The best country songs about angels include hits from Martina McBride, Willie Nelson, and other legendary country artists. Sometimes country songs about angels are love songs, like in George Strait’s “Heaven Is Missing An Angel.” Other times, country songs with angel in the title can be used to represent the innocence of a woman, like in Dustin Lynch’s “Cowboys and Angels”. No matter what the song is about, these good country angel songs will lift your spirits in one way or another.
I’d like to know more about country songs that have angels watching over you, so leave a few songs in the comment section if you know any like that.
1. Alabama- Angels Among Us
Although “Angels Among Us” was released as a Christmas single in 1993, it’s not really a Christmas song (although you can see why it’s fitting for the holidays.) “Angels Among Us” is an inspirational country song about Angels released on Alabama’s 1993 album Cheap Seats. The song was performed at the funeral of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. in 2001 by lead singer Randy Owen, who was a personal friend of Earnhardt’s.
2. Martina McBride- Concrete Angel
Martina McBride released a very powerful song with “Concrete Angel” in 2002 on her Greatest Hits album. Although it is a country song about angels, this song is actually more about child abuse and bullying. The girl in the song is being abused by her mother, and although her teachers and others see warning signs, the mother ultimately beats this girl to death. It’s a dark song with positive intentions, and was written as a wake-up call to America to be aware of child abuse.
3. Willie Nelson- Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground
The rumor about “Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground” is that it was written about Willie’s friend Charlie Magoo, a member of The Hell’s Angels, but Willie Nelson has never confirmed this to be true (he hasn’t denied it either.) No matter who it was written for, it’s a beautiful country song about angels
4. Mindy McCready- Ten Thousand Angels
The title track from her debut album of the same name, “Ten Thousand Angels” is the song that busted Mindy McCready’s career wide open. The song is about a woman who is asking for the help of 10,000 angels to help her resist a man who has broken her heart in the past- “Speakin’ of the devil / Look who just walked in / He knows just where to find me / Here we go again.”
5. George Strait- Heaven Is Missing An Angel
When your woman is so beautiful and wonderful that you just can’t understand how great she is, there’s only one explanation- she’s probably an angel. That’s the premise of George Strait’s “Heaven Is Missing An Angel,” a beautiful love song that compares the narrator’s woman to an angel- “Heaven is missing an angel / That’s the only thing that it can be / Heaven is missing an angel / Cause youre right here with me.”
6. Dustin Lynch- Cowboys and Angels
“Cowboys and Angels” is the song that put Dustin Lynch on the map, as it was his first single ever released in 2012. The narrator of the song contrasts himself with the woman he loves; with his roughness and her beauty they are cowboys and angels respectively- “I’ve got boots and she’s got wings / I’m hell on wheels and she’s heavenly / I’d die for her and she lives for me / Cowboys and angels.”
7. Sara Evans- Saints and Angels
From Sara’s third studio album Born to Fly, “Saints and Angels” describes a troubled couple that is facing turmoil in their relationship- “We’re just two tarnished hearts / When in each other’s arms / We become saints and angels.” If you’ve ever had a long fight with your spouse, only to laugh and hug each other afterwards, then you can relate to this song.
8. Charley Pride- Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’
One of Charley Pride’s greatest songs, “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'” is a classic country song about being blissfully in love. The narrator’s friend ask him why he’s so happy all the time, and he explains it to them- “You’ve got to kiss an angel good mornin’ / And let her know you think about her when you’re gone / Kiss an angel good mornin’ / And love her like a devil when you get back home.”
9. Dolly Parton- Mountain Angel
Has someone ever broken your heart so bad that you had to retreat to the mountains and live in solitude? That’s what happens to the girl in Dolly Parton’s “Mountain Angel,” as the narrator describes a girl who just couldn’t take it anymore- “High a’top the mountain, for years they say she’s seen / Looking down upon the town where she had once been queen.”
10. Patsy Cline- I Can See An Angel
The narrator of Patsy Cline’s “I Can See An Angel” is a fair person, as they can admit that their former lovers new fling is so perfect that she’s almost angelic- “I can see an angel walking / Someone else is by his side / I can hear an angel talking / And he looks so satisfied.”by