Contact Us

Country Songs Inspired By World Tragedies

Country singers are known for being storytellers — trying to spin meaning out of heartbreak and hard times. So it’s no wonder that they are some of the best equipped to tackle tragedies in song.

There are plenty of songs inspired by more personal tragedies in country music, but the genre’s artists have also brought us a number of touching, sometimes sad, sometimes hopeful reactions and reflections following major world tragedies, from 9/11 to the Oklahoma City bombing to the recent shootings at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub — and, sadly, many more.

Readers can look through the photo gallery above to learn about 10 country tunes inspired by tragic events.

NEXT: Country Stars Share Their Memories of 9/11

Recommended for You

Around the Web

Best of The Boot

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The Boot quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!