These best country songs about missing a loved one provide kind of emotional connection that musicians hope people seek in their music. They provide the type of comfort we seek when we're missing people in our own lives.
In this 2006 song, she casts herself as a cheater who is stepping out yet again on the man who loves her. This isn't to be played lightly, so save it for when you really need to talk—or when you can't bring yourself to say what you have to. You're not going to spend 20 minutes picking a song, or worse, making a last-second playlist. You're going to hit play on your phone (already synched to the bluetooth, please), and let these 20 songs set the mood of the room. We'd say good luck, but you're not going to need it with this playlist. Conor Oberst's duet with Emmylou Harris is one of the most striking dirges he's ever released, an unfurling ballad with a snowballing intensity that demands a moment of silence at the end of it.Theirs was a rocky union characterized by infidelity, substance abuse, and legal problems.She sings, "I would die before I divorce ya; I'd take a thousand lumps for my love." Although the couple divorced in 2009, her fans believe she certainly did take her lumps for him.