Everyone has their choice of the best country songs. With all the great songs brought by every country artist, it’s hard to choose the top ten. Instead, we bring you 12 of the best country love songs of all time.
12. “Amazed“ Lonestar
Written by Aimee Mayo, Chris Lindsey, and Marv Green. In 1999, Country radio was all about this song. It’s a hit for the band and still, one of the most played country wedding song.
11. “Need You Now” Lady Antebellum
Recorded in 2009, “Need You Now” won four Grammy awards and made Lady Antebellum into country music superstars.
10. “Remember When,” Alan Jackson
A tribute to his wife, Denise, we can say growing old with the ones we love have ups and down. Even with hardships, true love can withstand years just like Alan Jackson’s “Remember When.”
9. “Little Moments,” Brad Paisley
Focusing on the snapshots of moments to remember and ignoring grand gestures, that’s Brad Paisley’s “Little Moments.”
8. “I Swear,” John Michael Montgomery
Released in 1994, John Michael Montgomery’s “I Swear” became a No. 1 hit on the country charts. But the song was so beloved, the pop group All-4-One covered the song and had a smash hit on the pop charts that same year.
7. “You’re Still the One” Shania Twain
Loved not by country gals, but also around the world – Shania Twain’s “You’re Still the One.” This song is Twain’s first top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100. The song won two Grammy Award in 1999 and written by Twain and her husband, Mutt Lange.
6. “Crazy,” Patsy Cline
The song “Crazy,” became Patsy Cline’s signature song. Recorded in 1961 and regarded as one of the best country songs of all time.
5. Ring of Fire,” Johnny Cash
One of Johnny Cash’s most memorable hit and a reminder of the impact of romantic love the “Ring of Fire.”
4. “Forever and Ever, Amen,” Randy Travis
A song that withstood time as one of the best and one of most endearing love songs of all time, Randy Travis’ “Forever and Ever, Amen.”
3. “When You Say Nothing At All,” Keith Whitley
Written by country hit-makers Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz, “When You Say Nothing at All” was a No. 1 hit for Keith Whitley in 1988. After Whitley’s tragic death, Alison Krauss and Union Station recorded the song for a Whitley tribute album. Krauss’ tender vocals took the song back the Top 10 in 1995.
2. “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” George Jones
It’s true that love doesn’t always work out like we want it to. Some of country music’s greatest songs are born out of bitterness. “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” is about a man who carries a torch for his one true love until his dying day, is perhaps country’s greatest example of heartbreaking, enduring love.
1. “I Will Always Love You,” Dolly Parton
The greatest country music love song wasn’t written about romantic love. Dolly Parton wrote “I Will Always Love You” for her dear friend Porter Wagoner when she decided to pursue a solo career. From there, it was a No. 1 hit for Parton in 1974, then again in 1982 when she re-recorded it for the Best Little Whorehouse In Texas. (She’s the first singer to score a No. 1 hit twice for the same song.)
Ten years later, Whitney Houston had the best-selling single by a woman in music history with her cover of the song. But even without the massive chart success, “I Will Always Love You,” a song about pure, selfless love, would still be the best country love song ever written.