Let's face it, most of the hard news these days is bad news.

We all could use a pick-me-up and no better place to start than country music. Here are five country songs that are sure to lift your spirits in these trying times.

 

  • 1

    Gary Allan - "Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)"

    Gary Allan's comeback hit from 2012 would reach number one on the country radio charts in February of 2013. There might be no better analogy for what we're going through than this point of view. It's a song of hope and that's what we need.

  • 2

    David Lee Murphy (feat. Kenny Chesney) - "Everything's Gonna Be Alright"

    David Lee Murphy celebrated his first hit at radio in 15 years with a song that was meant to ease everyone's mind. Featuring friend Kenny Chesney, "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" is a song you need when you feel down.

  • 3

    Rodney Atkins - "If You're Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows)"

    Rodney really exploded on the scene in 2006 with one of the biggest hits that year, "If You're Going Through Hell." It's a message to always keep at heart, especially now.

  • 4

    Lonestar - "Mr. Mom"

    Lonestar's number one hit from the fall of 2004 is a family favorite for many country music fans. If you're stuck at home more with the kids, this is a song to get a laugh out of.

  • 5

    Jo Dee Messina - "I'm Alright"

    Released in 1998, "I'm Alright" was one of the defining country music hits of the late '90's. It's such a feel good song that will surely put a smile on your face. It's impossible not to sing along.