Meaningful country songs - suggestions needed

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  1. Roger35

    Roger35 2,500+ Posts

    I need some suggestions for meaningful country songs from y'all. My current ipod list:

    "She Calls me Raymond" by Brett Eldredge (I'm a grown man, but this songs tears me up always!) - It's about a hospice worker who takes care of a senior lady suffering from alzheimer's, and thinks he's her son

    "Amelia" by Straw Dogs (not pure country but country/rock)

    "Traded her love" by Straw Dogs

    "Unanswered Prayers" by Garth Brooks

    "Cowgirls don't cry" by Brooks & Dunn

    I've got a few other I can't remember. Any others in the same class as the ones above?

    TIA! [​IMG]
  2. l00p

    l00p 10,000+ Posts

    George Jones - She Thinks I Still Care

    George Jones

    A DEAR JOHN LETTER ~ Jean Shepard & Ferlin Husky

    My man Ferlin.

    On The Wings Of A Snow White Dove is another great emotional song by him.

    Faron Young - Hello Walls.

    o hai, walls

    The Statler Brothers - I'll Go To My Grave Loving You

    Statler Bros.

    As you can tell my taste in Country music is old school. Hope you like and recall these as a jump off point to what you seek.
  3. TxStHorn

    TxStHorn 1,000+ Posts

  4. Dionysus

    Dionysus Admin Admin

    Achy Breaky Heart always moves me just a little.
  5. LonghornCatholic

    LonghornCatholic Catholic like Sarkisian

  6. bevo barry

    bevo barry 500+ Posts

    You can't go wrong with "Cruel Lips" by Graham Parker (with Lucinda Williams) or (if you dig "progressive" or alt-country) "You Were Born to Be in Battle" by the Old 97s:

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  7. Roger35

    Roger35 2,500+ Posts

    Oh man, I still have my Dad with me and hope to for a long time but boy, "that's my job" made me cry! Thank you, thank you for sharing it!

    I looove Lucinda! How the heck could I not have her on my ipod?! [​IMG]

    And loopy, those songs bringns back memories! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. l00p

    l00p 10,000+ Posts

  9. Roger35

    Roger35 2,500+ Posts

    "Where did all of the old songs go, kids sure play funny music these days" Johnny Cash - awesome! [​IMG]
  10. LonghornCatholic

    LonghornCatholic Catholic like Sarkisian

  11. hooklahoma

    hooklahoma 1,000+ Posts

  12. The Eyes of Texas

    The Eyes of Texas 500+ Posts

    If "That's My Job" made you cry, you'll bawl when you listen to "The Walk" by Sawyer Brown

    "Where Have you Been" by Kathy Matea is a tear jerker.

    I don't know the title or artist, but there is a song I heard a few times on the radio and if you google search something like 'because I was her baby' you'll probably find it...being something of the black sheep in my family really makes that song hit home.
  13. The Eyes of Texas

    The Eyes of Texas 500+ Posts

    Saw The Statler Brothers mentioned, and it reminded me of "Silver Medals and Sweet Memories" ...about a woman who loses her husband in war while pregnant with the singer of the song.
  14. CottonEyedHorn

    CottonEyedHorn 1,000+ Posts

    Little Rock

    And I'll have to try and rewatch that Raymond video later. I think someone's cutting onions near me.
  15. TNLonghorn

    TNLonghorn 500+ Posts

    Gonna try to not repeat anything....just my opinion of "meaningful songs", here goes (no particular order):

    Brooks & Dunn - Believe
    Kenny Rogers - The Greatest
    Kenny Chesney - There Goes My Life
    Rascal Flatts - Here Comes Goodbye
    Willie Nelson - My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
    Lee Brice - I Drive Your Truck
    Tim McGraw - Don't Take The Girl
    Tim McGraw - Live Like You Were Dying
    Brad Paisley - Whiskey Lullaby
    Alan Jackson - So You Don't Have To Love Me Anymore
    Blake Shelton - Goodbye Time
    Brad Paisley - He Didn't Have To Be
    Craig Morgan - Almost Home
    Dwight Yoakam - The Heart That You Own
    Eli Young Band - I Love You
    Gary Allan - Smoke Rings In The Dark
    Keith Gattis - El Cerrito Place
    Randy Houser - Anything Goes
    Rascal Flatts - Bless The Broken Road
    Trace Adkins - I Can't Outrun You
    Randy Travis - Three Wooden Crosses
    Diamond Rio - One More Day
    Lee Brice - More Than A Memory
  16. dalhorn1

    dalhorn1 1,000+ Posts

    in my head recently,

    "I'm No Stranger to the Rain"--Keith Whitley

    "The Man Comes Around"-- Johnny Cash-one of his last songs written before his death. Almost like he could taste his departure in that song.

    "These Arms"-- Dwight Y. Simple lyrics.

    Where/when did country music take a wrong turn?
  17. Aces_Full

    Aces_Full 500+ Posts

    He Stopped Loving Her Today -- George Jones.

    You Couldn't Get the Picture -- George Jones. An ex-gf broke up with me in college by putting a CD with this song on it on my truck. While I was sad she was gone, I loved the song. Best gift she ever gave me.
  18. Burnt Orangeman

    Burnt Orangeman 1,000+ Posts

    Metallica: mama said
  19. PFD

    PFD 1,000+ Posts

  20. kbrown

    kbrown 1,000+ Posts

    Mr. Bojangles comes to mind!
  21. Hpslugga

    Hpslugga 2,500+ Posts

  22. bedhead

    bedhead 100+ Posts

    "Sunday Morning Coming Down" Johny Cash (written by Kris Kristofferson)
  23. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    "My Wife Ran Off With My Best Friend........And I Miss Him"
  24. Basketball Jones

    Basketball Jones 500+ Posts

    Trying to add a couple that have not been listed:
    Johnny Cash channeling his inner Trent Reznor in "Hurt":
    The Link

    hate to do this, but actually good. Toby Keith before he became a fat idiot: "Who's That Man"
    The Link

    "Long Black Veil" -- lots of versions. Two favs:

    Cash :The Link

    The Band :The Link
  25. converse

    converse 250+ Posts

    Not a country music buff, but love:

    Down that Dusty Road - Robert Earl Keen
    Feeling Good Again - also REK
  26. Texanne

    Texanne 5,000+ Posts

    I Like Beer, Tom T. Hall

    It's hard to get more meaningful than that.
  27. Roger35

    Roger35 2,500+ Posts

    "Between Heaven and earth, you're never alone, on the angel flight, come one brother I'm taking you home" - Radney Foster is awesome! And [​IMG] red river 44 soldiers!
  28. Crockett

    Crockett 5,000+ Posts

    There's a lot of emotion where folk meets country. For example Joan Baez's Diamonds and RustThe Link

    I liked her version of The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down though a lot of folks like the original performed by The Band. Personally I think Levon Helm sang it with too much emotion. The lyrics were touching enough and Baez's understated performance touched me more deeply.

    Johnny Cash could really tell a story. My favorite of his is Folsom Prison Blues, followed closely by Understand Your Man.
  29. OrangeChipper

    OrangeChipper 1,000+ Posts

  30. OrangeChipper

    OrangeChipper 1,000+ Posts

    I predict this WILL be a #1 hit.

    Luke Bryan... You don't know Jack.

    It will likely follow his song... DRUNK ON YOU.
    The Link

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