Are These The Saddest Songs In Country Music?
American country music star George Jones (1931-2013) performs at Tramps, New York, New York, Thursday, November 12, 1992. (Photo by Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images)

Are these people actively TRYING to give us seasonal affective disorder? The site “Everything Nash” posted a list called “Ten of the SADDEST Songs in Country Music”.  And their pick for #1 came out 42 years ago.  Here’s what they came up with . . .

1.  “He Stopped Loving Her Today” by George Jones.  It came out in 1980.  It’s about a guy who never stops loving his ex . . . until finally, he DIES.

2.  “If You’re Reading This” by Tim McGraw, about a soldier who never came home.

3.  “Chiseled in Stone” by Vern Gosdin, also about losing someone you love.

4.  “I Drive Your Truck” by Lee Brice.  That’s another one about a fallen soldier.

5.  “The Dance” by Garth Brooks, about lost love.

6.  “What Might Have Been” by Little Texas, also about a failed relationship.

7.  “You Should Be Here” by Cole Swindell, written about his late father.

8.  “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)” by Alan Jackson.  That one’s all about 9/11.

9.  “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” by Hank Williams.  Self-explanatory.

10.  “Concrete Angel” by Martina McBride, about an abusive parent.