As you likely know, country music is one of the more authentic and elaborate when it comes to narrative. The music isn’t always eccentrically upbeat and instead often tells stories of great tragedies in the artist’s life. Many have battled unbearable, unimaginable pain and you can hear it in their music.
The gallery below are six of the most legendary country music artists who have faced great pain, loss or heartbreak in their lives.
1. George Strait
Back in 1986, George Strait and his wife, Norma, lost their 13 year old daughter, Jenifer Strait, in a car accident in San Marcos, Texas. Strait still runs the Jenifer Lynn Strait Foundation which donates money to San Antonio children’s charities.