrie Morgan
Just A Dream
Carrie Underwood
Sissy’s Song
Alan Jackson
Angels Among Us
If You’re Going Through Hell
Rodney Atkins
Streets of Heaven
Sherrie Austin
Trace Adkins
If You’re Reading This
Tim McGraw
Sunshine on My Shoulders
John Denver
Brooks & Dunn
I’m Already There
Tell Me I Was Dreaming
Travis Tritt
Montgomery Gentry
In Color
Jamey Johnson
Temporary Home
Carrie Underwood
Come Some Rainy Day
Wynonna Judd
In My Daughter’s Eyes
Martina McBride
Tenderly Calling
John Denver
Country roads take me home
John Denver
Last Day of My Life
Phil Vassar
The Baby
Blake Shelton
Don’t Blink
Kenny Chesney
Life Ain’t Always Beautiful
Gary Allan
The Best I Ever Had
Gary Allan
Heaven Was Needing A Hero
Joe Dee Messina
Life Is A Highway
Tom Cochrane
The Good Stuff
Kenny Chesney
Help Pour out the Rain
Buddy Jewell
Life Without You
Stevie Ray Vaughn
The Wings That Fly Us Home
John Denver
Paul Overstreet
Looking Through Your Eyes
LeAnn Rimes
There Goes My Life
Kenny Chesney
I Can Only Imagine
Mercy Me
Love, Me
Collin Raye
Through the years
Kenny Rogers
I Can’t Write That
Jeff Bates
Mama Was a Lot Like Jesus
Jeff Bates
Two Teardrops
Steve Wariner
I Won’t Let You Go
Rascal Flatts
Emerson Drive
Johnny Cash
I’m Moving On
Rascal Flatts
My Little Girl
Tim McGraw
Wayfaring Stranger
Johnny Cash
I’m No Stranger To The Rain
Keith Whitley
My Wish
Rascal Flatts
What Hurts the Most
Rascal Flatts
If I Die Young
The Band Perry
When A Hero Falls
Stephen Cochran
If I Don’t Make Back
Tracy Lawrence
People Are Crazy
Billy Currington
Who You’d Be Today
Kenny Chesney
If I Had Only Known
Reba McEntire
Steve Earle
You Never Know
Darryl Worley
If Something Should Happen
Darryl Worley
River of Time
The Judds
You’re Gone
Diamond Rio
If You Get There Before I Do
Collin Raye
Jeff Bates
You’ll Be There
George Strait

As with any other music you select, you must follow copyright law when playing country songs for funerals and the rules for music that is piped in may be different than for that used in a slide show or video. Most funeral homes have arrangements with the top music licensing agencies and can legally provide you with music from the above lists, but be sure to talk with your funeral director to ensure that you can legally use the songs before making your final choices.

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