Editors' Notes Listen to a good country ballad and you get the feeling that there's nothing people haven't been through—and nothing they can't get over. Heartbreak, disappointment, even death: What sets these songs apart isn't how sad they are, but how resilient. In other words, here are some for the hard times—and the better times that come after. Our editors regularly update this playlist. If you like a song, add it to your library.

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