It only makes sense: After all, it’s our buddies who are there for us to help us get over the lyin’, cheatin’, cold-dead beatin’ exes country artists also love to sing about!And so, below, The Boot counts down country music’s greatest songs about friendship. This isn't to be played lightly, so save it for when you really need to talk—or when you can't bring yourself to say what you have to. You're not going to spend 20 minutes picking a song, or worse, making a last-second playlist. You're going to hit play on your phone (already synched to the bluetooth, please), and let these 20 songs set the mood of the room. We'd say good luck, but you're not going to need it with this playlist. Conor Oberst's duet with Emmylou Harris is one of the most striking dirges he's ever released, an unfurling ballad with a snowballing intensity that demands a moment of silence at the end of it.
When a country artist has a daughter of their own, it inspires them to write some of the sweetest music that the world has ever heard.
What is your favorite country song to dedicate to your daughter?
Hopefully you find a new favorite here on this list.
From Tim Mc Graw and Faith Hill to Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood—and back to pairs such as Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn and, of course, Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash—many of country’s biggest artists (some of whom were and are actually married) have sung the most romantic songs in the genre.
Related: Top 12 Male-Female Country Duets: The New School As Valentine’s Day approaches, we take a look at some of country’s most romantic duets.
“My Front Porch Lookin’ In,” Lonestar (2003) – Still the only country hit ever to reference a sippy cup.