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.

SONG
ALBUM
2016
3:55
 
Mercy
3:35
 
Everybody Loves You
3:38
 
Marry Me
3:26
 
Her World or Mine
3:28
 
Over You
4:16
 
The Letter
3:45
 
What If I Never Get Over You
3:26
 
When I Meet My Maker
3:34
 
my tears ricochet
4:15
 
You Should Be Here
3:11
 
I Ain't without You
3:38
 
Knowing You
3:46
 
She Got the Best of Me
3:03
 
Letting Someone Go
3:59
 
make you
4:18
 
Mine Would Be You
4:00
 
Me About Me
2:46
 
The House That Built Me
3:56
 
Small Town Hypocrite
4:02
 
Would Have Loved Her (Stripped)
3:16
 
What Could've Been
3:42
 
Build Me a Daddy
3:09
 
4:15
 
GIVE HEAVEN SOME HELL
3:37
 
Actress
3:35
 
Tequila
3:15
 
Die From A Broken Heart
3:08
 
Be Kind
3:11
 
Drowning
3:09
 
The Truth
3:58
 
Every Little Thing
3:01
 
Hurricane
3:43
 
homecoming queen?
2:47
 
I Wish Grandpas Never Died
4:10
 
Almost Doesn't Count
3:40
 
Lightning
3:45
 
Hell of a Year
3:52
 
More Hearts Than Mine
3:34
 
Love Me or Leave Me Alone (feat. Karen Fairchild)
4:05
 
Best I Ever Had
4:11
 
Whiskey and You
3:56
 
Real Men Don't Cry
3:05
 
Colder Weather
4:33
 
Superwoman
3:17
 
I Drive Your Truck
3:51
 
Release
4:32
 
Drink a Beer
3:22
 
War With My Mind
4:04
 
Wrong Truck
3:16
 
The Father, My Son, And the Holy Ghost
4:06
 
The Way That I Am
3:57
 
Even Though I'm Leaving
3:45
 
Nice Things
3:24
 
Temporary Home
4:29
 
Resentment (feat. Brian Wilson, Sturgill Simpson & Wrabel)
2:52
 
Travelin' Soldier
5:43
 
It Won’t Always Be Like This
3:44
 
Brave
3:13
 
Pretty Heart
4:03
 
Long Shadow
3:54
 
I Can't Breathe
4:17
 
Stay
4:44
 
Tomorrow
3:40
 
Whiskey Lullaby (feat. Alison Krauss)
4:19
 
You and Tequila (feat. Grace Potter)
4:02
 
Burning House
3:51
 
Stupid Boy
6:16
 
Break Up in the End
3:19
 
A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega
3:29
 
Don't Take the Girl
4:10
 
Too High to Cry
6:29
 
What Hurts the Most
3:34
 
GIRL (Acoustic)
3:52
 
If You're Reading This
4:05
 
Space Cowboy
3:36
 
The Blade
3:27
 
Stay (Acoustic)
3:47
 
Believe (with Kane Brown)
5:09
 
Elephant
3:39
 
A Hundred Miles
4:00
 
Michigan for the Winter
3:39
 
Anything Goes
3:04
 
Bad Guy
3:13
 
3:36
 
One Number Away
3:42
 
Concrete Angel
4:13
 
Cry Pretty
4:07
 
Need You Now
4:37
 
Good and Drunk
3:12
 
Dear Hate (feat. Vince Gill)
3:40
 
What We Ain't Got
3:38
 
More Than a Memory (Acoustic)
3:07
 
Girl Crush
3:13
 
3:43
 
Never In Love
3:23
 
Just a Dream
4:47
 
God's Will
5:49
 
Make You Miss Me
3:45
 
What Whiskey Does (feat. Hillary Lindsey)
3:46
 

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