Whether it is an expressive or hopeful song that depicts sadness or happiness, country music has never shied away from songs about heaven. We had a little bit of Gill, Campbell, Austin, and Wills on our first part of country songs about heaven. It is time to deliver the last five to complete our list.
Love, Me, Collin Raye
Collin Rayes’s first hit, “Love, Me”, is his second single from his debut album, All I Can Be. Penned by Skip Ewing and Max T. Barnes, the song details a wonderful romance from young love to last breath. Collin Raye earned a spot as one of country music’s best balladeers because of this song. Ever wonder what made the song an all-time favorite of many? Here goes a part of the lyrics,
“But I’m not gonna let you down, darling, wait and see
And between now and then, ’til I see you again
I’ll be loving you, Love, me.”
If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away, Justin Moore
“If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” is not an ordinary Justin Moore style. It is his first platinum-selling hit of showing his gentle side. Moore knew the song was one that would resound his desires even when he heard it on an earlier Rhett Akins album, People Like Me.
“If Heaven wasn’t so far away, I’d pack up the kids and go for the day
Introduce them to their grandpa, Watch ’em laugh at the way he talks.”
Moore considers the song something that fell from the sky. Heaven, indeed!
Holes in the Floor of Heaven, Steve Wariner
“Holes in the Floor of Heaven” may not have happened without the help of the writers Steve Wariner Billy Kirsch’s wives. Wariner’s wife once told him,
“You guys have never written a story-type song, like a real, true story song. Why don’t you guys maybe go down that road a moment?”
On the other hand, it was Kirsch’s wife, Julie, who gave her husband the title “Holes in the Floor of Heaven”, while the guys placed the emotional tune.
The song’s lyrics,
“Lord, I sure do miss her now
But there’s holes in the floor of Heaven
And her tears are pouring down”,
earned Wariner both a CMA and an ACM for Song of the Year.
I Believe, Diamond Rio
“I Believe” was nominated for Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal at the Grammy Awards. The song extends hope to those still waiting to cross over to the other side,
“Every soul is filled with light
It never ends, and if I’m right
Our love can even reach across eternity
I believe, oh, I believe.”
If Heaven, Andy Riggs
Gretchen Peters penned “If Heaven”, and Andy Griggs included it in his final album, This I Gotta See. According to Peters she had the verses written for a long time but struggles a lot with the chorus. In the end, she finally realized that it was just as simple as saying “If that’s what Heaven’s made of, I’m not afraid to die.”
Did we leave one of your favorite country music songs about heaven off this Top 9 list? Share your picks in the comments section below. We would love to know how heaven looks like for you, too.
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