November 12

Country Songs About Cheating That Will Help You Through The Heartache

Finding out that your partner has been unfaithful can feel like a life-shattering event. It is even perhaps one of the hardest things anyone could go through and is not something that can easily be cured. Luckily, there are loads of country songs about cheating that will help you survive this difficult time.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect soundtrack to help get all the anger you have out, or you’re just searching for a great track to sing along to, we have you covered. Keep on scrolling below for some of the most iconic tunes about being cheated on or whatever reasons for cheating there is.

1. “Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood

Released in 2005 from her album, Some Hearts, the sassy tune is the perfect track for a woman who happened to waste her time with a heartless cheater. “Before He Cheats” was a massive hit for Underwood, topping the country charts and winning two Grammy Awards. It also took home Country Song of the Year during the 2007 CMA awards.

2. “Jolene” by Dolly Parton

Out of Parton’s vast catalog of hit songs, no other has been covered as many times as “Jolene,” which finds the country queen pleading to a red-headed woman, saying, “I’m begging of you, please don’t take my man.”

Parton had revealed before that the inspiration for “Jolene” was drawn from the banker that wouldn’t stop flirting with her husband.

3. “Stay” by Sugarland

One-half of the country duo Sugarland, Jennifer Nettles, wrote this heartbreaking hit “Stay,” wanting to tell the story of betrayal through a different viewpoint – from the one who’s cheating. Nettles said most people don’t realize that even the person who is doing the affair gets hurt, too.

4. “You Ain’t Woman Enough (to Take My Man)” by Loretta Lynn

Lynn showed her strong side when she wrote this country hit. The country legend recounted that a woman met with her backstage before a concert and told her that another woman was trying to steal her husband.

She replied, “Honey, she ain’t woman enough to take your man,” and went into her dressing room to write the song.

5. “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?” by Shania Twain

This saucy song was Twain’s first country hit, which she co-wrote with her then-husband Mutt Lange. While it may sound like an upbeat country track, its clever lyrics reveal otherwise. It tells the tale of a woman convinced that her partner is cheating on her with several other women. In fact, she went on listing a few – there’s fiery Lolita, red-headed Rita, and long-legged Louise. 

6. “Whoever’s in New England” by Reba McEntire

The song tells the heartbreaking tale of a woman’s lingering fear of being left behind by the person she loves the most. Her husband goes to Boston week after week or “each time duty calls,” making her believe that he’s having an affair. 

7. “White Liar” by Miranda Lambert

The feisty song finds Lambert confronting her man for cheating, calling him a “white liar” for deceiving her. But before the song ended, she revealed that she’s been lying too. She sure knows how to get revenge.

8. “Does He Love You?” by Reba McEntire and Linda Davis

McEntire and Davis battle it out in a spit-fire duet of “Does He Love You,” a song about two women in love with the same man. Though they both know that the man is unfaithful, they find it hard to get away from their love triangle.

9. “Wish I Didn’t Know Now” by Toby Keith

Keith got sneaking suspicions that his partner may be unfaithful, which he eventually finds out to be true. But he rather loves her blindly, so he wishes to start their relationship over and not know what he knows now.

10. “She’s Actin’ Single (I’m Drinkin’ Doubles)” by Gary Stewart

Cheating can indeed bring a heavy toll to one man’s heart, mind – and even to his liver. While she’s out there with her adventures, the man in the song drowns his troubles one drink at a time.

Get Through A Bad Breakup With These Country Songs About Cheating

We’re lucky to have country music legends writing and recording songs about cheating lovers, helping us get through the tough times. Here are some more of our favorites.

  • “Who’s Cheatin’ Who” by Alan Jackson
  • “There’s More Where That Came From” by Lee Ann Womack
  • “She Just Started Liking Cheatin’ Songs” by John Anderson
  • “I’ll Always Know” by Merle Haggard
  • “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town” by Kenny Rogers
  • “A Woman Knows” by Kenny Chesney
  • “Blame It On Your Heart” by Patty Loveless
  • “Your Cheatin’ Heart” by Hank Williams
  • “Got My Name Changed Back” by Pistol Annies
  • “Should’ve Said No” by Taylor Swift
  • “The Thunder Rolls” by Garth Brooks
  • “You Lie” by The Band Perry
  • “Reasons I Cheat” by Randy Travis
  • “The Window Up Above” by George Jones

So, make sure to add these country songs about cheating to your queue, crank up the volume, and sing your aching heart out.


Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton, Gary Stewart, Linda Davis, Loretta Lynn, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Shania Twain, Sugarland, Toby Keith

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