Daily Top Five: Tear Jerkers

Lori McKenna LorraineFrom reader Kuzco, today’s Top Five is songs that made you cry.

Here are my Top Five Tear Jerkers:

  1. Lori McKenna, “Still Down Here”
  2. Alan Jackson, “Blue Ridge Mountain Song”
  3. Collin Raye, “Love, Me”
  4. Reba McEntire, “If I Had Only Known”
  5. Sugarland, “Very Last Country Song”



  1. 1. Kathy Mattea, “Agate Hill”
    2. Miranda Lambert, “The House That Built Me”
    3. Martina McBride, “Concrete Angel”
    4. Kellie Pickler, “I Wonder”
    5. Dixie Chicks, “Top Of The World”

    This is HARD. And no, I didn’t purposefully choose songs by women. They just came to me first.

  2. 1. Honey – Bobby Goldsboro
    2. The Three Bells – The Browns
    3. Golden Ring – George & Tammy
    4. Live Like You Were Dying – Tim McGraw
    5. Teddy Bear – Red Sovine

  3. 1. “Angels in Waiting” – Tammy Cochran
    2. “Where Angels Hang Around” – James Otto
    3. “Now That We’re Not a Family” – Lisa Brokop
    4. “The Baby” – Blake Shelton
    5. “Honey” – Bobby Goldsboro

  4. 1. “Whiskey Lullaby”: Brad Paisley and Allison Krauss
    2. “Love You, Goodbye”: Tim McGraw (That last note he sings…)
    3. “More Like Her”: Miranda Lambert
    4. “Holes In The Floor of Heaven”: Steve Wariner
    5. “God Forsaken Town”: Reckless Kelly

    Non-country choice:
    “Masterpiece Theater III”: Marianas Trench (in the context of the rest of the album…wow)

  5. My five:

    1. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU–Linda Ronstadt
    2. DON’T CRY DADDY–Elvis Presley
    3. MELANCHOLY BLUE–Trisha Yearwood
    4. GOLDEN BOY–Caitlin Rose
    5. WASTED TIME–The Eagles

  6. American Trilogy…..Elvis Presley
    Tonight I Wanna Cry…….Keith Urban
    I Hope You Dance…….Leann Womack
    I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry……Hank Williams, Sr.
    Daddy’s Hands…….Holly Dunn

  7. Well even though some of these are said
    Whiskey Lullaby Brad Paisley & Allison Krauss
    When I Get Where I’m Going Brad Paisely & Dolly Parton
    Taylor Swift White Horse
    Carrie Underwood Just A Dream
    Miranda Lambert More Like Her
    Album-Cut Kelsea Ballerini Secondhand Smoke

    Makes mercy for how much talent is wasted
    Sugarland Stuck Like Glue (gosh that’s songs awful)

  8. Tim McGraw–“Please Remember Me”
    Whiskey Myers–“Broken Window Serenade”
    Jason Isbell–“Elephant”
    Chris Knight–“Leaving Souvenirs”
    Bleu Edmondson–“Good Thing”
    Stoney LaRue–“First One To Know”
    Drive-By Truckers–“Grand Canyon”
    Jason Boland–“Proud Souls”
    Reckless Kelly–“Somewhere In Time”
    Charlie Robison–“El Cerrito” *The Kenny Chesney version is terrible in my eyes*
    Gary Allan–“I Just Got Back From Hell”
    Kenny Chesney–“On The Coast Of Somewhere Beautiful”
    Buddy Miller/Dierks Bentley–“My Love Will Follow You”

  9. 1. Travelin’ Soldier: The Dixie Chicks
    2. Sweet Old World: EmmyLou Harris/Lucinda Williams
    3. Boulder to Birmingham: EmmyLou Harris
    4. Elephant: Jason Isbell
    5 (A). Whiskey Lullaby: Brad Paisley with Alison Krauss
    5 (B). Melancholy Blue: Trisha Yearwood
    5 (C). Please Remember Me: Tim McGraw
    5 (D). Drinkin’ Man: George Strait

  10. Off the top of my head –

    Just a Dream – Carrie Underwood
    The House That Built Me – Miranda Lambert
    For My Broken Heart – Reba
    Letter to Me – Brad Paisley (the line about the aunt and the teacher always gets me)
    That’s My Job – Conway Twitty

  11. 1. Monday Morning Church – Alan Jackson
    2. Chilled in Stone – Vern Gosdin
    3. I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice
    4. Tin Can on a String – Brad Paisley
    5. Today My World Slipped Away – Geirge Strait

  12. The Last Letter – Rex Griffin (later Jack Greene, Glen Campbell & others) – probably the saddest song ever written – many singers (such as Waylon Jennings) drop the last verse – the last verse turns a very sad song into a suicide note

    My Son – Jan Howard

  13. 1. Elephant, Jason Isbell
    2. Whiskey Lullaby, Brad Paisley and Allison Krauss
    3. Agate Hill, Kathy Mattea
    4. Travelin’ Soldier, Dixie Chicks
    5. The Flyboy & The Kid, Rodney Crowell
    5 1/2. The Dreaming Fields, Matraca Berg/Trisha Yearwood

  14. 1. Where Have You Been – Kathy Mattea
    2. If Heaven Was Needing a Hero – Jo Dee Messina
    3. Here on Earth – Dierks Bentley
    4. The Baby – Blake Shelton
    5. Wish You Were Here – Mark Wills

  15. 1. Don’t Take The Girl -Tim McGraw
    2. Elephant – Jason Isbell
    3. How Do You Get That Lonely -Blaine Larsen
    4. Who You’d Be Today -Kenny Chesney
    5. Lightning -Eric Church

  16. Wish It Would Break-Dierks Bentley
    Waiting On June-Holy Williams
    Goodnight/Goodbye-Will Hoge
    Hold My Hand-Brandy Clark
    If I Had Another Heart-Randy Rogers Band

  17. Kenny chesney-there goes my life
    John michael montgomery- letters from home
    Alabama- roll on
    Red sovine- teddy bear
    Rascal flatts- skin (sarabeth) -which is is also the only rascal flatts song i like

  18. 1. Blake Shelton – The Baby
    2. Miranda Lambert – The House that Built Me
    3. Lee Brice – I Drive Your Truck
    4. Scotty McCreery – Dirty Dishes
    5. Rascal Flatts – Why

  19. Forgot to mention (probably a senior moment):
    Mo Pitney – “Clean Up On Aisle Five”
    His second single which I bought on i-tunes over a month ago. The few reviews i’ve seen have been very positive.

  20. 1. The Wilkinsons – 26 Cents
    2. Gary Allen – Life Ain’t Always Beautiful
    3. Miranda Lambert – The House That Built Me
    4. Dixie Chicks – Traveling Soldier
    5. Jamie O’Neal – Somebody’s Hero (The ending part about taking care of her mom in a nursing home gets me.)

  21. 1. Dolly Parton — Coat of Many Colors
    2. Merle Haggard — Mama’s Hungry Eyes
    3. Kathy Mattea — Where’ve You Been
    4. George Jones — He Stopped Loving Her Today
    5. k.d. lang — Nowhere to Stand

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