The 10 Best Inspirational Country Music Songs

When life gets you down, it's good to have music to help pick up your spirits, to inspire you, and offer you hope that things won't always be this way. These are 10 of the best country songs with an inspirational theme.

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"It's a Great Day to Be Alive" - Travis Tritt

Travis Tritt performs at Franklin Theatre on January 13, 2014 in Franklin, Tennessee.
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Travis Tritt sings about a great day in his life, and all the things he has, and appreciates. He wishes every day could be just like that one.

Inspirational Lyrics:

"And it's a great day to be alive. I know the sun's still shinin when I close my eyes. There's some hard times in the neighborhood, but why can't every day be just this good?"

"It's a Great Day to Be Alive" Lyrics

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"If You're Going Through Hell" - Rodney Atkins

Rodney Atkins - If You're Going Through Hell

Rodney Atkins sings about when things go wrong, and you feel like you're at your lowest point, to keep on moving, and you'll make it through.

Inspirational Lyrics:

"If you're going through hell. Keep on going, don't slow down, if you're scared, don't show it. You might get out before the devil even knows you're there."

"If You're Going Through Hell" Lyrics

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"Choices" - George Jones

George Jones - '50 Years of Hits'
Bandit Records

George Jones sings about the choices we have in life, and making good ones, and living with the results.

Inspirational Lyrics:

"I was tempted by an early age. I found I liked drinkin'. Oh, and I never turned it down. There were loved ones. But I turned them all away. Now I'm living and dying with the choices I made."

"Choices" Lyrics

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"I Saw God Today" - George Strait

George Strait - Troubadour
MCA Nashvile

George Strait sings about seeing God in everyday events and people. From the flower growing in the sidewalk to his brand new baby girl.

Inspirational Lyrics:

"His fingerprints are everywhere. I just slowed down to stop and stare. Opened my eyes and man I swear, I saw God today."

"I Saw God Today" Lyrics
From the Album Troubadour

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"Jesus Take the Wheel" - Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood - 'Some Hearts'
Arista Nashville

Carrie Underwood sings about a young single mother who is driving home on Christmas Eve, with her baby in the back seat, and she hits a patch of black ice on the highway and starts losing control of her car. It's then that she asks Jesus to take the wheel and steer her to safety. When she gets through the accident without harm, she realizes she's been living her life wrong and promises God that she will make a change.

Inspirational Lyrics:

"Jesus, take the wheel. Take it from my hands. 'Cause I can't do this on my own. I'm letting go, so give me one more chance. Save me from this road I'm on. Jesus, take the wheel."

"Jesus Take the Wheel" Lyrics

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"Ordinary Angels" - Craig Morgan

Craig Morgan - 'That's Why'
BNA Nashville

Craig Morgan sings about how when people feel that times are at the worst, that is when heaven sends you a helping hand to help pick you back up again.

Inspirational Lyrics:

"We all got a little superman, ready to take a flight, and save a life, oh save a life. Take a look around and you'll see. Ordinary angels."

"Ordinary Angels" lyrics

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"When I Get Where I'm Going" - Brad Paisley with Dolly Parton

Brad Paisley - 'Time Well Wasted'
Arista Nashville

Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton sing about reuniting with their deceased loved ones when they themselves pass on. They tell people not to cry for them when they are gone, as they will be in a better place.

Inspirational Lyrics:

"Yeah when I get where I'm going, there'll be only happy tears. I will shed the sins and struggles, I have carried all these years. And I'll leave my heart wide open. I will love and have no fear. Yeah when I get where I'm going, don't cry for me down here."

"When I Get Where I'm Going" Lyrics

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"I Hope You Dance" - Lee Ann Womack

Lee Ann Womack - 'I Hope You Dance'
MCA Nashville

Lee Ann Womack sings about wanting the very best for the people you love.

Inspirational Lyrics:

"I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean. Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens. Promise me that you'll give fate a fighting chance. And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance. I hope you dance."

"I Hope You Dance" Lyrics

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"Bless the Broken Road" - Rascal Flatts

Rascal Flatts - 'Feels Like Today'
Lyrics Street Music

Sometimes we need to go through some bad experiences to get to a better place in life. In this song, Rascal Flatts sing about going through a lot of hard times, but in the end, they found the person they were meant to be with, so it was all worth it.

Inspirational Lyrics:

"But you just smile and take my hand. You've been there, you understand. It's all part of a grander plan that is coming true."

"Bless the Broken Road" lyrics

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"Believe" - Brooks & Dunn

Brooks & Dunn - 'Hillbilly Deluxe'
Arista Nashville

Brooks & Dunn's song Believe tells the story of a man's faith that there is more to life than the things that you can see.

Inspirational Lyrics:

"I raise my hands, bow my head. I'm finding more and more truth in the words written in red. They tell me that there's more to life than just what I can see. Oh, I believe."

"Believe" Lyrics