The 9 Best Country Songs About Betrayal and Backstabbing

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What happens when a country artist is stabbed in the back by someone they love? They write a song about it of course! These are the best country songs about betrayal, including great songs from artists like Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Some of these are country songs about feeling betrayed by a divorce or relationship. Others are about betraying a friend, like Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Cry For the Bad Man.” Either way, these are all great country songs about being stabbed in the back by someone you trust, so listen to them to blow off some steam if you’re feeling betrayed by someone you love.

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1. Dolly Parton- Jolene

One of the most iconic country songs of all time, Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” is about a woman who fears that her man will be taken by a woman named Jolene. The narrator pleads with Jolene, and begs her not to take her man away “just because you can.” The song was supposedly based on a bank clerk that flirted with Dolly’s husband Carl Dean when they were newly married. It’s still a song about betrayal, but before the act actually takes place.


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