There aren’t many country songs about committing suicide, but the 7 songs on this list are certainly worth listening to. It’s hard to not know someone who has been affected by suicide in one way or another, which is why country artists like Brad Paisley and Rascal Flatts have written country songs about suicide. Although these country songs are about someone killing themselves or wanting to kill themselves, a few have a positive message.
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1. Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss – Whiskey Lullaby
To say that “Whiskey Lullaby” was a huge success for Brad Paisley would be an understatement. Recorded as a duet with Alison Krauss in 2004, “Whiskey Lullaby” is one of four of Paisley’s songs to be certified 2x Platinum.
The lyrics of “Whiskey Lullaby” tell the story of a couple that are both heartbroken after a bad breakup. The first verse is told from the man’s perspective (Brad Paisley,) the second from the woman’s (Alison Krauss.) In the song, the man is so sick over the breakup that he drinks himself to death. The woman feels guilty over this, and subsequently drinks herself to death as well.