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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

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